Coming Events


DIRECTIONS TO OUR NEW MEETING PLACE, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 621 College Ave., IN WOOSTER: Exit Route 30 at the Madison Avenue exit. Go north on Madison Avenue and continue straight as it becomes Bever Street. Turn right on E. Liberty Street at the Speedway shop and then turn left onto Beall Avenue. At the E. Bowman Street intersection, you will see Discount Drug Mart on the right and the church parking lot will be on the left. Signs will be on the church door indicating our meeting and location.

First Presbyterian Church

Bruch Hall, our new spacious meeting room at First Presbyterian Church in Wooster.



Event:  January Chapter Meeting

When:  Monday, January 10.  Time: 7:15-9:00 p.m.

Where:  First Presbyterian Church, Wooster

Speaker:  Mark Warman, Cleveland Metroparks.

Topic:  Aquatic Invasive Plants in Ohio

Program Description:  Join Mark Warman to learn about aquatic invasive plants in Ohio’s natural waterways.  Several water weed species are on the move and threaten or recreation, ecosystem and economic interests.  Identification, reporting, and notes from the field will be discussed.  The program will be preceded by a raffle of fly fishing and fly tying items.

For those of you who like to tie flies and learn to tie a new pattern, bring your vice, tying tools and black thread.  Skip Nault will demonstrate a new pattern, that you will then tie.  He has all the materials for the fly that you will need.  This activity will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 7 before the start of the 7:15 meeting.

Mark Warman


Event:  February Chapter Meeting

When: Monday, February 14.  Time: 7:15-9:00 p.m.

Where:  First Presbyterian Church, Wooster.

Tom Doman will present “Seasons on Penns Creek.”

Description: Penns Creek is a jewel in the crown of Pennsylvania’s storied limestone streams. The creek flows through the scenic and rugged Bald Eagle State Forest. With 16 miles of Class A trout stream open to year ‘round fishing and managed under Catch-and- Release regulations, Penns offers wild brown trout in abundance and just about every mayfly hatch in the East. This stream will challenge even the most experienced fly angler. Please join professional fly fishing guide Tom Doman, proprietor of Penns Creek Guides, for an armchair angling adventure as he takes you on a fishing excursion through the ever changing seasons on Penns Creek. Tom tells us “I’ve fished for most of my life. The rest of it was wasted!”.

Tom Doman


Event:  March Chapter Meeting

When: Saturday, March 19  Time: Noon until 3 p.m.

Where: The Exploration Gateway (Sippo Lake Library), located at 5712 12th St. NW, Canton 44718

Speaker: Tim Camissa, central PA professional angler and fly tier.

Topic: Fly Fishing Success with Emergers

Description:  Tim will discuss mayflies and caddisflies, concentrating on the adult emergence stage when they are extremely vulnerable to fish. Tips and techniques will be discussed to identify this stage, fish it more successfully, and purchase or tie flies to effectively match the nuances of what’s going on. He will also lead the group in tying two emerger fly patterns.

This is a joint meeting with John Rochus’ Fly Tying Get-together.

Note:  The raffle will feature a fly rod built by Gary Pugh, our speaker at next month’s chapter meeting.

Tim Camissa


Event: April Chapter Meeting

When:  Monday, April 11, 7:15-9:00 p.m.

Where:  First Presbyterian Church, Wooster

Speaker & Topic:  Gary Pugh, “Building Professional Level Custom Fly Rods.”  Details to follow.


Event: May Chapter Meeting

When:  Monday, May 16, 7:15-9:00 pm.

Where:  First Presbyterian Church, Wooster

Speaker & Topic:  Chris French, ODNR/Ohio Division of Wildlife Hatcheries Manager, “Update on Ohio Trout Hatchery and Stocking Programs.”


The CFRTU Chapter is always looking for speakers for our monthly meetings. Please Contact Us for suggestions for speakers on fly fishing, conservation of aquatic resources and related topics.