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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Benefits of Large Woody Debris in Streams
Large woody debris is seen here helping to stabilize a streambank. Photo: Danielle Rhea

Benefits of Large Woody Debris in Streams

by: Danielle Rhea, Water Resources Educator, Penn State Extension Large wood provides multiple benefits in stream systems such as stabilized streambanks, improved floodplain connectivity, and more diverse aquatic habitat. Large woody debris, also referred to as large wood, is typically described as fallen trees, logs, and branches that are at…

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Sage X Rod Donated to Annual Banquet

Planning for the annual banquet is underway and this year's event is already shaping up to be a great celebration. We've begun securing donations and raffle prizes – one of the highlights for our members. The annual banquet planning committee would like to thank lifetime member Steve Kiouttis for donating…

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Fly Tying Classes Return this Winter
Photo: © Jason Gillman from Pixabay

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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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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DFTU Testifies on the Waters of Pennsylvania

On October 21st, I had the honor of representing both the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited and Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited as part of two panels testifying before the House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing.  Representatives from DEP, DCNR, Chesapeake Bay Commission, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, PA Fish and Boat…

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