Spring Creek Alert
If you are planning on fishing Spring Creek in Centre County (and who isn't) be aware that New Zealand Mud Snails have been found in that stream. This is an extremely worrisome invasive species, less than 1/4 inch long, easily spread to other streams via wading boots, waders, etc. Please disinfect your gear thoroughly before moving on to another stream.
Date: December 15
Time: 2 pm (movie at 4 pm)
Snitz Creek Brewery,
318 Taxiway Road, Annville
The East Coast premiere of the documentary film One Path: The Race to Save Mongolia’s Giant Salmonids will take place at Snitz Creek Brewery Tasting Room located in Palmyra, PA on December 15th at 2 p.m. Ticket proceeds go to benefit Donegal TU, Doc Fritchey TU & Cumberland Valley TU.
Join Fly Fisherman magazine publisher and editor Ross Purnell as he embarks on an epic journey by horse, camel and raft through Mongolia, the land once ruled by historic warrior and emperor Genghis Khan, in search of the fly-fishing experience of a lifetime and the giant, freshwater salmonid species known as taimen.
Purnell documented his journey in hope of calling attention to the plight of the giant trout-like fish (trout, salmon, char) that face potential extinction from the region because of overfishing, toxic mining practices, along with the construction of roads and dams infiltrating the pristine country and waters that are home to this rare species. Along the way, Purnell and his team also befriended and taught local men, women and children how to fly fish, provided them with equipment and supplied key medical and dental provisions to aid the Mongolian nomadic people who live along the rivers.
“This experience is the culmination of a dream of fly-fishing for this elusive apex predator in its natural environment of Mongolia, as well as call attention to the real conservation issues facing the species, educate tribal villagers living along the rivers on how to fly fish and provide medical and dental aid to this somewhat forgotten group of descendants from one of the world’s once most powerful and historic empires,” Purnell said.
Date: December 19
Time: 7 pm
Place: Farm & Home Center
Our annual fly tying seminar will occupy pride of place as our December program. Several different tyers will demonstrate their skills and patterns. Derek is still working on the lineup, but it's always an interesting mix.
Even if you don't tie yourself, it can be fascinating to see how the delicacies you knot on your tippet are constructed. And if you do tie, you're bound to come away with some new ideas or skills. Join us for this pre-holiday DTU tradition.
Winter Fly Tying
Dates: January 12, February 9, March 9
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Place: Stauffer's of Kissel Hill Grocery
1050 Lititz Pike
Our Winter Fly Tying get-togethers will be the second Saturday of the months of Jan, Feb & March in the Meeting Room at the rear of Stauffer's of Kissel Hill Grocery.
Come join us to tie, to watch, to learn, or just to swap mid-winter lies about fishing. All very informal, use the time to stock your fly box, try some new patterns, or get some fresh ideas. Lessons in the basics can be arranged if we know you're coming and what you'd like to cover.
Watch this space. Plans to revitilize our Women's Initiative are underway. New Coordinator Pam Williams is exploring various options for activities beginning in Spring 2019.