Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited The Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a nonprofit conservation organization of approximately 200 members located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

FOCUS OF THE BRODHEAD CHAPTER OF TROUT UNLIMITED
The Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a nonprofit conservation organization of approximately 200 members located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the fabled Pocono Mountains. Our highly motivated adult and youth volunteers share common goals: the conservation and enhancement of the various Pocono watershed coldwater fisheries. Th

FOCUS OF THE BRODHEAD CHAPTER OF TROUT UNLIMITED
The Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a nonprofit conservation organization of approximately 200 members located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the fabled Pocono Mountains. Our highly motivated adult and youth volunteers share common goals: the conservation and enhancement of the various Pocono watershed coldwater fisheries. Th

Operating as usual

During a morning fly fishing outing on a local EV stream, a unique opportunity arose to see how a "Mayfly Box"  is used....
10/20/2021

During a morning fly fishing outing on a local EV stream, a unique opportunity arose to see how a "Mayfly Box" is used. Chapter Secretary Todd Burns, maintains and collects the data for this particular unit.The BWA has installed many of these mayfly data loggers on select tributaries of the Brodhead. The units are used to specifically log: temperature, electrical conductivity and stream height (relative flow).
These gauges provided real-time data to BWA in order to help monitor stream health. Recent and ongoing studies have found stream temperatures have a direct impact on macro invertebrate health. Conductivity provides a glimpse into the dissolved salt concentrations in the waterway. Recent studies indicate a negative impact upon some macro invertebrates under high Cl- ion concentrations.

📷 Eric Gusztaw

During a morning fly fishing outing on a local EV stream, a unique opportunity arose to see how a "Mayfly Box" is used. Chapter Secretary Todd Burns, maintains and collects the data for this particular unit.The BWA has installed many of these mayfly data loggers on select tributaries of the Brodhead. The units are used to specifically log: temperature, electrical conductivity and stream height (relative flow).
These gauges provided real-time data to BWA in order to help monitor stream health. Recent and ongoing studies have found stream temperatures have a direct impact on macro invertebrate health. Conductivity provides a glimpse into the dissolved salt concentrations in the waterway. Recent studies indicate a negative impact upon some macro invertebrates under high Cl- ion concentrations.

📷 Eric Gusztaw

Shorty Bartholomew twists up the legendary Woolly Bu**er, in his most recent entry to the Shorty on the fly video series...
10/16/2021
Beginner's Lesson #14 The Wooly Bu**er

Shorty Bartholomew twists up the legendary Woolly Bu**er, in his most recent entry to the Shorty on the fly video series!

Although there are probably 7815 videos of how to tie a Wooly Bu**er, I was asked to demonstrate how to tie the fly by one of my subscribers, so here is Wool...

Be sure to check out the recent "Destination Angler" podcast on Spotify or other streaming service. TU's senior scientis...
10/16/2021

Be sure to check out the recent "Destination Angler" podcast on Spotify or other streaming service. TU's senior scientist Helen Neville discusses the topics of Climate change, the effects on our cold water fisheries and how TU is helping to combat the issue. You may remember we had the honor of interviewing Helen for our September newsletter so be sure to check that out as well if you haven't already!https://destinationangler.libsyn.com/website/climate-change-and-what-we-can-do-about-it-with-helen-neville-trout-unlimited

Be sure to check out the recent "Destination Angler" podcast on Spotify or other streaming service. TU's senior scientist Helen Neville discusses the topics of Climate change, the effects on our cold water fisheries and how TU is helping to combat the issue. You may remember we had the honor of interviewing Helen for our September newsletter so be sure to check that out as well if you haven't already!https://destinationangler.libsyn.com/website/climate-change-and-what-we-can-do-about-it-with-helen-neville-trout-unlimited

The Destination Angler Podcast: Climate Change and What We Can Do About It with Helen Neville, Trout Unlimited
10/15/2021
The Destination Angler Podcast: Climate Change and What We Can Do About It with Helen Neville, Trout Unlimited

The Destination Angler Podcast: Climate Change and What We Can Do About It with Helen Neville, Trout Unlimited

Today we have a special edition of the Destination Angler Podcast on a very important issue affecting our cold-water fisheries – climate change.   Like many of you, over the past few years, I’ve been watching the news and hearing more and more about our climate.  No matter where y...

From it's humble beginnings as Monroe Streams in 1977 as a new TU chapter, one which at the time in PA, had a focus prim...
10/14/2021

From it's humble beginnings as Monroe Streams in 1977 as a new TU chapter, one which at the time in PA, had a focus primarily on getting folks interested in Trout fishing, stream cleanups, float stockings on the Brodhead and some of the earliest stream projects. Now 44 years later in 2021, we are a large, diverse chapter with it's own group of officers, board of directors and a focus on environmental advocacy, clean water and protecting Wild Trout.
In 4 decades many accomplishments have been made in restoring some of our best waterways as well as lobbying for protections and re-designations of wild Trout waters. We will continue to do so for generations to come! Thank you to Don Baylor for organizing and presenting the program and everyone who came out! Was a great time!

