The Mountaineer PHW group after a good day of casting in the VA Park.
Jacob Ott, Director of the Greenbrier Sporting Club drove up from Lewisburg to help us with our casting class. Jacob is a certified Fly Casting instructor and helped all of us with our casting! Our next class we will put everybody’s skills to the test as we try hitting the water.
We are looking for donations of leaders, tippet, and flies to help supply our classes. And as always we are always looking for fly fishermen/women who are interested in volunteering and helping with our classes.
Shake off those winter shack nasties and stop into the Evergreen Fly Fishing Co. in Clarksburg for more info or tickets for the show.
The FFFT 2012 will be coming to WV! Brought to you by the West Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited the show will be Saturday April, 7th 2012 @ the Labelle Theater in South Charleston (directions here).
Tickets are $15 at the door, but will be $12 if purchased before the show at the Evergreen Fly Fishing Co. (304) 566-7361
Doors open at 5:30 and the show starts at 6:00pm.
See trailers and more info for Film Tour HERE – Fly Fishing Film Tour 2012
From left to right: Michael Andrew - VA Recreation Therapist, Tom Perrine - VA Recreation Therapist, Phil Johnson - PHW Regional Coordinator, Chad Cooper - MCTU Member/Assistant Program Lead, Chris Byrd - MCTU President
The Mountaineer Chapter will be discussing our possible involvement with Project Healing Waters. PHW is a group that has partnered with various fishing clubs and organizations to promote the therapeutic value that fly fishing can bring to the traumas of war. Our local Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg has contacted Project Healing Waters and asked for a program here. The Veterans Service Partnership Coordinator for Trout Unlimited contacted us in the hopes that our chapter might be interested in helping to start a program here in Clarksburg. For those who are not familiar with PHW here are a couple videos that better describe the program and what it does. If you think you would be interested in helping out with a group the Mountaineer Chapter will be looking to put together come to our Chapter meeting 7pm Oct. 11th at the Bridgeport Civic Center.
Project Healing Waters on ESPN’s Outside the Lines
The River Just Knows – Project Healing Waters
BCTU and MCTU will be stocking fingerlings in the Headwaters of the Little Kanawha River on September 24th at 10:00 AM. We will be meeting at the Arlington Community building on Rt 20 Near Fiddlers Mill (about 15 miles South of Buckhannon on Rt 20).
Due to the remote and rugged nature of this watershed we will need as many able bodied individuals as possible to get the fish properly spread out. Participants should bring a backpack (if you have one). If you have been interested in participating in a stocking, this is a good one to go to as it is an absolutely beautiful canyon.
7:oopm @ the Bridgeport Civic Center.
This will be our last MCTU Meeting for the Spring, our guest speaker will be Lou Schmidt (WVDEP) talking about the AMD work being done on Roaring Creek. We will also be going over the Summer events the Chapter has planned.
- June 3-5 – Chapter Camping/Fishing Trip
- June 18 – MCTU Stocking
- July 9 – Chapter Camping/Fishing Trip (Holly River SP)
- Sept. – Chapter Meeting
- Sept. 24-25 – Hunting and Fishing Days @ Stonewall Jackson Park
- Oct. 6-8 – Forest Festival – Elkins
7pm @ The Bridgeport Civic Center (Upstairs)