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About Chuck Buffington
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Entries by Chuck Buffington
Joe Birsa sends in a very interesting (and apparently true) article about Cicadas being hijacked by a fungus. The fungus produces psychotropic chemicals which affect the Cicadas’ behavior in, shall we say, unusual ways. Verified by several Board members including Bryan Mathie who thinks: “Yes, it’s real, but the impact on the Cicada population is […]
Bob Bukk recommends an article originally published in the Washington Post. The article is a humorous look at fly fishing and the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here for article.
Our parent organization is please to provide updates about major conservation efforts that are underway on a national level. “Protect, reconnect, restore, sustain”. Two web-based updates are coming up in July: July 21 – Pacific Coast & Alaska TU Conservation Highlights (2PM) July 29 – Interior West TU Conservation Highlights (12:30PM) These sessions are designed to educate and inspire […]
Torrid temperatures and lack of rain in Western PA have combined to deliver a “perfect storm” of bad conditions to the fish in our streams and lakes, especially the trout. Trout like it cold, in part because there’s more oxygen in the water. Trout tolerate water temps in the 70’s but are living on the […]
Jim Hoey’s Fly Shop was a destination for fly fishers in the PIttsburgh area. Jim was always willing to take time from his work to swap fishing stories with his customers. John Hays has written a nice obituary. Click here to get more information.
There’s a new section on the “Of Interest” page: Classified Ads. This section allows listing of items for sale and a link to those listings. PWWTU provides this service with the understanding that transactions will be between seller and buyer; PWWTU assumes no responsibility for any aspect of transactions. Click here to go there.
Mary Ann and Joe Birsa have conceived of a new device for freeing up hands while fishing: a combination of wading staff and rod holder. Joe has made several prototypes and is looking for advice about how to improve it. Click here for the story and PLANS.
Bryan Mathie and Jodie Minor have good news for us concerning next year’s Cabin Fever Expo. Mark your calendars: Sunday, February 21, 2021, a change from our usual early March date. Location: Doubletree Hotel with expanded space for vendors and displays. The flea market will be held in the large hallway outside the vendor’s room. […]
Your Board has decided that the prudent course is to have VIRTUAL Chapter Meetings until the threat of COVID has diminished further. (Who knows when that will be, but it’s likely tied to the onset of “Herd Immunity” either through natural mechanisms or via a vaccine.) The plan at this point is to use Zoom […]