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Activities/Crafts

Angler Award Program
Application and rules for PFBC Angler Award Program.

Angler’s Calendar
Checklist and a coupon to ask someone to go fishing.

Bass Tournament Game
Try out this fun “board game” to see who in your family will win the “Bass Tournament.”

Come and Get Em
Fish and lure matching game.

Knotes on Knots
How to tie fishing knots such as blood knot, improved clinch knot and more.

Knot Sense
Learn how to tie 3 knots – Clinch knot; surgeon’s knot; surgeon’s end loop.

Wading Staff Project
Learn how to make your own wading staff for wading safety.

 

Coloring Pages

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PLAY Newsletters

You can find additional activities and crafts on the last page of every PLAY newsletter!

PLAY: An Adventure for Anyone!
PLAY brochure containing the following articles –
Fishing-An Adventures for Anyone; A Day of Fishing – Make it an adventure/Fishing Trip tips; Where to fish; Summer is for Discoveries; New Beginnings; Prepare for a great year of fishing (word search).

PLAY: Anglers Calendar
PLAY brochure containing the following articles –
Angler’s Calendar; Why do we have fishing regulations?; ‘Tis the season- All Year Long; Laws and Regulations; Your Fishing Calendar (check list and take me fishing coupon).

PLAY: Are You a SMART Angler
PLAY brochure containing the following articles –
Are you a SMART Angler?; Safety First!; Manners Are Important; Appreciate Clean Water; Release Some of Your Catch; Off the Hook!; Teach Others to Be SMART Anglers.

PLAY: Fishing & History
PLAY brochure containing the following articles –
Fishing & History; Fishing the North American Way; Enough Fish for Everyone; Fishing Rod History; Fishing High Tech; The Future of Fishing.

PLAY: The Lure of PA’s Silver Shadows
PLAY brochure containing the following articles –
Silver Shadows; Profiling Erie’s “Silver Bullet”; Stream Manners; Equipment used to target Steelhead; Catching Lake Erie Steelhead; Fighting and Releasing Steelhead; Steelhead Alley (word search).

PLAY: Tackle-Crafting
PLAY brochure containing the following articles –
Tackle-crafting, Beginning Fly Tying, Knot Sense, Making Jigs, Recipe for a Rod Tube, Fixing Old Lures, It's the Law.

PLAY: Take A Friend Fishing
PLAY brochure containing the following articles –
Take a Friend Fishing; Be a SMART Angler; Getting Started with Sunfish; Know Those Knots; Casting with a Friend; Catch a Panfish with a Friend; Panfish (Word Search).

PLAY: Take Your Family Fishing
PLAY brochure containing the following articles –
Take Your Family Fishing; Fishing from a Rented Boat; The Ideal Fishing Spot; Checklist of Equipment, Bait and Other Gear; The Basics: Casting and Knots; Panfish Identification.

PLAY: The Lure of Being and Mentor
PLAY brochure containing the following articles –
The Lure of Being a Mentor; Who can be a Mentor? YOU Can!; Mentors of ALL ages; Mentor Notes; Mentor Pathways – Where do you start?;Take action; Mentor Circle – First Steps Begin with You! (maze & take me fishing coupon).

PLAY: Trout Training
PLAY brochure containing the following articles –
Trout Training; Finding Trout waters; Know Your Tr-“outfit”; Casting Practice; Trout Training-Rig It Right (cut and match game); Trout Tactics – On the Fly; Trout Tactics – Without a Spin.

PLAY: Why Do We Fish?
PLAY brochure containing the following articles –
Why Do we fish?; Physical Benefits of Fishing; Fishing and Wellbeing; Fish is Good Food; Fishing is Big Business.

 

Videos/Links

PLAYLISTS

The following link is a playlist that will take you through all of PFBC’s videos related to fly fishing OR you can go through them individually by clicking links below.

First Steelhead On a Fly Excitement
This video introduces viewers to the pure excitement of catching a PA Steelhead for the first time!

PA Steelhead Program
This video introduces viewers to PFBC’s Steelhead program and much more. Check out the video caption to learn more.

PFBC Fly Fishing Participant Testimonial
This video introduces viewers to a testimonial provided by a participant at PFBC’s “Women’s Intro to Fly Fishing Program.”

PFBC Musky Fishing Opportunities
This video features PA’s Musky, their stocking program and fishing. Check out the video caption to learn more.

 

Additional Resources

A Fly Angler’s Introduction to Picking A Fly Pattern
Introduction on how to pick out a fly pattern.

Are You a Smart Angler?
Fact sheet detailing SMART concept, what letters in SMART stand for.

Care of the Catch
Techniques for releasing or keeping fish.

Care of the Catch - Trout
Techniques for releasing or keeping trout.

Dry Fly Tips and Tricks
Article sharing information about dry flies and how to fish them.

Fly Fishing & Spin Fishing
The difference between Fly Fishing & Spin Fishing

Get in Some Extra Trout Fishing With Summertime Terrestrials
Fishing for trout using fly patterns that imitate terrestrial insects (e.g. ants, beetles, grasshoppers).

Panfish On The Fly
Techniques for catching panfish (e.g. bluegill, pumpkinseeds and more) on a fly.

Popular Sport-fishes of Pennsylvania
How, where and when to catch them.

Put 'em Back Alive
Details tips for catching and releasing trout.