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

Our next fishing event is on Sunday, May 20 from 5pm – 7pm(ish) at Benner Spring Hatchery/Spring Creek (directions below).  We will fish the canyon section.  You will need waders and boots in addition to your license with trout stamp, rod, reel and other gear.  Water, sunscreen, and bug spray will be helpful to have, too.  We will review the Sulphur Hatch, how to fish dry flies, and how to fish the hatch.  Fishing instruction will be provided for anyone who would like assistance.  RSVP to Diane Brown (dmb490@gmail.com) by May 17 whether or not you plan to join us.


Directions to Benner Spring Hatchery, 1735 Shiloh Road, State College, PA 16801

Take the Shiloh Road Exit #76 off US 220 or turn onto Shiloh Road from Benner Pike near the Sheetz; follow the sign to the Benner Spring Hatchery, which is the opposite direction of the Nittany Mall; continue down Shiloh Road, cross the small bridge, and continue until the road ends and you reach the large gravel parking area on the left where we will meet.




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


  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