August 6, 2020
September 12, 2020 SRS Meeting Canceled
The September 12, 2020 regular membership meeting has been canceled due to the continuation of the Covid-19 issue. We sure are hoping that this thing is more under control by next spring. Here’s hoping for some rain for the area as fishing should only be done if the water temperatures allow for a safe release of our beloved trout. Till we see each other again… UB
July 20, 2020:
New SRS Blog: How Did You Get Here?
Howdy SRS members! A new blog post has been created to share your stories about how, when, or why you came to the Pine Creek Valley. You can submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org (please type in your ‘send’ field this email address – we do this because when we use links, we start getting a lot of spam email – thus why we just type out our email address for you to use).
Tell us how you come to be here, what makes you come back, when did you first visit? Send us an interesting thing that happened to you while in the area and we’ll post it asap.
We review all submissions and reserve the right to not post them based on appropriateness. You can include pictures if you want – try to make them as sharply focused as possible. We have the ability to scale them down so they load properly into the website.
Two stories have already been posted – UB’s and Walt Franklin’s (both SRS members).
So tell us a little about yourself and just how you have come to be here – in the Slate, Cedar Run and the Pine Creek Valley!
May 18, 2020:
Summer 2020 Slate Drake – Tribute to Jeff Fry
This issue of the Slate Drake is going to be available online, here, through the website. It’s a special issue to commemorate the life of long standing member, Jeff Fry.
Jeff recently passed away. He and his wife, Karen, have contributed so much to Slate Run Sportsmen over the years. The least we can do is honor him by featuring him in the Slate Drake.
Click on the ‘Download’ button below to open and/or download a copy of the Summer 2020 Slate Drake.
Rest in peace Jeff. Our sympathies go out to Karen, Daniel, and Katie.
May 3, 2020:
New Things Here On the Website
We’ve been working pretty hard on revamping the website. I’ve noticed on the ‘phone’ view that the sidebar item ‘New Things To Check Out, Here In The SRS Website’ was taking up a LOT of space before getting to the content in the main page. We got some CSS code to introduce the scroll bar alongside the sidebar space and – wham! – those viewing on a phone wont have to scroll down so far to get to the main page message.
Hey, perhaps my COVID19 isolation has turned me into an obsessed website sort – but hey, hopefully SRS will benefit from this.
I’ve learned a lot over the past few weeks. I finally took the time to scrutinize a CSS (cascading style sheets code) tutorial. That opened my eyes a lot! Much of what I’ve changed may go unnoticed, but that’s really ok – maybe even good. When things change for the better but go unnoticed, it can be a blessing in disguise.
Anyway, not to beat a dead horse – I hope everyone is doing well, considering. Hang in there, and since I can’t stand the phrase ‘the new normal’ – I’ll say, we’ll get through this. Maybe later than sooner, but we’ll get there!
Take care – until we see each other again – I’m the Unintentional Blogger – UB 😉
May 1, 2020
Summer Picnic and Meeting Canceled
Wow! It’s been over a month that I made an entry into the ‘Latest From Slate Run Sportsmen’ page. I apologize folks. It’s an excuse but you have to admit, things haven’t been ‘the usual’ these days.
We’ve canceled the summer picnic since this Covid19 thing is just too prevalent to ignore. When you can’t even tell if you have the damn stuff until it’s too late, you have probably given it to a few dozen others by then…. THAT – is not good. So we’re erring (as in ‘in error’) on the side of caution – hoping that we wont spread this thing around between us. Yea, Lycoming County hasn’t seen many cases, comparatively, but how would you feel if we have the meeting and then a few weeks later there’s a spike in confirmed cases? I know I wouldn’t feel good about it.
So, we’ll talk about whether we will have the September meeting in a Zoom ‘conference call’/video-chat in August and go from there.
Look, we want all our members and non-members to be smart, be safe, and take care.
Till we see each other again, I’m the Unintentional Blogger – aka UB
March 17, 2020
Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Oh and the April 4th SRS Meeting is Canceled
Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming, the April 4, 2020 Spring Membership Meeting has been canceled. We are all going to be alright – especially if we help out by taking precautions that have been widely posted throughout the media and online.
I did see a recommendation from FFI (Fly Fishing International) – Go Fishing! Purely as a means of ‘social distancing’. So you see, you can do your part by going fishing! If the spouse grumbles about you heading out, just remind them that we all need to do our part in this time of crisis! Some of us just have to go fishing I guess!
In all seriousness folks, please take precautions and care during this time.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at:
March 2, 2020
Spring Must Be Just Around The Corner
Howdy folks! I don’t know about you but I’m getting excited about the season changing. It’s 50 here today and this sort of weather certainly gets me thinking spring trout fishing!
Our Spring Meeting is about 4 1/2weeks away so this means we need to start tallying up how many will be in attendance. Please RSVP to Harry at:
We need to give Mark at Hotel Manor a head’s up as afar as how many will be staying after the meeting for lunch. So please RSVP to the email address above by March 28, 2020 with how many of you will be coming to the meeting and how many will be staying for lunch.
Thanks for being a Slate Run Sportsmen member and we’ll see you at the meeting!
till next time… UB
February 2, 2020
Happy Groundhog Day Everyone!
While Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow there at Gobbler’s Knob, I did see it here. So I guess there will be an early Spring there, in Slate Run, and 6 more weeks of Winter here. Well, we haven’t had much of a Winter here yet so I really can’t complain!
Hopefully this means a great Spring coming to fish in Slate Run!
Check out the new entry in the Winter Blog!
January 2, 2020:
Happy New Year From Slate Run Sportsmen!
2019 was a good year, better for some, worse for others. I think Slate Run Sportsmen came through in good shape!
One thing we’re going to do with this page of the website is to archive the entire page under the BLOG tab. So, if you wanted to see a past years’ post from ‘The Latest From…’, just go to the BLOG and hit The Latest From SRS – Archive tab.
Slate Run Road re-opened – 3pm November 1st (this came from high authority as to the precise moment when it was reopened)! I don’t think there was a ribbon cutting ceremony but I am sure there are a lot of glad people as this was a major short cut to get over to the Black Forrest area and route 44.
I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to a great 2020. Hope to see you out on the streams or hiking along the mountains! Take care folks and…