Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fishing the abundant and varied waters of the Allegheny National Forest

Gary Kell, author of Keystone Fly Fishing will be this months feature presentation at our Tuesday, November 21st Chapter meeting at 7pm held at the Erie Elks Lodge on Peninsula Drive.  His presentation that night will be "Fishing the Abundant and Varied Waters of the ANF"  Follow him on a trip around the vast 1/2 million acre Allegheny National Forest sampling the different waters, learning fly fishing tips and techniques that will make your next adventure to this special place more successful!

Also, get a sneak preview of Fly Fishing in Belize - a budget minded trip to Belize River Lodge for 1st time saltwater anglers and veterans alike, where Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook and Permit are always available for you piscatorial pleasure!! 

He will have signed copies of "Keystone Fly Fishing" available, and the chapter will raffle off an autographed copy to one lucky winner out of those in attendance.

So bring a friend, order a sandwich, have a cold drink and enjoy the show.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Allegheny National Forest Spawning Survey--

If interested, you need to contact TU Coordinator Jake Lemon by email or phone as soon as possible.  See above for information, you can click on the pictures to open in a larger screen.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Chapter Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday October 17th

Just a reminder that we have our rescheduled (September)  Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday October 17th at 7pm at the Erie Elks Lodge on Peninsula Drive.

Bill Glecos will be reporting on his attendance at the recent Wild Trout Summit.  Also, he will go over the  Allegheny National Forest Spawning Survey being sponsored by Trout Unlimited and the US Forest Service that will take place on November 12th.  Meeting to be held at 9:30 am in Sheffield PA to provide training on Redd Identification and to distribute supplies.  After that, teams will then travel to their assigned stream sections to conduct their surveys.

Working in teams of two, it will require hiking and/or wading sections of small streams in the forest, identifying redds, taking GPS coordinates for their locations and recording your data.  Hiking/wading distance will range from one to three miles and may include some rugged sections.

After the business portion of the meeting, Bill will give a slide show of his recent trip to Montana and fishing the Blackfoot River.

So bring a friend and let's see you there!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September Meeting Cancelled-Rescheduled for October

Due to a scheduling conflict with the Elks Lodge our September 2017 meeting is cancelled and will be rescheduled for Tuesday, October 17th at 7pm at the Erie Elks Lodge on Peninsula Drive.

Bill Glecos will have a slideshow on his recent trip to the Blackfoot River in Montana.

Business items up for discussion that night will be a possible stream improvement project on Benson Run and also nominations for chapter leadership positions.

See you in October!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Call to Action--Financial Reviewer Needed

TU National is now requiring a position of "financial reviewer" be filled in each chapter.  Essentially, here is what that position does:

1)  Receives a copy of the chapter bank account statements on a monthly basis via email
2)  Confirms the transactions and the amounts on statements bywhat is reported by the Treasurer.
3)  Reports to the Board of Directors any discrepancies in #2

I'd like to have someone step forward who physically makes most meetings we have every year, it will just make the process easier.  That person will need to know how to send and receive email and attachments as this will be the principal lines of communicating with me, the Treasurer, and the Board of Directors.  This would take 5-10 minutes a month, tops, in my estimation.

Please let Chapter President Erik Cronk know if you are interested in filling this position at

Thank you.

Monday, July 17, 2017

PFBC to Host Wild Trout Summit in Bellefonte Saturday August 26th

For more information, please click here.

If anyone from the chapter is interested in attending, please contact chapter President Erik Cronk at

Hope you're having a great summer!

Monday, April 17, 2017

April Meeting Tomorrow Evening April 18th

Just a reminder that our last meeting for the 2016-2017 Season is upon us.  It will be tomorrow evening, Tuesday April 18th at 7pm at the Erie Elks Lodge located at 2409 Peninsula Drive, Erie PA.  Sara Stahlman from the PA Sea Grant is scheduled to talk on invasive species and aquatic hitchikers.

The F3T program in February was another success and a fun night was had by all.

Also a reminder the chapter is looking for interested youth ages 14-17 for the PA Fly Fishing Rivers Conservation Camp to be held this summer.  Anyone with an interest can contact Erik Cronk at 490-4632.

Also on the agenda for this months meeting is discussion on a possible stream improvment project for a local wild brown trout stream in Erie County.  Intrigued?  Then you need to attend tomorrows meeting for more information!  I personally feel this is something the chapter NEEDS to do at this point in time, as prior projects like this have always had high turnouts and increased chapter moral and activity amongst the members.  And with this stream being close by, it makes even more sense to do so.

See you all tomorrow evening!


Monday, January 30, 2017

Chapter Project--Stream Monitoring

PATU and Penn State have asked NWPU to participate with them to provide baseline data for 11 Stream sites in Erie County; 3 sites on Crooked Creek, 4 sites on Elk Creek, 2 sites on Sixteenmile Creek, and 2 sites on Twentymile Creek. They have provided documentation, materials, and longitudes and latitudes for those locations. The information we would gather would include sample readings for conductivity, water and air temperature, pH, and stream depth; we have kits available to obtain that data. Plus, Penn State would like our help with one of their projects obtaining baseline Methane water samples from PA streams, including these sites. In addition we are to note any areas of seepage at those location and provide samples.

This is an excellent opportunity for our chapter to do some field work on local streams, while aiding other entities with valuable research. If you are interested in participating in this project please let Bill Glecos, or Bill Eckert, know by February 6th and we will then set up dates to collect the required data.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Get your tickets for the Fly Fishing Film Tour here!

Saturday, February 25th at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at the entrance to Presque Isle State Park, Erie PA.  Doors will open at 6pm and the movies will start at 7pm.

A short intro to this years films can be seen here along with this years trailers.

As in years past, Field and Stream and FishUSA are gracious sponsors, so there will be a variety of door prizes and special raffle prizes in addition to the movie night.  The concession stand will be open for soft drinks and popcorn/candy.  So be sure to share this information with your friends and lets make it another packed house!

Tickets will be $15 each and you can purchase them online here at the F3T website  There will also be a very limited amount available at Cronk Insurance, 3838 West 12th Street Erie PA  or at FishUSA   6960 West Ridge Road Fairview PA........but when they're gone, they're gone and only online tickets will be available after that.

Look forward to seeing you February 25th!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Fly Fishing Film Tour Save the Date: Saturday February 25th, 2017

At the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at the entrance to Presque Isle State Park, Erie PA.  Same format, same good time...........

Ticket information will follow shortly so stay tuned here or on our facebook page.