2021 Ladies Day Event Announced

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To further carry on the mission of Trout Unlimited, the Doc Fritchey Chapter has continued its educational offerings to include a Women’s Conservation/Fly Fishing Program. The program is open to a limited number of women who have: an interest in conservation and a desire to learn the basics of fly…

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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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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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2019 Women’s Introduction to Fly Fishing Event Recap

Fortunately, unlike last year, we were treated to a gorgeous day for the 21 women who showed up to learn about the basics of fly fishing. Four stations were set up, with Amy Coen of TCO Fly Shops introducing the group to fly fishing clothing, Cyndi Camp demonstrating gear and…

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2019 “Home Waters” Veterans Event Recap

On June 8, our chapter hosted 20 veterans at our annual “Home Waters” fishing event. It was the 11th year that we have enjoyed spoiling veterans. The veterans were treated to a buffet luncheon provided by Applebee’s Restaurants, a goody bag with items donated by various businesses, and one-on-one guided…

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2018 Women’s Fly Fishing Day: Nailed It … Despite the Rain!

A gloomy, rainy day greeted the 14 women who showed up at Ed & Nichole O’Gorman’s property for an introduction to the basics of fly fishing, hosted by our chapter. Membership Chair Chuck Swanderski, who organized this event, led off with introductions, followed by breakout sessions to learn the various…

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