Please plan on joining us for our regularly scheduled monthly meetings
featuring great speakers and terrific members!
7:30 PM, Second Thursday of each month from September – May.
Chester Valley Grange – 3285 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19432
Longitude 75.5410071 West, Latitude 40.0765783 North – Click here for directions
(No meeting in March due to Trout Show)
Upcoming General Meetings & Speakers
Thursday, April 11: The speaker for the April Meeting is Bob Lindquist, who will be giving a video presentation on Atlantic Salmon fishing in Labrador, entitled : Labrador: Land where the King Still Reigns. Bob is a member of the Whiting Feathers Pro Staff, has contributed articles for Fly Tyer, Salt Water Fly Fishing and Fly Fisherman magazines and has been a recognized fly tier for numerous fly fishing shows. His video presentation has been given to various clubs throughout the Mid-Atlantic and North East.
Thursday, May 9: Lenny Gliwa from the TCO Bryn Mawr shop, will be our speaker for the May 9th meeting. His presentation is entitled“Fly Fishing Around Central PA”.
Here’s his bio from the TCO website:
As a young kid, I was lucky enough to have a father who introduced me to the outdoors and instilled in me a love of fishing at a very young age. I first picked up a fly rod when I was 8 years old and I haven’t looked back since. I was lucky enough to join the TCO team as a young teenager working in the Bryn Mawr location, spending my time bouncing around the Southeastern part of the state while learning a ton from the guys in the shop and time spent on the water alike. I then moved to Central Pennsylvania where I have continued to work with TCO here in State College while attending Penn State University and further refining my skills as an angler on the amazing waters of this region. While trout are my usual species of choice, I love exploring the many other fisheries we have in our area. Swinging flies for steelhead in the Great Lakes, chasing stripers off the coast of New Jersey, stripping big flies for smallmouth and musky on the rivers of Central Pennsylvania, or casting to tailing carp in a pond somewhere, if I have a fly rod in hand, I’m having fun. When I’m not fishing or in the shop you may find me tying flies, hiking and camping, hanging in a tree with a bow in my hand, or sitting in a duck blind with my buddies.
Clean Water Happy Hour Event
Thursday, February 28
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Victory Brewing Company
420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, PA 19335
To reserve your spot, click here.
The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a revision of the federal Clean Water Rule that will greatly weaken protections for our headwater streams and wetlands. Trout Unlimited and our partners are fighting back against this proposed rule in the name of clean water for fishing, drinking, and recreation. Please join us to learn about ways you can get involved locally, and nationally, to defend our right to clean water.
Lancaster Fly Fishing Show
March 9th and 10th
Lancaster County Convention Center
3 East Vine Street Lancaster, PA 17602
Saturday 9:00 am — 5:30pm Sunday 9:00 am — 4:30 pm
Click here for more information
2019 Watershed Congress
Along the Schuylkill
March 9, 2019
Montgomery County Community College
The annual Watershed Congress melds science, policy, and practical applications into one program that highlights the best available information and techniques for protecting and restoring watersheds.
Annual VFTU Trout Show
Saturday, March 23
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lionville Middle School
550 W Uwchlan Ave, Exton, PA 19341
Speaker: Henry Ramsay
Fly Fishing Film Tour
Thursday, April 4
Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm
should be done by 9:30pm at the latest
Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Tickets can be found here:
Valley Forge TU and The Sporting Gentleman
Sunday, April 28th, 2019
10am-2pm at the Sporting Gentleman
VFTU Fly Fishing School
Sunday, May 19
CCWA – Paradise Farm Camps
1300 Valley Creek Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
Recurring Monthly Events
VFTU Board Meeting
One Room Schoolhouse
East Bradford Municipal Complex
VFTU General Meeting
Chester Valley Grange
September through May
(except no March meeting due to Trout Show)
Valley Creek Restoration Partnership
10 am – noon
Tredyffrin Township Community Meeting Room
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
6 – 8 pm
Coatesville Veterans Administration Medical Center
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
West Bradford Community Program
West Bradford Fire Hall
6:30 – 8:30 pm