Learn all you need to know to get started fly fishing at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center with fly fishing guide, author, and president of the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Jeff Yates will present “Fly Fishing the Beaches of Fairfield County: Chasing Striped Bass and Bluefish in Long Island Sound,” an indoor talk designed for current fly anglers as well as beginners and those of all ages interested in learning the sport. Yates will cover where to go, how to fish the tides, and tips and tactics that are best for local fishing. Weather permitting, Jeff will also lead an outdoor tour of Greenwich Point to discuss the various locations to seek out striped bass with a fly rod as well as demonstrate casting, fly retrieval and other fly fishing techniques.
Yates’ presentation is part of the ongoing series First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center, this month sponsored by Trout Unlimited, ORVIS, Bruce Museum, and Greenwich Shellfish Commission.
A fourth-generation Wilton resident who has been fly fishing local waters for more than 20 years, Yates has intimate knowledge of our local fresh and saltwater fishing and guides hundreds of clients each year to discover the great fishing in their own backyard.
As Program Director of the Fund for the Environment at the Fairfield County Community Foundation, Yates is focused on building partnerships among local conservation nonprofits to improve water quality in Long Island Sound. He is the president of the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a local fishing and conservation organization and serves on the boards of Friends of Mianus River Park, the Wilton Historical Society, and the American Museum of Fly Fishing. When he's not guiding or fishing, Yates is leading river restoration projects or planning fishing and conservation events and clinics.
Fly Fishing the Beaches of Fairfield County:
Chasing Striped Bass and Bluefish in Long Island Sound
March 2nd 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Yates is the author of the book Fly Fishing Fairfield County: Secrets of Suburban Streams, which will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Yates will donate $5 of the $30 cost of each copy sold (cash or check only) to the Greenwich Point Conservancy. He is also in the final stages of writing a second a book focused on saltwater fly fishing in Connecticut.The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Cynthia Ehlinger, Bruce Museum Science Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-413-6757.