Volunteers from the Brodhead Chapter are going to hold an introduction to fly fishing class Sunday October  24th at 12:3...
10/13/2021

Volunteers from the Brodhead Chapter are going to hold an introduction to fly fishing class Sunday October 24th at 12:30pm ! We will once again be hosting the class portion at Brodhead Creek Heritage Center. Instruction includes: basic equipment, knot tying, fly casting, types of flies and what they imitate, reading water. After the classes we will then head over to Zacharias Pond for an afternoon of fishing so students can apply what they've learned. Pre-registration is required and we have a 20 student maximum!

Volunteers from the Brodhead Chapter are going to hold an introduction to fly fishing class Sunday October 24th at 12:30pm ! We will once again be hosting the class portion at Brodhead Creek Heritage Center. Instruction includes: basic equipment, knot tying, fly casting, types of flies and what they imitate, reading water. After the classes we will then head over to Zacharias Pond for an afternoon of fishing so students can apply what they've learned. Pre-registration is required and we have a 20 student maximum!

This weekend members of the Brodhead chapter had a table set up at the Quiet Valley Harvest Festival! Vintage Fly fishin...
10/11/2021

This weekend members of the Brodhead chapter had a table set up at the Quiet Valley Harvest Festival! Vintage Fly fishing, Conventional tackle and Macro-invertebrate Displays to demonstrations of fly tying and casting. And of course the most important reason we have these tables at events...an opportunity to engage and educate the public about why clean water matters and the importance of cold water conservation, and how Trout Unlimited works to protect, preserve,reconnect and restore our cold water resources!

Our October General Meeting is this Wednesday the 13th, from 7-9 pm. Don Baylor will be presenting the history of our ch...
10/08/2021

Our October General Meeting is this Wednesday the 13th, from 7-9 pm. Don Baylor will be presenting the history of our chapter! Don is a charter member of the Brodhead chapter and will take us on a journey through 44 years of Trout conservation, cold water advocacy and past restoration projects, many of which we still enjoy today! The presentation will be held at the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center in Analomink PA.
*Also Don's artwork is still on display at the heritage center throughout the month. Original oil paintings and prints are for sale so be sure to check that out when you visit!

Our October General Meeting is this Wednesday the 13th, from 7-9 pm. Don Baylor will be presenting the history of our chapter! Don is a charter member of the Brodhead chapter and will take us on a journey through 44 years of Trout conservation, cold water advocacy and past restoration projects, many of which we still enjoy today! The presentation will be held at the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center in Analomink PA.
*Also Don's artwork is still on display at the heritage center throughout the month. Original oil paintings and prints are for sale so be sure to check that out when you visit!

Beginner's Lesson #13 The EZ Prince
10/04/2021
Beginner's Lesson #13 The EZ Prince

Beginner's Lesson #13 The EZ Prince

An easier version of the ubiquitous Prince Nymph that contains the same color profile but without those pesky biots to deal with. (We will get to them in a l...

Happy October! Time for the annual "Mind the Redds" post! Air and Water temps are dropping and soon our beloved Wild Tro...
10/01/2021

Happy October! Time for the annual "Mind the Redds" post! Air and Water temps are dropping and soon our beloved Wild Trout will be doing their thing! Keep your eyes on the tailouts of them pools and flat runs. Be mindful of how to identify and avoid redds. Never cast to a spawning fish either! That being said in the lower reaches of a couple larger "approved" waters...the PAFBC will conduct some Fall stockings. So paying them some attention and letting the wild streams be is another option! Anyway enjoy the fall season!

It's National Hunting and Fishing Day as well as National Public Lands Day! Take your pick but we hope you are all out e...
09/25/2021

It's National Hunting and Fishing Day as well as National Public Lands Day! Take your pick but we hope you are all out enjoying the gorgeous Fall weekend! We all know BTU secretary and former BTU president, Todd Burns, knows how to enjoy the resource!

It's National Hunting and Fishing Day as well as National Public Lands Day! Take your pick but we hope you are all out enjoying the gorgeous Fall weekend! We all know BTU secretary and former BTU president, Todd Burns, knows how to enjoy the resource!

Volunteers and spectators from Brodhead/Forks chapters of Trout Unlimited, joined Aquatic Resources Consulting this morn...
09/22/2021

Volunteers and spectators from Brodhead/Forks chapters of Trout Unlimited, joined Aquatic Resources Consulting this morning for a post restoration Electroshocking. Data collected from today will be compared with pre-restoration data to see if the improvements have helped the Trout population in the wildlife refuge. Thanks to everyone who came out to help Don and Chris!

