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February Membership Program

The next membership meeting/monthly program will be Tuesday February 21, 2017 at the Community Room in Martins Grocery Store in DuBois starting at 7 pm. February’s program will feature Kylie Maland and Luke Bobnar of the Western PA Conservancy (WPC) Watershed Conservation Program.

They will present their efforts to incorporate more green, sustainable practices into stream restoration efforts. Project examples include using vegetative elements (a.k.a. soil bioengineering) in restoration practices to provide cost-effective and resilient alternatives and/or supplements to traditional methods (like log and stone structures for in-stream habitat and bank stabilization) to provide even more ecological services and habitat benefits to those projects. They will also discuss large woody materials (LWM) projects in the Allegheny National Forest and how those are developing.

WPC was also recently awarded a Coldwater Heritage Partnership Planning Grant to study the watersheds of Clear Creek State Park and State Forest, so they will discuss that process and hopefully recruit some interested volunteers to assist with the effort.

This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. For more information call George Kutskel at 814-371-9290.

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Thanks for a great turn-out at our Fly Tying Roundtable. Lots of flies were tied and lots of advice was given out – some of it was even true!




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January Membership Program

Please note: Due scheduling conflict, this meeting will be held on Thursday January 19.

How would you like to learn some different fly patterns or how to use that tying tool? Do you wish you knew how to make your own flies for fishing? The Allegheny Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting its annual Fly Tying Roundtable 7 pm on Tuesday January 17, 2017 Thursday January 19 in the community room at Martins Grocery in DuBois. We will have several expert tyers on hand demonstrating various techniques. Information will also be available to our upcoming fly tying class to start in February. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.

For more information please call George Kutskel at 814-371-9290 or email maksak@comcast .net

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The officers and directors wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a warm Holiday season. We recently held our re organization meeting at Hoss’s in DuBois, during that meeting it was decided that committee assignments would be made at a special meeting at Martin’s on November 9th. Here are some of the major changes for the new year. Matt Marusiak will be the newsletter editor as well as the web site editor. We voted to have 4 newsletters sent to all our members per year going forward. The first one should be going out soon so those who do not have email receive the same information as you are. Kelly Williams will be the banquet chair and is our social media (facebook) person. To keep up with any news please follow us on Facebook. Once again this year plans are in the works for a special meeting on the banquet planning to be held on January 3rd at the DuBois Nursing Home. Anyone with a desire to share their knowledge or ideas is welcome to attend this session at 7PM. We also discussed ideas to increase participation in the chapter and some major changes are in play as follows. (more…)

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Banquet news

The time is quickly approaching for our 50th annual fundraiser.
If you have not yet sent your reservation in please do so before Monday March 28th.  Kelly is still taking phone calls for our last minute guest.  Her number is 814-591-1299.   I want to thank the members who have donated a prize or basket to be raffled off at the event.  If you wish to make up a bucket prize there is still time to do so, but we will be going to print this Friday March 25th with all the donors and sponsorships.  So if you have an item please let me know ASAP by emailing me at maksak@comcast.net  We can make arrangements on how best to get the item to the Falls Creek Eagles.  

The line up will be different this year at the dinner so please take a moment and walk around before buying tickets as in the past.  We will be having silent auction items as well as several new small games of chance.  We also will be accepting credit cards as well so not to worry about running out of cash.

Chapter Meetings

Our next meeting is April 13th at 7pm at Martins Grocery Store in their community room.  We have Tom Doman from Penns Creek Guides coming to talk about Penns Creek fishing.  I would like to see a great turnout for Tom as we have had some great presentations lately and very few members in attendance.
The Chapter picnic and fishing will be Wednesday May 18th at Walter Dick Park in Brookville.  Once again the chapter will provide the meat and everyone bring a covered dish to share.  This is held with the Iron Furnace Chapter so it’s a good chance to meet some new friends.

Hope to see you at one or all of the above events. 

Tight Lines
George Kutskel, President

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The Allegheny Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at 7 pm at Martins Grocery Store in DuBois. The presentation will be on invasive aquatic species and their effects on anglers.

Sara Stahlman from PA Sea Grant will be here talking about Lake Eire and Western Pennsylvania. The spread of these invasives is a concern for all anglers. Everyone is welcome.

We will also have information for the big 50th anniversary fundraiser at the Falls Creek Eagles on April 2nd.

For more information call George Kutskel at 814-371-9290

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February 2016 Meetings

Please note the following AMCTU meetings for February:

The next board meeting be Wednesday February 3 at the DuBois Nursing Home starting at 7 pm.

The next membership meeting/monthly program will be Wednesday February 10 at the Community Room in Martins Grocery Store in DuBois starting at 7 pm. February’s program will feature Kylie Maland, Western PA Conservancy Watershed Manager. Kylie will present on WPC watershed conservation projects in the upper Allegheny and Lake Erie watersheds. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

For more information call George Kutskel at 814-371-9290.

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Happy New Year!

The next board meeting will be Wednesday January 6 at the DuBois Nursing Home starting at 7 pm.



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The Allegheny Mountain Chapter will be holding their monthly program at the Community Room at Martins Grocery Store in DuBois. The program will begin at 7 pm on Wednesday November 11, 2015.

This month’s program will be Mark Hanes from the US Youth Fly Fishing Team and PA Council of Trout Unlimited. Mark will be showing how to tie some of his “special” flies for competitions and general fishing.

This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. For more information call George Kutskel at 814-371-9290


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Our October meeting will be this coming Wednesday October 14, 2015 at 7 pm at Martin’s Grocery Stores Community Room in DuBois. Shawn Rummel will be presenting and update on TU’s efforts to recover the West Branch of the Susquehanna from past mining practices. He will also be talking about TU efforts in finding steams with reproducing trout populations. Hope to see you here!

Wednesday will also be election of officers so your voice needs to be heard. All Chapter members are encouraged to come out and vote.

In other news:

– Kelly Williams is looking to host two family fishing events like the one we held at the Tannery Dam last May. These are great events to promote fishing and to introduce kids and parents alike to the sport we all enjoy. This is also a great time to showcase thing that the chapter is doing. All this sounds good, but it cannot happen unless we have people willing to help out. The chapter will have several planning meetings to work on this and the 50th banquet. Members that are interested should send me an email at maksak@comcast.net so we can pick the times best suited to plan these events.

– We are submitting the permit work to begin a project on Wilson Run in Northern Clearfield County.Again like all things we do we will need people.We would hope to have the permit and begin work in the summer of 2016.

– We had two members step up to help with the DuBois Middle School Fly Fishing Club. We really could use some additional help as they will not be able to participate each month. This club meets once per month on the 1st Wednesday from 1:30 till 2:30pm.While fly tying is a component of the club it is not the only thing to be covered.Casting and knot tying can also be a part of the club.If interested please contact me.

– We are looking for someone to host our weekly fly tying roundtable or as Eric liked to call it tying and lying. Two things need to come together to make this happen. One is someone to take charge and people to show up to either tie or tell stories. As with many fun things we tend to burn out our volunteers, this doesn’t take a lot of effort it does require a commitment of several weeks. Let’s hear from our members if there is an interest.

Calendar of Events

October 14, 2015: State of the Susquehanna and its tributaries.

November 4, 2015: Board of Directors reorganizational meeting Hoss’s Steak House

November 11, 2015: Learn some new fly patterns with Mark Hanes.

TBA : Planning meeting for banquet and other events for the coming year.

If you need more information, contact George at maksak@comcast.net or 814-771-4022.

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