SWTU, P.O. Box 45555, Madison, WI 53744-5555 president@swtu.org

Newscasts – December 2017

This is a VERY FULL issue with lots of great information, including:

  • Our December 12 Chapter Meeting: Aniak River Alaska: A River of Opportunity
  • “$20 and a Pint” gourmet taco dinner to benefit stream restoration
  • Fly tying class registration
  • Updates on an amazing Icebreaker event
  • Pictures and recap of our December workday
  • Women & Fly Fishing Happy Hour
  • A new Rusty column!

Make a difference at our 2018 Icebreaker

Apart from attending on January 13, 2018, there are a variety of simple ways you can make a difference for our biggest fundraiser of the year. Read More

Photos and recap of December 2 Stream Workday

We had a great turnout for our final workday of the year at Mt. Vernon Creek. This will be a great place for (and to) fish!  Read More

Women & Fly Fishing Happy Hour

A women’s social event to connect with other women with interests in fly fishing.

Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6 p.m. to ??? at the Ale Asylum, Madison, Wis.

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DNR Survey: Provide your trouty input!

Our DNR is seeking input on thoughts and experiences pertaining to outdoor recreation. There is a survey specific to the “Southern Gateways Region” (Dane County and many surrounding, troutish counties). Visit the full Land Recreation Analysis page or go to the direct link to the survey for our area.

Tasty Taco Dinner to Support Stream Restoration!

Join us December 15, 6 – 8 p.m. at ALT Brew!

Cost is $20 for gourmet tacos and excellent brews … with proceeds going to stream restoration.  Read More

December 12, 2017 Meeting: Aniak River Alaska – A River of Opportunity

The anglers and friends in the group who had the opportunity to explore this wild river were: Henry Haugley, Bill Engber, Rick Glad, Steve Born, Chuck Bayuk and Jim Bartelt. Join them for stories and photos! Read More

Fly Tying: Cinnamon Fur Ant

Cinnamon Fur Ant

Fountains of Youth – Classic trout flies that have withstood the test of time … flies that remain “forever young”

by Rusty Dunn

The next time you’re near a trout stream, look closely among the ground cover and leaf litter.  You’ll be astonished by the number and variety of ants. Read More

Help our trout waters / Help your taxes

‘Tis the giving season and your local trout waters could use your tax-deductible gift. Your donation to the Southern Wisconsin Trout Unlimited Endowment Fund is a great way to make a difference to the waters you fish. The SWTU Endowment Fund has made significant contributions to major projects, including Gordon Creek and work in Mazomanie.

Give a lasting tribute to the waters you love. Send a check in any amount to SWTU Endowment and mail to SWTU, PO Box 45555, Madison, WI 53744.

You can also learn about other ways to donate to SWTU.