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18th Annual Fly Fishing Youth Camp

May 19, 2018

18th Annual Fly Fishing Youth Camp

Stanley Cooper Sr Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a free Youth Beginning Fly Fishing Course on Saturday, 19 May 2018.  Boys and girls, ages 10 to 17, are welcome in this free course given on Bowmans Creek.  For further information and reservations, please contact Joe Ackourey by email at

Welcome to SCTU’s Annual Youth Camp!

            While it is impossible to learn everything there is to know about fly fishing in one day, it is our hope to instill in our students not only an appreciation of the sport, but more importantly, an understanding of the special ecosystems in which trout live, how precious and fragile their habitat is, and how the destruction of a pure, clean running stream affects everyone.

Camp Schedule 2018


Sign in and Registration- Joe Ackourey                       8:00am-9:00am

Fly Casting InstructionBoard & Chapter Members-9:00am-9:45am


Stations                     Instructors

  1. Fly Tying:                        Barry& ShareenaBernstein



  1. Knot Tying:                    Mike Matso & John Stegura

                                                Improved Clinch Knot & Surgeons Knot


  1. Entomology:                   Bill Kane & Tony Morris

                                                Mayfly, Caddis & Stonefly Identification


  1. Fly Fishing:                     Joe Ackourey & Frank Scavo

                                                Nymph & Dry Fly Fishing



Time Keeper:                      Bob Evans

Cooks:                                 Bill Downs & Randy Schwise


Each segment will last approximately 40 min.

Lunch will be served around 12:30 p.m.




Contact to register

Joe Ackourey

Important info:

Must be Accompanied by an adult
Ages 10-17
No equipment/experience required




The Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter of

Trout Unlimited

      Trout Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.

     TU accomplishes this mission on local, state and national levels with an extensive and dedicated volunteer network. TU’s national office, based just outside of Washington, D.C., and its regional offices employ professionals who testify before Congress, publish a quarterly magazine, intervene in federal legal proceedings, and work with the organization’s 125,000 volunteers in 500 chapters nationwide to keep them active and involved in conservation issues.

     Our local chapter, The “Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter,” founded in 1987, has a current membership close to 300 and is involved in both local and national conservation efforts. We have limed Bowman’s Creek to help alleviate acid rain and formed The Bowman’s Creek Watershed Association.

      On the national level, we have sent contributions which have helped defeat mining operations in Yellowstone Park, aided the Falling Springs Greenway Project, supported the Wild Atlantic Salmon Restoration Project in Maine, helped restore Delaware Tributaries, support The Friends of the upper Delaware River, and most recently sent a substantial contribution to help fight the construction of a shopping center, which jeopardizes one of the state’s best trout streams, the Letort.       


      Our meetings feature the country’s best fly fishermen and women.  We meet the second Tuesday of every month (except June, July and August) at the Kingston VFW.  Our meetings start promptly at 7:30 p.m. and are admission free and open to the public.


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