Below are just a few of our past events...
A day spent shooting Sporting Clays and Lunch at the oldest shooting grounds in North America!
We sat around the table in a classic, old world fly shop and learned how to tie 3 different flies.
We spent a relaxing day at Orvis Sandanona in Millbrook fishing for wild brown trout on the East Branch of the Wassaic River on the club grounds, along with 50 clays on the Sporting Clays Course and a delicious lunch.
But, what do you DO with all those birds? Well, we eat them of course; but we also use the feathers to tie flies! We sat around the table and tied flies for the upcoming fishing season with bird feathers from birds we shot during hunting season!
This is an entirely new event! We’ll begin our day at a leisurely 11 am on Saturday, June 30, at Audubon Sharon, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT 06069 for a curated hour long lecture about the birds in and around the rivers we fish. the lecturer is a local fly fisher and bird expert. After the lecture we’ll dine stream side along the Housatonic River and then meet our guide for an afternoon of fishing. We’re going to have a brown bag lunch, so you can either bring your meal from home or pick something up along the way at a local deli. We’ll fish until dusk and then head out. Some will opt to stop for dinner at a local restaurant, while others will head home. Either way you’ll still have Sunday to relax before beginning the work week.
Fishing at the Connetquot is like seeing an old friend for the Julianas, we’ve been there many times. We keep returning because the park is spectacular, and the fishing is great. The Connetquot River is a hidden jewel running through an old hunting club converted to a park about 90 minutes outside of NYC. Wading is easy and the trout are plentiful. We will have the entire river to ourselves for a private day of angling. Bring your own lunch, we’ll have a cooler with water, soft drinks and some chips. As you head to your beats, take a moment to park your butt on the bench we donated to the park years ago.
We’re heading up to the North Country for two full days of guided fly fishing in the Adirondack Mountains outside Lake Placid! We’ll arrive at our lodging Thursday night (5 hours north of NYC) so that we get full days of fishing Friday and Saturday. Each group of three anglers will have it’s own guide from The Ausable Two Fly Shop as we head out in the morning each day to which ever river is fishing best. The Ausable, Saranac, Boquet, and Black Rivers are all possibilities. Trout and Bass are the target fish. We will be sleeping in bunk rooms at a private lodge nestled in the mountains with spectacular views, s’mores around the campfire and the use of a private bass camp at a nearby lake. There will be no other guests, although there may be a few dogs! Days will be warm and nights will be a bit chilly as we sit around the campfire gazing at the amazing stars in the northern skies! Don’t miss out on this chance to see a truly spectacular part of New York State and enjoy the finest fly fishing east of the Rockies!
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - Two Handed Rods? Join us for a Spey Casting Clinic with the experts from Spey Casting Northeast on the Farmington River in Connecticut, where the mysteries and art of casting those long graceful rods will be revealed!! This 1/2 day clinic will include equipment and instruction, then we’ll have lunch and fish until dark! Add spey casting to your arsenal!!
Friday, September 21: Check into your lodgings then head over to the flygirl fishing camp for drinks and a pre-fishing feast. Those who wish to wet a line beforehand can do so either at my place or by the motel which has a path leading down to the Delaware (dependent on normal water levels).
Saturday, September 22: after a hearty breakfast and perhaps time to tie a few flies, we will meet our guides for a full day float on the Delaware. We will fish either the West Branch, East Branch, or Main Stem depending on water levels and conditions.
Afterwards, we’ll head over to the Riverside Cafe for dinner and to share fish tales from our day on the water. After dinner, depending on how the group feels, we can either continue festivities at my house or call it night and get an early start on Sunday.
Sunday, September 23: After breakfast and an optional stop at a local flyshop to pickup flies and last minute supplies, we’ll head out to further hone our fish stalking skills on either the Delaware or Beaverkill (depending on conditions). If people are interested in a 1 hour casting tune-up before fishing, I can probably arrange something.
Cost: $470 (Double occupancy)Motel
$555 (Single) $370 (camping)
Includes 2 nights lodging; full day float with some of the best and nicest guides on the river (2 anglers per boat, lunch included); guide gratuities; Friday night dinner and drinks, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, unguided wade fishing on Sunday
Note: The website price is for camping, which is the least expensive. Please bring a check to the trip made out to the club for the difference if you’re in the motel.
