Women Anglers

Our mission is to promote the sport of fly-fishing among women.

Our goals are:

¨                 To create a friendly and supportive environment for women anglers.

¨                 To provide skill building workshops, presentations and demonstrations.

¨                 To organize single day or overnight fishing trips.

¨                 To provide opportunities to assist with conservation efforts.

¨                 To provide a means for women fly-fishers to meet, network, fish, and socialize.

See Centre Daily Times Article by Mark Nale "Learning on the Fly" 

Great Time at the Joe Humphreys Film Festival


Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited Women Anglers,

During our March 18 meeting, we will discuss stream prep: how, when, and what aquatic insects are about to hatch so we know which flies to use.  It's a great way to get ready for our April fly fishing adventure on Penns Creek!


We will meet on Sunday, March 18 from 2pm – 4pm at Schlow Library, 211 S. Allen Street, State College, PA  16801. For directions, scroll to the bottom of this web page: https://www.schlowlibrary.org/.   RSVP by emailing Diane Brown at dmb490@gmail.com.


Other opportunities: 

  • Thursday, March 1: Attend the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SCCTU) presentation on.  Meeting starts at 7:30p.m. at the Comfort Inn on North Atherton, State College.  Mark Nale, Centre Daily Times wildlife writer, will talk about "Flora and Fauna of Spring Creek." http://springcreektu.org/meeting_speakers.html

  • Saturday, March 24: Join me at the 45th Annual SCCTU Dinner and FUNraiser at the Ramada Inn starting at 5:30pm.  The attached invitation provides additional information.  Contact Paula Sowers with questions or to buy raffle tickets: ptortugas@gmail.com or 301-351-5930

  • Saturday, April 7: Join TCO Outdoors for the Women’s Happy Hour, “Gear  Up & Tune Up” from 2p.m. to 4p.m.  at the TCO Fly Shop in State College. See attachment for more information.

  • Saturday, April 7 and other dates: Enroll in one of the free PA Fish & Boat Commission Fly Fishing courses:  https://register-ed.com/programs/PFBC/191-sport-fishing
  • Join us for future events/fishing dates:  April 15, May 20, June 3, June 24, July 22, August 19, September 16, and October 24.


When Fishing! 

 Check out stream conditions before you leave home!

·         TCO Fly Shop: https://www.tcoflyfishing.com/pages/stream-conditions

·         Fly Fisher’s Paradise: http://flyfishersparadise.com/

·         Feathered Hook: http://thefeatheredhook.com/central-pa-hatches.php


Following is schedule for the year:

Date Time Location
  January 28
Intro to SCCTU, VSP and Women Anglers
Fly Fishing 101
2Pm 4PM Schlow Library

  February 18 or 25

Annual Joe Humphrey’s Film Festival


  March 18

Stream Prep

2PM -4PM Schlow Library
  April 15
  Tom Doman: Guide
2PM - ??PM Penns Creek

  May 20 Fishing

Sulphur Hatch, Dry Fly Fishing, and how to fish the hatch

5pm – 7pm

Benner Spring Hatchery/Spring Creek

  June 3 Volunteer - Tussey Mountain    Ski Area Pond

2pm 4PM

SCCTU Sponsored Event : Get Outdoors Family Picnic

  June 24 Fishing

How to read the stream

2pm – 4pm

The Rock (Trout and Rock Roads)

  July 22 Fishing

Terrestrials(eg ants, beetles, etc)

5pm – 7pm

Fisherman’s Paradise

  August 19 Fishing

High Stick Nymphing

5pm – 7pm

McCoy Dam

September 16 Fishing


2pm – 4pm


Spring Creek Road between Fisherman's Paradise and Route 550

  October 14 Fishing

“Food, Fish, & Fun”

1pm – eat

2pm – fish

Fisherman’s Paradise



Diane Brown



joe with jean

     Joe Humphreys with Women Anglers    Jean Brenchley on Penns Creek