Penn’s Woods West Chapter of Trout Unlimited

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Mathie Family takes lead in Stream Clean-up contest (posted 4-24-2020)

Bryan Mathie, with the help of his family, collected an amazing amount of trash from the banks of Neshannock Creek last week (see photos below). All this in one afternoon! Bryan, it must be admitted, found time to capture a number of Neshannock brownies on a caddis emerger pattern during the trip. Three bags of […]

The secret language of cartoons (posted 4-24-2020)

Ever wonder what the squiggly line rising from a cup of coffee in the comics is called? (answer: “indotherm”) or the beads of sweat flying off a distressed character’s head (answer: “pleweds”). The attached article will be of interest to fans of the comics and of language, since most of the words are unknown outside […]

FY-20 PWWTU Financial Statement is available for your review (Posted 4-24-2020)

Treasurer Ed Barger has released the “FY-20” Financial Statements which actually cover an 18-month period due to Trout Unlimited’s change in fiscal year. Our Financial Reviewer, Walter Reineman, has reviewed the detailed list of transactions for the period as well as the statements. He found no irregularities. Walter and Ed are to be commended for […]

Ed Shenk, angler and writer, has died (posted 4-18-2020)

Ed was one of the old guard of fly fishermen on the Letort near Carlisle, PA. Check out this U-tube video of Ed talking and then a demonstration of how to tie his famous White Streamer. Click Here to go there. For Ed’s obituary: Click here. For a nice editorial remembrance, see Fly Fisherman

Stream Clean-up Contest – Starts April 17th (posted 4-14-2020)

Aren’t you just dying to get out of the house and do something useful? Here’s an opportunity to do just that: a contest to see who can collect the most litter from a local stream. Contest runs from April 17th to May 17th. Winners will be announced May 22. Grand Prize is a $200 gift […]

Allison Park Sportsman’s Club Schedule (posted 4-13-2020)

APSC has cancelled most of it’s events this Spring. A possible exception is the Dan Wagner Memorial Kid’s Fishing Tournament at North Park on May 2nd. Click here to see the schedule. Contact: Gary Franceschina by email.

President puts boots where mouth is (posted 4-11-2020)

OK, I challenged you to take a stream walk in order to become familiar with a local stream and to pick up trash. Just you and your immediate family, not a large group. Well, I decided to put on my boots and explore the tiny tributary to Saw Mill Run that starts a hundred yards […]

Ticks

Ticks are likely to be a big problem this year because last winter was so mild. Click here for a fabulous summary of important information borrowed from PA Steelhead Association Newsletter with permission. (posted 4-10-2020).

Seven Springs Fly Tyers’ Reunion – POSTPONED

The annual Fly Tyers’ Reunion at Seven Springs has been POSTPONED. (posted 4-10-2020)

Take a Hike!

Given that the virus has provided way too much free time, why not get out of doors and do some good for the Chapter at the same time? Gather your family and tell them: “Hey, it’s an adventure that requires boots and gloves”. Pick a stream near home that has public access, maybe even aquatic […]

Upcoming Events

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All large group events such as Chapter Meetings have been cancelled or postponed.  However,  virtual reality is taking over during this time of Corona, and our Women’s Initiative is a good example:  Fly Tying demo done remotely.  All (including guys!) are welcome to tune in. See the handout with the event listed below for instructions.

Expand your Horizons

Think outside the box of PWWTU. There are 400 plus Chapters of Trout Unlimited in the country.  We have a ton of members (over 1,000) but few cold-water streams supporting trout. Why not wind up the computer (or pick up the phone) and contact a TU chapter from the surrounding area to see what they’re up to and how you might be able to help. Click Here .SW PA TU Chapters for a spreadsheet of likely SW and NW PA Chapters, their websites, and a contact. What’s to lose?  You might even get introduced to a stream full of brookies that you didn’t know about.

Women and Diversity

Calling all Ladies!!!

We have a group just for you!!!

“Women’s Outreach” for PWWTU. This new group was created so that we, as a local organization, can better listen to and serve the needs of female anglers.

Our aim is to partner with female anglers who: want to fish together, learn more about the sport, support each other’s fishing growth and have fun! As women – we have the ability to become some of the best anglers – and our chapter wants to support that growth!

If this group interests you or you have any questions – please contact Jodie Minor or Nora Cline at pwwtuwomen@gmail.com