Youth and Community Outreach

 In addition to the chapter's involvement with the major outdoor events in the area we also run our own youth and community education programs concentrating on fun, hands-on fly fishing skills as well as conservation and habitat awareness.

Stream Explorers

Hosted by Cub Scout Pack 591 and WNYTU

Starting Saturday, February 4th 2023

At St. John Paul II Church
2052 Lakeview Rd. Lakeview
In the little church basement. 

On the first Saturday of each month from 9-11am we will get together and...

Þ Learn how to fly fish
Þ Learn how to fly tie
Þ Learn how to cast a fly rod and practice on the grass and in the water
Þ Learn about aquatic bugs
Þ Learn about our local watershed
Þ Learn about conservation
Þ Regular outings to the Hobuck Flats area of 18 mile creek and other access points

This hands-on event series is family friendly, free and open to the public through the Western New York Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Visit the event calendar for details for each month. For more info email Download the promotional flyer HERE

Made possible with contributions from Cabela's, Orvis and Scientific Anglers

Youth "Fly Tying and Casting Adventure" Workshops

For your youth group, scout pack or troop, community event. 

Let Western New York Trout Unlimited teach your youth the basics of fly tying and fishing and learn a little bit about conservation and responsible stewardship of our valuable resources too. Our approximately two hour program is led by volunteers from the Western New York Chapter of Trout Unlimited, one of the nation’s largest and most successful cold water and fishery conservation organizations.

Your youth will:

Þ Watch a short video about fly fishing.
Þ Learn the difference between fishing with a traditional fishing rod and fishing with a fly rod.
Þ Learn about different kinds of flies.
Þ Learn how to cast a fly rod using practice rods.
Þ Learn how to tie a fly that they can take home and use.
Þ Learn what a watershed is, how to keep fish wet and why water conservation is so important.

This is a mobile presentation, we come to you in the Western New York area. This workshop is free of charge but spots are limited and expected to fill up fast. Please email for more information. Download promotional Flyer HERE

Project Healing Waters

Message from our Project Healing Waters Chair and Chapter VP Ken Kinecki...
The recent weather and holidays delayed our start up but the VA wants to start in Feb 2023. Volunteers should have some experience in fly tying. Most importantly, volunteers needs to provide proof of Covid vaccination - the 1st and 2nd shot. Vaccination cards can be scanned (take a picture using your phone) and send to
He will coordinate all volunteer approvals for the program.