Welcome to Valley Forge Trout Unlimited

2021 Clean Streams Online Sweepstakes

Begins November 17 and will end on December 17

Please visit http://go.tulocalevents.org/clean-streams for more information on the prizes, how to enter and official rules and details.

First Prize:
Jim Clark Fly Box with 162 Beautifully Tied Flies
Jim’s flies have caught fish across Pennsylvania, out west and even as far as New Zealand.

Second Prize:
Renzetti 2300 Series Travelers Vise
This vise offers the True Rotary feature Renzetti Inc is known for, as well as portability, unquestionable hook holding power.

Third Prize:
Fishpond Waterproof Thunderhead Chest Pack
This pack delivers a waterproof carry system created to purposefully load all of the essential gear for a day on the water, including a net holster that seats your long or short handled net perfectly.

Fourth Prize:
Cabela’s Stowaway Fly Rod With Case and Sock
Five-piece, 8’ 6”, 3 wt. This rod breaks down small enough to fit into carry-on luggage.

Fifth Prize:
Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor IV Fly Reel & Extra Spool
With the proven drag system of our Battenkill Mid Arbor Reel and the benefits of a large arbor reel, the BLA reel offers maximum line pick up, optimum drag consistency, and superior fish-stopping power.

We would like to say thank you for your kind donations to our recent Embrace A Stream campaign. Your contributions along with Orvis’s match and a TU grant has put our project in a great position to further our studies of our watershed. So thank you again!

About Us

The Valley Forge Chapter of Trout Unlimited is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring trout habitat throughout Chester County, Pennsylvania. Valley Forge Trout Unlimited is an active chapter effectively working to advance conservation efforts. Its 800-plus members and affiliates are engaged in the fight to preserve our precious cold water resources. All similarly inclined persons are invited to join in our efforts.

Valley Forge Trout Unlimited general meetings are open to the public. They are held the second Thursday of each month from September through May. There is no general meeting in March due to the Trout Show.

Note: No general meetings in June, July and August.

A recording of our November General Meeting is available here:
Brook Trout Connectivity on Doe Run

 

Our next general meeting will be held on

Thursday, December 9, 7:30 PM

as a Zoom meeting.

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VFTU’s Mission

  1. Conserve, protect and restore cold water fisheries and their watersheds, principally in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. Encourage proper land, water, fish and wildlife management and conservation.
  3. Promote and assist in the education of all citizens as to the need for preservation of the environment in as natural state as possible.
  4. Promote the philosophy, objectives and activities of Trout Unlimited.

VFTU Initiatives

Brook Trout in Chester County

Brook trout are under significant pressure in Chester County, PA due to habitat loss and degradation that started with deforestation and agricultural development in the 1700s, and increased with more recent suburban development.

Our overarching goals are to preserve current brook trout habitat where populations currently occur in Chester County, and to reestablish brook trout where conditions are appropriate. Read more here.

Trout In The Classroom

Valley Forge Trout Unlimited sponsors a number of TIC programs in local schools. Click here to learn more.

Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters is a nationwide program administered through the Veteran’s Administration that introduces fly fishing to veterans.  Our chapter began this outreach program in 2012 and it is growing rapidly.  Click here for more information on how we’re engaging our veterans in this rejuvenating project and how you can take part.

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