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2017 Conservation Event

Maine IF&W Commisioner Chandler Woodcock has agreed to be our principal speaker at our 38th Annual Conservation Event coming up on March 25. Event tickets are now available for purchase at www.auctria.com/auction/SebagoTU. Additional information including auction items being offered will be posted as it becomes available.

Metallic Mining Rules

Deja Vu all over again. Unfortunately, weak mining rules are back in the Legislature again! The LePage Administration is pushing weak rules to facilitate an open-pit mine at Bald Mountain in Aroostook County and allow other mines throughout Maine.  Hearings on these rules, and on numerous mining bills, will happen soon. We don’t know when yet, but we will need your help to strengthen Maine’s mining laws and rules and protect Maine’s clean water and taxpayers from mining pollution! Watch NRCMs short video highlighting Maine farmers, sporting camp owners, and others who oppose the proposed new mining rules.

Event Calendar:

Chapter Meetings

Tuesday, February 21 (7 p.m.) “Advanced techniques for educated fish”
Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Rd, Scarborough

Lou Zambello is a nationally-known author, Registered Maine Guide, and former Sebago Chapter board member. He’s learned from fishing legends like Dave Whitlock and Dick Talleur. Lou will talk about and share videos of how to maximize your chances of catching those finicky trout who have seen way too many flies.

Come out and enjoy the presentation and meet some new folks who share your love of trout fishing. The only downside of this event is that it might be hard to get a good seat. See you there!

Women Fly Fishers

Maine Women Fly Fishers is an outreach activity of Sebago Chapter. We will post their scheduled events on this page. CLICK HERE for more information - contact Evelyn King to get involved.

Planning is in progress for the group's spring events. Check back soon!

Gray Ghosts Fly-Tying Club

First Parish Church, Yarmouth

Old tiers, folks who want to learn, come join us with Maine guide and nationally recognized Master Fly Casting Instructor Rod McGarry. Tying gear available for those who need it. We meet November through March on most second and fourth Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30, but this year we extending our program into April to make up for snow cancellations.

No matter how much fly tying knowledge you have or the number of books you have read, or videos you have watched, or lessons you have taken, there is nothing like being in a room with some like-minded folks chatting about materials, hooks, patterns and techniques…and then top that chat off by tying some of the flies that work PARTICULARLY well on the waters we usually fish. Our Gray Ghost Fly Tiers ( an outreach group of the Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited) will in these next two months present Featured Fly Tiers (and notable fly fishers) from our local area. All of them will be sharing the flies that worked wicked well for them.

February 27 (a Monday due venue conflict) - Smallie Flies with Dick Behr

March 14
- Wet flies with Joel Anderson

March 28 - Gartside's Sparrow with Dan Daly

April 4 - Don Corey and Rob Dunnett tying the American Express Card and a Black Smelt Tandem

You will come away from these events with a load of fresh ideas and some better tying techniques. Keep a hook in the vise…..

CLICK HERE to view details about how we conduct our tying sessions.


Chapter Newsletter

Sebago MainStream is the monthly newsletter for our chapter. It highlights a calendar of events that the chapter is sponsoring, chapter information, and descriptions of our conversation and youth training activities - past and present.

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