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​This Year's Dues Must Be Paid by the November 7th Meeting

If you cannot attend, please send $30 to PO BOX 8986, Cranston, RI 02920. 

If a sufficient number of UFTRI members have not paid, we regret that we will have to cancel the Christmas Dinner. 

Remember that our dues pay for fly tying materials, speakers, and the Christmas Banquet.

Christmas Banquet

The Christmas Banquet will be December 5th, 6:30 PM at the Knights of Columbus in Warwick.  It will feature Adam Franceschini, head guide for Housatonic River Outfitters, with a presentation on “Hatches of the Housatonic.” 

The banquet is free for members. $15 for guests.

During the banquet we will raffle a Temple Forks BVK rod and reel of your choice--either fresh or salt water.  Another choice will be a fly tying vise.  

Adam Franceschini

Head Guide of Housatonic River Outfitters Guide, Guide at Tikchik Narrows Lodge, Alaska,  and  Orvis field Tester.

November 7th, 2012 Newsletter

​Adam began guiding on the famed rivers of western Montana, where he quickly learned how to navigate a drift boat on big water. Since then, he has guided on the San Juan, where the well-known Baetis hatches helped him refine his sight nymphing skills, and the Amazon basin of Brazil, where he chased peacock bass on the fly. Adam is a year-round Professional Guide, and spends his summers guiding for Tikchik Narrows Lodge located in Bristol Bay Alaska. 

Over the past five years he has used his boat handling skills, as well as his excellent indicator nymphing techniques, to help him catch some of Alaska's massive leopard rainbow trout. 

In 2010, Adam was named Head Guide at Housatonic River Outfitters. Growing up just 15 miles from the Housatonic, Adam has fished much of the local waters. Guiding wading trips, drift boat trips, and instructing classes, Adam has made a home, once again guiding on the water he where learned to fish.

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