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Federation of Fly Fishers

The FRAA is a fellowship of anglers organized to preserve and promote the pleasures and traditions of angling, and to conserve sport fishing waters - especially the Farmington River and it's watershed.

2015 Annual Picnic Postponed PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shawn Britton   
Saturday, March 29 2014

Annual FRAA Picnic held in June Postponed until further notice...

Due to some Health issues, we will Not be having our Annual FRAA Picnic this coming June. We will consider holding a get-together in the Fall.

Thank You, Tom

 
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From the Vest of the President ~ Andrew Butler

I call it the purple pupa, but it is really not purple nor a pupa. It is the wingless, egg-laying female of the winter caddis, and it can be found swimming from the ice (or any shore structure) on its journey to deposit its eggs. This event normally occurs a few hours after the pupa have hatched, and is often signaled by the appearance of the winged males as they scurry along the water’s edge, hopping and jumping aroun...d looking for any remaining virgin females. It seems the females leaving shore excites the males and spurs their bizarre behavior.
The female’s abdomen is distended with visible reddish-purple eggs best imitated with a claret colored dubbing. A turn or two of light dun soft hackle trimmed on the bottom completes this simple pattern. Fish will line up along the bank just waiting for the females to swim away from shore, and can be convinced to take with a simple twitch of the fly. So next time you think the caddis hatch is done for the day, wait a while before you leave, you may be rewarded with another good hour or so of good fishing.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to make this year’s banquet one of the most successful ever. I’d especially like to thank Tom and Grady for their efforts in gathering the raffle prizes and organizing the whole event. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. We have one more meeting in April on the 15th before we break for the summer, so I hope to see you there.

Tight Lines, Drew.

 

 

 

Annual FRAA Picnic held in June Postponed until further notice...

Due to some Health issues, we will Not be having our Annual FRAA Picnic this coming June. We will consider holding a get-together in the Fall.

Thank You, Tom

 
2015 FRAA Annual Banquet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shawn Britton   
Saturday, March 29 2014

THANK YOU ALL !

FOR ATTENDING OUR 2015 FRAA ANNUAL BANQUET


Making this year’s fund raiser and banquet celebration a great success and turnout !

Congratulation to Bruce Marino, this years Hitchcock Chair Award Winner !

Congratulations to our 75 Ticket Raffle Winner, Antoine Bissieux !


A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR 2015
FRAA BANQUET DONORS


Ken De Fusco ~ Grady Allen
Bob Lanzoni ~ Tom Chrosniak
Bob Johnson~ The Nail Spa...
Bob Lamson~ Lisa Weiner
Valerie Pinnette ~Mary Edwards
Kathy Pedrolini in Memory of Al Pedrolini~ Betty Brosious
Bruce Marino~ Dave Scibek
Housatonic Outfitters ~ Bill Goeben
Dave Sweeney ~Antione Bissieux
Farmington River watershed Association~ Cabela’s
Jerry Jahn ~Kurt Jagielow
Fred Krowchenko ~Mark Lewchik
Orvis of Avon~ Pam & Steve Blomquist
Shawn Britton ~Tom Karpeichik
Tom Rossetti~ Upcountry
White Flower Farm~ Marla Blair


 

 

 
FRCC River Steward Program PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shawn Britton   
Wednesday, February 29 2012

The FRCC now has a paid River Steward & this year was granted funds to hire some paid Assistant Stewards...the assistants along with volunteers will actually be out walking the river & talking to people...main objective to educate & promote the river & also collect info of the river goers experiences, concerns & problems that might be occurring...

Here is the Stewards website ~ Check it Out !
http://www.farmingtonriversteward.org/

Tightlines' Shawn

 
Past Annual Membership Dues PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shawn Britton   
Sunday, November 24 2013

2015 FRAA Annual Membership Dues

YOU CAN PAY YOUR ANNUAL DUES ONLINE AT … WWW.FRAA.ORG

Or Annual Dues can be paid by mail:       FRAA  P.O. Box 177       New Hartford, CT 06057

(MAKE CHECKS OUT TO FRAA)

 
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