Local Fishing

Penns Woods West Trout Unlimited (PWWTU): Beginning with only 20 members, The Pennsylvania Chapter of Trout Unlimited, was founded in 1963. In 1965, the name was changed to Penn's Woods West. Today, it is the largest chapter in the state and one of the largest in the country.

Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited (FTTU): founded in 1973 bringing cold water conservation to Westmoreland County PA.

Pa Fish Commission Southwest Region Report: Fishing reports for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.

Pennsylvania Outdoor News: South Western PA fishing report.

Laurel Highlands Trout Trail: has miles of great PA trout fishing streams, creeks, rivers, and runs.

Youghiogheny Fishing Report and Hatches

Paflyfish: Paflyfish provides anglers an online community to share, learn and collaborate about fly fishing in PA & the Northeast region.

Orvis PA Fly Fishing Reports: Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports and Conditions. Youghiogheny River, Laurel Hill Creek, Elk Creek, Allegheny River, Clarion River, Little Juniata River, Penn's Creek

Troutnut : Troutnut's site about PA streams. Phohtos of the streams and the aquatic insects.

paflyguide : Leo Vensel offer guide services and information about South Western PA streams. Including Meadow Runn in Fayette County and Linn Runn in Westmoreland County.

Andrea Larko: The Art of Angling, Indiana, PA: Artist, illustrator and muralist. Her website is under construction, but you can see and buy works on facebook.com & esty.com. From her website: "I started my shop when some friends asked for prints of paintings I had made for my fly tying area and from there it was a whirlwind of custom orders which led me to quitting my day jobs so I could pursue my dreams of becoming an artist full time. I now run my business online and also take custom orders if a client would like an original piece, tattoo design or a logo design for their fly fishing shop or brand. You can find my work through Abel reels, Able Women, Simms, Vedavoo, Mountain View Sports and Tempress products for Yeti Coolers along with many others . . . You may have also seen articles and references of me in the Drake magazine, Fly Rod & Reel magazine and Fly Fisherman magazine as well as being featured on the Fiberglass Manifesto, Dun Magazine, Vagabond Fly, Midcurrent, Frankenfly, Alaska Guide List, Double Hauled, The Fly Fishing Consultant, The Itinerant Angler, The River is my Mistress, Moldy Chum, Tight Lined Tales of a Fly Fisherman and Fishwest to name a few."

John Nagy, Pittsburgh, PA: For the last 20 years he has guided on many of Lake Erie's tributary streams for steelhead and has written numerous articles on the unique style of fly fishing often needed to catch these elusive and sometimes finicky fish.

Greg Senyo, Steelhead Alley Outfitters; Girard, PA: "Fishing for Steelhead on the fly is our bread and butter. Centrally located on the southern shore of Lake Erie which has been coined “Steelhead Alley,” we are in a perfect place to capitalize on this great resource. The Alley remains one of the best Steelhead fisheries on the planet bar none!" Greg authored the recently released "Fusion Fly Tying: Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout Flies of the Synthetic Era," September 2015, Skyhorse Publishing.

Thomas Herr: Artistic Fly Tying, Pequea, PA: From his website: "For the past 40 years now, I have enjoyed the passion of fly fishing and fly tying. Casting a fly rod has taken me to locations such Alaska, the Florida Keys, Montana, Maine, and also here in my home waters of Pennsylvania where the spring creeks are some of the most challenging fisheries in the world. Over the past 15 years my tying has graduated to the art of creating the classic atlantic salmon patterns.I enjoy tying these patterns in the freestyle method of which no particular recipe or pattern is followed. I create "themed" style patterns that reflect a certain moment in time or follow the feeling one gets from a particular image. This style of tying is demanding in that once the image is selected or the idea is formed, then the preparation begins. This involves pencil drawings that reflect the design of the fly along with the selection of the correct materials to be used. I particularly enjoy designing and tying patterns for our military veterans. Over the years I have presented my work to individuals and families who have either served in the military or have loved ones who have bravely served in a far away land. These individuals are our heroes and it has truly been a privilege of mine to honor those who continue their sacrifice that keeps us free to do the things we love to do. In addition to this, I have had the privilege to complete projects benefiting organizations such as Project Healing Waters, Casting For Recovery, the American Cancer Society, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Global Hunger Relief Fund.:

Fly Tyers & Fly Shops

Kieran Frye, Greensburg, PA

The Hook & Hackle, Homestead, PA

Indiana Angler, Indiana, PA

Ligonier Outfitters, Ligonier, PA

The Contented Angler, Lower Burrell, PA

International Angler, Pittsburgh, PA

Spruce Creek Outfitters, Spruce Creek, PA

 

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