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

Fall 2017 Workday Schedule

Sugar River through Neperud property

Please join us for any or all of our three fall workdays. Absolutely no experience necessary … the work isn’t complicated and is a great way to make a difference for our streams and meet some great people!

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West Fork Sportsmans Club work on July 29, 2017

Massive flooding has temporarily shut down the West Fork Sportsmans Club in Avalanche, Wis. This is the host site for our Women’s Clinics, Project Green Teen outing and more. An important and vital place!

They are having a work day on Saturday, July 29 to clean things up and do repairs. Many hands will make light work … so head out if you can (carpooling is even better). If you do drive, stay on the gravel road as you arrive.

Learn more at http://westforksportsmansclub.org/.


RESCHEDULED – Summer workday and picnic set for Saturday, August 19

Sugar River through Neperud property

The July 15 workday has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 19. The location is still at the Sugar River Basco Unit Wildlife Area (Neperud property), south of Paoli on Hwy 69 – the fire address is 1065. We will be working primarily in the river installing planking onto bank covers installed by the DNR, so bring your waders. But there will be some work on dry land as well. Read More

Newscasts – July 2017

  • No July or August Meetings
  • Stream Workday (rescheduled for August 19)
  • Reflections, Recap and Photos from the Women’s Clinics
  • July 17 Meeting on a Mine Proposal
  • July 15 Ice Age Trail event in Cross Plains
  • Rusty Dun – Wright’s Fluttering Caddis
  • And more!

Reflections on the Women’s Clinic

The Women’s Flyfishing Clinic held outside Virocqua a few weekends ago was a phenomenal learning experience. It was fun, educational, and, most of all, supportive, providing an entryway into a sport that may seem elusive, even esoteric to many. Read More

2017 Women’s Clinics: Photos

Below are select photos from the 2017 Women’s Flyfishing Clinics. Be sure to also check out the numbers recap and volunteer appreciation from Matt Sment, SWTU President. Be sure to also check out the Facebook page for Wisconsin Women’s Flyfishing Clinics. Read More

2017 Women’s Clinics: Recap and Appreciation

Winning teams depend on the hard work of many players to be successful, and SWTU is no different. The Women’s Clinic events held in Avalanche this June exemplified the highest ideals of team spirit and volunteerism. These clinics draw participants from all over the country to learn fly fishing skills that will inspire a lifetime of outdoor adventure and spark an interest in cold water stewardship. Everyone who supports the event is passionate about the mission, and generously donates their time and resources towards making the Women’s Clinics an outstanding program. On behalf of SWTU membership, I would like to thank the following people and organizations for their vital contributions to the success of the 2017 Women’s Clinics: Read More

Ice Age Trail event in Cross Plains

On behalf of the Ice Age Trail Alliance, Cross Plains Chamber of Commerce and Dane County volunteers, we would like to invite your organization to join us in an Ice Age Trail Community event where we will be celebrating the Ice Age Trail and greater Cross Plains area. Read More

Meeting on Proposed Mine: July 17

Badger Fly Fishers and Friends,

Please check out the Badger Fly Fishers website badgerflyfishers.com to access information on an important meeting coming to Madison on July 17.  The River Alliance of Wisconsin is sponsoring an informational meeting to discuss the environmental and cultural impact of a proposed sulfide mine (Back Forty Mine Project) which will be located next to the Menominee River.  Read More

New Members – July 2017

Welcome New Members

We’re pleased to announce the addition of the following new members to our ranks!

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