Volume 31, Issue 5   May, 2007                        � Spring Creek Trout Unlimited
    John Shaffer                                                           Newsletter Editor





There will be no official membership meeting in June. Instead, Mark your calendars for SaturdayJune 16, 2007 for the TU cookout at Poe Paddy State Park.  Fish Poe Creek and/or Penns Creek.  Then enjoy quality cuisine from TU’s own Chef John Poisson de Morte.  Come for the day or stay over night. We will have a group campsite reserved.  The cost will be approximately $10-15 per person.  The chapter will provide steaks grilled to order, baked potatoes and non-alcoholic drinks. Children eat hot dogs for free!  Bring a dish to share.  Bring a friend and enjoy the social event of the season.  You got trout, you got beautiful scenery, you got camaraderie, you got good food, what more do you want? For reservations call Bill Palmer (364-9101) or John Shaffer (359-3054).

Mark your calendar. Bring some friends. Call Bill (349-9101).


Volunteers Needed to Serve as Controllers or Judges for the World Youth Fly Fishing Competition in August

Members of TU or others interested in youth activities are needed to help with the World Youth Fly Fishing Competition that will be held in the State College area this August. The Federation Internationale de Pesch Sportive (FIPS) Mouche, the international fly fishing organization, has arranged to use sections of four of the local streams – Spring Creek, Fishing Creek, Little Juniata River, and Lake Perez, as fishing sites on the dates of August 6 –8. The competition will feature teams from over 15 countries, with 2 teams from the USA, including one of only PA anglers. The participants are between the ages of 14 and 18, and there are 5 anglers per team. All have been selected by their country’s (or team’s) coach based on their skill level.

The young fishermen will have several practice days prior to the competition (but not on the competition sites), and then the “main event” will begin on Monday, Aug. 6. Each team will start on one of the five assigned areas (there are two sections of Spring Creek), and then over the next few days will have the opportunity to fish all sections, including 3 hours of fishing from a boat at Lake Perez. The organizers need help from all interested persons, and particularly from fishermen, to serve as controllers for any of the different venues. The schedule of fishing activities is as follows:

Monday, Aug. 6 First session from 9 AM until noon

Second session from 5 PM until 8 PM

Tuesday, Aug. 7 Third session from 9 AM until noon

Afternoon is free

Wednesday, Aug. 8 Fourth session from 9 AM until noon

Fifth session from 5 PM until 8 PM

Controllers will receive a shirt and an invitation to dinner with the competitors on Wednesday following the end of the competition. Lunch is also provided after the morning sessions.

Those interested in helping with the competition as controllers, judges, or any of several other positions are requested to sign up at the following web site:

<http://www.centralpacvb.org> (click on ”FlyFishing Volunteer Application”) or call John Ford at (814) 571-5593 or e-mail jwf4@psu.edu <mailto:jwf4@psu.edu>


Additional information will be provided on the Spring Creek TU Chapter’s web site, http://www.springcreektu.org/ as it becomes available. Current estimates are that as many as 75 persons will be needed to measure fish and keep score during each session (15 at each venue). Please sign up for any or all sessions, as many as you can arrange to attend. The Chapter’s web site also has the full schedule listed, along with rules that apply to the fishing competition. This is a great opportunity to see some highly skilled young flyfishers in action, and also to help foster a good impression of the USA and our environment on these international sportsmen.


Banquet Is Best Yet!


The 2007 banquet netted over $13.5 thousand for the chapter. This is a record amount and eclipses last year's total of $12.4 thousand by over 9%. Since 2003, when the net to the chapter was $6,472 the growth has been spectacular....about 109%. Many thanks to Dick Stevenson and his banquet staff, and the many members and friends that supported this tremendous effort. The board will do its best to apply these funds in the most effective manner to support, maintain and enhance our Spring

Creek Watershed.


Sale of Dinner Tickets $5,015.00
Silent-Live Auctions/Raffles $17,197.00
Gifts $2,366.00

Subtotal $24,578.00

Meals, Ent., Room                       $4,797.06
Other                           $1,094.16
Prizes                          $5,143.25

Subtotal - Expenses                       $11,034.47

Net Income                                $13,543.53




Thank You To The Following Donors That Helped Make

The 2007 Spring Creek Chapter Of Trout Unlimited Annual Banquet A Great Success

The following Donor was left off the donor list last month: Ms. Marian U. Coppersmith Fredman.    