We’re going to meet at the King’s County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for an evening of informal fly tying and suds! Bring your own vise, or use one of ours. Materials will be provided by the club. Fly tying materials will be provided. Drinks and food are pay as you go.
Take a break from the winter and come join us at the Fly Fishing Show in Edison NJ (https://flyfishingshow.com/edison-nj/) on January 26, 2019!! We’ll meet up at the food court at 1PM and cruise the aisles in search of bargains, deals, toys, and knowledge. This is the biggest and best fly fishing show in the East and a chance for us to get together and have some fun in the cold weather!!! Show admission is $18.00 at the door. Please sign up so we know who to look for!!!
It’s snowing outside! What better time is there to watch an incredible film about fly fishing with friends? Join us for dinner at the Tarry Tavern (27 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591) in Tarrytown at 6pm on March 9. Dinner is “dutch” and after dinner we’ll stroll down the block to the iconic Tarrytown Music Hall for an 8pm screening of this year’s (year 13!) Fly Fishing Film Tour. Tickets for the show are $18.00 and dinner is up to you!
This event is open to members, non-members and guests, so no excuses!
Metro north has a station in Tarrytown and the ride along the Hudson River (good striped bass fishing) is beautiful! Leave the city behind for a few hours and venture a wee bit north!!
"A Day in the Country-- Getting Ready for Trout Season" meet at The Compleat Angler, located at 541 Post Road, Darien, Ct 06820, ph. 203-655-9400 and join gifted fly tyer Mike Motyl who will be presenting a program entitled "Farmington River Trout Flies" at the shop.
Mike has been tying flies commercially for over 30 years and his saltwater flies are incredible, however; he is probably best known for his dry flies. When it comes to spooky, selective trout, Mike's are some of the best!
With trout season just around the corner, this could be a great way to stock up on flies and anything else you might need. The Compleat Angler is a full service shop and they carry all the best brands for equipment, gear, clothing, whatever!
The plan is to meet at the shop at 11:00. There is a very good lunch spot nearby for soups, salads, sandwiches, quiche etc. and a variety of beverages. For those who want coffee prior to the program, there's a Starbucks just down the block.
The Darien Train Station is also close by and pick up and drop off there can be arranged.
Join Board Member Ann-Marie D’allesandro at the FFFT hosted by the Urban Angler at the SVA Beatrice Theater in Chelsea. The doors open at 6pm for complimentary refreshments, snacks and free beer. The film starts at 7. Tickets for the show are $50. All tickets purchased prior to April 3rd are discounted ($5 OFF). If buying through F3T for this event please use: Discount Code: PRESALE5 (other fees may apply) for $5 OFF .
Come out and play, winter is ending and spring is finally almost here!!
The 2019 Juliana’s Angler’s Linda Hotchkiss Memorial Spring School & Warm Up Weekend returns to Ten Mile River Preserve in Dover Plains NY (90 minutes north of NYC). We will begin our ALL INCLUSIVE PROGRAM with a gourmet dinner at the Old Drover’s Inn on Friday night before retiring to the Preserve for the evening. Saturday morning we breakfast together before splitting into two groups. One group remains on the grounds learning about fly fishing from soup to nuts while the second, more experienced group, heads out to local waters with a NYS licensed guide for on-water instruction and angling. This second group is supplied with their lunch and will only return to the Preserve when the fishing is done!
New anglers will spend Saturday morning with experienced instructors learning about equipment, flies, knots, stream dynamics, insect life cycles in the lodge before heading out to the casting pond and fields to learn the basics of casting and angling. Lunch is served in the lodge, or outside, depending upon the weather. In the afternoon, new anglers head to the private segments of the Ten Mile River for on-stream instruction in entomology, casting, playing and landing fish. This group also stays on the water until the fishing is done!
At the end of the day, both groups reunite for cocktails, charcuterie, and fish tales before sitting down for a plated dinner. After dinner participants gather around the famous Ten Mile fire pit for S’mores and another yarn or two before retiring.
