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 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. 

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 from Bob Bluhm, with details on how to attend that ONLINE meeting. So keep and eye out for that email. Please log in between 6:45 pm and 7pm.


Special Guest speaker for our March 9th ZOOM MEETING

Bob Clouser

Renown fly fisher, author, guide, fly shop owner, fly tyer and inventor of the Clouser Deep Minnow

Bob’s presentation will be “Clouser’s Top Tips

In this presentation, Bob will cover topics such as presentation of your fly to a variety of species of fish and choosing the right equipment for the task such as fly rods, fly line and flies. He also covers stripping and casting techniques that will help the angler in casting and catching fish!

Bob covers his choices of flies for certain fishing conditions and the types of presentations to make with those flies….

The March 9th chapter meeting will again be via ZOOM teleconference. Please ask for an invite at: bbbluhmmm1953@gmail.com

You will be included in the list of attendees and receive a ZOOM invite by email.

We’re looking forward to our special guest speakers presentations and hope you will join us as well. You can connect to the meeting between 6:55 and 7 pm Tuesday February 9th.

We’re reviving our prize drawings too !

First will be a door prize drawing from the attendees who have signed up and attend the ZOOM meeting. Winners must be present on the call.

Second is a fund raiser for the MRVTU general fund.  The winner will receive 12 hand tied fly’s and a 15% discount on purchases from the Clouser Fly Shop.  Raffle tickets are available on the website SHOP tab with a $5 donation for 6 tickets.

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.





WHERE WILL WE MEET IN 2020 and 2021 ?




NEW:  Merrimack River Valley Chapter TU Shirts and hats now available with a donation. Go to SHOP tab to select:

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



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

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