Upcoming Events

Fly Fishing Show

Date: Saturday & Sunday, February 28 & March 1
Time: 9 am - 5:30 pm Saturday, 9 am - 4:30 pm Sunday
Place: Lancaster County Convention Center, 3 East Vine, Lancaster

The Fly Fishing Show is coming to Lancaster's Convention Center.

Save February 28 & March 1 to attend the Fly Fishing Show at the Convention center in Lancaster. There will be an exciting mix of speakers, fly tiers and exhibitors from which to choose. Quality talks and demonstrations are scheduled with many of Pennsylvania's finest celebrities as well as nationally known instructors. One day may not be enough to experience all the show has to offer. Admission cost: adults $15 for one day or $25 for both days, children under 2 are free and children under 12 are $2. Be sure to stop in at our booth and say hi. For more information.


March Fly Tying

Date: Saturday, March 14
Time: 9 AM - 1 PM
Place: Farm & Home Center Room 113, Arcadia Rd, Lancaster

Will Winter never end? Another snow storm forced the cancelation of our February session, but we'll try once more to have a day of fly tying, fishing stories, and assorted lies to help make it through until the streams are ready to fish. Come and join us, tie some flies to fill those gaps in your fly boxes, and maybe pick up some tips or new patterns. Lessons can be arranged if you let us know, otherwise bring your own tools and supplies.


March Meeting

Date: March 18
Time: 7 pm
Place: Farm & Home Center
Arcadia Road

photo of Dolly Varden
photo of Paul Jacob

On March 18, Paul Jacob, who operates a guide service in western New York will treat us to a double-header. The first presentation will be about fishing for steelhead, and brown trout on the tribs of Lakes Erie and Ontario. The second one will be about fishing for trout and salmon on the Kanektok River in Alaska. The Kanektok flows through the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge and holds all 5 species of Pacific salmon, as well as rainbow and dolly varden trout, greyling and artic char. Join us at the Farm & Home Center and daydream about fishing for trophy trout and salmon.


Annual Banquet

Date: March 28
Time: 4 - 9 pm
Place: Host Resort, Rte 30 Lancaster

Our 36th Annual Spring Banquet will be held once again at the Host in Lancaster. Doors open at 4 pm, with a Buffet Dinner served about 6:30. The evening will be filled with auctions, door prizes, buckets, & baskets. Prizes will range from fly rods & reels to crossbows, shotguns, jewelry, fishing trips & vacations. Literally something to interest everyone. Last year we had almost 300 attendees and raised over $25,000 to support our streanwork in Lancaster County. You need not be a member of the Chapter to attend. Here's a registration form. Inquiries may be sent to to Dan Brandt .


Wayne's Cold Water Kids

Date: April 26
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Place: Harpster's Evergreen Farm, State Route 45, Spruce Creek, PA

Applications are now being accepted for this annual opportunity for youths aged 12 - 15 to fish the Wayne Harpster property on legendary Spruce Creek in midstate PA. Young anglers must be accompanied by an adult, no more than one adult per student, preferably one per two. DTU will pay registration fees for applicants accepted through our site. A registration form with more information is available for download. Only 40 youths will be accepted, and deadline for registration is April 3. Inquiries may be sent to to Mark Ebner .


PA Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Camp

Date: June 21 - 26
Place: Allenberry Resort, Boiling Springs, PA

Applications are now being accepted for Rivers Camp. Boys & girls ages 14 - 17 (born between June 26, '97 & June 21, '01) are eligible for this camp educating students in cold water conservation, ecology & fly fishing. DTU will sponsor youths who apply through our chapter. Application forms are available in Adobe Acrobat and MSWord formats. A brochure about the camp is available here. Deadline for early application is March 31. Please submit your application (with required essay) to Mark Ebner . Fees for accepted applicants will be paid by DTU.

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