June Membership Meeting to Feature Special Guest Jamie SanFilippo

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the Doc Fritchey chapter will offer a webinar entitled “S.M.A.R.T. Angler Program” by special guest speaker Jamie SanFilippo. Jamie is the owner and guide of American Fly Fishing Company and president of the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited (Bellefonte/State College area). She is an accomplished…

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April Membership Meeting will Feature Special Guest Greg Hoover

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the Doc Fritchey chapter will offer a webinar entitled “Cicadas – Brood X, the Methuselah of the Insect World,” by special guest speaker Greg Hoover. Such a timely program, as Brood X of the cicadas is set to invade our chapter area sometime mid to…

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2021 Officers & Board of Directors Nominations

The following slate of officers and directors has been nominated to serve for the next year. Elections will be held at the start of the chapter’s annual meeting on February 23, 2021. Other nominations will also be accepted from the floor. Nominated Officers PresidentRich DiStanislaoVice PresidentChuck SwanderskiSecretaryBob PennellTreasurerTrip McGarveyNote: pursuant…

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February Annual Meeting will Feature Special Guest Henry Ramsay

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For our upcoming 2021 Annual Membership meeting, the Doc Fritchey Chapter will host special guest Henry Ramsay. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 7:00 pm EST. Henry’s presentation — “A Walk On the Wild Side,” — will discuss the value that Pennsylvania's Class A trout…

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DFTU To Offer Advanced Fly Tying Course ONLINE
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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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January Membership Meeting will Feature Special Guest Rick Nyles

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For our upcoming January General Membership meeting, the Doc Fritchey Chapter will host special guest Rick Nyles of Sky Blue Outfitters. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 7:00 pm EST. Rick's presentation — entitled “The Hatch Factory,” — will cover his experience fishing Penns Creek…

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DFTU’s First Online Auction

As our members certainly know, COVID-19 brought unanticipated disruptions to all aspects of our health and social lives, including to the Doc Fritchey chapter’s annual fund-raising banquet, which was scheduled and cancelled three times. Because the banquet is our chapter’s main source of project funding for the year, the chapter’s…

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2020 Fundraiser Moves to Online

Traditionally, the Doc Fritchey Chapter raises almost all the money we need to carry out our conservation and stewardship mission on one evening in late winter, at our annual conservation fundraising banquet. We all know how that worked out in March of 2020: We all stayed home and started to…

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2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Winner – Jim Rauch
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2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Winner – Jim Rauch

The 2020 Gerald L. Miller Outstanding Volunteer Award – which under normal circumstances would have been presented at our Annual Banquet in March – was presented to chapter member Jim Rauch on Facebook Live on September 10th. Chapter president Russ Collins asked Jim to help out with the Julie Szur raffle drawing…

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Julie Szur Fishing Trip Raffle Winner

Thanks to all who ordered raffle tickets for the day of guided fishing with Orvis-endorsed guide Julie Szur! Member Mark Plantz of Harrisburg — whose raffle ticket was coincidentally the last to be received before the drawing on September 10th — was the lucky winner. Congratulations, Mark! Photo: Julie Szur

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