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What's New ?

2019 Spring Fundraiser Coming Soon

Women and Waders announced

Tree planting Volunteers needed.

2019 Rivers Camp Applications now being accepted

Consider planting natives

LCCD Tree Sale

2019 Fish & Golf Tourney announced

February Mayflyer
now available

January Board Minutes

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Upcoming Events

Winter Fly Tying

Dates: March 2
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Place: Stauffer's of Kissel Hill Grocery
1050 Lititz Pike

Our last Winter Fly Tying get-togethers will be the first Saturday of March (March 2) due to a conflict with the Fly Fishing Show. As usual it will be held 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.

February Meeting

Due to impending winter storm, the meeting has been canceled

Guide & author Joe Demalderis, who operates Cross Current Guide Service on the Upper Delaware, will be our speaker in February. Joe D has been fly fishing since 1970 and has been recognized by Orvis as a 'Trout Bum'. Not surprisingly, his topic will be 'Fishing the Upper Delaware.' While Winter still lingers, and Spring and fly fishing season seem a distant dream, join us in wondering 'are we there yet'?

Fly Fishing Show

The Fly Fishing Show will be coming to Lancaster on March 9 & 10 at the Lancaster Convention Center on the square in Lancaster. Not to be missed if you're interested in fly fishing or fly tying.

Admission $15/day, $25 both days

Classes with the Experts, too many to list. Enroll online.

The IF4 Fly Fishing Movie will be shown Saturday at 6 pm. Tickets at the Show or online $10, $15 at the event.

The Chapter will once again be welcoming visitors at a booth in the lobby. Stop by and say 'hello' and maybe swap a few lies. We've never heard a fly fishing story we didn't believe.

Spring Fundraiser

Date: March 16
Time: Doors open 4:30 pm,
Dinner at 6:30 pm
Place: DoubleTree by Hilton
2400 Willow Street Pike
Willow Street

Details on this all-important event in DTU's calendar are now finalizing.

Reservations for this plated dinner, with vocal and silent auctions are $55 & $65. Registration deadline is March 5. Beat the crowd by using this form to register now.

The DoubleTree is a wonderful facility for this function, with great food & service, a welcoming atmosphere and convenient parking.

This is our major fundraiser for all of our many activities; DTU receives none of the dues you pay to Trout Unlimited. 2019 is shaping up to be a very busy year for the chapter, with expansion of our Veteran's Initiative, the addition of more Trout in the Classroom schools, the reactivation of our Women's Initiative, Tree Planting (and repairs to damaged plantings due to 2018's flooding) on roughly 9 projects. Donegal TU is one of the most active and effective chapters in the Commonwealth, but we need your support to continue our activities in cold water conservation. Please plan to attend, and bring friends and family with you.

A mailing with your Superfund Raffle tickets and registration form has been mailed to all members & previous attendees. If you need more tickets, see us at a meeting or contact Chairman Glen Nephin . Kindly spend an evening of 2019 supporting DTU.

Among items to be auctioned

  • 10 bucket raffles, each bucket valued between $200 and $250
  • A week's stay in a condo in Myrtle Beach
  • A Montana fishing trip
  • A Tuna fishing trip
  • Several local guided fishing trips
  • A Ski package for Stowe, Vermont
  • Fine wine package
  • Dinners hosted by local chefs
  • Several golf outings
  • Tickets to US Open Golf
  • Tom Herr Custom-Tied Salmon Fly

Women and Waders

Our new Women's Initiative Coordinator, Pam Williams will host her first event, an introduction to fly fishing for women, on Saturday, April 27 from 1-4. Location still to be finalalized, but if you or a woman in your life are interested in learning how to fly fish, contact Pam ASAP. Space is limited. Several instructors from DTU as well as TCO Fly Shop wil be there to teach all the basics. Contact Pam at (717) 368-9741 or to reserve your spot.