With Trout season only a few days away, we will start going through our gear (if we have not already started) seeing what’s broken or what we don’t need or use. As you do, please keep the Chapter in mind and consider donating your unused, unwanted, and even broken items to the Chapter. We will use these things in Chapter programs, sell them to raise funds for Chapter activities, or donate them to an individual or organization in need. We will take your broken items and attempt to fix them or keep the parts to be used elsewhere. Every little bit of equipment helps us to meet our goals and continue working toward TU’s mission.
The Susquehanna Chapter received a very large donation of fly tying materials from the former E. Hille Fly shop on April 9. Walt Nicholson and Dave Craig spent three hours sorting through a storage unit full of materials with Ken Beane, the owner of E. Hille. The materials were retrieved after the disastrous fire several years ago which caused the shop to close. The fly tying materials and associated items were taken in 3 full truck loads. The items are being stored at the First Presbyterian Church and on April 10, Bill O’Connor. Kevin McJunkin, Walt Nicholson, and Dave Craig began sorting and surveying this tremendous donation. Included in this donation are large quantities of tying materials, many packaged bulk items, many nice carrying bags or all descriptions, and some clothing. Many more hours will be needed to completely sort out the materials.
We have also received three bass fishing rods and reels from John Konkle of Muncy.
The Chapter wants to thank both Ken Beane and John Konkle for their very generous donations
The Chapter is very excited at all the donations that we have received over the last few years. We are looking at additional ways to market our inventory in order to generate funds and we will be letting you know as soon as we have made some definite plans. The future is very exciting but the hard work lies ahead of sorting the materials (both recently donated and things we already have) and writing everything down so that we have an accurate idea as to what we have.
If you would like to help in sorting or by making a donation, please contact any of the Officer’s listed under the About Us page. We will be out fishing now but will look to do some work inside when the weather does not allow us to be out fishing.