June News

Post date: Jun 5, 2014 3:38:18 PM

While it may not have received the most votes, we all think Chet Johnstone’s “Origins” story was the best of the stories submitted to TU National. If you haven’t read it yet, take the time to learn about the beginnings of our chapter.

Bob Jacinto reported an excellent reception to his initial Project Healing Waters event. Six Army and Marine Corps personnel were taught how to tie a Wooly Bugger and a Pheasant Tail Nymph. After a lunch break, they fished with the flies they had tied and three of the six caught several pan fish in the stream flowing out of Lake Picatinny. Bob’s assistants included Mike Maher, Eddie Hicks, Joe Devenney and John Nordstedt in addition to a few non-chapter vets.

Gary Ervey reports that meetings are going to take place with key Sparta people in the next few days and detailed plans will be drawn up shortly to get us successfully through the permitting and funding process. Stay tuned! We’ll need your help.

Please remember these activities during the summer: Jefferson Day Fishing Derby on July 12, Sussex County Fair on August 4 and the chapter picnic on August 16.

Finally, be sure to attend our June membership meeting. Andrew Moy, the owner of Tightlines and the foremost Spey Casting instructor in New Jersey will teach Spey Casting on the pond behind Camp Jefferson. His presentation will precede the business meeting.

Glen Zeeck