By Frank Rizzo
ROSCOE March 16, 2001 April 1 is the opening day of the 2001 New York fishing season and as usual Junction Pool in Roscoe will be the center of Opening Day activities.
The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum will get things started at Junction Pool at the confluence of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc streams at 7 a.m. with first casts presented by Poul Jorgensen, Joan Wulff, and special guest Sally Jessy Raphael, an avid and active flyfisher.
The Sullivan County Bed & Breakfast Association will be serving a complimentary breakfast at streamside with the Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce providing the coffee.
At noon, the Museum will provide complimentary soup and crackers at the Center with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on hand discussing the 2000 Beaverkill/Willowemoc Initiative.
At 1 p.m., master flytier, Poul Jorgensen will be tying flies at the Museum and at 4 p.m. a reception will be held at the Museum to celebrate Pouls 75th birthday. This event is open to the public and all friends of Pouls are encouraged to attend.
From 7 a.m. to noon the Roscoe Kiwanis will be holding its pancake breakfast at the Rockland Firehouse. Admission is a good will offering.
The annual and traditional Two-Headed Trout Dinner will be held on March 31 at the Rockland House. In addition to Poul Jorgensen as emcee, guest speaker will be Gerald Barnhart, DEC Director of Fish and Wildlife.
Cocktails are at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.
Raffles and door prizes will be available.
For reservations and information call Dorothy McMurrer at 607-498-4741.