As you probably know, I love fly fishing the Little Juniata river. I believe it is one of the very best in the eastern United states.
I recently had a nice chat about the Little Junita River with Peter Turcik: https://www.findyourchesapeake.com/trip-ideas/article/leo-vensel
Thanks Peter for the opportunity to share my passion!
Peter is a media specialist with the Chesapeake Conservancy. He has a journalism and writing background that includes work with Trib Total Media, the U.S. House of Representatives, National Geographic Society, and the National Park Service.
We recently helped The Little Juniata River Association (LJRA) with their annual spring river clean-up. I can tell you that it is with great pride to give a back to this watershed. If you think about how much enjoyment we get by having a healthy environment then it goes without much convincing to help keep it that way and further improve it.
Continue reading The Little Juniata River, clean, full of trout, and fragile
In light of my recent article about enhancing and conserving wild trout populations instead of spending dollars on hatchery production. I believe this success story is worth sharing.
Maybe I am not so extreme after all. Enjoy.
Excited to get out and catch a few trout?
Hatchery trout are a put and take resource. This means they are raised in hatcheries then placed in streams and lakes to be caught and harvested. This is a great product to get beginning anglers involved in fishing. Continue reading Pennsylvania Trout Season, April 18, 2015
You have probably heard that the PA Fish and Boat Commission recently proposed changes to all Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Sections (DHALO).
If you go to this link https://paflyguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/263nprp.pdf and scroll down to page 3, you will find the proposal.
Go To the link below to have your voice heard:
Continue reading Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission wants to allow bait fishing in protected waters!
Photo: (Flickr, Mazzali)
Patagonia the popular clothing company has been making great products for many years. Their roots begin with Yvon Chionard.
Many folks don’t even know who Yvon Chionard is; and if they do it’s probably because of Patagonia the clothing company. Funny thing is he never really wanted to start a business he just wanted to climb mountains and needed a way to fund his expeditions. So he did what any creative forward thinking person does he starting making and selling something.
Continue reading We are Proud to Welcome Patagonia as an Affiliate
As with many outdoor activities, the health of our natural environment is critical to the enjoyment and long-term vitality of our sport. This is the tip of the iceberg, because outdoor sports and recreation are merely the luxurious result of having an environment to enjoy. We have much greater concerns, by the time the degradation of our natural environment impacts fly fishing. Continue reading Protect and conserve trout habitat
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 8:56 AM
Subject: Westmoreland County Sportsmen’s Help Needed on PA HB1576
I want to share with you some information about an important legislative issue that will affect sportsmen and women throughout Pennsylvania and am hoping the members of your club will join Trout Unlimited in contacting state legislators to voice our opposition to a bill currently moving through the House of Representatives.
Continue reading Please contact your Representative this week and tell him that House Bill 1576 is bad for Pennsylvania sportsmen and women.
A watershed is the area of land where all water drains to a single geographical point. The water flowing through vegetation, terrain, and aquifers, functions as a large filtration system and oxygen generator. The problem is it can only filter so much at once before it becomes impaired. It is critical to protect trout habitat; consequently, we are protecting ourselves. Continue reading Good trout habitat starts with a healthy watershed.