Sunday morning starts early as the entire group grabs some coffee and heads to the private sections of the Ten Mile River with instructors for an hour or two of early morning angling. Breakfast is served back in the lodge and is then followed by a casting demonstration before the program ends. Participants are welcome to remain on the club grounds for the day and lounge or fish the private river segments. Sporting Clays are also available for an additional charge.
Program price is based upon double occupancy, each room has it’s own full bath.
Once again the Julianas’ branch out and try something in the outdoors we’ve never done (as a club) before! Come join us for a leisurely paddle through an amazing area! Constitution Marsh is an Audubon Sanctuary and a true ecological gem located beside the Hudson River in Putnam County, NY. The paddle through the marsh is a relaxing roam through aisles of tall grasses with numerous opportunities to view local wildlife. There are birds, fish, plants, flowers, animals and natural beauty galore!! Our destination is a secluded freshwater waterfall that spills into a small wading pool, an ideal location to cool off, enjoy some refreshments, and forget about the “real” world. This guided four hour tour is suitable for kayak paddlers of all experience levels. Rental gear, including a kayak, paddle and PFD are included in the price. Paddlers with their own gear save $20.
We’ll meet in the quaint town of Cold Spring NY (90 minutes from NYC and a stop on Metro North) for a brown bag lunch at 12:30 pm so that we have plenty of time to eat before meeting our outfitter and launching at 2pm. Launch time is based upon Hudson River tides and our window is from 2 - 6 pm.
We’re heading home! The Juliana’s haven’t hit the Farmington as a group in a few years, so it’s high time we headed back. We’ve booked the whole place so that we can misbehave and run around in our pajamas! Legends Lodge on the Farmington is just over 2 hours from NYC and only about 10 minutes off I-84. It’s newly constructed and is located ON THE BANKS OF THE FARMINGTON RIVER in Connecticut! The lodge has dedicated areas to hang wet waders and boots, a full kitchen, lounge area, double rooms with baths, ample parking, a small fly shop and IT’S ALL OURS!!! Anglers can arrive Friday at 2pm, check into their rooms and hit the river! We’ll meet for dinner at a local restaurant and head back to the lodge to sleep. In the morning we’ll eat breakfast in house before meeting our guides. We’ll split into groups so each guide can head to his or her preferred section of the river. We’ll have lunch on the river and stay until the day is done, then we’ll all meet for dinner back at the lodge. After dinner we’ll make a fire and lie to each other about the day’s angling. Sunday morning we’ll head out to the river after breakfast for a day of angling on our own before trekking home with a smile on our faces!!
The Farmington is an incredible river with amazing trout and many areas of easy wading. This trip is a great follow-up to our Spring School.
Orvis is the ubiquitous name in fly fishing and the force behind 50/50 on the water, an initiative to create gender parity in fly fishing. Our founder, Nancy Zakon worked for Orvis in the city when she founded the Juliana’s and even designed their first line of women’s gear! Join us as we return to our roots and meet to tie flies with Orvis’ Chris Wood, while we tie flies and enjoy, snacks, wine and perhaps some other stronger libations on 5th Avenue. Beginners welcome and all tools and materials will be provided.
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is Westchester County’s largest park, consisting of more than 4,000 acres featuring stunning landscapes, miles of wooded trails, a historic museum, and most importantly … two pristine streams! These two streams, the Cross River and the Stone Hill River run through the rustic woodlands of the park and are home to native brook trout as well as stocked brown trout, The Reservation has picnic areas, barbecues and flush toilets and is frequently visited by local Juliana’s members. Best of all, this stunning venue is only an hour north of Manhattan!.
We will meet at Kimberly Bridge on the Cross River within the Reservation at 8:30 am. (Arrivals after 9AM will have to cough up a $10 entrance fee.) The wading is easy and we’ll have coffee and a some snacks to get you started. After a few hours, we will break for a Juliana’s style barbecue lunch at one of the nearby picnic areas. Members can take this time to stop in the Trailside Nature Museum, one of the oldest of its kind in the United States, or visit the nearby meadow for bird-watching and butterflying. Following lunch, we will move downstream to a more wooded section of the Cross River to continue our angling. Everyone will need a NYS fishing license. Recommended flies include blue winged olives, and both green and brown drakes!
