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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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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