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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.
Email CVTU at 

P.O. Box 520, Carlisle, PA  17013
Join CVTU      Special 1/2 price offer for new members!!      Join online at

Be sure to select chapter 052, Cumberland Valley. 

Ladies, renew your TU membership for half price!  Click the link below for details.

Stream News and History.

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

Order Form
Membership Meeting                           July 16th 2014,  7:00pm                                      ​Meadow Lodge  

Our July 16 membership meeting will feature CVTU's  own Steve Parker and his program "Nymph Fishing For
Dummies". Steve is an expert and polished angler and his talk is a broad overview of nymph fishing tactics,
where to find fish, how to rig leaders and flies, and equipmment that everyone should be able to glean 
something from. If you pay attention, that is! As usual,  the meeting is held in Allenberry's Meadow Lodge and 
begins about 7 p.m. with the program beginning about 45 minutes later.  See you there!
Pennsylvania State Fly Casting Championship
September 6, 2014
Carlisle Fairgrounds
Carlisle, PA 


Combined 5-weight accuracy and distance fly casting challenge

Men’s, Women’s and Youth Categories 
Adults able to compete in one of two Divisions:  
Angler (basic and intermediate casters) 
Expert (casting instructor, fly fishing guide, competitive caster)

You do not need to be a Pennsylvania resident to compete.

More Info                                 Registration                                    Rules

        CVTU Picnic                                    August 22nd  2014,  5:00pm                                      Allenberry Pavilion

CVTU's annual Family Picnic and Chapter Fly Casting Championship is scheduled for August 22, beginning about 5 p.m. The menu will be a full list of grilled chicken, burgers and hot dogs, with all of the best picnic trimmings including salads, baked beans, sodas, iced tea and dessert. Draft beer, and wine will be available to oil up those casting arms for the casting championship run. Plaques will be awarded to first place only in a distance event and an accuracy contest. Cost to attendees is again only $20.00 and half price for little kids. It should be noted that the actual cost to the Chapter is greater than $20/person but CVTU has been able to hold this price only due to the popularity of our "Old Stuff" Bucket Raffle. PLEASE dig up and bring something useable along for the bucket raffle. It doesn't even have to be used, just useable! Doesn't have to be fishing stuff either. 

Please RSVP to Tom Baltz at (717) 486-7438 or with name and number of persons in your 
party by Monday, August 18th. We MUST have a head count so Allenberry can prepare
the right amount of food. This is one of the Chapter's largest social affairs of the season so be there!

   Carlisle Events Outdoor Show             September  5th, 6th and 7th  2014                  Carlisle Fair Grounds

Cumberland Valley TU will once again have a presence at the Carlisle Events Outdoor Show. This is a fundraiser for the chapter as well as a chance to do some PR and recruiting of new members. We will have a tent and a casting area adjacent to the tent. We plan to sell a selection of flies for the upcoming Steelhead and Salmon season as well as our chapter book and raffle tickets for a drawing yet to be determined.  We will also be offering basic fly casting instruction to all interested with a prize drawing from among the people who successfully hit the casting targets we set up.

Volunteers are needed to man the booth so please consider signing up for a shift to help us out if possible.  Click on the link below for all the details.

              Booth Volunteer