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Join us for our Holiday Get-Together, Chapter Meeting, and Annual Meeting! Join us early for Holiday Cheer! Appetizers, cash bar, and good fellowship begin at 6. The regular meeting starts at 7.
Lou Zambello and Lindsey Rustad: DIY trip to New Zealand - It is not as expensive as you think!
Lou Zambello is a long-time Sebago TU member, has fly fished northern New England for over 30 years and has been a registered Maine Guide and conservation advocate for over 15 years. Lou’s wife Lindsey Rustad is a Research Ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service and an expert on global climate change. Guiding primarily in the Rangeley area, Lou has fished far and wide and authored several essential fly fishing books, including Fly Fishing Northern New England’s Seasons (updated and re-released this summer) and Fly Fisher’s Guide to New England. His upcoming book In Pursuit of Trophy Brook Trout, due out in January, 2019, promises to be another must-have for your fly fishing library. Last winter, Lou and Lindsey took a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) trip to New Zealand, and discovered that fishing New Zealand doesn’t have to be an expensive lodge experience. In fact, they swear you can fish for three weeks for practically nothing (air fare excluded)! Lou and Lindsey will share their experiences, tips and some great pictures at our December Chapter Meeting. Come early for some Holiday Cheer with Sebago TU: Cash bar and appetizers will start at 6 PM. Our meeting (including annual vote for board members and officers), will start as usual at 7.
Presenter: John Jinishian, Alaska’s Wild River Guides.
We are pleased to welcome John Jinishian from Alaska’s Wild River Guides, a small float based wilderness Fly Fishing company. His talk celebrates the love Alaska River Guides has for the fish, the anglers, the still pristine rivers of Bristol Bay, the wildlife and the environment. After a series of introductory slides the show follows the format of a weeklong river trip on the Kanektok, or Togiak or Goodnews Rivers. They operate seasonally in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, specifically on the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. This is the group that Margaret Clark and her mother, Christine, have fly fished with and they are excited to share their adventure with you!
Beverages and meals can be purchased at the Muddy Rudder, and a $5 contribution will be welcomed to offset expenses!
Come out on November 20th for the monthly chapter meeting!
The Native Fish Coalition was established in 2017 with the mission to "Protect, Preserve and Restore native fish populations through stewardship of the fish and their habitats". Bob Mallard, Founding Member and Vice Chair of the National Board, is a Registered Maine Fishing Guide, a former fly shop owner, and author of two books and dozens of articles on fly fishing. His next book, Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout, is due out summer of 2019.
Emily Bastion, Maine Chair and the General Manager for Trident Fly Fishing, has worked as a National Park Ranger, Maine Game Warden, law enforcement officer and field biologist. She was responsible for the Maine Audubon Maine Brook Trout Survey Project from 2011 to 2016, and has taught fly fishing at L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools.
Bob and Emily will give their presentation "Maine's Rare Arctic Charr", a brief history, biology, status, threats, conservation, and fishing for Maine's Arctic charr.
Elijah Miller will provide an overview and discussion forum for stillwater flyfishing in Maine. He’ll share successes in hopes they can be replicated, and failures in hopes they can be avoided. We’ll talk flies, fly lines, watercraft, seasonal variability, and more!
Elijah calls himself "just your average trout bum,” spending most of his free time dreaming up and pursuing hair-brained fishing schemes with his pals. His formal vocation is Communications Manager at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, but he is better known for being an avid outdoorsman with a passion for flyfishing.
Feel free to bring along a friend or spouse. Beverages and meals can be ordered individually at the Muddy Rudder. The event is free but please consider donating $5.00 at the meeting to help fund future events for MWFF!
The Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited is in favor of removal of the Bridge Street and East Elm Street dams on the Royal River in Yarmouth. Fish passage solutions short of complete removal do little or nothing for brook trout and river health.
Panelists Dianne Timmins, Jeffrey Reardon and David Courtemanch will shed light on the impact of dams and dam removal on brook trout migration, and on the broad ecological health of a watershed. The Conservation Committee of SebagoTU invites TU members and others concerned about the Royal River watershed to join us, become informed, and get involved in this discussion. Refreshments 6:00 pm; Panel begins 6:30 pm.