Sunday April 14th – 3:00 PM Doors Open at Pittsford Cinema
Reception will be at 1:00 PM at Orvis Rochester including a raffle and mixer
International Fly Fishing Film Festival® consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. The films at this popular event are capturing the attention of anglers around the world. IF4™ contains exclusive content and is a must see experience coming to Rochester!
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Embrace a Stream – Oatka Creek Project
Rochester, NY – The Seth Green Chapter of Trout Unlimited announced today that it has been awarded a $10,000 grant through Trout Unlimited’s Embrace A Stream Program. This is one of the largest grants ever awarded to a TU chapter in the eastern-US. Combined with a previously awarded Orvis Retail grant and matching funds from the chapter, a total of $25,000 will be dedicated to help fund habitat improvement work and the restoration of wild trout populations in Oatka Creek Park.
Oatka Creek Park in Monroe County contains a 1.8 mile stretch of water designated as a blue ribbon wild trout stream and considered by many the crown jewel of fly fishing in Western New York. A precipitous reduction in trout populations was reported by anglers and compounded during the significant cold winter events of 2014 and 2015. Seth Green TU, working with US Fish and Wildlife, and the New York State DEC investigated the decline and determined that the park section was habitat limited.
The Oatka Creek Project will bring people from the community together to introduce habitat improvements and measure their impact. “This project has invigorated the chapter and is helping build a strong collaboration between anglers and the community. It is a much-loved stream that has been hit hard by extreme conditions for a few years in a row. We can’t wait to get started – it will make a real difference” said Jessie Hollenbeck, the President of the Seth Green TU Chapter.
The project is preliminarily scheduled to take place in the summer of 2019, but baseline activities will start immediately and citizen science work will be a permanent fixture going forward, ensuring continued stewardship. The chapter is also participating in the Orvis/Trout Unlimited Embrace a Stream Challenge, a fundraising effort that could potentially earn the chapter a portion of $50,000 in additional matching and prize funds The challenge runs from November 5 – 11.
Trout Unlimited is the nation’s oldest and largest coldwater fisheries conservation organization, with over 300,000 members and supporters, dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s trout and salmon and their watersheds. Each year since 1975, they have funded local chapter conservation projects through the Embrace A Stream program, totaling over 1,050 projects nationwide and $14 million.
Please Join us Wednesday January 18th at 6:00pm at the American Legion in Scottsville for our next chapter meeting. Our discussion this meeting will be on etiquette from the perspective of different types of Anglers. Our guest speakers will include Craig Dennison, Mark Lacotta, and Chris Reid. Our guest fly tier is Cal Curtice, who will be discussing tube fly tying.
Location: Smith Warren American Legion Post, 61 Main Street, Scottsville, NY 14546
Our April Meeting is on Trees for Tribs.
The April Tying Session begins at 6:30pm.
Our guest Fly Tyer is Jake Kwapiszeski, Fly Fishing Manager at Orvis.
Jake will be demonstrating a classic Lady Carolyn. Be sure to bring your vise and tools.
Our General Meeting begins at 7:30pm:
Our guest speaker for April is Kimberly Falbo. Kim will be presenting the Trees for Tribs Program.
Kim Falbo is a Conservation Technician at Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District and is acting as the Genesee River Basin Trees for Tribs Coordinator. She has a degree in Natural Resources from Cornell with a focus on water resources management.
The November Chapter Meeting is Tuesday 18 November 2014.
The meeting location is The Otter Lodge, 1776 Monroe Ave.,Rochester, NY 14618
The General Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Our guest speaker this month is Capt. Jason Franz. Captain Jason Franz is locally renowned for his knowledge and match-the-hatch fly patterns, including midges down to size 30. Jason will be talking about fishing the local tributaries.
November Flies of the Month
There will be a fly tying demonstration / class held by Jason prior to the general meeting. This session will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 7:15 pm. Bring your vice and tools to the session to learn how to tie the November Flies of the Month the “Emerald Shiner” and the “Gobie Bugger“. We will have a limited amount of spare vises, tools and materials available. If able please bring your own. A description of the November Flies of the Month along with the recipes and required materials is here: Seth Green Chapter November 2014 Flies of the Month