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Monthly Meetings Switched To 1st Wednesday
Beginning with the February 7, 2018 meeting, FTTU's monthly meetings will now be held on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Start time will remain at 7:00 pm.
Weather cancellations will be posted on the Home Page of this website.

April Meeting is “First Aid for Flyfishers”
A lot has changed since you were a Boy Scout or graduated from boot camp. Here's your chance to update your skills for responding to injuries and outdoor emergencies. We'll have a video with tips for assembling your fishing first aid kit, and some freebies to get you started.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 7:00 pm, Nimick Family Education Center.

Russ Mason Memorial Library
The Russ Mason Memorial Library is now open at the Nimick Family Education Center in Ligonier. The library is made up largely of books from long time FTTU member and Director Russ Mason's personal collection. Russ passed away in January 2016 and the books were generously donated to the chapter by Russ' brother Dave Mason.
The collection is supplemented by additional titles from the collection of Bill Meidel a longtime FTTU member from Latrobe who also passed away in 2016.

The books are housed in a beautful wooden bookcase handmade by member/director Hank Balles. The bookcase is situated near the entrance of the Nimick Family Education Center located in the refurbished barn near the Loyalhanna Watershed office in Ligonier.
See the Meetings page for directions.

The library is made up of over 150 books covering travel, conservation, entomology, fly tying, fly fishing, tackle craft and rod building, and stories and literature on trout fishing and the outdoor life. Many of the books are classics and hard to find titles. Authors are among the most famous and well read writers in the genre including Schwiebert, Gingrich, Marinaro, Geirach, Sparse Grey Hackle and more. There's also a lot of local info on PA streams and hatch information.

Check out the Russ Mason Memorial Library by coming to FTTU's September meeting on Wednesday, October 18th at the NFEC beginning at 8:00 p.m. and take out a book or two. You do not have to be a member to withdraw a book, just fill out the sign-out sheet and bring the book back in a couple of weeks. If you have any surplus books in your collection that will fit into the library's theme, you may donate them to the library.

Click here for a complete list of titles.

The Nimick Family Education Center
Hank Balles with the bookcase he built for the Russ Mason Memorial Library.