A Message from Our Chapter President



Remembering back when I was only 8, my father and grandfather took me fly-fishing while visiting my grandparents in Wyoming. That started a yearly tradition, with breaks while in the military and raising children. It started up again, in the spring of 1991, while driving on Post Road, near T.F. Green airport. That’s when I saw a sign for a fly shop, run by Angelo Mangili. Since then, I have met many great men and women who enjoy fly-fishing and fly-tying and have helped me fine-tune my skills. My three adult children have all tried fly-fishing, but only two have “been hooked”.


This year, 2018, I hope to have TU Chapter 737 Northern RI, research and possibly coordinate a freshwater project to incorporate the Trout Unlimited theme of – Protect and Conserve freshwater fisheries, in local waters in the State of Rhode Island. I also ask you to consider volunteering to help interested people exploring our freshwater (and saltwater) fisheries, as well as the art of fly-fishing, to include youth, adults and military veterans of all ages and gender.


I encourage all of our members to take someone fishing this year (2018) and enjoy the outdoors, making it a yearly event and maybe pass it on others.


Thank you and I look forward to serving you and making 2018 a year to remember.


Tight lines to all,


John Fischer, President

TU Chapter 737 Northern RI