We are 600+ volunteers in one of 56 Trout Unlimited Chapters in Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth has over 9,000 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.
As a recent fund raiser, CVTU has been raffling off hand-crafted boxes of flies. Each box contains 15 dozen member-donated flies in various patterns and sizes. We sold tickets for the first box at the Carlisle Outdoor Show in September and the drawing was held at our November membership meeting. The winner of that box was Bob Pease Jr. of Dillsburg. Congratulations Bob and thanks to all who supported this activity. We plan to offer another box in February and will be selling tickets for it at the Great American Outdoor Show held at the Farm Show Complex. The winner will be drawn at our Limestoner Banquet in March.
20th annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp
June 15th - 20th, 2014 held at the Allenberry Resort, Boiling Springs, PA
32 students ages 14 - 17 will be selected. Applications are now being accepted. Click below for all the details.
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
Our March membership meeting speaker will be Bob Bachman, our region representative on the Board of Fish Commissioners, PF&BC. He'll be expounding upon his recent trip to Russia's Kola Peninsula for monster brown trout and Atlantic salmon. Hope to see you there.
The Limestoner Conservation Banquet is Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited’s primary fund raiser each year. You are encouraged to attend or to mail back your check for the raffle tickets. If you would like to place an advertisement in our Limestoner program or if you have a donation for the Limestoner auction, please call John Leonard (717-512-4620) or Matt Perry (508-783-5285). If you would like to reserve a table of eight, please e-mail email@example.com with the names of the people in the party. We hope to see you Friday evening on March 14th at the Limestoner.