Category Archives: of interest

Karl Weixlmann shares steelhead fishing tips in John Hayes’ PPG column (12-14-20)

In case you missed it, John Hayes had a nice article about Karl Weixlmann, a Lake Erie steelhead guide, in the December 13th edition. John presents the intimate details of Karl’s very successful dry-dropper technique. It’s especially suited to low water with skittish fish and lots of fishermen…the usual situation on most Tribs this time […]

Orvis-sponsored Fly tying competition between Tim Flagler and Tom Rosenbauer (12-6-2020)

Tim Flagler will be our speaker for the January Chapter meeting so you may want to check out this competition. SHORT NOTICE: the event will start at 3 PM on Monday, December 7th. Click Here for details. The good news is that this and previous competitions are recorded and previous sessions can be viewed. Today’s […]

Mop flies make the Wall Street Journal (11-14-2020)

The lowly mop fly has hit the big time with an article in the Wall Street Journal. (Click Here for the article). The article is cited by Mid Current which features an ad for a large assortment of mop flies (Click Here for the ad.). These flies are so irresistible to trout that they have […]

APSC launches website (9-3-20)

Allison Park Sportsman’s Club has launched its own website thanks to the hard work of Steven Plut (pictured above). Click here to get to the new page. PWWTU has a long-standing relationship with this club and our members have joined in numerous projects on “Little” Pine Creek in Allison Park. Bookmark this site so you […]

Nick Cobler offers Tee shirts in honor of Jim Hoey (8-22-2020)

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 […]

Cicada Zombies (8-5-2020)

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 […]