Events

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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DRWTU HONORED BY TROUT UNLIMITED AS TOP TU CHAPTER FOR 2018

What follows are President Kevin Parsons’s comments about the award: That is right. Our Chapter has been selected by TU National to receive the 2018 Golden Trout award. This prestigious award is awarded annually to the Chapter which has “taken innovative and thoughtful approaches to build and expand community and advance TU’s conservation mission”. Of … Continue reading DRWTU HONORED BY TROUT UNLIMITED AS TOP TU CHAPTER FOR 2018

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Jim Gariepy Memorial Fly Fishing Tournament Results

The Jim Gariepy Memorial Fly Fishing Tournament was a big success.  Held over the weekend of June 2 & 3, 2018, we had 23 participants.  The weather was beautiful – almost to good for the fishing.  Everyone had a great time with great food and pleasant company. The first place overall champ was young Jacob … Continue reading Jim Gariepy Memorial Fly Fishing Tournament Results

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Flies, Pies, and Lies

DRWTU will be hosting an event called Flies, Pies, and Lies on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from10AM to 4PM at the Shelburne Falls Eagles Club, 52 State Street; Shelburne Falls. Join us for fly tying, friendship and storytelling (truthful, of course). The admission price of $20.00 includes lunch (pizza pie) and entry into a raffle … Continue reading Flies, Pies, and Lies

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