Fly Fishing 101 – 2020 – CANCELED!


In light of Gov. Tom Wolf’s press conference a few days ago advising canceling mass gatherings in PA and avoiding recreational activities due to COVID-19 concerns – I am canceling the free fly fishing school that was to be held on Mar 28 & Mar 29 at the Wilkins School Community Center.

It makes me sad to cancel the fly fishing school. I have been personally involved with the Penn’s Woods West TU fly fishing seminar since 2011. This tradition of getting Western PA interested in fly fishing goes way back to the 1960’s.

For those of you who registered,  I’ll hold on to your contact information. If the opportunity to make up the fly fishing seminar arises I will contact you.

My best to you and your families.


Annual PWWTU free fly fishing school offers an overview of fly fishing basics

A comprehensive introductory fly fishing clinic, the annual Penn’s Woods West Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing Seminar teaches beginners what they need to know to get on the water and catch a trout on a fly in Western Pennsylvania.

The program agenda includes equipment, knots, basic entomology, and fly casting.

This year’s seminar will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 and Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Wilkins School Community Center in Regent Square: 7604 Charleston Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Note that the content for both days is the same.

The event is free but registration is required. Contact Rob Reeder at to register.

Learn more about the venue at (412) 244-8458, Learn more about Trout Unlimited and the Pittsburgh chapter at