Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Conserving, Protecting and Restoring Coldwater Fisheries

Welcome to the Central WI Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Thank you for visiting the Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited's website.  We are an active group of TU members from the central sands area of Wisconsin with over 300 members who all share in a common goal:  to conserve and protect our cold water resources.  


Please take some time to look around our website to find out more about us by clicking on About Us, or by clicking on News to find out what we have been doing. You can also click on Activities and/or Calendar to find out more about planned activities and events. By clicking on  River Keepers you can find out all about our water monitoring program and by clicking on Workdays, you can find out more about our stream restoration projects and activities.  


Many of our members enjoy fly fishing and fly tying and you can find out more about Fly Tying by clicking on this tab.  We support fishing by all legal methods, including spin fishing and live bait fishing for trout.  Our Multimedia section includes pictures and video's of some of our activities and other things you might be interested in, so you might want to check that out. 



October Meeting & Program
No Meeting in October - Please Make Plans to Attend Our Annual Conservation Banquet. 

CWTU Banquet Registration Form

If you would like to attend our banquet and did not receive the registration materials, please download the Banquet Registration Form by clicking HEREThe banquet is open to the public and the proceeds are used to help maintain the streams in Central Wisconsin. If you are a member of CWTU we encourage you to attend and bring a friend. It is a FUN night where we recognize some of the members and others that helped with our cold water fisheries and raise funds for chapter activities such as water monitoring and stream restoration work. 


Click HERE to download additional banquet information.



November Business Meeting and 


Program-Fin N Feather, Winneconne, WI


The November business meeting will run from 6:15pm to 7:15pm, and the program "What's in Your Fly Box?", will begin at 7:30pm.  The program is free and open to the public. Description of the program below. Winter is a good time to tie some new flies and organize your fly box for 2020.  Find some new ideas by looking at the ways that other trout fishers organize their fly boxes. 

What's In Your Fly Box?


There are so many different ways of organizing the flies you take with you on the stream. The kind of boxes you use, the flies you take, and the way you organize them in the boxes. On Tuesday, November 12th, the Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be presenting a program on how members of the Central Wisconsin Chapter and Fox Valley Chapter organize their flies for fishing. The program is open to the public and will begin at 7:15pm at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne, Wisconsin.


Around twelve different members will bring the fly boxes that they pack with them on the stream and have them on display for everyone to see. You can see the boxes they use, the flies they put in them, and you will have a chance to ask them questions about how they organize their flies. They will also have on display their five favorite “go to” flies that they consider their confidence flies. The program will start off with a panel discussion where six members will briefly explain how they organize the flies they take with them on the stream and how they decide which flies to use that day. Do they have a separate box for dry flies, wet flies, streamers & buggers, and terrestrials, or do they mix them all up and use just one or two boxes? Fly boxes differ in size, weight, and how the flies are secured in the box. They will also describe why and how they selected the fly boxes they use.


Join us for a fun and interactive program that may help you re-organize your flies this winter for next year’s fishing season.

Program Schedule for 2019-2020

The following is the schedule of programs and activities for 2019-2020. The business meetings are from 6:15 to 7:15 with the programs starting at 7:30. 


September 10, 2019 - An Environmental History of Northwood's Trout Streams - speaker, Professor Nelson Ham

October  8, 2019 (No Meeting October 8, Banquet will be held on October 26) Please try to make the Banquet and Fund Raiser to help support our chapter.

November 12, 2019 - What's in Your Box - Program on Selection and Organization of the Flies You Fish - Organized by Bob Haase

December 10, 2019 -  Living the Fisherman's Dream: A Month of Western Fly Fishing - Speaker, Ira Giese

January 14, 2020 -  Streamer Expo - Tying and Fishing Streamer patterns - Speaker, John Gremmer

February 11, 2020(No Meeting on February 11, Trout Fest February 22)

March 10, 2020 -  Fly Fishing - (Topic TBD), Speaker Rich Osthoff

April 14, 2020 -  Bob Hunt Science Night: A Night Wtich Ray White, John Gremmer Coordinating the Interview

May 12, 2020 - Father & Son Wyoming Cut-Slam 2019, Speakers Wayne and Clay Parmley

June   - Picnic - Location to be determined

July  - Picnic - Location to be determined

August  - Picnic - Location to be determined

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