Boiceville Inn | Trout Unlimited Meeting with Heidi Nute
April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a very special monthly meeting, featuring a talk by Heidi Nute. Heidi is the female world-record holder for the largest tarpon caught on a fly, and is an engaging, passionate speaker about fly fishing, and how women can become engaged in the sport. After many years of living in the Florida Keys and managing a world-class tarpon fishing contest with her husband, Paul (now a Trout Unlimited Board member), Heidi has relocated to the Catskills and is bringing her energies to fishing in our mountains.
Heidi caught this 152.8lb tarpon for an IGFA world record in 2014 fishing in the Everglades National Park. It’s the largest documented tarpon a woman has ever caught on regulation fly tackle. She was guided by Captain Tim Mahaffey of Islamorada, Florida.
Wednesday, April 25
7 PM Member Meeting
7:30 PM Presentation Free and open to the public!
Boiceville Inn, Boiceville
More About Trout Unlimited
From the Asohokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited website:
Fly fishing is our passion. Trout are our cause. Healthy waters are our goal.
2009 marked the 50th anniversary of Trout Unlimited. Started in 1959 by 16 anglers in Grayling, Michigan who wanted to protect their local river, TU has grown to 140,000 members in 400 local chapters throughout the country. Today, TU commands a $30 million annual budget and employs more than 120 professional scientists, grassroots organizers, lawyers and policy experts, who, together with volunteer activists, make TU the nation’s leading river and fisheries conservation organization.
TU’s mission is to conserve, protect, restore, and sustain North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. “Take care of the fish and the fishing will take care of itself.” This simple idea launched TU in 1959 and it inspires us still.
Meetings for the Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Boiceville Inn on Route 28. Most meetings include fly-tying or other demonstrations, discussions of chapter business and local stream-related issues and a guest speaker, presentation or slide show.