September 13 Chapter Meeting will be VIRTUAL by ZOOM

The increase in Delta Covid cases and the significant health problems caused by this virus, especially in unvaccinated people has prompted the PWWTU Board to cancel the in-person meeting scheduled for Christ Church and substitute a ZOOM conference. Check your email for the zoom link.

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.

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.

Tim Flagler was a fabulous substitute for the Great Joe Kline fly sale, our usual January event

If you had a chance to tune into Tim Flagler’s presentation last evening, you learned a lot about tying three of his go-to flies. If you missed the event, Click here for the recipes Tim uses for the three flies he tied.

Click here for a YouTube video of Tim tying Egan’s red dart.

Click here for a tutorial about tying the Squirrel & Herl bugger.

Click here for Tim’s perceptive version of the Little Black Stonefly nymph.

January Chapter meeting: Tim Flagler ties flies

We are fortunate to have Tim Flagler as our guest on January 11 Chapter Meeting by Zoom. Tim is a noted fly tier, guide and personality in the fishing community. You will receive an email announcement with details of how to join the conference. Click here for the recipes for the three flies that Tim will tie.

December Chapter meeting features Chris Mullin. His Topic: Introduction to Citizens Climate Lobby – A Trout Unlimited Partner in the fight against Climate Change OR “A Simple Solution to Climate Change”

Chris Mullin grew up in Minnesota, where he enjoyed canoeing and fishing its many lakes, especially the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. His most recent trip there was two years ago with his two brothers and 89-year-old father.  He earned degrees in physics from the University Of Chicago, and Cal Berkeley, and has a deep respect for what science can tell us about the world.  He has watched with growing alarm as climate science has clarified the causes, risks, and potential future of climate change.  He joined Citizens’ Climate Lobby four years ago because it offers a clear path to an effective, bipartisan, market-based solution to the climate crisis.  It feels good to contribute to tangible progress towards making a difference in the world.  

The link to the Zoom meeting will arrive in your email a day or two before the December 14 , 7 pm meeting.

View Michael Hosack’s presentation at the November Zoom Chapter meeting. (11-20-10)

Click Here to see the video of Michael’s very informative talk about stocking the Tribs. This is a must-view for Trib fishermen.

November Chapter Meeting (10-29-20)

Our speaker for the November 9, 2020 virtual meeting is Michael Hosack, Fisheries Biologist, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Lake Erie Research Unit. Michael is a whiz kid when it comes to the biology of Lake Erie Steelhead. His topic will be: “LECAL Steelhead Survey & Management of steelhead and brown trout fisheries(Q & A Session to follow)

Click Here to access a video of Michael’s presentation. A MUST FOR ALL TRIB FISHERMEN!

One of Michael’s projects is to generate a report each year based on the logs of fishermens’ experience on the Tribs. He provides log books that fishermen document important details of each adventures chasing the wily steelhead and brown trout in the Tribs. Click here to find out more and to sign up to participate.

Bryan Mathie will discuss PWWTU conservation options Monday Oct 12 (10-9-20)

Unfortunately, our scheduled speaker for the October Chapter meeting has become unavailable. Bryan Mathie, our Conservation Chair and Board member has agreed to fill in. His topic will be “Conservation Strategies and how you can get involved”. Remember that conservation of cold water resources is TU’s mission and recognize, please, that our Chapter needs to up our game in this regard. The Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/3968036408

INFORMATION ON ZOOM:

To use Zoom, download the app on your phone or the computer OR use the link in the email to connect. The group will not officially start until we log in at 7:00 PM. Your video call will request to launch on joining the call if you’re using a phone app or computer program. You can be on video so that we can have more connection, but feel free to turn your video off as needed while watching the presentation.

It’s important to minimize the background noise and we ask you to remain muted for the meeting. We will give a brief orientation to the Zoom program at the start of the call.