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Muddy Creek Trout Unlimited   Chapter # 575
York County, Pennsylvania
PO Box 211 Dallastown, Pa 17313



Jan. 20 - General Meeting
Meadow Hill Restaurant
Dinner at 6pm Meeting at 7pm

Feb. 17 - General Meeting
Meadow Hill Restaurant
Dinner at 6pm Meeting at 7pm
Speaker Rescheduled to March

March 16 - General Meeting
Meadow Hill Restaurant
Dinner at 6pm Meeting at 7pm
Speaker: Bill Anderson LJRA
“From Sewer to Class A”

April 2 - Opening Day of Trout Season
Volunteer at a Food Stand!

April 20 - General Meeting
Meadow Hill Restaurant
Dinner at 6pm Meeting at 7pm


Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month. Summer meetings are held at the Co-op Nursery, Winter meetings at the Meadow Hill Restaurant in Longstown
2935 E Prospect Rd, York, PA 17402
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Muddy Creek Trout Unlimited
Conservation Blog

Greetings fellow MTCU Members and Co-Op Sponsors, I hope our fall newsletter finds you well as we begin to prepare for the winter months and holidays. 

Some of you may know that during our
September elections there was a change in
the “President Role” for our chapter. 
Mr. Fred Hess stepped down after leading
the chapter for 4 years; we thank you
Fred for being a fearless leader! 
With that being said, as the new President,
I would like take this opportunity to briefly
introduce myself. 

I graduated in 2010 from York College with my BSN and currently work at York Hospital. I became involved with MCTU while dating my now husband and joined the chapter shortly after this.  After joining, I took over researching fundraising ideas and chaired the t-shirt fundraiser.  As time marched on I also began helping with our various mailings, and last year took over as Co-Op Chairperson.  So, I guess one could say I have been “behind the scenes” organizing various aspects of the chapter for a while now.  When Fred approached me about considering running for President, I was flattered, but at the same time slightly overwhelmed.  My knowledge on the nursery is limited to what I have learned over the years as a member, and I have fished once; however, Fred assured me that there are many knowledgeable members among us that would help fill in the gaps.  I am looking forward to my new role in the chapter.  I hope to continue many of our traditions while also working to boost the membership numbers of younger individuals and families.

Now let’s get back to what really matters: our chapter up-date!  We have had a productive summer once again participating in the Red Lion Street Fair-thanks to all who stopped by to say hello.  The chapter also held our annual For Sight fishing event, and as usual this was a huge success.  In fact, the students, staff and families presented the chapter with a plaque of appreciation.  You may have seen us at the York Revolution “Kid Zone” manning the inflatables and carousel; this was a new fundraising opportunity for our group this year. 

As for the nursery, it underwent an overhaul-somerepairs/improvements were made and stocking equipment replaced.  We received brown trout fingerlings to raise over the winter; once again our mortality rate is very low to date.  I would like to thank Mr. Fred Wilt for accepting the role of Chair for the Co-Op/Nursery.  The fish feeders, caretakers and stockers also deserve a BIG thanks for all the many hours they spend at the nursery keeping things running smoothly! On the conservation side of things, we are currently involved with Bonham Animal and Wildlife Sanctuary on a project entitled “Trout in the Bonham”.  In fact, the student we sponsored at the RC Camp this past summer is working with us on the project in hopes to earn his Eagle Scout Award.  There will be more to come on this in our spring newsletter, so stayed tuned!

I hope to see many of you at our monthly meetings over the winter.  Please note these meetings will be held at Meadow Hill Restaurant.   Feel free to join us at 6pm for dinner, and our meeting will commence at 7pm.  You do not have to eat dinner to attend the meeting, and please feel free to bring a friend, spouse or prospective member.

Warmly,

Beth

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Thank you for supporting our chapter.
Little Juniata River – “From Sewer to Class A”
A story of revival for this excellent Central Pa. wild brown trout stream
Presented by: Bill Andersen and
THE MUDDY CREEK TR0UT UNLIMITED CHAPTER #575
“Conserve, Protect, Restore”

Wednesday, March 16, 7:00PM - Optional Dinner at 6:00P
Meadow Hill Family Restaurant
2935 E Prospect Rd, York, PA 17402

“Bill will give a fly tying demo of his CET Crippled Emerger Transformer fly following the meeting”

Bill Anderson – President of the Little Juniata River Association; fly fishing instructor/guide; Innovative fly tyer; National Finalist for the Field & Stream “Hero of Conservation” award 2014; and Outdoor News – Person of the Year for 2015.

Bill lives in a solar log house in Sinking Valley near Tyrone, located just five miles from the Little Juniata River. He has fished the Little J since moving to Central Pa. in 1978. Bill and his wife, Carol Ann, raised three children and are now enjoying their two English Springers and four grandkids.

Since retiring in 2004: Bill and Carol opened a coffee shop in Tyrone, Pa.; Bill and a partner started and ran a fly shop located on Spruce Creek; and Bill has served as the leader of the Little Juniata River Association, a 501 c3 watershed conservation organization, since 2005. In the winter months, Bill writes, teaches fly tying classes, and is the Senior Dog Handler for the Hillendale Hunt Club. Bill has written articles on fly fishing and the Little Juniata River for regional magazines.

Bill is the author of “Trout Boomer and the Little “j” - The story of a fly fisher and his love for the Little Juniata River”. His innovative fly pattern, the CET (Crippled Emerger Transformer) was developed over several decades of observing and fishing the hatches on the little Juniata River. He has most recently contributed the chapter for the Little Juniata River in a newly released book titled “50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Northeast” – Stonefly Press. Bill may be contacted at bjuniata@verizon.net,
www.troutboomer.com

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Get your TU Thermal Cup Today

MCTU has come up with the Design and Purchase of these snazzy thermal cups that will be great for coffee or cold drinks to and from, or even on the stream. We have affordably priced them to move fast at $10 each and will have them at the March Meeting and the Opening Day Food Stands. Supplies are limited so get yours soon.
You can email the website at muddycreektu@comcast.net to get yours