2019 Meeting Speakers

January 3, 2019  Lynn Mitchell "State of the Chapter"

 

Update of the Chapter activities over the past year and update us on activities for the upcoming years.

 

February 7. Nick Raftas, Wild East Outfiiters, "Fishing the Lehigh River"



 

March 7, Dennis Charney, "Spring Creek Patterns and Tactics"

April 4, Mike McFarland, "Building a Fly Rod"

May 2, Kevin Compton, "Life Cycle for the Suphur Hatch

June 2, 2019 "Get Outdoors Family Picnic

September 29, 2019

Enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Nittany while sampling great wine and food at
Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery. 
Thursday, August 29, 5:30 pm
Location: Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery, 300 Houser Road, Centre Hall, PA

Last year's wine tasting event was such a success we're bringing it back for another year. We saw lots of new faces and enjoyed some wonderful wines from a local winery who continues to support the Chapter with sales of their Spring Creek White wine.

Be sure to bring your spouse and friends to this special TU wine tasting evening to kick off our fall meeting schedule. We would appreciate an RSVP if you plan to attend.

NOTE: This event will replace the regular September meeting.

  Agenda
  • 5:30 pm: Complimentary wine tasting
  • 6:00 pm: Remarks by Lynn Mitchell, SCCTU President, and Linda Weaver, Mount Nittany Winery General Manager
  • 6:15 pm:  Wine, food and great conversation (bring your summer fishing adventure stories!). An assortment of food will be available to try with your favorite wine. Wine will be available for purchase by glass or bottle. 

10% of all tasting room sales of Spring Creek White are generously being donated to our Chapter by Linda and Steve Weaver.    

October 3, 2019
George Daniel

Topic:
Situational Nymphing
   
We're excited to welcome back George Daniel as our speaker this month.  




George will discuss how to pick the right tools and approach for dynamic trout streams, when using both European and suspension tactics.   The program looks at several fly fishing situations and discusses potential solutions/approaches. This program discusses how to build specific rigs (euro and suspension) for each water type.  

George is a fly fishing educator and guide and the bestselling author of Dynamic Nymphing, Strip-Set: Fly-Fishing Techniques, Tactics, Patterns for Streamers and Nymph Fishing: New Angles, Tactics, and Techniques. He is a two time National Champion Fly Fisher and former coach of the US Youth Fly Fishing Team.  George is he has also published articles in Fly Fisherman, American Angler and Fly Tyer magazines.   

Visit George on the web at: livinonthefly.com

November 7, 2019

Phil Thomas
Trout Unlimited Eastern Office, Habitat Project Coordinator


Phil will speak about some of there recent and planned restoration projects including planned project at Slab Cabin Run as it runs through Centre Hills Country Club. 


Penn State Fly Fishing Club
Fly Tying Demonstration

This month members of the Penn State Fly Fishing Club will be demonstrating their fly tying prowess. Come out and see them tie their favorite patterns.


December 11, 2019 - Annual Holiday Party

Come and enjoy some holiday cheer at this year's Holiday Party

When:  Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:30 - 9:30pm

Where: Boalsburg Fire Department

              113 E. Pine St., Boalsburg, PA, 16827

 

The chapter is providing food, but dishes to share are always welcome.  Please bring whatever you'd like to dring.

 

RSVP's are appreciated, but not required.
Email us at springcreektu@gmail.com to RSVP or with questions.