Hatches Summer 2021 Edition Now Online

The Summer 2021 edition of our newsletter – Hatches – has been mailed out to members. Visit our Hatches Newsletter page to view the current digital edition, as well as find back issues available for download.

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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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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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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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