TU Philosophy...We believe that trout and salmon fishing isn't just fishing for trout and salmon. It's fishing for sport rather than food, where the true enjoyment of the sport lies in the challenge, the lore, the battle of wits, not necessarily the full creel. It's the feeling of satisfaction that comes limiting your kill instead of killing your limit. It's communing with nature where the chief reward is a refreshed body and a contented soul, where a license is a permit to use not abuse, to enjoy not destroy our cold water fishery. It's subscribing to the proposition that what's good for trout and salmon is good for the fisherman and that managing trout and salmon for themselves rather than the fisherman is fundamental to the solution of our trout and salmon problems. It's appreciating our fishery resource, respecting fellow anglers and giving serious thought to tomorrow.
Welcome to the Long Island Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Herman Abrams, Master of the Fly Rod
We will always remember Herman Abrams (shown in the above photo at one of our casting clinics) as an extraordinary fisherman, conservationist, teacher and mentor. Herman passed away in 2011. Herman was a retired chief engineer, a president of the Long Island Flyrodders, a vice president of the worldwide Fly Fishing Association, a member of Trout Unlimited, and was a licensed New York State Guide for fishing. Herman was also a master of the fly rod in salt water, and a member of the "Salty" Flyrodders. Truly a remarkable individual, Herman was a member of the greatest generation who served in Europe with the Army's 45th Division 171st Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. Herman will always be remebered in our hearts.
If you ever wanted to give fly fishing a try, but didnít know quite how to get started, the Long Island Chapter of Trout Unlimited
will provide you that opportunity when it conducts Fly-Casting Clinics in October and in March. All clinics usually run from
9:00AM until 12:00Noon, and includes in-class discussions of terminal tackle as it relates to fly-casting, an outdoor fly casting
demonstration, and hands-on instruction. Equipment will be provided (on a share basis) for the outdoors practice sessions. If
you already have a fly rod and reel, there will be people to help set up your equipment between 8:30AM and 9:00AM.
will also have an opportunity to win a quality piece of fly fishing tackle (T.B.A.), compliments of our Chapter, and will be invited
to attend our Open House Meeting in March at the Hicksville VFW Hall, 320 South Broadway, Hicksville, NY.
charges no fee to the participants for these clinics, however the Parks do charge the nominal car entrance fee.
State Park Preserve Casting Clinic.
March 16, 2013
Call 631-265-1054 to reserve your spot, and to find out more information.
Park Preserve Casting Clinic.
March 23, 2013
Call 631-581-1005 to reserve your spot, and to find out more information.
early because the clinics fill up quickly.