June 2023 Meeting

Fishing the Susquehanna For Smallmouth

Join us on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at the Churchville Nature Center at 7PM

Brian Shumaker is the owner of Susquehanna River Guides, specializing in fly-fishing for smallmouth bass on the Susquehanna River that runs through Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna River is a fertile limestone river and home to one of the best smallmouth fisheries in the East. This majestic river is rich in food, with rock ledges and wide shallow riffles laden with nymphs, crayfish and other foods. This environment ensures prolific hatches and rapid growth rates and holds the promise of thrilling smallmouth fishing!

Brian’s love of fishing started at an early age, encouraged by his father. After years of exploring the fascinating island-studded river, Brian started Susquehanna River Guides in 1993 as a way to share his love of the river and fly fishing with others. Today, clients from every reach of the U.S. and as far away as Canada travel to Central Pennsylvania to discover the thrill of fly fishing for smallmouth bass.

Come learn about catching smallies on a fly with Brian Shumaker.

Non Members $10.00 

May 2023 Meeting

Seasons On The Delaware with Bob Lindquist

Join us on Thursday, May 11th at the Churchville Nature Center at 7PM.

Everything else is checkers. The Delaware is chess. Mike Bachkosy a flyfishing treasure, the Delaware River has more secrets hidden in its languid flows than imaginable. Join Bob Lindquist on a tour of the seasons on the Delaware that reveals some of the subtle secrets that the Delaware offers to the dedicated flyrodder. We will explore spring trout and legendary hatches like the Hendricksons, Caddis, Golden Stones and Drakes. Next up is the shift into summer, dominated by sulfurs. Late summer sees warmwater action explode and then caddis and olives are the centers of autumn dry fly attention. Woven throughout the presentation is the history of the system, the character of the river and essential and proven techniques and flies for one of the greatest freshwater fisheries in the lower 48 states.

Non Members $10.00

April Meeting


Join us on April 13, 2023 for Henry Ramsey’s presentation at the Churchville Nature Center, 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville PA at 7pm.

Pennsylvania has over 86,000 miles of running water with over 15,000 miles designated as wild trout waters and many more that haven’t been assessed. “A Walk on the Wild Side” takes you to some of the Keystone State’s best headwater streams and discusses tactics, tackle, flies and the need to protect them.

Non Members are $10.00

March Meeting

DIY Belize

Join us on March 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM at the Churchville Nature Center for our monthly meeting where Jim Sweeney will go over what is needed to fish Belize. Do you need a guide? What flies and equipment are needed? What fish can I expect to catch?

Non Members are $10.00