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Fascinating article about Pittsburgh’s lost streams

Way Back in the day, Pittsburgh had a large number of streams that ran into the rivers. These got covered up and channeled underground as the city grew. Tom Batroney has chronicled this process in a fascinating article you may want to read. It’s a documentary of what lies beneath our feet and the current […]

Bar Flies is back!

Face to face meetings of Bar Flies have resumed although the location has changed. The group meets the third Monday of each month, starting in January, 2022. The new location is Howard’s Tavern (see center panel for directions)

Volunteers needed for Outdoor Adventure committee

We are lucky to have a transplant from Portland Oregon, Glenn “Andy” Andrews, join PWWTU. Andy has lead ourdoor adventures in the Cascades and around Mt. Hood (see photo) for more than 20 years and would like to start a similar program for us. The effort involves planning camping/fishing adventures in PA and WV. Andy […]

PWW supports Youth Fly Fishing

Bob Bukk, PWWTU Vice President, pays attention to National TU which offered Chapters a complete fly fishing set for youth. Bob put this offer together with a request from a local woman needing equipment for her son. Bob presented the rod, reel, line, leaders to Lauren and Gideon. Perfect timing: Gideon’s grandfather who is an […]

Skip Morris on Fishing with Wet Flies

In case you missed Skip’s Zoom presentation on Monday, November 8, you can view it via youtube. Click here to get the link to his talk, and Click Here to see his fly tying presentation. These videos will disappear in a week, so don’t delay. Excellent presentations.

TU Youth Camp accepting early applications for 2022

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding the 27th annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp June 19-24, 2022. The camp will be at Messiah University in Grantham, PA. It begins on Sunday and ends the following Friday. Admission is limited to 24 selected qualified students from 14 to 17 years of […]

Chuck Meyers

Chuck Meyers passed on November 4, 2021. Click here to read several remembrances.

Fly Fishers’ Club of Pittsburgh

Thanks to Rob Reeder, the Fly Fishers now have a website hosted by Days on the Water. Click here to go there. Check it out for information about the upcoming Christmas Party. In-person meetings start in January. It’s a great way to learn about the arcane aspects of fly fishing.

November, 2021 Board Meeting summary

Your board met November 4, 2021 and made several notable decisions: 1. A $4,600 request for funds for stream improvement on Buffalo creek by the Arrowhead Chapter was reviewed and approved. The stream is 45 minutes from downtown and offers trout fishing year-round. This follows a decision made last month to fund aspects of a […]

Controversy: Stocking over wild trout

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has continued to stock streams that sustain populations of native trout. Len Lichvar discusses the pros and cons of this practice. Click here for his article. The photo above is Eric Hussar, PFBC Commissioner with a wild brown trout he caught and released on a stocked stream.

Expand your Horizons

Think outside the box of PWWTU. There are 400 plus Chapters of Trout Unlimited in the country.  We have a ton of members (over 1,000) but few cold-water streams supporting trout. Why not wind up the computer (or pick up the phone) and contact a TU chapter from the surrounding area to see what they’re up to and how you might be able to help. Click Here .SW PA TU Chapters for a spreadsheet of likely SW and NW PA Chapters, their websites, and a contact. What’s to lose?  You might even get introduced to a stream full of brookies that you didn’t know about.

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  1. Cabin Fever – 2022

    February 27, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Women and Diversity

Calling all Ladies!!!

We have a group just for you!!!

“Women’s Outreach” for PWWTU. This new group was created so that we, as a local organization, can better listen to and serve the needs of female anglers.

Our aim is to partner with female anglers who: want to fish together, learn more about the sport, support each other’s fishing growth and have fun! As women – we have the ability to become some of the best anglers – and our chapter wants to support that growth!

If this group interests you or you have any questions – please contact Jodie Minor or Nora Cline at [email protected]