Fly Fishers Club or Pittsburgh

The Fly Fishers Club of Pittsburgh is an still very much an active club. In an effort to garner additional participation we (as in, Days on the Water) are hosting a page devoted to the Fly Fishers Club of Pittsburgh here on our site. It may not live here forever, but for now this is as good a place as any. Also, in an effort to consolidate communication to club members a new email address was created: pghflyfishersclub@gmail.com. You can send any club-related email to that address and you can expect to receive club-related email from that new address.

Details on club meetings, the Christmas party, the summer picnic, and planned fly fishing outings can be found on this page.

Regular Monthly Meetings

Regular monthly meetings of the Fly Fishers Club of Pittsburgh will resume in February 2022. These meetings will be held the third (3rd) Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:00pm. The Fly Fishers Club of Pittsburgh meetings are held at the Munhall Municipal Building, 1900 West Street, Munhall, PA 15120. The complete schedule for 2022 can be found below.

2022 Meeting Schedule/Events

January 17, 2022: Meeting has been canceled due to rising Covid concerns. Please watch your email inbox for more information.
February 21, 2022
March 21, 2022
April 18, 2022: Amanda Thompson, Pittsburgh Program Lead, will discuss Project Healing Waters. Ron Milavec will tie flies. A sign-up sheet for the Lake Gosling outing on May 14 will be passed around.

April 28, 2022: Fly Tyers Reunion at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in the Highlands Sporting Clays Lodge.

May 14, 2022: Club outing at Lake Gosling in Seven Springs. 9:00am start time.

No meetings are held in June, July, or August.

September 19, 2022: Vince Toth will demonstrate tying the Picket Pin and several other favorite wet fly patterns.

October 17, 2022
November 21, 2022
December 11, 2022*
*Holiday Social

About the Club

The Fly Fishers Club of Pittsburgh was founded in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s by a group of like-minded individuals with a love of fly fishing – making it the oldest active organization for the fly fishers in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. The idea of the club was introduced to the area by founding member, Mr. Bob Runk. The concept was patterned after the Fly Fishers Club of Harrisburg of which Mr. Runk was a member.

The idea of an organization with no dues, no officers and no political agenda was appealing to many. Meetings were held as a clearing house of information and education on fly fishing techniques, fly tying techniques, waterways near and far and fly tackle. Fly rods were cast, fly tying materials were shown and shared and fishing trips were re-lived. But more importantly, life-long friendships were made, secret spots were shared, and good times were had by all. Everyone was welcome – young and old, novice or veteran – all with the common bond of an interest in fly fishing. To become a member one only had to show up at a meeting. That’s it! Everyone or anyone could contribute to the meeting which would last several hours or more.

Many members of the Fly Fishers Club of Pittsburgh have left their mark on the history of Pennsylvania fly fishing. Bob Runk, Chauncy Lively, George Aiken, Mike Sajna, Bob Lancaster, and others are all represented in the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Association located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Others, like fly fishing show promoter Chuck Furimsky, have contributed to the sport of fly fishing in significant ways.

Questions and Comments

Send email to: pghflyfishersclub@gmail.com.