About Our Chapter
The Long Island Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a group of men and women whose focus is to restore and conserve Long Island's coldwater fisheries. Our 400+ members are mostly from the Nassau & Suffolk County regions of New York. Our chapter holds regular meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month except July & August. We focus on important conservation issues at these meetings, and also leave some time aside at the end of our meeting to have an entertaining guest speaker. We also hold our Annual Banquet in April.
We get involved in Trout in the Classroom, DEC Camps for youths, stream cleanups, resource management, fundraising campaigns, adopt a service person, and other activities which ensure healthy watersheds for our children and their children. Please visit our website periodically as we will provide continous updates about our different initiatives, offer exciting raffles, and inform you about important events.
Monthly meetings are held the third tuesday of every month except July and August at the VFW in Hicksville at 7:30pm.
Keep up to date by adding the calendar to your phone or computer here.
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Chapter Meeting - Fly Fishing Japan on a Budget
October 17, 2017, 7:30PM: Caleb Smith State Park
Fall Outing - October 6-8 - Delaware River, Hancock NY
36th Annual National Conservation Banquet
Alley Creek Cleanup
Past Event - April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
We had a great cleanup at Alley Creek and now we're looking to get some work done on the stream - keep posted for some good work here!
Carlls River Cleanup
PAST EVENT - March 25th, 2017 - 9:00 AM
Take a look at our photos from an extremely productive cleanup - 50 garbage bags collected with volunteers from the Boy Scouts, TU and the community. Men, women, boys and dogs banding together to make the stream a more beautiful place. Please contact us if you'd like to be contacted about the next Carlls River Cleanup - email@example.com.
Completed Bamboo Rod May Raffle - Chuck Neuner handmade bamboo rod A special Thank You to Chuck Neuner for donating this beautiful rod to the chapter!
6'-3", 2-piece, 4wt. Crisp-casting proprietary taper based on the Paul Young Midge.
- Medium-flamed cane, hand-split and hand-planed
- Polished nickel silver ferrules, fittings, and reel seat hardware
- Select cork reel seat, turned on-the-rod for perfect concentricity
- Polished nickel silver stripping guide with select agate insert
- Hard chrome finished Snake brand line guides
- Premium maple burl reel seat insert
- Translucent cinnamon silk wraps
- Hand-rubbed spar varnish finish
- Complete with mirror-matched spare tip, sailcloth rod bag, brass-capped aluminum rod case, and ferrule plug.
A purchase value of $1,475
ONLY 60 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD - SOLD OUT!
GET YOURS EARLY!
1 TICKET FOR $40 - SOLD OUT
3 TICKETS FOR $100 - SOLD OUT
If paying by check, make out to LITU and send them to:
Long Island Chapter of Trout Unlimited
C/O Tom LoProto
68 Murray Dr.
Westbury, NY 11590
Remember to include a contact phone number.
President's Line - June 2017
Dear Conservationists and Fishermen,
As the winter leaves us this year with a mighty roar, filled with snow, wind, rain and icy chills – we all know what is on the other side: Green trees and fresh shoots, blue skies and deep billowing white clouds, and the sun on our backs (actually, hopefully our fronts) as we stand in the stream surrounded with the sounds of trickling water. The season is upon us and the next three months will be filled with adventure, competing with Mother Nature to test our skills against her wily, speckled trout. Mayflies and caddis will soon break the surface in a plume of brown wings, and game will be on! Make sure you start planning now, folks, so you don’t miss out in the hustle and bustle of modern life.
I’ll keep this short and sweet – I couldn’t be more proud of our organization this month: 1) we had over 35 people trained in fly casting at the clinics, the vast majority of whom decided to become TU members 2) our organization once again helped fund the fly fishing expo to great success, as well as manned a booth where we spread our message to dozens of people 3) the open house general meeting was 25% new members, who all stuck around to learn about rods, reels, fly tying and TU 4) we had an incredible cleanup at the Carlls river with over 50 bags of garbage taken out by 15 volunteers (seven from from the Boyscouts!).
Remember everyone that we have two cleanups in April: 1) Saturday 4/8, meeting at Alley Pond Park Environmental Center at 2pm in Queens, NY. Contact Chris Aigner: firstname.lastname@example.org. All community members and organizations are welcome to help, not just TU members 2) Saturday 4/22, cleaning the Beaverkill River in the Catskills. Contact Peter Dubno: email@example.com.
We are coming to a new chapter for our organization, folks – our volunteering and conservation work is increasing, our membership is diversifying and growing, our networks and outreach are expanding, and our education and TU message is reaching outward to the community at large. Stay tuned, there are exciting times ahead!