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The website has been updated for the 2014 banquet. Please order your banquet tickets or donate so that we can continue to work for southwestern Maine's  coldwater fisheries.

The chapter will be running its Big 3 Raffle between now and the Annual Banquet on April 5, 2014. Proceeds will benefit our Pond Reclamation Program. Prizes:

Chances are $10 - or two for $20, three for $25, and will be sold at chapter meetings and Gray Ghosts tying sessions. FMI contact Greg Bostater.

The lowest three dams on the Mousam in Kennebunk: Kesslen, Twine Mill and Dane-Perkins, need FERC relicensing by 2022, but the power company has already started the public discussion to determine if they should apply for relicensing in 2017.

Curtis Mildner has volunteered to be Sebago TU’s point person for the relicensing. He’s going to need the active participation of the membership if he is going to be able to influence the outcome.

If you fish the Mousam or live in the watershed which includes the towns of Alfred, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Lyman, Sanford, Shapleigh, and Waterboro, please get involved: contact Curt Mildner.

Event Calendar:


Chapter Meetings

We normally meet third Tuesdays October through March at American Legion Post 62, 17 Dunn Street in Westbrook. Here's what we have coming up:

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30
March 18

Don Bastian has been tying flies since he was twelve years old in 1964. He was a Pennsylvania fly fishing guide for 16 consecutive seasons and a commercial fly tier for 10 years.
He is a tactical fly fishing specialist, versatile in diverse methods and techniques. His talk will share what he has learned about pond and still water fishing for trout over the years. It deals primarily with his experiences in Maine but includes information from Pennsylvania and Vermont as well. Some warm water pond tactics are included because they also apply to cold water pond fishing.
His presentation will cover rods, lines, flies, leaders, rigging, tactics, casting, and both top-water and subsurface techniques. Information is presented on canoes, float tubes, boats, and shore fishing. The program is designed to educate the listeners and make their pond fishing more successful.
Don is the author of three instructional fly tying DVD’s; Advanced Classic Wet Flies – 2007; Traditional Streamers and Bucktails 2007; and Tying Classic Wet Flies – 2004.
He is the father of two daughters - Kim and Lyneah, and has four grandsons. He lives in Pennsylvania. Visit Don Bastian Wet Flies website: http://donbastianwetflies.com

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming meetings! 

Contact Program Chair Dave Bowie with any ideas or suggestions you might like to see for future chapter meetings.

This is the last chapter meeting of this meeting cycle - we will resume next October.

Grey 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.

CLICK HERE to view details about our tying sessions.

This season's featured tiers will include Dick Soucy, Joel Anderson, Emily Bastian, Macauley Lord, Greg Bostater, Kate Farnham, Don Corey, Terry Walsh, Mike Stewart and Leslie Wrixon.

Tuesday, March 11 6:30 - 8:30 Mike Stewart will be our Guest Tier

Come join us to tie flies with moderator Rod McGarry and Show Tier Mike Stewart from North Granby, CT. Mike will be leading us in tying his Tellico Nymph and a Wiry Soft Hackle. Mike is on the FFF Fly Tying Board of Governors and has been tying since 1981.

Tuesday, March 25   6:30-8:30  Leslie Wrixon will be our Guest Tier

Don't miss tying flies with moderator Rod McGarry and Professional Fly Tier Tyer Leslie Wrixon.  Leslie, who ties on tournament sites for the US Fly Fishing team, will lead us in tying the Vladi Worm and the Frenchie, two top notch nymphs that regularly pull in trout at the World Championships.

This is the last session of this meeting cycle. We'll hope to see you at these sessions - and back next November!


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