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Fly Fishing Film Tour 2012

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

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What is Project Healing Waters?

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

ProjectHealingWaters.org

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Stream Explorer Membership

Make a kid in your life a stream explorer. Introduce them to the love of wild fish and healthy rivers and help create the next generation of stream champions.

Give $12 Stream Explorer Membership (ages 18 and under) and receive…

  • Four issues of Stream Explorers magazine (kids 13 and over will receive Troutmagazine quarterly)
  • Sixteen month TU calendar (mailed late summer)
  • Official TU membership card
  • Stream Explorers sticker
  • Access to activities and games on http://www.streamexplorers.org

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Little Kanawha Stocking

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.

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Students learn how to fly-fish

Josh Nease, Trout Unlimited's West Virginia Headwaters youth education coordinator gives a Wildwood Middle student casting instruction.

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. — Wildwood Middle School students in teacher Carolyn Thomas’ science classes are learning how to protect the environment by learning how to fly-fish.

Read the full Herald-Mail Article – HERE

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Good things are happening in MCTU country

from left to right: Dustin Hotsinpiller (Bridgeport PD) Curtis Fleming (Fly Rod Chronicles), and Scott Lattea (MCTU Board of Directors)

Curtis Fleming and the Fly Rod Chronicles crew are in Bridgeport, WV today to surprise Dustin Hotsinpiller with a fly fishing trip to Brazo’s River Ranch in New Mexico in one of the Fly Rod Chronicles upcoming episodes.   Several Mountaineer Chapter Members were on hand today to help in the surprise for Dustin.    More pictures and information to come soon.

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2011 TU Fly Fishing School

Roll casting in the practice ponds

The Professor waiting on his students for their class on fishing from a boat.

Fly 101

The Mountaineer Chapter donated a partial scholarship for the fly fishing school.   Jaime Manning was awarded the scholarship from the chapter.

Jaime out on the water for her Final exam for the fly fishing school.

After all of the instructional classes on Saturday, Sunday students got to hit the water with an instructor to test their newfound skills.

Graduation

Jaime with her first fish on a fly rod, all of the hard work paid off.

If you are interested in the Fly Fishing School keep an eye out for details for the 2012 Fly Fishing School.

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