July 28th- Guild Annual Outing! MUST RSVP by JULY 22: Farmington River, CT

Mark your calendars for the July 28, 2018, Farmington River Outing. In another first for the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild this year, we’re seeking to give guild members in locations outside the Catskills a chance to join with other members, enjoy lunch and fishing together, and perhaps explore new waters.



so that we can acquire a final headcount.

“Myself and Allen Landheer will be at Upcountry Sportfishing from 7-9:30am awaiting RSVP members to arrive and will be giving a brief stream orientation.

Fish the morning and then gather for lunch

at the Wittemore Peoples Park Picnic ( East River Road) site at 1pm.

After lunch stay and fish the evening hatch!”

-Joe Ceballos, President

Guild president Joe Ceballos and vice president Allen Landheer will be leading this event.

For this outing, on Saturday, July 28, we’re bringing the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild to Connecticut to fish the upper section of the West Branch of the Farmington River, a beautiful fishery that holds brown, rainbow, and brook trout and salmon.

The Farmington, Connecticut’s only Wild and Scenic River, is a tailwater fishery with water temperatures cool enough for quality fishing even in the summer. The water is easily accessible and offers various types of fishing spots, from long pools, to quick riffles, to heavy water.

Make a day of it by fishing in the morning, gathering for a streamside lunch, and fishing the late hatches in the afternoon and evening. More information will be sent via email and snail mail with specific times and location, but plan for a morning of fishing, a midday lunch, and then stay for the evening hatch!

We look forward to seeing more guild members from the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Northeastern New York areas at this event.

Out-of-staters can obtain Connecticut fishing licenses and the state’s new trout and salmon stamp at UpCountry Sportfishing, at any town hall in Connecticut, or online at: https://ct.aspirafocus.com/internetsales.

The local fly shop is UpCountry Sportfishing, 352 Main Street, Pleasant Meadow, CT, (860) 379-1952, http://www.farmingtonriver.com. Directions to the area also can be found on the fly shop’s website.

The Farmington is within easy driving distance for some members, but if you’d like to arrive early or stay over after the July 28 event, area accommodations include the following.

The Hillside Motel, Route 44, Canton, http://www.hillsidemotel44.com, (860) 693-4951.

The Old Riverton Inn, Riverton, http://www.rivertoninn.com, (860) 379-8678.

Pine Meadow B&B, 398 Main Street, Pine Meadow, (860) 379-8745.

Legends on the Farmington, https://www.legendsbnb.com, (203) 650 8767.

If you’re a guild member, but live too far away to attend meetings in Roscoe, come see old friends and make new ones while enjoying the fishing on this scenic and productive trout stream.

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