This trip is a real departure for the Juliana’s. We spoke to some pretty high level folks in Orvis travel and their Endorsement Program, as well as one of our own very experienced club members who’s been there, before making this decision. Three Rivers Ranch has been in the same family since the 20’s and has been run by the same woman since 1987. They are famous for warmth, hospitality, good food, natural beauty and just plain kick-ass angling, especially in July. The Ranch is located on the banks of two rivers and is licensed to fish multiple rivers in nearby Montana and Yellowstone. They also have a full Orvis Fly Shop on the premises. We are booked to arrive on Saturday, July 20th and then float with guides for three full days on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, before heading out on the 24th. If that’s not enough angling, there is wade fishing available on site just steps from our rooms on both the Warm River and the Robinson Creek. All meals and booze are included as well as airport transfers from either Idaho Falls or Jackson Hole.
We have the Robinson Lodge reserved for our use. The Robinson Lodge has 4 bedrooms with a queen and a twin in each room and private bathrooms, so we can accommodate at least 8 anglers. We will eat in the main lodge although we will have our own kitchen area, lounge area, and a billiards area. All private. Wading is just a few steps away if anyone wants to wade before or after the float trips. Guides provide the flies on the float trips. 5 and 6 weight rods are the norm.
TOTAL LODGE COST IS $3,900 PER ANGLER. THE DEPOSIT TO HOLD YOUR SPOT IS $2000.00 AND THE FINAL PAYMENT OF $1,900.00 WILL BE DUE JUNE 30.
FLIGHTS WILL BE ARRANGED INDEPENDENTLY BY EACH ANGLER ALTHOUGH WE WILL TRY TO COORDINATE OUR TRAVEL.
This is the second payment for the Three Rivers Ranch Trip. If you’ve already made the initial payment, please remit your second. If you haven’t joined us yet …. we have one more spot!! Tight lines everyone!!
We return to the spectacular Adirondacks and our (not so) secret mountain chalet for three nights lodging and two full days of fly fishing with guides from the Ausable River Two Fly Shop. Rising trout and dry flies are our goal!! We’ll be pursuing the Trico hatch on the legendary West Branch of the Ausable River; although the Saranac and Boquet Rivers are right next door and we will follow those fish where ever they lead! A snowy winter and wet spring are expected to keep water levels up, and the early season has been promising, producing nice fish throughout the area.
Anglers will head north Thursday night (the drive is about 5 hours from NYC) in order to get an early start and fish with local guides all day Friday and all day Saturday before heading home after breakfast Sunday. There will be snacks available Thursday night for late arrivals and all meals are included in the trip price through breakfast Sunday. The night sky is truly spectacular in the North Country with the Milky Way and abundant stars over head. We will be lodged at a private chalet with complete privacy, spectacular mountain views, walking trails, and a nightly fire pit. The Adirondacks are a bucket list destination for fly fishers and the 3 to 1 ratio of anglers to guides guarantees each angler will get plenty of attention.
There is plenty of room to pitch a tent or hang a hammock if you’re so inclined. Everyone will need a NYS fishing license and the fishing, as well as the wading, can be challenging. Set your navigation for the North Country and come on up! The mountains are waiting!!
The Juliana’s joined an Audubon Guide in NYC’s Central Park for a 4 hour guided tour. We spotted and identified more than 15 bird species, some native, some migratory. We then left the park and headed uptown to Harlem where we met a second guide who introduced us to the Audubon Mural Project (https://www.audubon.org/amp) !!
2017 School & Warm Up Weekend
Casting on the field with the 10 Mile River Clubhouse behind us.
Riverside at the 10 Mile River
Entomology! aka Learning about bugs!
Finally on the Water!
Putting it all together so we can catch some fish!
Wappinger's Creek at Orvis Sandanona
In search of wild Brown Trout!
Kiss My Bass!!
It ain't just about trout!
Ausable River, Adirondacks
Where did the Salmon go? It's cold out here!
St. Hubert's Lodge, Marlboro NY
That pesky clay will not escape me this time!
Upland Field Hunt
Pheasant and Partridge. What we didn't take home was turned into sausage.