Mission

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.

MERRIMACK RIVER VALLEY TU CHAPTER

The monthly meetings of the 2020 – 2021 Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited are beginning October 12, 2020 and will run through May 2021.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. We’re also working on the MRVTU Newsletter. Stay tuned to this website with future meeting information and trout fishing info for our members. We have lined up a great list of presentations. 

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Dear Members:

Because of COVID 19 concerns for our members we will NOT be meeting at 

Sweeney Post for the meetings of 2020 and 2021 . We will use the ZOOM conferencing tool. ZOOM is free and requires no registration of software.   

This tool is free to you and requires no logins or registrations. 

You will be receiving an email on how to attend.   So keep and eye out for that email. Please log in between 6:45 pm and 7pm.

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Special Guest Speaker for May 11th member meeting is

Scott Biron

Scott will be doing a presentation of fishing remote ponds in New Hampshire.  He likes to coin this presentation as taping into a Hidden Jewel.  The presentation will cover most of the aspects the angler needs to have a positive fishing experience.  This will include, what the angler should expect, equipment needed, flies and how to fish the ponds.

Scott Biron cut his teeth learning to tie flies and fly fish back in the1960s in the North County of New Hampshire. He has fished many of the streams north of Route 26 in NH and his favorite the Androscoggin River. Scott is an active fly tying instructor for NH Fish & Game and is popular tying and instructing in national and regional shows. He was awarded a 2017 NH Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant and studied fly tying including Traditional New England Streamer patterns and progressed to Classic Salmon Flies. Since then he has become a Master Artist in the Traditional Arts Program. He has an apprentice working under him during 2021.  Scott has a strong interest in historical NH fly tyers and their lost patterns and has published, researched, instructed as well as demonstrated many of these lost NH fly patterns. He enjoys instructing individuals of all ages in the art of fly tying and is known for including the history of these tyers and their flies in his instruction. Scott is considered an expert on large group instruction and offers dozens of classes year round. Each year he is an volunteer instructor at NH Fish & Game’s Camp Barry’s Fish Camp where he instructs over 50 campers in fly tying and fly fishing. Scott is a member of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, an Ambassador for the American Museum of Fly Fishing.  He is a regular contributor to the Fly Dressers Guild Journal and the NH Wildlife Journal.  Scott is on the Partridge of Redditch, Regal Vise, Solarez, Cortland and Ewing Feather Birds Pro Teams.  Ewing has come out with a signature series line of feathers under Scott’s name.

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The chapter membership meeting will again be via ZOOM teleconference.

You willl receive a ZOOM meeting deails on how to connect and attend.

You can connect to the meeting between 6:55 and 7 pm Tuesday May 11th.

We have also added a list of vendors, guides and non-profit organizations that need your support during these unusual times. Check out the list on the FLY FISH NH SHOW 2020 tab.

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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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MRV TU Shirts and hats available.

Go to SHOP tab to select. Long Sleeve was $26 NOW $22, Short Sleeve was $24 NOW $18,

Hat was $26 NOW $18, FREE SHIPPING

When selecting shirts please note the

1. Size

2. Long sleeve or Short Sleeve

3. Quantity

Hats are “one size fits all”. Specify Quantity

 

 

 

In Memoriam

Ronald M. Sowa
Past President, MRVTU
(1949-2018)


 

 


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

NH Wildlife Federation – Preserve, Protect, & Conserve Wildlife Habitat and Resources

2021 Youth Trout Camp – Applicants Needed !!!!!!!

Youth Trout Camp is conducted by the NH Trout Unlimited State Council and its chapters throughout the state.  The five day camp teaches appreciation through the art and science of fly fishing.  The Youth Camp is for ages 14-17 years of age.

The Kids Trout Camp application kidscampbrochure2017ver2