Trout Unlimited is a national organization dedicated to protecting and improving cold water fishing resources. Our local chapter is a key building block and our local members volunteer their time, money and energy to improving cold-water fishing resources in New Hampshire. Almost all members love fly fishing, and related activities, such as fly tying.


The monthly meetings of the 2021– 2022 Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited are beginning October 12, 2021 and will run through May 2022.The Board of Directors has been working throughout the summer months to arrange interesting and varied monthly presentations on different subjects pertaining to fly fishing and cold water fisheries conservation.  MRVTU Chapter 075 is a 501-3(c) non-profit charitable organization.


Our guest speaker for the Tuesday October 11 meeting is:

Bob Mallard

Bob has fly fished for over forty years.  He has traveled the country fishing many of its best-known trout waters.  Bob is a Registered Maine Fishing Guide and former owner of Kennebec River Outfitters, a full-service fly shop and outfitter in Madison, Maine.  He is a fly designer for Catch Fly Fishing in Billings, Montana, with over 30 cataloged patterns.  Bob’s flies have appeared in books (Guide Flies, Caddisflies, America’s Favorite Flies) as well as Fly Tyer and American Angler magazines.  Bob is a blogger and free-lance writer whose work has appeared in many local, regional and national publications including Northwoods Sporting Journal, The Maine Sportsman, Fly Fishing New England, Eastern Fly Fishing, Tenkara Angler, The Fiberglass Manifesto, Southern Trout, OrvisNews, Fly Life Magazine, MidCurrent, Angling Trade, Fly Tyer, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, Fly Rod & Reel, Fly Fish America, Fly Fisherman, and Outdoor Life.  He is the author of three books: 50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Northeast, 25 Best Towns Fly Fishing for Trout, and Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them.  Bob contributed chapters to several other books as well: 50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish (Gunn), 25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish (Gunn), The Hunt for Giant Trout (Mayer), and Maine Sporting Camps (Smith.)  He is currently working on a book about Maine fly patterns and another about fly fishing in Maine.  Bob has had several regular columns including The Technical Fly Fisher (Northwoods Sporting Journal,) Gearhead and The Fiberglass (R)evolution (Southern Trout,) and is currently writing Native Fish Talk (Northwoods Sporting Journal,) and contributing regular conservation content for MidCurrent.   He is also the Regional Editor and Publisher for Fly Fish America magazine.  Lastly, Bob is a native fish advocate, and founding member and Executive Director for Native Fish Coalition of Native Fish Coalition.

This meeting will be in person at the Sweeney Post, 251 Maple St. Manchester and also via ZOOM. ZOOM link to be available soon here and in an email to members.

Meetings begin at 7 pm. Zoom sign-in at 6:45 pm


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Have you ever wondered what impact MRVTU has in our community ? Attached are two thank you notes from our friends at Casting for Recovery.





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In Memoriam:

Ronald M. Sowa
Past President, MRVTU




Merrimack River Valley Chapter is a proud affiliate supporter of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation

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