ADULT CAMP - MAY 14, 2022
ADULT FLYFISHING CAMP
On May14 we had our long running and acclaimed Adult Fly Fishing Camp at the Environmental Building at Frances Slocum State Park.
We ran it in conjunction with the Pa Fish and Boat Commission and Allan Schreffler, who has become a great friend of the Chapter.
Allan supplied the location, rods, handouts and samples. We supplied additional instructors and food and drink.
It was a 4 hour class and we went through what all the numbers mean in our sport, (5wt, size 16 hook, 6x leader), the basics of fly fishing, taught knot tying and fly casting.
We received great reviews and it would appear we added a group of people who will love our sport, and understand the need for conservation of the environment we love.
In addition to Allan who did almost all of the classroom instruction; Chris Shaw, Woody Haydt, Tony Zarola and Scott Brady, helped with classroom instruction and the one
on one instruction needed in knot tying and fly casting.
We had 22 future fly fishers of which 5 were women, 4 were older teenagers and the rest were a sprinkling of ages most importantly, young.
It was actually nice to hear the enthusiasm these students had for our sport. It was also surprising how well they tied knots and the fly casting on the lawn was like watching a well oiled machine.
I explained that Trout Unlimited was not a fishing club but a conservation organization. That Trout were really only the canary in the coal mine and when they can’t survive neither will we.
That we are the stewards of this earth. With this group, the future of our sport will be in good hands.
Just a note for the rest of us. I did tell them about the activities we have, the group trips, Bugs N Brews, Fishing camps, and that our members would welcome people who want to learn more about our sport.
One of the best ways to learn is to ask questions. Indeed, during the class they asked a lot of questions and I hope that when you are approached you take these new people under your wing.
Scott Brady, President of the Stanley Cooper Sr Chapter of Trout Unlimited
We are only a few days away from your Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Introduction to Fly Fishing program and we are looking forward to meeting everyone. This program is in partnership with the Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited and they will be providing instructors to help during the program and lunch for all the participants. Please arrive between 9:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, May 14 to complete registration and get settled for the program. We will be starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the Frances Slocum State Park Environmental Education Center.
Here is a link to Google Maps for directions: Google Maps - Frances Slocum State Park Environmental Education Center
Please let me know if you have any questions or can no longer attend.
WHAT TO BRING:
WHAT IS PROVIDED:
· Outdoor Shoes/Old Sneakers
· Sun Glasses
· Extra Layer of Clothes
· Rain gear
· Pen and Paper for Notes
· Fishing equipment (rod, reel, line, leader, tippet, flies)
· Fishing license waiver for duration of the training (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
· A FREE Copy of The Student’s Manual of Fly Fishing and other Handouts
· Lunch (Wraps, Snacks, and Drinks) – Provided by Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Thank you and see you on Saturday!
Allan Schreffler | Northeast Region Education Specialist
PA Fish and Boat Commission | Bureau of Outreach, Education and Marketing
5566 Main Road | Sweet Valley PA 18656
Email: email@example.com |Phone: 570.477.2206 | Fax: 570.477.2621
You’re registering for:
Introduction to Fly Fishing
Registration Open 4 of 25 seats remaining
LOCATION & SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 14, 2022
10:00am - 2:00pm
Frances Slocum State Park565 Mount Olivet Road
Wyoming, PA 18644
Fly fishing can be a fun way to fish for the first time or it can present a new experience for seasoned anglers. Anyone, ages 12 years and older with an interest in learning the basics of fly fishing equipment, knot tying, casting techniques and on the water skills is welcome. It is the perfect opportunity to learn fly fishing basics and meet other fly anglers. All equipment is provided. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
NOTE: the fishing license requirement is waived during the program for participants age 16 and older.
About the Event
This program is being provided in partnership with the Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
You must cancel your registration before Friday, May 13, 2022, at 10:00am CDT.
Work Phone: (570) 477-2206