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Annual Fundraiser Raffle Underway!

ThermometerIt’s been a little over a week since our raffle tickets arrived in members mailboxes and the early response has been fantastic! Members are really coming through by buying/selling 392 tickets as of Monday November 1st.
Last year, we sold 512 tickets and we are well underway to eclipse that mark. If you are not a member, you can still participate by requesting tickets via email at or tickets can be purchased at Bardine’s Smokehouse in Crabtree, PA. Tickets are $10 each.

We will draw for one $250.00 Bardine’s gift certificate prize for each 100 tickets sold. We’re nearly up to 4 prizes already.

The deadline for submitting tickets is Friday, November 12, so send your tickets in today.






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Altoona “Brookies”

As a tribute to Pennsylvania’s state fish, the brook trout, the Altoona Curve Double A baseball club will be playing their June 25-27 games against the Harrisburg Senators as The Altoona Brookies. The players will wear caps sporting a leaping brook trout and jerseys adorned with the brook trout’s natural colors and markings.

Local conservation organizations will be at the ballpark including Tout Unlimited, the Blair County Conservation District, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, PA Fish & Boat Commission and the Little Juniata River Association.


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FTTU on YouTube

The Forbes Trail Chapter has a presence on YouTube thanks to Doug Yocabet who has established a channel for us. Check it out HERE.
You’ll find some videos of FTTUers explaining how they keep their gear on the stream. There’s videos on the chest pack, vest, and Richardson chest fly box.
You can also listen to a radio interview on the WCNS radio outdoors show from several years ago with then FTTU president Monty Murty. Monty Discusses FTTU activities such as youth education, Trout in the Classroom and conservation issues.

There is also a short video with Monty Murty describing one of Pennsylvania’s Special Places – The Laurel Highlands. You can view that HERE.


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Free TU Membership for First Responders and Military

Service Partnership AdSince 2009, September 11 is recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day Americans across the country volunteer in tribute to those lost and injured in the September 11, 2001 attacks, first responders, and the many who have since risen in service.

In honor of this year’s National Day of Service and Remembrance, TU is offering a free 1-year membership to our local first responders and members of the military community to introduce them to Trout Unlimited through the TU Service Partnership. Every community across America has service-oriented leaders who can benefit from our approach – and through whom Trout Unlimited can better protect, reconnect, restore, and sustain healthy waterways throughout America.

Each year, Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited honors our military veterans with a fishing outing for disabled vets (See the Community Service Page).

Membership includes a full year of TROUT Magazine, local chapter activities like fly-fishing lessons, discounts on travel and fishing gear, opportunities to win trips, prizes and more!

If you are a first responder or an active member of the military, or know someone who is, you are encouraged to take advantage of this offer.

To sign-up on-line, click HERE.


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Rock Run Water Tests March 2020

We used 4 different pH meters!

Recent rains have brought the flow up high and fast but, as always, clear. Here’s the results of our water quality testing done March 4, 2020.

Air Temperature: 48 degrees F
Water Temperature: 41.5 degrees F
Linn Run Gauge: 2.31
Linn Run Discharge: 48.8
Alkalinity: 3.0
pH: 6.8





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Rock Run Test Results 7-6-19

Mouth of Rock Run July 2019

Here’s the results of the monthly water testing at the mouth of Rock Run for July.

Air Temperature: 73 Degrees F
Water Temperature: 59.5 Degrees F
Linn Run Discharge: 32.9
Linn Run Gauge: 2.2
Flow: High and Clear
Alkalinity: 2.5
pH: 6.68