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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