Angler Sport Group


Mr. James M. Rayback


Spruce Creek Fly Co & TCO State College


Stackpole Books




Andy Reed, Artist


Bass Pro Shops


American Angler


Auto Buffs Auto Detailing & Stocker Chevrolet


Petzl America


Danalco, Inc.


Elkhorn Outdoors, LLC


Doug Wennick


Doug Bear


Spring Creek House


Paul & Gretchen Rebarchak


Doug Reddy


Wienken & Associates, Mr. Robert Rosenberg, Jr.


Clem's Woodfired BBQ


Fly Rod & Reel


McQuaide, Blasko, Fleming & Faulkner, Inc.


Umpqua Feather Merchants


Gardner's Candies


Metzger Animal Hospital, Dr. Fred Metzger


P.J. Harrigans


Glacier Glove


Fly Tyer


Fred Coombs


Glenn O.Hawbaker, Inc.


The Richardson Chest Fly Box Company


Ed Shenk


Joe Humphreys


Metz Feathers Division, Belleville, PA


Jim Teeny Inc. Products


David Weaver


Gamble Mill Inn


Frog Hair


Mr. Albert M. Lavan, Jr.


Battenkill Lodge


Boomerang Glass & Fiberarts


Mr. Brent D. Veronesi


Outback Steakhouse


Kettle Creek Lodge, LTD


Mr. David Fields


Harrison's Wine Country Grill


Greg Hoover


Mr. David C. Whiteman


Mr. Donald & Ms. Marie Hamer




Mr. Edward J. Pavsek


Maurice Mahler


Clearfield Bank & Trust Co.


Mr. Eric W. Karlovich


Gray's Sporting Journal


Jim & Cheryl George


Mr. Jerry C. Olson


Meiser & Earl Hydrogeologists, Jay Lynch


George F. Altemus


Mr. Lester R. Thurston, Jr.


Whitehill Lighting & Supplies, Inc.


Conner Bravis


Mr. Matt A. Sanderson


David W. Wigfield & Assoc. CPA


International Angler, Pittsburg


Mr. Robert F. Carline


Nittany Mountain Trail Rides, Inc.


George Daniel


Mr. Robert J. Eberhart


S.J. Miska, Goldsmiths & Jewelers




Mr. Ron Evans


Barnard-Maine, Ltd.


George & Ann Moellenbrock


Mr. William Bressler


Welldone Enterprises, Ben Farahani


Bob Divaney


Mr. William R. Rinninger


R.H. Marcon, Inc., Mr. Ray Marcon


Flyfisher's Paradise


Dennis Charney


M&M Printing Service, Bellefonte, PA


Chota Outdoor Gear


Ms. Thelma Hawbaker


Sammis Greenhouse


Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.


Ruth Davis-Bast


Beth Richards Kalenak of Kissinger, Bigatel & Brower


Pat & Joe Boston


Scherer Designs


The Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery


State College Spikes


Scot Powr-Ply Co.


Penn State Golf Courses


John Corr, Southern Wines of PA


Silpada Designs


Culbertson Financial Services, Mr. Scott Culbertson


Denny Hameister


Steve Sywensky


Nittany Valley Chiropractic Center, Dr. Roy Love


Lion Country Supply


Thomas & Thomas Rods


Nittany Mountain Trail Rides, R.B. Powell


Caf� 210 West


Tussey Mountain Outfitters


Casselberry & Associates, Jim Casselberry


Oakley Inc.




Wennewoods Publishing, Ron Wenning


Ted Trostle


Vince Norris


Saltwater Fly Fishing


Ron Evans


Wild Wings


Curtis White, PSU Cheerleading Coach


Tait Farm Harvest Shop


Wiscoy Pet Food Co.


