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October 2022
We are happy to announce that have resumed our face to face monthly chapter meetings and speaker series at the Orvis location in the Eastern Hills Mall. It's been far too long since we've been able to gather in person, tie flies, tell fish stories, enjoy each other's company and learn from our lineup of speakers. 

We're celebrating our 50th birthday this month!!! Check out the President's Report for details!
Information on meetings, workshops, tournaments, stream cleanings, educational opportunities, habitata restoration project, bank reinforcement projects, stream stocking events, fly fishing, fly tying and more that can be saved onto your mobile device can be found HERE at www.wnytuevents.com
Check out our NEW Chapter You Tube Channel HERE. We'd give you the actual address but at this point it's way to complicated and you'll never remember it. So click the link above and subscribe. Once we reach 100 subscribers we'll be able to create a shorter and more marketable address. In the coming weeks and months we'll be posting vids from meeting workshops as well as curated content from our members and folks/causes we support. Plus there's a pipe dream or two for some original content. In short... SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOU TUBE CHANNEL! Thanks.
 TU YOUTH PROGRAMS OPEN:

Are you or your family involved with a church, scouting, conservation or youth group? We've got a great program put together that teaches kids how to cast and tie as well as some basic info on Fly Fishing in general and Keep Fish Wet Catch and Release Ethics.

And the best part is it's FREE and we can come to you. Contact outreach@wnytroutunlimited.org for more information or to book a date.

The key to our continued success in protecting our waters and aquatic habitats is creating passionate conservationists EARLY. 
Got Gloves?
Anyone interested in helping to put together and execute periodic stream cleanup events in the area? Email me at outreach@wnytroutunlimited.org and let's get something on the calendar!
Presidents Report:

Happy Fall! This month we will be celebrating our belated 50th anniversary as a chapter at our general meeting on October 25 th . The chapter was chartered in 1970 so we are in year 52 We planned on celebrating in March 2020 but then the pandemic occurred. Better late than never. Please join us for a night of food, refreshments and other fun activities including raffles and memorabilia. It is free for all current TU members, and we are asking for a small donation from non-members. If anyone has any pictures from past projects and events, stories etc. please bring them along to share with us. Hope you can join us.

Our speaker for November’s meeting is Chris Murphy from Trout Power. This is a grass roots organization that explores the Adirondack Mountains searching for native populations of Brook Trout.

We still have an opening for a Board of Director’s position if anyone is interested. Also, any member is invited to attend our monthly board meetings which are held the second Thursday of each month.

Joe Morgan
Conservation Report:

- Final work was performed on the Crow Creek Culvert Project. 65 logs were used at 11 different sites upstream of the culvert to provide additional habitat and channel improvement. There was a ribbon cutting event on October 6 celebrating the completion of the project.

- The Grey Cabin project on Wiscoy Creek is complete and the results are excellent so far. The creek was moved back to the main channel and the bank was hydroseeded. We will be doing some tree planting there next spring.

- The Wyoming County Soil and Water District installed 4 Lunker Structures and bank stabilization on the Upper Cattaraugus at the Rt.98 DEC parking lot below Genesee Rd. Should improve the section quite a bit.

Thanks to all the Volunteers that helped out on these projects. We accomplished a lot this Spring and summer. Much appreciated.

Joe Morgan
Some more pictures from the finished Crow Creek Project.
Here’s a couple photos of the upper Catt on Route 98 just north of Arcade where Wyoming County Soil and Water did a stream bank stabilization and habitat project  The first photo is looking upstream and the second downstream. They placed a couple lunkers under the rocks

Joe Giroux
Board member Chuck Campbell sent in some pictures admiring and fishing the recently completed Grey Cabin Project.
Member Ryan McNamara shared some fond summer memories. 
On Tuesday, September 27th Orvis hosted the first face to face WNYTU meeting in over two years. It was good being able to hang out with some folks that up until now we've only been able to see via zoom. We tied some egg sucking leech patterns, caught up with each other and enjoyed a presentation from Jim Markham from DEC on their Steelhead stocking efforts as well as the state of our Lake Erie Watershed streams. The presentation will eventually be available on our YouTube channel. 

By the way, another great reason to attend our monthly meetings is that Orvis is kind enough to stay open 2-3 hours past regular closing time for the general public as well on the last Tuesday of the month. If you were thinking about a new rod or don't normally get out there here's a great chance!
Fly Tying Corner with U&E Fly Shop: Tie the Catskill.

Chapter member and owner of the U&E Fly Shop online Nathan Pogorzala teaches us how to tie a Catskill fly.

Click HERE to download the story and tying instructions. Thanks Nathan!
Membership Report: October 2022

As of October 11th 2022, Our membership stands at 875 adult members and 8 youth members. Welcome to the 21 new members who joined over the last month, thanks to the 96 current members who recently renewed. 875 members is an impressive number. We hope to see you out this fall and winter utilizing our rivers and streams and helping to support the protection of our waterways. 
Treasurer's Report
Please find the September 2022 Treasurer's Report faithfully submitted by Anthony Messina, Chapter Treasurer. 
NOT a TU member?

What if we told you that you could join, get a substantial discount on your first year's dues AND really help out the WNY Chapter. Simply go to tu.org/intro, choose 068-Western New York and the $17.50 Chapter intro rate. You'll get your first year's membership for 50% off and our chapter will receive the lion's share of that first year's dues to help fund the work we do here in Western New York.
Got someone BRAND new who just wants to see what we're all about? Send them to the mailing list signup page by clicking here.

Keep in mind that the $17.50 rate is for NEW members only.

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