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Tying Booth in the Exhibition Hall at the Cumberland Fair

On behalf of The Gray Ghosts, an Outreach Group of the Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited, I am organizing and facilitating a Fly Tying Booth in the Exhibition Hall at the Cumberland Fair running September 24th thru September 30th, 2017. We will be demonstrating, exhibiting and celebrating Fly Tying as part of the Exhibition Hall’s showcase promotion of local arts and crafts. I am writing to invite YOU to join us....YOU can help us make a difference....YOU can influence someone to get involved with our group in fly tying and fly fishing. We will be demonstrating, sharing, working with, and engaging people who are considering getting going in fly tying....and...we will be building relationships with experienced fly tiers who want to bring more focus to their own fly tying concepts and strategies. Along with the “show and tell” that we share with the folks attending the Fair, we will be chatting with them about fly tying, fly fishing, and all the “what, why and how’s" of our craft and sport. We will even give some folks the opportunity to tie along with us...and you will have a unique skill building opportunity as you tie in a demo relationship with some top tier tiers. Will you respond and say YES to:
1) Tie a Selection / Exhibit of 4 to 6 flies for the Fair’s Ribbon ExhibitionProgram ........and …...
2) Tie flies with one of our colleagues in DEMO fashion there in our Booth.

Please respond and tell me that you want to be part of the focus on this positive accomplishment at the Cumberland Fair. I will take names, notes and get back to you with details on a schedule and plans. What do you say? Would you like to be part of this merry band of fly fishing evangelists? Outcomes:
—You will be sharing and promoting the ideals, insights and values of Trout Unlimited
—You can expect a dramatic increase in the creativity and productivity of your own tying skills —When you do things to help and support the skills and interests of others, appreciation and resource comes back to you three-fold.

We would love to have YOU join us in this unique experience.

All The Best!

Rod McGarry Coach / Guide
22 Braddish Court
Portland, Maine 04013

Efforts Continue to Restore Saco River Fish Passage

The Saco Salmon Restoration Alliance continues to work with Brookfield Energy to restore fish passage to the lower Saco River. Read about it in their newsletter: The Salmon Run.

SSRA will be conducting this year's Saco River trash drive on Sunday, September 10 from 9:00 to 4:00. Please support this worthwhile effort. Mark your calendars today.

Event Calendar:

Chapter Meetings

Sebago TU holds chapter meetings monthly between October and April. Meetings feature fly fishing and conservation speakers and themes.

Maine Guide Greg Bostater (at left) spoke at our last one this cycle - 89 people came out to hear what he had to say in a friendly, social setting.

If you have ideas or requests for our next meeting cycle, please contact Aaron Lockwood.

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.

June 15 - 3 day/3 night trip to Grand Lake Stream. A big thanks to Jeff McAvoy.

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. Comntact Rod if you have ideas or requests for specific patterns, techniques or tiers.

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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