Volunteers and spectators from Brodhead/Forks chapters of Trout Unlimited, joined Aquatic Resources Consulting this morning for a post restoration Electroshocking. Data collected from today will be compared with pre-restoration data to see if the improvements have helped the Trout population in the wildlife refuge. Thanks to everyone who came out to help Don and Chris!

Don Baylor Presents the History of the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited on October 13 http://ow.ly/p2Hz102X5Uo
09/17/2021

Don Baylor Presents the History of the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited on October 13 http://ow.ly/p2Hz102X5Uo

Don Baylor Presents the History of the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited on October 13 http://ow.ly/p2Hz102X5Uo

Just a heads up, the Electroshocking scheduled for Thursday has been postponed due to high off colored water in the refu...
09/14/2021

Just a heads up, the Electroshocking scheduled for Thursday has been postponed due to high off colored water in the refuge.( Photo wasn't from today)
Don Baylor has a few dates in mind for a week or so from now. We will advertise when it's official! And a reminder tomorrow night is our general membership meeting! 7pm at the Paradise Falls Lutheran Association's Beach Pavilion. Todd Burns @poconotrout will be presenting "Winter Fly Fishing for small stream Trout"!!! Please bring a lawn chair as seating arrangements may be limited!

Just a heads up, the Electroshocking scheduled for Thursday has been postponed due to high off colored water in the refuge.( Photo wasn't from today)
Don Baylor has a few dates in mind for a week or so from now. We will advertise when it's official! And a reminder tomorrow night is our general membership meeting! 7pm at the Paradise Falls Lutheran Association's Beach Pavilion. Todd Burns @poconotrout will be presenting "Winter Fly Fishing for small stream Trout"!!! Please bring a lawn chair as seating arrangements may be limited!

If you happen to be in the Newton/Lafayette NJ area....
09/14/2021

If you happen to be in the Newton/Lafayette NJ area....

This Thursday, September 16th at 8:30am! The Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be assisting Aquatic Resources Con...
09/12/2021

This Thursday, September 16th at 8:30am! The Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be assisting Aquatic Resources Consulting with sampling of the fisheries population in portions of Cherry Creek. Focus will be on the most recently restored stretches of the headquarters tract on Croasdale Rd. The data collected can then be compared to the pre-restoration data to evaluate the effectiveness of our project. In the event of inclimate weather or excessive stream flows the sampling date will be changed to September 29 or 30th. Volunteers and spectators are welcome to attend. If you plan to help keep in mind you will be in the water so waders a must!
Pictured here from 2 years ago is a survey on pre and post restoration from the headquarters. Don and Chris from Aquatic Resources Consulting, @poconotrout
@svdloecht @egusztaw84

This Thursday, September 16th at 8:30am! The Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be assisting Aquatic Resources Consulting with sampling of the fisheries population in portions of Cherry Creek. Focus will be on the most recently restored stretches of the headquarters tract on Croasdale Rd. The data collected can then be compared to the pre-restoration data to evaluate the effectiveness of our project. In the event of inclimate weather or excessive stream flows the sampling date will be changed to September 29 or 30th. Volunteers and spectators are welcome to attend. If you plan to help keep in mind you will be in the water so waders a must!
Pictured here from 2 years ago is a survey on pre and post restoration from the headquarters. Don and Chris from Aquatic Resources Consulting, @poconotrout
@svdloecht @egusztaw84

Some new shops opening in the NEPA/Jersey area lately. If you happen to be in the Hawley/Lake Wallenpaupack area, be sur...
09/12/2021

Some new shops opening in the NEPA/Jersey area lately. If you happen to be in the Hawley/Lake Wallenpaupack area, be sure to check out @housefly_fishing !
Sean is a super nice dude, knowledgeable and has a great selection of products.

20 years. Never Forget.
09/11/2021

20 years. Never Forget.

20 years. Never Forget.

The September edition of our chapter newsletter is now available for download! Lots coming up as we move into Fall and h...
09/10/2021

The September edition of our chapter newsletter is now available for download! Lots coming up as we move into Fall and hope to see many of you soon!

The September edition of our chapter newsletter is now available for download! Lots coming up as we move into Fall and hope to see many of you soon!

Pennsylvania's Wild Trout Need Your Voice!
09/09/2021
Pennsylvania's Wild Trout Need Your Voice!

Pennsylvania's Wild Trout Need Your Voice!

Pennsylvania is home to 16,000 miles of wild trout streams.Thanks to the Fish and Boat Commission, new Wild Trout waters and Class A Wild Trout streams have been proposed for upgraded designation. With your help, we can...

