New Book Available !!
CVTU’s new book, More of CVTU's Favorite Flies is now available. A sequel to our popular CVTU's Favorite Flies, this new book follows the same format, but is in full color.
When Fly of the Month was inaugurated in our monthly newsletter, members were challenged. "Do you have a secret weapon that you want to share with your fellow CVTU members? Do you have an invention that the trout just can't resist? Submit your favorite pattern...".
The members responded, and these books are a compilation of over 11 years of Fly of the Month patterns. Some are classics, some are flies adapted from other areas that have been successful here, and some are inventions of the contributors. All are proven patterns that will be worthy additions to your fly box. Books may be purchased at monthly members meetings. The books are 6" x 9", and spiral bound to lay flat on your tying desk. Books are now in stock! To order either or both by mail, click below
This page was last updated on: 10/2/2016
Who We Are
We are 600+ volunteers in one of 48 Trout Unlimited Chapters in Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth has over 13,000 TU members interested in the protection of our wild trout resources. We restore streams through habitat improvement projects, conduct seminars on water quality and fisheries management. We work to educate the next generation about the importance of clean water and wild trout. We invite you to join us.
We're more than "just a fishing organization." The work we accomplish is equally important to all those who enjoy outdoor sports or simply the beauty of nature. In fact, clean water is the lifeblood of virtually every creature and plant on earth.
Come join us as we enjoy and protect our local limestone streams. Our waters are recognized by serious trout fishermen around the country and overseas. The Letort is here, as is the Yellow Breeches. We also are blessed with Green Spring and Big Spring.
P.O. Box 520, Carlisle, PA 17013
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2016 CVTU Limestoner Banquet Highlights
Many thanks to ALL who attended the 2016 CVTU Limestone Banquet! We had another successful year with our largest fundraising event and we could not do it without the help of all our generous doners, supporters and the many volunteers that worked so hard to pull it all together. We are fortunate to have such a strong family of support for all our programs and events. Thank you so much!
Here are photos from the event and a video of Don Albright receiving the 2016 Limestone Conservation Award.
Our speaker for the membership meeting on October 19th is environmentalist, fly fisherman, and author, Tom Gilmore. Tom retired four years ago as President and CEO of the Audubon Society of New Jersey. Over his career he received numerous awards and recognitions for his conservation and environmental works. The last 45 years, Tom has fished all over the world in both fresh water and salt water. He shared his knowledge and skill of landing tarpon, billfish, tuna, bonefish, and more in his first two books – False Albacore and Tuna on the Fly. Tom’s love for trout fishing led to his fourth book East Coast Trophy Tailwaters. He recently finished his latest book, A Flyfisher’s Guide to Pennsylvania, the first guide written about PA’s streams in nearly 20 years. The book is very complete with detailed maps, GPS coordinates, etc. Tom’s program is based around the research and travel around PA to write the Flyfisher’s Guide.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commissioner Lenny Lichvar presented legendary fly tyer, fly fisher and author Ed Shenk, of Carlisle, PA, with its Pennsylvania Angler and Boater Confluence Award at its July 2016 Quarterly Commission meeting in Harrisburg.