New Book Available !!

CVTU’s new book, More of CVTU's Favorite Flies is now available. A sequel to our popular CVTU's Favorite Flies, this new book follows the same format, but is in full color.

When Fly of the Month was inaugurated in our monthly newsletter, members were challenged. "Do you have a secret weapon that you want to share with your fellow CVTU members? Do you have an invention that the trout just can't resist? Submit your favorite pattern...". 

The members responded, and these books are a compilation of over 11 years of Fly of the Month patterns. Some are classics, some are flies adapted from other areas that have been successful here, and some are inventions of the contributors. All are proven patterns that will be worthy additions to your fly box. Books may be purchased at monthly members meetings. The books are 6" x 9", and spiral bound to lay flat on your tying desk. Books are now in stock! To order either or both by mail, click below

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Who We Are

We are 600+ volunteers in one of 48 Trout Unlimited Chapters in Pennsylvania.   The Commonwealth has over 13,000 TU members interested in the protection of our wild trout resources.  We restore streams through habitat improvement projects, conduct seminars on water quality and fisheries management.  We work to educate the next generation about the importance of clean water and wild trout.  We invite you to join us.

We're more than "just a fishing organization."  The work we accomplish is equally important to all those who enjoy outdoor sports or simply the beauty of nature.  In fact, clean water is the lifeblood of virtually every creature and plant on earth. 

Come join us as we enjoy and protect our local limestone streams.  Our waters are recognized by serious trout fishermen around the country and overseas.  The Letort is here, as is the Yellow Breeches.  We also are blessed with Green Spring and Big Spring.
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P.O. Box 520, Carlisle, PA  17013
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Stream News and History.
Membership Meeting                         June 17th, 2015  7:00pm                       Allenberry Resort
The speaker for our June membership meeting is John Shaner who will present his latest thoughts and theories on soft hackle wet flies.  John's expertise is the old North Country (of England) wet flies, many of which are fished upstream rather than down and across as is usually practiced in this country.  John will present tying and material preparation tips as well as fishing techniques.  This is a very popular and informative program.  Don't miss it!
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting its Annual Mid Atlantic Fly Casting and 
Fly Tying Championships on June 20th, 2015 at Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA. The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum will host the competition in conjunction with its 13th Annual Heritage Day Celebration. The Heritage Day event is a full day of celebrating the fly fishing heritage in the State of Pennsylvania with over 60 venders and exhibitors, hands on demonstrations, special seminars, instruction, raffles, auctions and the always popular Fish Swim Race on the Yellow Breeches for a chance to win $500!  More information on Heritage Day is available on the Museum website:
2015 Mid Atlantic Fly Casting & Fly Tying Championships
21st annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp
CVTU is holding the 21st annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp June 21 - 26, 2015, at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA.  Admission will be limited to 32 selected qualified students, ages 14 to 17.  The applicants must have been born between June 26, 1997, and June 21, 2001. The 32 students will be selected through an application process where they must state why they want to attend camp.  Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2014, and all applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2015.  For a camp brochure, an application, or for more information, visit the camp website at Applications or questions may be submitted via US mail or via email to  Click here for the press release.
Many thanks to all of you who came out to support us at our 2015 Limestoner Banquet.  It was a wonderful evening.  Check out the photos!  
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