Scott & Mary Ann Bubb


Olive Garden Italian Restaurant


Woolrich Clothing Store

Banquet Critique. Dick Stevenson would appreciate constructive critiques of this year's banquet.
Please send your critiques to Dick at:
 Dick Stevenson
 20 Mahala Street
 Port Matilda, PA 16870

OR  email:  res4@psu.edu


Trout in the Classroom

The Chapter and PA Trout funded TITC at the Park Forest Middle School.  TITC puts a large tank, a cooler, and trout eggs or fry in the classroom, and, as supervised by the classroom science teacher, the class grows the trout to a size where they can be released into the wild.  The program teaches the students about trout, ecology, streams, and the habitat quality necessary for trout to survive.
Request for Volunteer

A volunteer is needed for the Chairperson of a Media Relations Committee.  The Chapter is involved in a number a education programs and habitat improvement programs and we are looking for someone who would be willing to put out press releases and notify the media about events and activities.
Scholarship Available

The Chapter will provide $250 scholarships towards the PSU Conservation Leadership School.  Sessions are offered on June 24 to 30, 2007 and July 8-14, 2007.  Information can be obtained at 814-234-8301 or conferences.cas.psu.edu.


Board meetings are held at the Comfort Suites Hotel, 132 Village Drive, State College at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday following the scheduled Membership Meeting. The Board members welcome and would appreciate greater participation from Chapter members. As many of you know, our membership and board meetings are held at the Comfort Suites Hotel. Comfort Suites provides the rooms to us at no charge. We want to thank Karen Mansfield and her staff for their support.

VISIT THE SCTU WEB SITE: springcreektu.org

The Web Site lists membership and board meeting dates; contains the past 5 months of Tertiary Treatment; and provides links to Spring Creek USGS stream flow conditions, weather, and a number of other good information sources.



Please consider joining the SCTU List-Serve. The Chapter maintains a List-Serve, an e-mail contact list that includes approximately 65 of the 350 SCTU members. The List-Serve is used to provide e-mail notices of upcoming events and activities. You will not be flooded with a lot of unwanted e-mails. The List-Serve will only be used for important communication from the chapter. If you would like to be included in the List-Serve please send your e-mail address to Bill Brusse at wbrusse@converseconsultants.com </ym/Compose?To=wbrusse@converseconsultants.com> or to Vince Norris at vpn1@psu.edu


SCTU needs volunteers. Many of the issues that affect the Watershed will be decided based on the “science” of the issue. We need knowledgeable individuals to help out with land use, water quality, and legal issues. We also need volunteers to attend Township and Borough meetings to help track development plans and proposed ordinances that could impact the Creek so that SCTU has the opportunity to comment on those issues before they are approved. We also need volunteers to organize creek improvement and cleanup activities.

Chapter Officers:


President              Bill Brusse
Vice-President   Vacant
Treasurer            Jere Willey
Secretary            George Moellenbrock


Jere Willey   (12/09)  667-3895

George Moellenbrock   (12/09)  364-9528  gxm3@psu.edu

Allen Phillips 238-4414
    (12/09)  atp@.psu.edu<mailto:atp@.psu.edu>

Bob Donaldson 237-4362
    (12/08)  rbdonald@adelphia.net

Jay Lynch 422-8988    (12/07)  Jlynch@AOL.com

Theodore Trostle 237-9509  (12/08)  tctrostle@verizon.net

Dick Stevenson 692-8471  (12/07)  res4@ psu.edu

Jim George 867-0765  (12/08)  jamestgeorge@earthlink.net

William Brusse 234-8851wbrusse@converseconsultants.com <mailto:wbrusse@converseconsultants.com>


Start or Renew Your TU Membership through SCTU

When your membership is about to expire, or join for the first time, fill out the form below and forward it with a check (payable to Trout Unlimited) to the address indicated below.

Name ________________________________ Check Membership Category *

Address ______________________________  Regular Membership ($35)

 Family Membership ($50)

City _________________________________  Senior/Student ($20)

 Individual Life ($750)**  Family Life ($850)**


State _____________ Zip ________________  Business Member ($200)  Conservator Member ($350)


CHAPTER: Spring Creek TU #185 * US Dollars Only ** No further dues

Send To:  Check enclosed. Payable to Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited

PO Box 1335

Merrifield, VA 22116-1335


Note: If you have an idea for a meeting or activity, please tell a board member.

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