Long Island Trout Unlimited has been producing a stream guide to our spring creeks for many years. This is the 3rd edition and has been updated with additional rivers, more detailed information on where to fish, a little history, and even QR codes to make it easy for you to search the web.
Order the book by mail: Send a $17 check made out to “LITU” ($14 book, $3 shipping), Include the address you want it shipped to. Send to: LITU Stream Guide, c/o T. LoProto, 68 Murray Drive, Westbury, NY 11590 Also available at Riverbay Outfitters in Baldwin, Campsite Sport Shop in Huntington Station and at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery. Tell them Tom sent you!
Fran was an icon in Wilmington and on the Ausable. His fly shop and its signature lady with a hook caught in her skirt was a place to go to find out how the river was fishing and what they were taking…and they were always taking the flies he sold you – Haystack, Ausable Wulff, Bomber among them. He and the shop are gone now but not the memories.
Good friends Nick and Nancy Groudas of Groudas Art were commissioned to create sculpted versions of these flies to decorate the memorial that was dedicated to Fran last weekend.
Congrats to N&N.
UPDATE: An additional piece has been added to the memorial as well as a stone:
For more on Groudas Art click here.
For more on Fran Betters check out the Reading Room.
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