Focused on fly fishing and fly tying for people of all skill levels in Connecticut.
Wednesday, 9-10-14, 7pm at Veterans Memorial Clubhouse, 100 Sunset Ridge Road, East Hartford, CT 06118
Our meetings are free and open to the public
Striped Bass Real Estate - Location, Location, Location
Striped bass live in a wide variety of habitats...finding the fish in those places is the key to catching them. This presentation emphasizes a practical approach to locating bass in various water types based on tide, forage, and season. Finding the fish is usually the hard part; catching them after confirming their presence can be relatively easy. This presentation is often paired with one of the saltwater fly tying classes.
Captain Mark Dysinger has fished the northeast salt most of his life. Although he is skilled in many angling methods, he is most accomplished with the fly rod. He specializes in the northeast slam of striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore. Athough he guides in Long Island Sound and its surrounding waters, he is also passionate about freshwater fishing and is a recognized authority on flyfishing for northern pike.
Capt Mark has fished extensively across North America, and his works have appeared in numerous print and online publications. He has been a featured innovative fly tyer for Eastern Flyfishing Magazine, and his Bunny split fly (aka Musky Bunny Twin Tail) is included in the "deadly dozen" musky patterns in Rob Tomes' Musky on the Fly.
Capt Mark is an experienced teacher both on and off the water, and takes great joy in seeing others succeed. His enthusiasm and attention to detail make him a popular instructor, and his topical presentations are both informative and entertaining. Many guides can put people on fish; Capt Mark’s patience and enthusiasm make the fishing adventure complete and rewarding. Capt Mark is licensed by the United States Coast Guard and fully insured.
Thanks to all our members for another great season!
See you in September.
The Connecticut Fly Fisherman’s Association will present a fly fishing program that is free and open to the public on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Veteran’s Memorial Clubhouse, 100 Sunset Ridge, East Hartford, CT., at 7:00 pm. This month’s program will be the state of the fishery: trout fishing in CT. A question and answer session will follow. It will be presented by Neal Hagstrom, DEEP Fisheries Manager and Biologist. Neal grew upon on the New Hampshire Coast. He earned a B.S. in Biology f r o m Uconn and a Masters in Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture from Auburn University. Neal worked in the California deserts for 5 years for the Imperial Irrigation District as part of a multidisciplinary study team. Neal started with the Connecticut DEP in 1988 working as lead biologist on the state wide stream survey project.