AuSable River 2 Fly Challenge

  May 18-19, 2018

19TH ANNUAL EVENT: MAY 18-19TH, 2018

Keynote Speaker
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Richard Strolis
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Rich Strolis
Rich Strolis started as a guide on the ever popular Farmington and Housatonic Rivers in Connecticut. 

He is comming here to give his techniques for hooking bigger trout on the fly.  Will be a great event and learning experience for everyone.
The Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge was founded to celebrate the joy of fishing, spirit of sportsmanship, preservation of the Ausable River, and natural wonders of the Whiteface Region. The event starts at noon on Friday when anglers check-in and receive their fishing packets. Then it’s off to fish for the weekend.
  • The Two-Fly Challenge begins Friday, May 18, with a day of fishing.
  • Fly Tyer’s Reception Firday night. Anglers can share the day’s experiences on the river, learn new skills from talented tyers. located at Wilmington’s, newest gathering spot, Pourman’s Tap House. Band Fade to Blues will perform live music.
  • Saturday morning check-in is followed by another exciting day of fishing on the beautiful Ausable River.
  • The weekend finishes up on Saturday evening with a banquet complete with prizes, raffles and a presentation by a special guest speaker, Richard Strolis.  
THE 411
Rules for the catch-and-release tournament are simple: Anglers are allowed to bring two barb-less hook flies, of any combination or patterns. Once the flies are lost or unusable, he or she is out. Anglers must fish with a partner and each must record the total number of fish caught, the length of each fish and the cumulative number of inches. Only fish handled by the angler and successfully released will count as caught fish. The winner is determined by the highest cumulative length of each fish caught. 
There are four competitive categories: junior, men, women and professional. Each fisherman can choose just two flies to use per day. They must pick their flies they will use at the beginning of the day. If they lose them, they’re done.
  Book your room  with one of our lodging sponsors and register early!
  • Birch Tree Lodge
  • Hungry Trout Resort
  • Ledge Rock at Whiteface 
  • Mountain Brook Lodge 
  • Adk Woodland Retreat
  • Wilderness Inn
  • LP/Whiteface Mountain KOA
  • Adirondack By Owner
  • Alpine Country Inn & Suites
  • Grand View Motel
  • Windsong Cabin
FLY SHOPS: Hungry Trout Ausable River 2-Fly Shop

  • Rich is a very well rounded trout fisherman, but his passion lies in chasing trophy trout and various other apex predators on streamers.
  • fly patterns although based out of the Northeast, have a strong following and relevancy across the globe.
  • He is a signature fly designer for the Montana Fly Company
  • His patterns have appeared in several national magazines and books
Book your room

Whiteface Mountain
Ausable River Two Fly shop
Hungry Trout Fly shop
Birch Tree Lodge
LP/Whiteface Mountain KOA
Mountain Brook Lodge
High Peaks Cyclery
Wilderness Inn
Adirondack Woodland Retreat
The Inn at Whiteface
Adirondack Chocolates
Wildwood on the Lake
Wilkommen Hof


2018 Northeast Regional Rendezvous

  May 18-19, 2018

2018 Northeast Regional Rendezvous


Join fellow anglers and TU volunteer leaders from across the Northeast on June 8-10, 2018 in Lake Placid, NY, for some great fishing, enlightening presentations, inspiring dialogue and engaging camaraderie with those who share your dedication to TU and our mission.
TU regional rendezvous are occasions to be inspired – by the work of TU staff, lessons from volunteer leaders, and conversations with newfound friends. They are also an excellent opportunity to discuss the unique issues facing the region as well as a chance to network and build relationships with fellow TU volunteer leader

Tri-Lakes Trout Unlimited

May 3rd 6:00 PM 
Northwoods School

Our monthly meeting is scheduled for May 3rd @ 6:00 pm at Northwoods School. This is an important meeting for our chapter as decisions that will affect us for the entire summer moving forward will be made. We encourage all of you to do your best to attend. 

This month we will be making some important decisions regarding our annual fundraiser as well as talking about upcoming projects and current undertakings. 

Local anglers, from expert to novice, will gladly share tips on how to make your fishing season an exciting and productive one. Chapter President John Fik will maintain order and present the agenda.
As always, It's free, so join us, bring your friends, and help us serve our community and our watershed.

Our chapter is growing and becoming involved in some exciting projects. We encourage each member to bring someone with them to the next meeting to share in our progress and excitement.

Tentatively the meeting will be held in Room 204, 2nd Floor of the Uihlein Academic Buildings but the exact spot at Northwoods is subject to change.  Parking is available off the access road from Mirror Lake Drive.  Come up the road, pass the Bergamini girls dormitory on the right and then pull in to the next right parking lot - directly behind the brown Uihlein Academic Buildings.  Take the walkway on the left to the front of the buildings.  As you approach the buildings, it is the entrance on the right, 2nd floor on the left at the top of the stairs.  If visitors enter off Northwood Road to the front of the main Allyn Building, they'll have to walk through the lobby, out the back of the Allyn Building and approach the Uihlein Academic Buildings on their left.  We'd prefer everyone use access road option. There will be signs posted to direct people to the room.

Matt DeLorenzo

Matt is a fly fishing guide for the Hungry Trout and some of you may know him as our membership chairman. Matt will be tying a few of his guide patterns for the upcoming Hendrickson hatch and showing us some interesting techniques he has picked up throughout the years.