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
Thinking about joining Trout Unlimited...
If you are interested in becoming a member of Trout Unlimited please go to www.tu.org/intro
and select 069 Long Island from the
chapter drop down.
Thinking about renewing your membership...
If you are interested in renewing your membership please go to www.tu.org/intro
and select 069 Long Island from the chapter drop
On the third Tuesday of every month, a bunch of folks head over to the VFW in Hicksville, NY, listen to what the local T.U. chapter is doing to conserve and protect, reacquaint with each other from the last meeting, sneak a donut or two, and hope that the guest speaker will either teach them a few things or tell them a few new places to fish. Thatís what a membership to Trout Unlimited appears to be, however, there is so much more that one can get from their membership.
So what actually is the benefit of becoming a T.U. member and attending our monthly meeting? Should you come to a meeting, you may have the opportunity to learn how to tie a Royal Wulff correctly, you'd learn about some interesting places to fish on Long Island and other places outside of our areas, you'd have a chance to win a fly rod or a box of flies in a raffle, you'd learn how to tell the difference between a blood knot and surgeonís knot, hear an expert talk about flyfishing from a kayak, you'd certainly be asked for your help in participating in a stream cleanup or a trout stocking, you'd have an opportunity to join the Spring Banquet Committee or the Stream Improvement Committee, and most certainly you would get a free cup of coffee and a donut (or two or three)Ö.although they are benefits, the real rewards of becoming a member of your local Trout Unlimited Chapter are knowing you are making a difference in protecting and conserving our natural resources for future generations, and getting the opportunity of meeting life long friends. Friends who you will want to spend time fishing with, friends with whom you can put your trust in, friends who are reliable, and friends who will take from their own time to help you become a better person as well as a better fisherman. Time, after all is one of our most precious resources, and when you are on the river with a buddy, and that person stops fishing, asks you to move into their spot where the fish are rising, offers you a fly that is working and takes from their own time to offer you a few tips on how to land the big fish in that pool, thatís when you know youíve made a true friend.