Basics of nymphing – nice summary

The internet really is a wonderful thing. A friend sent a link to a blog put out by the guides at Avidmax, fly shop in Colorado. It’s worth a read, especially if you’re new to the sport or ocassionally have trouble catching trout. Click here to get to the article.

2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour coming soon to a couch near you

The annual Fly Fishing Film Tour, sponsored in this area by International Angler and Casting for Recovery, will be a virtual event this year. Buy your ticket(s) in person at International Angler, receive a QR code for your phone, and stream the show from the comfort of your own home anytime you choose between March 10 and April 4. Ticket price normally $20 but IA will give a $5 discount and $2 from each ticket goes to support CFR.

Brood X Cicadas coming soon but maybe not to your area

Brood X cicadas will be emerging this year in late May and early June. The emergence areas are somewhat distant from Pittsburgh but may be worth the travel. Click Here for an emergence chart. Click here for more information. Greg Hoover has a nice pattern; Click here to see it.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby announces lecture by Dr. Russell Cuhel 4:30 EST Thursday, Feb 25th

We often think of seafood as only coming from the ocean, but the US has freshwater fisheries as well.  Dr. Russell Cuhel will talk about how climate change is affecting the Lake Michigan ecosystem. He was featured in the 2020 MSNBC miniseries, “What’s Eating America”, when it looked at the collapse of the southern Lake Michigan perch fishery.

Everyone interested in the health of our fresh water fisheries should attend.

Dr. Russell Cuhel is a Senior Scientist at the Center for Great Lakes Studies at the School of Freshwater Sciences of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

The conference will by by ZOOM: Click her

 

Friends of Goddard State Park announce a “CANE ROD RAFFLE”

Goddard State Park is in Mercer County, PA. It’s a hidden gem that I’m sure you’ve passed driving north on I-79 on the way to the Tribs. Click Here for a link to FROG…FRiends Of Goddard…website with details about the park and activities.

As a fund-raiser, FROG is sponsoring a raffle for a nice bamboo rod made by Boiling Springs rod builder Joe Baker. Click here for more information about the rod and how to buy a ticket.

Allison Park Sportsman’s Club – Spring Schedule

APSC has released its Spring Schedule of stocking, conservation and meeting events. Click Here for the schedule and Click Here to go to their website for more information.

Forbes Trail Chapter invites us to their Zoom Chapter Meetings

Mr. Larry Myers, president of the Forbes Trail TU Chapter has kindly invited PWWTU members to participate in their Zoom Chapter Meetings.

The first event will occur at 6:00 pm Thursday, February 25th and feature Tim Camissa from “Trout and Feather”. He will be discussing “Fishing Success with Emergers”.  Tim and his family live in western PA.  You may have met him at Penn’s Woods West TU annual Cabin Fever events.  Tim has produced over 250 fly tying and 60 fishing videos.

The second event will occur March 24th at 6:00 pm and feature Tim Flagler. Topic to be announced.

The presentations for February and March are proprietary and therefore open only to TU members. So look for an email shortly before these events from PWWTU giving the Zoom and phone links.

State to stock Peters Creek.

In case you missed John Hay’ article in the PG today (Feb 7, 2021), there’s good new for Allegheny County anglers: Fish and Boat will start stocking Peters Creek between Finleyville and Rt 51 in south Allegheny County this spring. The section to be stocked runs 5.4 miles from where Piney Creek joins Peters (Green Man tunnel) to the big bend below the Montour Trail parking lot. Good water. Three stockings are planned in April and May. For the stocking schedule of 8 other Allegheny County waters see www.fishandboat.com.

De’ja’ vu: Tim Flagler returns for the February 8th Chapter meeting

Tim’s Topic: “What Trout Like to Eat & Flies to Feed Them”


This presentation will include video of aquatic insects, bait fish & crustaceans trout eat to survive and the fly patterns we use to imitate them.