GUVTU Update 04/13/20

GUVTU Updates, Upcoming Virtual Events, and News

Fellow GUVTUers,

Happy Opening Day (in Vermont)! We hope this note finds you and your families well and in good health. Please see below for our latest Chapter updates and news. As always, please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


Virtual Fly Tying Demo, Q&A, and Fishing Discussion, Thursday, April 16th


Join us on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual fly tying demonstration by Matt Stedina, owner of Vermont Trout Bum Guide Service, via Zoom. Matt, who lives and works on the White River, will be tying some Isonychia dry flies and answering our questions.


To join the Zoom meeting, follow the instructions below:

Rod Repair


A note from GUVTU Board Member, Bob Stocker: If anybody needs a rod repair or would like to refurbish an old rod, I can help. I would charge for parts and not labor. If anybody needs this kind of help, please email me at


Fly Fishing Film Tour


Lebanon Opera House recently confirmed a new date for the FFT. The new official date is Thursday, September 10th, 2020. Previous ticket holders will receive an email and instructions about roll over to September 10th. Tickets are also available for those who did not previously purchase tickets. For more information visit


Have you fished above/below the Cavendish Dam on the Black River?


David Deen and the Connecticut River Valley TU Chapter are looking for folks who have fished above/below the Cavendish Dam on the Black River. Currently, the dam is going through FERC relicensing. David and colleagues are looking for documentation of the presence of trout (and other fish) in the gorge area above and below the dam. If you have a picture(s), please send to David Deen at Also, if you know of someone who does fish that reach of river, please send their name and contact information along to David, too.


White River Open Cancelled


GUVTU cancelled the upcoming White River Open because of COVID-19. We are really sorry to miss everyone this year and appreciate your continued support.


Bamboo Rod Raffle


The raffle drawing for the bamboo rod that many GUVTUers bought tickets for is postponed to a later date (TBD) due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for more details and thanks for your patience.


Tight lines,
Mason Overstreet

GUVTU President