Spring Creek Chapter Women Anglers

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,

Jamie SanFillippo - Intense Fishing at Penns Creek

The Women Anglers’ next fishing date is Sunday, August 19 (meet at 5pm) at the site of the old McCoy Dam between Bellefonte and Milesburg (directions below).  We will do some “High Stick Nymphing!” You will need waders and boots in addition to your license with trout stamp, rod, reel and other gear. Water, sunscreen and bug spray may be helpful to bring, too.  Fishing instruction will be provided for anyone who would like assistance.   RSVP to Diane Brown at dmb490@gmail.com.

 

 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

 

Mark your calendars for our future fishing dates:  September 16 and October 14

 

Directions to the old site of the McCoy Dam between Bellefonte and Milesburg

These directions start at the intersection of Route 26 and the 322 Bypass:  Take Route 26 towards the Nittany Mall where you will veer left onto Route 150.  Take 150 toward Bellefonte and Fisherman’s Paradise.  (It is 5.4 miles between Routes 26/322 and the traffic light for Fisherman’s Paradise.  It is another 2.7 from this point to the traffic light at Bellefonte’s Talleyrand Park.)  Continue on Route 150.  From the traffic light at Talleyrand Park to the left-hand turn for the old site of the McCoy Dam, it is 1.7 miles. You will pass Capparella’s Furniture store on the right.  The left-hand turn is a little hard to see. There are guard rails on both sides of the gravel driveway.  If you come across the Midway Storage sign on the right, you’ve gone too far.   There is plenty of parking at this site, and it’s a short, easy walk to Spring Creek.

 

Other opportunities: 

  • Future Women Anglers dates:  May 20, June 3, June 24, July 22, August 19, September 16, & October 14.
  • Saturday, April 7: Join TCO Outdoors for the Women’s Happy Hour, “Gear Up & Tune Up” from 2pm to 4pm 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
  • Saturday, April 21: If you are you interested in helping the Girl Scouts, check this out!  Volunteers as needed as fishing facilitators for Spring Girl Scout Camp at Camp Golden Pond Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10:00am - 4:00pm or any segment during that time that you are available.  This program is more of a basic, recreational fishing activity for the girls: reviewing safety with them, helping them to bait and release the fish, and of course, untangling!  Camp Gold Pond is located at 5126 Eberle Road, Petersburg, PA - approximately 40 minutes from State College.  You may sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4aa5ab2ea5f85-gshpa1 For questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Theresa Mast, Development Director, YMCA of Centre County, 677 West Whitehall Road, State College, PA 16801, 814-237-7717;tmast@ymcaocc.org; www.ymcaocc.org

 

 

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

2PM-  4PM TBD

  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

"Caddis"

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

dmb490@gmail.com

814-880-8431 

joe with jean

     Joe Humphreys with Women Anglers    Jean Brenchley on Penns Creek