Nick Cobler, a PWWTU member and graphic designer, has developed a Tee shirt to honor the late Jim Hoey, owner of Hoey’s Fly Shop in the North Hills. The shirts come in many sizes and colors, and Nick plans to donate all proceeds from the sale of these shirts to PWWTU! Click here to get […]
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About Chuck Buffington
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National TU is urging members to rejoin the fight against the Pebble Mine in Alaska. Many of you have supported the resistance to this huge and potentially dangerous project in the past. Action is needed now because our President is considering issuing a permit that would move the mine closer to reality. Click here for […]
A Note to Trout Unlimited’s volunteers and members from Chris Wood, President: Trout Unlimited is developing a new strategic plan, and our approach to fisheries management is an important issue. A review of our approach to stocking is part of the process. While TU’s founding principles on the topic of stocking are clear and have […]
A cute cartoon. Click Here for a larger version.
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.