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: 6/7/2016
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.
Mid Atlantic Fly Casting Contest
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting the Second Annual Mid Atlantic Fly Casting Contest on June 18th, 2016 at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA. The 5-weight fly casting competition is open to all with categories for men, women and youth with adults being split into either the Angler or Expert divisions. Competitors will be challenged by both accuracy and distance tasks with winners determined by the highest combined score. Prizes and awards for the contest are sponsored by Temple Fork Outfitters, producers of some of the finest fishing rods available. The entrance fee is $25 for pre-registration, postmarked by June 11, 2016, or you can sign up the day of the event for $30, youth compete for free
Our June 15th membership meeting will feature Mr. Jeff Ripple. Jeff hails from the Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania where he lives and guides fly fishermen. Jeff has developed a "drop shot" style of
fishing nymphs that keeps the flies out of the rocks and above the stream bottom where the fish can see them. Don't miss a chance to increase your arsenal of fly fishing tricks! Plan to attend and bring your questions along! We will convene at our usual location at the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum in Allenberry's Meadow Lodge at 7 p.m