Tying a Hellgrammite with Rich DiStanislao

The hellgrammite is the larval stage of the dobsonfly. They will hatch from egg masses in trees, above ground level where the larva then crawl into water. Once there they will spend 2–3 years underwater, usually inhabiting the swiftest sections of larger streams and rivers. Hellgrammites are voracious predators of…

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Tying the Grannom Caddis with Rich DiStanislao

The Grannom Caddis – often referred to as the "Mother's Day Caddis" – hatches toward the end of April and lasts about two weeks. At emergence, caddis can take off immediately after reaching the surface. They are strong fliers and don’t need to set wings. Trout will chase these, often jumping out…

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DFTU To Offer Advanced Fly Tying Course ONLINE

Due to the health risks created by the COVID-19 virus, our chapter cannot in good faith offer our customary face-to-face fly-tying course in the Spring of 2021. For obvious reasons, there is just too much close contact between student and mentor when trying to teach a beginner to tie trout…

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DFTU Sponsors Local Student for 2020 Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp

Central Dauphin freshman Mason Liartis was accepted to attend the 2020 Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp. Early applications for the 2020 Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp opened for acceptance back in November, 2019. This month, we were happy to hear that someone from the Harrisburg area…

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Read more about the article Fly Tying Classes Return this Winter
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Fly Tying Classes Return this Winter

Ever want to try fly-tying as a hobby?  It has great appeal to fishermen, the hobbyist, the artist, and biologist. It brings out creativity, artistic flair, interest in entomology, and perfection in matching natural insects. For me, this has become a lifelong amateur profession, and it helps me pass many a…

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Read more about the article Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp to Accept Early Applications
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Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp to Accept Early Applications

Do you know a young angler interested in fly fishing and waterways conservation? If so, the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will soon be accepting early applications for its 26th annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp, to be held June 21-26, 2020 at Messiah College in Grantham,…

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