Perkiomen Valley Trout Unlimited


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PVTU gets 5 new LL Bean Fishing Rods for teaching others to fish

Perkiomen Valley Trout Unlimited

Chapter No. 332


Perkiomen Valley Trout Unlimited Receives five Donated Fly Rods, Reels and Fly Line outfits from L.L. Bean


They will be used by the chapter to teach fly fishing to the Youth & Veterans in the Perkiomen Valley, in support of the community.


Pennsburg, PA. August 21, 2018 – The Perkiomen Valley  Chapter of Trout Unlimited has received a donation of five  Angler II fly rod outfits from L.L. Bean to teach fly fishing to youth/veterans in the Perkiomen Valley.  Volunteers from the chapter will be using them to instruct students in TU’s “Trout in the Classroom” programs at local schools, in addition to instructing Veterans, Boy & Girl Scouts and other individuals interested in learning how to fly fish.  


The fly rods were awarded as part of a program through Trout Unlimited, one of the nation’s leading conservation nonprofits, for its more than 400 local chapters and councils across the country. A total of more than 400 fly rod outfits, valued at nearly $40,000 were donated by L.L. Bean to Trout Unlimited and provided to chapters across the country to support their local efforts.


“We’re happy to be able to do more in connecting kids and the entire community to fishing and conservation thanks to L.L. Bean,” said Tom Smith, Perkiomen Valley Chapter President. “With this donation, we will be able to get more people involved in fishing local streams, and help promote an interest in protecting the water quality and habitat, which is vital to maintaining healthy streams.”


Based in Maine, L.L. Bean is a strong global supporter of conservation and has contributed over $10 million to help promote environmental stewardship and access to outdoor recreational opportunities.  Recently, the company has also agreed to contribute over $10,000 annually to promote youth fly fishing education in Maine.


For more than 20 years, L.L. Bean has been donating fly rods and reels to Trout Unlimited Chapters. This year, more than 100 chapters applied to the program.


For more information on how to get involved with Perkiomen Valley Trout Unlimited, please visit our website at  Chapter meetings are held 10 months of the year, are free and open to the public and our next one is Monday, September 17, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the lower level Community Room at the Upper Perkiomen Valley Library, 350 Main Street, Red Hill.  


Randy Wolf