09/09/2021

🚨🚨🚨BREAKING 🚨🚨🚨

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will reinstate proposed protections for the Bristol Bay watershed. The announcement comes in the wake of a lawsuit brought by Trout Unlimited against EPA's 2019 decision to withdraw proposed protections for Bristol Bay and recent ruling in favor of TU by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

This is a huge step forward in establishing permanent safeguards for the most prolific sockeye salmon fishery on the planet. Trout Unlimited looks forward to working with EPA to finalize these protections and with Congress to make sure that Pebble- or another mining company- cannot return in the future. #NoPebbleMine #NotHereNotEver

Buffers Need Maintenance After Flooding
09/09/2021
Buffers Need Maintenance After Flooding

Buffers Need Maintenance After Flooding

Flooding has been a relatively common occurrence this summer which has caused significant damage to homes, roads, and businesses. Riparian buffer owners also need to inspect and repair their young forests.

Class A stream,Beaver Dams and Brookies, and the correlation of all 3. Beaver Dams are bittersweet as they can have both...
09/07/2021

Class A stream,Beaver Dams and Brookies, and the correlation of all 3. Beaver Dams are bittersweet as they can have both positive and negative affects on Trout populations. Yet they provide deeper thermal refuge at times often with springs and a constant feedbag for aquatic organisms,including our native Brook Trout.
BTU Chapter president Eric Baird and BTU Meeting coordinator Eric Gusztaw explored some of the more wilderness areas of the Pocono region for the holiday with great results. Fall is arriving to the region with cooler nights and leaves beginning to change in the highest elevations. Welcome back Trout.

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09/05/2021
Oil leaking in Swiftwater Creek continues to be a problem

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Over a week later-- and residents in Monroe County are still struggling with a large oil spill in Swiftwater Creek with another two oil dumps occurring this past Tuesday. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says the leaks came from an elementary school in the Pocono School Distri...

Tonight at 11pm,our online fundraising auction will close to bidding!!! This is your last chance to bid on some really g...
09/04/2021

Tonight at 11pm,our online fundraising auction will close to bidding!!! This is your last chance to bid on some really great stuff!!!

Photos from SweetWater Brewing Company's post
09/01/2021

Photos from SweetWater Brewing Company's post

Online Auction Item: Custom Trout Penhttp://ow.ly/rY2f50FTDePHand-crafted by Brodhead TU member Mike Brong, this beautif...
08/30/2021

Online Auction Item: Custom Trout Pen
http://ow.ly/rY2f50FTDeP
Hand-crafted by Brodhead TU member Mike Brong, this beautiful pen has exquisite detail and is truly one-of-a-kind.

Thank you Mike and Jill for donating such a wonderful item.

Online Auction Item: Custom Trout Pen
http://ow.ly/rY2f50FTDeP
Hand-crafted by Brodhead TU member Mike Brong, this beautiful pen has exquisite detail and is truly one-of-a-kind.

Thank you Mike and Jill for donating such a wonderful item.

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We caught some fish on this frosty morning but this was the highlight. These are some neat little devices and they do alot of good monitoring some of our best streams!
Proud to be a part of this chapter and serve as one of it's directors. 💪
Tonight 7pm! Brodhead Creek Heritage Center in Analomink PA
Monday October 18th from 6-9 pm, at the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center in Analomink PA. It's the Brodhead Fly Tyers! For October we'll be doing midge variations in prep for the colder months ahead. So get out the small hooks and beads and be ready to fill them boxes with Brassies, Zebras, Rainbow Warriors, Ginnys etc.etc.! Pictured: Higas S.O.S.
Help support 1% for Nature so we can support nature projects in Monroe County!! #1percent4nature #gofishing #flyfishing
Thank you for sponsoring my classroom. It was a great day and TIC is a great learning experience for the students!
The kids donated a total of 33 fish to the Pocono Wildlife & Rehabilitation Center!!! WTG to all the kiddos who joined us today!!
This one was caught after the 10am finish— but it was such a beautiful fish i just had to share!! It was 23& 1/2” and weighed in at 6lbs!!
A beautiful day on the H2O today. A perfect opening day!!
FLY FISHING FILM FESTIVAL Frank Banko, Bethlehem Tues-Wed March 20-21 Tics: $16 online, $20 door.
A huge thank you to Brodhead TU for their support of Project Healing Waters Flyfishing Kunkletown Program at the Flyfishing and Wingshooting Expo last weekend
Todd, and the rest of the enthusiastic and committed members of the Brodhead Chapter of TU, I wanted to thank you for the invite to the meeting earlier this week to learn about the Pocono Creek and Cherry Creek Projects as well introducing me to other members of the Chapter. The presentations were excellent and informative. You are all doing some great work to conserve, enhance, restore, and protect the coldwater resources of the Pocono Region along the tributaries to the Delaware. As always, should any of you have concerns for me to bring to PA Council of TU, I'm available! ~Bobby, NE Regional Vice President-PA Council of TU