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ESCTU Meeting Facility - RWJ Auditorium
Capacity: 175 standing, 100 auditorium-style seating
6:30 pm Doors Open
6:30-7:00 pm Meet & Greet
7:00-7:15 pm Business Meeting
7:15 ~ 9:00 pm Guest Speaker Presentation and Q&A
Meeting Location Information:
The Chapter normally meets on the second Monday of every month (except July and August) at the D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540.
The chapter meetings are free and open to the public.
Chapter members are encouraged to bring potential new members to our meetings so they may learn about us and hopefully be inclined to join.
Directions The D&R Greenway Land Trust:
One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ, which is off of Rosedale Rd in Princeton.
There are numerous ways to reach the D&R Greenway Land Trust, depending on your starting point.
The D&R Greenway Land Trust organization’s website (https://drgreenway.org/contact-us/) contains detailed driving directions.
For those already familiar with the Princeton area, the following directions should get your there:
From the intersection of Elm Rd. and Rosedale Rd in Princeton:
Follow Rosedale Road approximately 0.6 miles and look for a sign on your left with a stone base for D&R Greenway Land Trust. Turn left at the sign onto Preservation Place and wind to the right to reach the courtyard parking area. (NOTE: The Trust's sign is not well-illuminated and can be difficult to read at night.)
From the intersection of Province Line Rd and Rosedale Rd:
Follow Rosedale Road in an easterly direction (toward Princeton) for 1 mile and look for a sign on your right with a stone base for D&R Greenway Land Trust. Turn right at the sign and wind to the right to reach the courtyard parking area. (NOTE: The Trust's sign is not well-illuminated and can be difficult to read at night.)
Guest Speakers 2019 /2020
Annual Holiday Party
12/2 3rd ANNUAL CHAPTER HOLIDAY PARTY at Orvis-Princeton Store
Orvis-Princeton store staff will showcase new Orvis clothing and fishing products available for the holiday season. Games, food, and refreshments will be available along with some outstanding raffle items. This is a family event so be sure to bring your significant other to share this fun & festive evening!
1/13 TIM FLAGLER – Fishing Patagonia
If you tie flies, you may be familiar with Tim Flagler's Tightline Productions videos from YouTube and his weekly tying segment on Orvis News. Tim is also a fishing guide and hosts trips to Argentina’s Patagonia region – a destination that should be on the bucket list of every fly fisher. Tim’s video expertise will be utilized to share footage of his experiences during past trips to the region that will be sure to make you feel like you’re there!
2/10 ANNUAL CHAPTER FLY TYING NIGHT with Jeff Conover
Avid fly fisherman/fly-tyer, ESCTU’s own, Jeff Conover, will demonstrate how to tie a few select flies that are effective in area waters. As many of our members will attest, there is just something extra special landing your first trout on a fly that you have tied. All are welcome to bring their own equipment and tie along.
3/9 ANDREW & NANCY MOY– Spey Casting with the Moy’s
Owners of the Tight Lines Fly Fishing, a full service fly shop in Parsippany NJ, Andrew & Nancy Moy will share their enthusiasm and tips for Spey casting – a two-handed technique frequently used when fishing large rivers for Atlantic salmon and steelhead and in the surf where anglers are required to cast larger flies long distances and keep the fly line in front of them.
4/13 GEORGE DANIEL – Fly-Fishing Techniques, Tactics, & Patterns for Streamers
Renowned fly fisherman and author, George Daniel, is one of the most sought-after speakers on the fly-fishing circuit today! George will discuss how to become a more effective streamer fisherman and cover some of the subtle nuances & tricks that will get fish to eat your streamers under a variety of conditions. He’ll also share some of his favorite streamer designs/patterns and the best ways to rig and fish them. Adapting to the situation is what it's all about, and George will show you how to do that!
5/11 ANITA COULTON -- European Style Nymphing Demystified
Orvis-endorsed guide with Cross Current Guide Service & Outfitters on the Upper Delaware, and highly-respected competitive angler on the top-ranked Team Freestone, Anita Coulton will demystify Euro-nymphing for you. It is one of the most productive techniques for catching trout there is today! Anita will cover the rods, leaders, and special techniques used to become a successful Euro-nymph angler. She’ll also provide step-by-step instructions on how to tie your own Euro-nymph leader. (Materials will be provided.)
Annual Business Meeting
6/8 ANNUAL CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING
Chapter members will meet to elect new officers/directors, review the past year’s accomplishments, elicit comments from the membership, and discuss plans for the following year.