Women Anglers

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

Our goals are:

  • 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.

The SCCTU Women Anglers would like to honor a very special woman angler who has set up an endowment called the "Jean Brenchley Women Angler Support Fund" to support current and future women anglers to come. This fund has been set up specifically to promote the sport of fly fishing for women and help the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited develop a strong female presence. This fund will provide yearly monies that the SCCTU Women Anglers will use to teach fly fishing skills to the women who join us. Learn more about Jean and her fly-fishing journey

Upcoming Events:

Wine, Women and Waders Happy Hour

Wednesday January 29
5:30 - 7:30pm
The Queen, A Victorian B&B, 176 E. Linn Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823

A casual social event to get connected with other women who share the love of fly fishing or just want to figure out if they “can” love fly fishing. Enjoy some wine and refreshments, learn what events are coming the next few months, and meet some new friends who share the love of fly fishing. Wine and light refreshments will be served; door prizes, too! Thanks to fellow Women Angler, Nancy Noll, for hosting this event.

No cost to attend.

RSVP to Diane Brown dmb490@gmail.com(dmb490@gmail.com)

Vino & Vises

Thursday February 6th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
TCO Fly Shop, 2030 E. College Avenue, State College, PA 16801

Vino & Vises is an open fly-tying night at the shop for women. We will be tying flies while sipping on our favorite wines. Come fill your boxes for the up and coming season or learn a new pattern or technique. In February, we will be featuring “Must Have Flies For Your Box.” Don’t worry if you are a novice or a master crafter of articulated flies – there’s something for everyone. Come in to follow us step by step or bring stuff to tie your own creations that go along with the theme of the night. Each session will feature flies tied by a member of the TCO crew. Thanks to Spring Creek Trout Unlimited Women Anglers for sponsoring our spectacular giveaways for this event! Vises are limited, so please bring your own vise & fly kit or contact Kandy Weader at kweader@comcast.net to reserve one for the night.

$5 cost per person to cover the tying materials.

RSVP to Kandy at kweader@comcast.net

10th Annual Joe Humphreys’ Film Festival

Sunday, February 16th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen Street, State College, PA 16801

Joe Humphreys will be our guest to share his famous fly-fishing stories as well as show the DVD, Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys.

No cost to attend.

RSVP to Diane Brown dmb490@gmail.com(dmb490@gmail.com)

Mark Your Calendar for Future Women Angler Events

Join the Women Anglers Group for a sunday fly-fishing outing. Beginners are welcome to join!

Sunday March 8th
Amidea Daniel's Beginner Program

Saturday March 21st
SCCTU Annual Dinner and Fundraiser

Sunday April 26th
Fishing with Tom Doman on Penns Creek

Sunday May 31st
Fishing Spring Creek Canyon

Sunday June 7th
Get Outdoors Family Fishing at Tussey Pond

Sunday June 14th
Fishing Spring Creek

Saturday July 18th
Social Time and fishing at Fishermans Paradise

Saturday July 19th
Fishing at Fishermans Paradise with the Veterans Service Program

Sunday August 23rd
Fishing Spring Creek at Old McCoy Dam

Sunday September 27th
Fishing TBD

Sunday October 25th
Fishing Spring Creek

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

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

joe with jean

     Joe Humphreys with Women Anglers    Jean Brenchley on Penns Creek