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Friday, April 6, 2018

Stream Clean Up!

April 21st @ Illick's Mill.  Annual Stream Clean Up

Where:  Illick's Mill Main Parking Lot
When:  April 21, 9am- 12pm
Details:  Every year the members of the Monocacy Chapter and citizens from across the community gather in April to participate in our annual stream clean up.  We will meet in the main parking lot of Illick's Mill Park for coffee and doughnuts, and then spread out from there.  Garbage bags and latex gloves will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.  Other recommended supplies:  Waders if you have them, work gloves, water.

As part of this clean- up we are looking for a few Chapter members to help direct volunteers.  Responsibilities may include driving a small group of helpers to different stream sections, leading groups to areas that need clean up, making sure trash is brought back to a collection area.  If you are interested in helping lead a clean up group, please contact Steve Vanya :

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Politics and Fishing Collide in Harrisburg...

Pennsylvania fishermen get a side of politics served up with their trout this year

Mark Demko

With the region’s mentored youth trout fishing day now in the books and opening day coming up Saturday, the focus for most anglers right now is on the state’s trout season. Thanks to happenings in Harrisburg, however, some in the angling community are keeping a close eye on developments concerning the agency that stocks those millions of trout each spring, but for a very different reason.
Since he took over as Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission executive director in 2010, John Arway has led the agency though some major changes, all the while doing so on a flat or shrinking budget. Over the past eight years, the Fish & Boat Commission has introduced mentored youth days to encourage kids to pick up angling, added programs to recruit more women and focused on initiatives designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the sport.  (Click below for full Article)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

No Meeting in March.

Just a reminder there is no membership meeting scheduled for March.  See you in April!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tell DEP to stop letting Bushkill Creek run DRY!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018



From ArtsQuest:

Dear Valued Customer,
Due to the inclement weather forecast for ...March 21, the Fly Fishing Film Tour event has been postponed until Wednesday, April 4th.  We apologize for this inconvenience but your paid ticket will be honored at the newly scheduled event.  Please call the box office at 610-332-3378 if you have any questions.
Best regards,
Kate Gallagher Ott
Customer Experience Supervisor

A special thanks to everyone who came out last night to enjoy the food, beverages, raffles, free LIVE music with Woodsmoke, and the always great FlyFishing Film Tour!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spring Event TOMORROW!!!

Spring is here (almost), and so is the Annual Spring Event.  16 Years ago, the TU Chapters in the valley wanted to create an event to foster a greater sense of community, share fish stories, and hopefully spread the word about TU.  The "Spring Event" was born.  Clever name huh?  Even though some of the faces may have changed, the recipe has remained the same:
  • 1 Part great program
  • 1 Part awesome raffle prizes
  • a dash of breakfast snacks
  • lots of TU members with Cabin Fever. 
  • Stir and repeat yearly.

16 years ago, we welcomed Dave Rothrock as the first presenter, and we have finally convinced him to come back.  If you like fly fishing, fly tying, catching fish or just want some doughnuts and coffee,  DON'T MISS THIS.

  • Where: East Bath Rod and Gun Club, ​7905 Township Line Rd, Bath, PA
  • When: March 10th, 2018 Doors open @ 9AM
  • Why:  Dave Rothrock is presenting and that is worth the price of admission ( its free), plus there is a great raffle.

Hope to see you there.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monthly Member meeting 2/27...Tim Flagler!

Tightline Productions @ Monocacy TU:

If you have ever searched for fly tying on the internet, you have certainly come across the Tightline Fly Tying Videos by Tim Flagler.  With great production value and an easy to follow format that has plenty of detail but is clear and to the point, these videos are some of the best out there.

Join us  as we welcome Tim Flagler, who will be presenting "What's Happening Now".

Where:  DAR House 8th Ave, Bethlehem
When:  7pm
Other:  FREE Pizza,  HUGE Fly Tying material Sale!!!

Check out some of Tightlines Videos Here: (Click on the Top LEFT to see a list of all videos in the Group)

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Check out these great resources from the PA DEP and Fish and Boat.  The DEP map that seems most interesting is located at the end of the presentation ( you have to scroll through), and links DEP Marco studies to water bodies.  It is very scientific, so don't expect to see "March Brown" or Blue Winged Olive.  A little google searching will get you the common names.  The Fish and Boat Map that is shown here lets you map trout streams and narrow them by your chosen criteria.  There are other great maps (click on "more interactive maps" near the top).  Do a little digging, and you might find a new place to fish!

Friday, February 2, 2018

EPA suspends Clean Water Rule

EPA suspends Clean Water Rule — implications for clean water?

What does EPA’s suspension of the 2015 Clean Water Rule mean for water quality, trout streams and anglers?

After several rounds of litigation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday that it has finalized a rule that will suspend the 2015 Clean Water Rule for two years.
Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that district courts across the country—not the circuit courts—should be the first to hear the merits of cases regarding the 2015 Clean Water Rule.