Coming Events

Please note that unless otherwise indicated, all monthly chapter meetings are held in Rm 111 in the Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC/Ohio State University campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster OH. Chapter meetings are held the second Monday of the month from September through May, starting at 7:15 PM.  Doors open at 6:45 PM, so come early and meet up with friends and catch up on what’s new.

Fisher Auditorium facing west side.  Enter Room 111 from the north side of building by the big parking lot.

Event:  September 2019 Chapter Meeting

Date: 9/9/19  Time:  7:15-9:00 p.m.

Program will focus on the upcoming October fly fishing clinics and recruiting members to help novice fly anglers to cast a fly line, tie flies, and stock and fly fish Apple Creek for rainbow and brown trout.

Event:  October 2019 Chapter Meeting and Annual Meeting.

Date:  10/14/19    Time:  7:15-9:00 p.m.

Details:  The meeting will start with business followed by an election of new officers and Three new board members.

The speaker will be L.R. “Skip” Nault whose topic is “An entomologist’s Perspective: insects as trout food and models for fly tying and fishing.”

Evolutionary tree of the insects.

Event: October stocking of Apple Creek at Grosjean Park in Wooster

Date: 10/16/19  Time: 10 a.m. until noon.

Details will follow!

Event:  November 2019 Chapter Meeting

Date: 10/11/19   Time:  7:15-9:00 p.m.

The featured speaker is Smithville’s Dan Rice, the author of the recently published “A Naturalists Guide to the Fishes of Ohio.”  The coauthor of the book is Brian Zimmerman who provided all of the color publications of fish covered in the book.

Event:  December 2019 Chapter Meeting

Date: 12/9/19  Time:  7:15-9:00 p.m.

Our featured speaker is Dan Herms, from Davey Tree Expert Company, whose topic is “Climate Change and Arboriculture: As the Earth Warms, Trees Feel the Heat.”  The discussion following Herms presentation will include impact of global warming on cold water fisheries.

Herms retired from the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University as professor and chair of the department in 2018 to assume the position of Vice President for Research and Development for Davey Tree Expert Company.  He has conducted pioneering studies on the ecology of tree pests including the Emerald Ash Borer, an introduced beetle that is quickly killing Ash trees in the Eastern U.S.  His studies also focused on interactions between trees and insects, and he was a member of the OSU Climate Change Outreach Team.  He now heads all research and development for Davey Tree, the world’s largest full service tree care company.

The earth has warmed markedly since the beginning of the industrial revolution.  Most of this warming has occurred over the last 40 years with impacts on flora and fauna that are already apparent and are predicted to intensify.  This discussion will examine patterns and causes of this warming, climate change projections for the rest of this century, and impacts on biodiversity including distribution and abundance of trees, insects, and other species.

Dan Herms with his first trout caught on a fly.

The CFRTU Chapter is always looking for speakers for our monthly meetings. Please Contact Us for suggestions for speakers on fly fishing, conservation of aquatic resources and related topics.