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.
Become a member today
We work to keep our country's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds safe from environmental threats for this and future generations of anglers to enjoy.
You can also find Penns Woods West Trout Unlimited Chapter on MeetUp. It's free to join. Join an online discussion or start one of your own. Click the logo below to learn more
Order your Golden Anniversary Pin Today!
To celebrate 50 years of Coldwater Conservation efforts in Western Pennsylvania, the Penn's Woods West Chapter of Trout Unlimited has commissioned a Golden Anniversary pin.
Click the link below to purchase your Golden Anniversary Pin. (while supplies last)
The pin that measures 1.25" by 1.25" features the gold Keystone logo of the Chapter along with the familiar leaping trout centered between the years 1963 to 2013.
The versatile pins are a nice addition to a fishing vest, fishing hat, or even a sport coat. They are also a great gift for the upcoming holidays. Proceeds from sales help to support the Chapter in the continuing effort to provide the many conservation and community outreach programs that we sponsor.
Costs of the pins are $5.00 at all Chapter functions.
You can also order your commemorative pin by mail, please send a check made payable to PWWTU in the amount of $7.00 ($2.00 for shipping and handling) to:
PO Box 90137
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
PWWTU is constantly working to protect and improve trout waterways in our area. We are presently engaged in a long-term project to make Pine Creek in Pittsburgh's North Hills a blue ribbon trout fishery within just a 30-minute drive from downtown!
The PWWTU chapter needs your voice and support. Mark your calendar and attend our membership meetings. We need you.
Beginning at the September meeting, our chapter is relocating the general membership meeting venue from the Brentwood VFW to Grazie! Event Center in Wexford. (100 Village Club Dr, Wexford, PA) Some of you will remember that this is the venue where we held our 50th Anniversary Banquet last fall.
After a detailed membership study, we discovered that 2/3 of our membership live north of the Parkway. While the Brentwood VFW has served us well, it was a difficult location to get to, and not an optimal location for the majority of our members. We formed a Search Committee which carefully evaluated several venues against more than a dozen criteria. We found that Grazie! is within a 15 minute drive for one out of three members, and within a 30 minute drive for three out of four members.
Other factors than drive time that went into the decision were:
*Grazie is close to Cabin Fever, and our Project Waters –
Pine Creek and Little Pine Creek, two of our major program events.
*One our stated strategies is to attract more youth and female anglers into the chapter. We have sent four youths from the Wexford/Gibsonia area to River’s Fly Fishing Camp the past two years, which is a good nucleus. Also, the venue is more suited for youth and
Grazie’s Chef, Ryan, has also agreed to offer exclusive Trout Unlimited food and beverage specials on the night of the meetings. So for those of us who come straight from work, we can enjoy a bite to eat before the activities begin. There is also a patio out back that we can use to smoke cigars and tell fish tales after the speaker finishes up.
Come join us at Grazie!, starting in September of 2014. More details to follow.
Pine Creek Cleanup 2014
The cleanup was a success. 55 volunteers with help from the Shaler and Hampton public works cleaned Pine Creek from North Park to RT. 8 down to the dam behind the Burger King. Boy Scouts and some high school kids were among the volunteers.
Thanks to our attendees, sponsors and exhibitors for another great event. See you next year.
Over 60 Exhibitors including fly tiers, guide services, *rod builders, fly shops, and rod & reel manufacturers.
Below is an example of schdeule for Cabin Fever.
9:00 – Show Opens
10:00 – Eric Stroup – Common Sense Fly Fishing
11:00 – Scott Lochner – Learn How to Fly Cast
1:00 - Jeff Blood – Fishing the Great Lakes for Steelhead, Tools, Tactics & Techniques
2:00 – Eric Stroup – Casting For the Drift
3:00 – Scott Lochner – Fly Casting Demonstration
4:00 – Show Closes
Scenes from Cabin Fever 2014
Below is a video showcasing the best moments from Cabin Fever 2013.
Scenes from the Third Annual Fly Tiers Reunion – Seven Springs Resort
March 28, 2013, Held in Somerset County, PA at the Sporting Clays Lodge
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