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Thom Glace volunteering at another trout conservation event, and giving up a weekend on the Yellow Breeches.

Conserving riverine salmonoids with paintbrushes

By Skip Clement

Thom Glace uses his talents as one of the world’s best-known watercolorists to support trout conservation at Yellow Breeches, one of our nation’s most iconic rivers and a productive source of Oncorhynchus, Salmo, and Salvelinus.

Note: Yellow Breeches Creek, also known as Callapatscink Creek, Callapatschink Creek, or Shawnee Creek, is sourced from South Mountain and rambles 56 miles as a tributary of the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania. There has yet to be an agreed-upon explanation for Yellow Breeches Creek, found in land warrants as early as 1736. 

Thom, a lifelong fly fisher, believes anglers who do not support riverine conservation matters are tantamount to profligate or, at the very least, selfish.

Thom also Glace knows college basketball well, fly fishing for trout even better, mixing watercolors, and illustrating game fish; he is renowned. Read more here . . . 

The Yellow Breeches Anglers and Conservation Association, Inc. 

2024 YBAC Outdoor Show is March 16, 2024

The YBACA, one of the largest trout nurseries in Pennsylvania, is pleased to present its fifty-second Fishing and Outdoor Show on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Saint Patrick’s Activity Center, 87 Marsh Drive, Carlisle, PA.

The organization was founded in 1961 by six fly fishermen, but this event isn’t just about trout or fly fishing. Vendors will have tackle and lures for every species and type of fishing. 

Major vendor:

TCO Fly Shops – Precision Fly and Tackle and Columbia Bait and Tackle. Book a trip on the Susquehanna River with guides for Catfish and Bass, or plan a guided trip for Steelhead or Trout with one of several guide services and charter captains.

A family affair

  • Visitors can attend seminars on catching monster Catfish, Muskies, Trout, and Bass.
  • The show features eighty-three vendor tables and booths, so whichever way you fish, you can find it here. Furs, feathers, flies and lures. YBAC has it all. Take a chance on the annual money raffle with a $2,000 first prize, or try your luck with the Brown Bag raffle featuring items from Orvis, Fishpond, Wapsi, Dr. Slick, Cheeky and more. 
  • Tour our top-rated trout nursery and feed the fish from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
  • Kids can visit the Summit Search and Rescue bloodhounds, K-9 Briggs and K-9 Stratton, the Falconry Girl, meet her birds, or get to know Miss Nellie and watch her bird dog demonstration. 
  • Stop by Breakline Charters kids’ zone to learn about catfish and do a craft.
  • Visitors will also receive discount coupons for a local sporting goods store.

The show opens at 8:00 AM and goes until 3:00 PM. Door prizes will be drawn every half hour, and the big money drawing will occur around 1:30 following the Falconry free flight demonstration. Admission is five dollars for ages 13 and up. Military and First Responders will be our guests.


Yellow Breeches Anglers and Conservation Association, Inc.

395 Martin Rd

Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17001

1 717-243-9652 . . .

Illustration by Thom Glace – rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout. Used with permission.


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