Events

DRWTU Chapter Meetings Suspended

Our joint meeting with the VT Connecticut River Valley Chapter scheduled for March 19 has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns – we’ll try to reschedule for the fall. Trout Unlimited National is asking all chapters to refrain from holding meetings, and meetings of more than 25 people are banned in MA. We’ll resume our … Continue reading DRWTU Chapter Meetings Suspended

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2020 Annual Dinner Sold Out!

Thanks everybody for your support – sold out with half a week to go! This year the Deerfield River Watershed Trout Unlimited Annual Dinner will be held at the Deerfield Inn in historic Deerfield on February 22. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking here. Tickets @ $40.00 per person include hors … Continue reading 2020 Annual Dinner Sold Out!

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Fly Tying for Beginners/Novices

Free to DRWTU members! Beginning/Novice Fly Tying Course to be held 6:30-8:30 Wednesday nights at the Floodwaters Brewery at 40 State Street; Shelburne Falls MA. Classes will be held from January 22 – February 12, 2020. Floodwaters is on the Buckland side, just upstream from the Bridge of Flowers and West End Pub and downstream … Continue reading Fly Tying for Beginners/Novices

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Single Fly/Jim Gariepy Tournament Results

The Second Annual Jim Gariepy Memorial Fly Fishing Tournament and Single Fly Event saw beautiful weather, fantastic hatches, and many happy anglers. Good food and good company were in abundance. The Results: Senior Single Fly Champ: Roger Blair Jim Gariepy Tournament First Place: Eddie Esposito Jim Gariepy Tournament Second Place: Brian Miner Senior Single Fly … Continue reading Single Fly/Jim Gariepy Tournament Results

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2nd Annual Jim Gariepy Memorial Fly Fishing Tournament

In 2018, the Deerfield River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited voted to change the name of the Single Fly event to honor former president Jim ‘Pepe’ Gariepy who passed away in December, 2017.  Jim was a powerful force in our chapter and he took responsibility to organize the Single Fly event over the four years … Continue reading 2nd Annual Jim Gariepy Memorial Fly Fishing Tournament

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Somerset Integrated Resource Project

Board Members Chris Jackson, Sheila and Eric Halloran attended a meeting at the invitation of the Connecticut Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Wilmington VT last month. The meeting previewed a more formal presentation of the plan for the US Forestry Service conservation project on a section of the Green Mountain National Forest that includes … Continue reading Somerset Integrated Resource Project

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Big Fish Eat Tiny Flies

Bob Gancarz will be the featured speaker at our next chapter meeting on March 21 at the Eagles Club in Shelburne Falls. Gancarz, of Chicopee, is well known and highly regarded in local fishing circles for tying and presenting  tiny midges – down to a #32 hook – to big trout using light-weight rods, thin … Continue reading Big Fish Eat Tiny Flies

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DRWTU Annual Meeting/Banquet 2019

Update: We had a great night at the Annual Meeting/Dinner. Over $2,000 were raised through the auction and raffle and will be applied to Franklin Land Trust’s planned acquisition of riparian land adjacent to the Crowningshield property on the West Branch of the North River. Original Post: Join us at our Annual Banquet on February … Continue reading DRWTU Annual Meeting/Banquet 2019

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Flies, Pies, and Lies

Update: The event was a big success – drawing in scores of fly tyers, young and old, beginner to expert. Three participants joined TU as new members. Dozens of flies were donated to DRWTU for the raffle/auction at the annual meeting. There were fish stories in abundance – many of them seemingly true! Pizza and … Continue reading Flies, Pies, and Lies

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DRWTU and Collaborative Partners Outfit MA Fish and Wildlife for Trout Study

DRWTU member Jim Dowd donated a raft to MA Division of Fish and Wildlife. The raft was modified and enhanced through donations by other TU chapters and the MA/RI council of TU to be used for surveying fish on rivers including the Deerfield.  Read about it in the attached article here:

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