Adams Chapter TU Fly Tying Workshop On Saturday, February 17, from 9:30 AM to 12 PM

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A Family Fly Tying Workshop

Would you like to learn how to tie you own flies or brush up on the basics?

The Adams Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning a Family Fly Tying Event for Saturday February 17, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Conservation Districts Learning Center at 1450 Cass Rd. from 9:30 AM to 12 pm.

This will be an entry level activity with basic fly tying fun for everyone. We’ll be starting with a few simple patterns of the famous “Woolly Bugger” fly or a Bead Head Leech. All necessary equipment and materials will be provided for you to begin your fly tying experience.

The event will be Free of charge for anyone attending so bring the entire family. Refreshments will be provided along with instructors and the opportunity to win an Adams Chapter hat or decals. Family memberships to Trout Unlimited will also be available for purchase at this event.

Space is limited to 20 tiers, so don’t delay. Please call and make your family reservation today, time is short and we need to make our final plans for this special event.

We are also very grateful to have representatives from The Northern Angler and Streamside Orvis on hand with vices and materials and a wealth of knowledge for new and experienced Fly Fishers.

Call Greg Miller, event planner at 989 528-0405 or by e-mail to adamschaptertu@gmail.com. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday the 17th at the Nature Center for a few hours of fly tying fun.

 

The Ottaway – A River Reborn

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The Ottaway – A River Reborn

Here’s the airing schedule for CMU public television and their 5-station state network for broadcasting “The Ottaway – A River Reborn”.

WCMU will air:
July 23 4:00PM
August 14 12:30AM
August 17 10:00PM (This is our Michigan Programming Night)

WCMU           Mt. Pleasant
WCML            Alpena
WCMW          Manistee
WCMV           Cadillac
WCMZ            Flint

Description of the one-hour documentary,
How will the decisions we make today impact the future of our Planet 100 years from now?

Few people today ask that question and even fewer asked that question 100 years ago when they used and sometimes abused the Boardman River to “benefit humanity”.

The one-hour documentary, The Ottaway – A river Reborn, explores the history and future of humanity’s relationship with the Boardman River. Through the hearts of minds of various stakeholders, a story unfolds about the challenges of turning back the hands of time by removing the three upper dams and modifying a fourth to once again connect the river with the waters of Lake Michigan. This film weaves together Native values, the complexity of a changing society, and the unspoken voices of nature’s population of “environmental citizen’s” whose lives are interwoven with… the rebirth of the Ottaway.

This documentary also offers a blueprint on how communities across Michigan can navigate similar challenges of dealing with the 2500 outdated dams in the state that face the same fate as those near Traverse City.

Trout Unlimited Youth Fly Fishing Camp

Applications are now being accepted for this years Youth Fly Fishing camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The annual fly fishing camp is now accepting applications for this year’s annual event. The camp will be held on June 25-29, 2017 and will be based from the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on north shores of Higgins Lake in Roscommon, Michigan. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 12-16 years old, who will become our next generation of conservation leaders and anglers. You don’t need to be a great angler or have any knowledge of conservation issues, what you do need is a love for the out of doors and a willingness to learn. The highlights of the camp will be: Learning how to cast a fly rod, fly tying, proper catch & release, canoe trip, fishing the AuSable and Manistee Rivers, river restoration project and many more interesting things during the four day camp. The Adams Chapter of Traverse City will be sponsoring three young campers to this year camp, so don’t delay, application deadline is May 31, 2017 with no exceptions.

More information and the Application can be found under the “Events” tab – “MI TU Youth Fly Fishing Camp”.

New Arctic Grayling Initiative Could Bring Historical Species Back to Michigan’s Waters

New Arctic grayling initiative could bring historical species back to Michigan’s waters

Michigan DNR June 9 2016

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, has announced a proposed initiative that aims to bring back an extirpated species to the state – Arctic Grayling.

The proposed initiative, announced at today’s Natural Resources meeting in Gaylord, will seek to establish self-sustaining populations of Arctic grayling throughout its historical range. The initiative is aproposed objective in the DNR’s 2017 Inland Trout Management Plan, which currently is being drafted.

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