Ernest Schwiebert Chapter of

Trout Unlimited (ESCTU)

Founded July 28, 1974

Ernest "Ernie" Schwiebert, an architect by profession, was a renowned fly fisherman and angling author. He spent his childhood in the Chicago area, earned his bachelor's degree in architecture from Ohio State University, and earned two
doctorates at Princeton University in architecture and the history and philosophy of architecture.

Ernie made many influential contributions throughout his life as an author, architect, and student of the art and science of fly fishing for trout and salmon. He wrote more than a dozen books about fly fishing and architecture.

Ernie Schwiebert was a pioneer in the fishery conservation movement and was involved in the founding of Trout Unlimited (TU), Theodore Gordon Flyfishers and the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF). He served as a Director of both Theodore Gordon Flyfishers and the Atlantic Salmon Federation, and on the scientific advisory boards of TU, FFF and The Nature Conservancy. In recognition of his contributions, this Trout Unlimited Chapter is proudly named for him.  

A Tribute To Ernest Schwiebert



Fly-Tying Demonstration - Fall Patterns for NJ Trout Streams 

at Orvis-Princeton
301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ
Saturday, September 23, 2017
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Come join us at the Orvis-Princeton store  for a fly tying demonstration of fall trout patterns for our New Jersey streams. Ernest Schwiebert Chapter of Trout Unlimited members, Jeff Conover and Greg DeAngelis, along with members from the Central Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be on hand from 12:00 - 3:00 pm, tying some of their favorite, most productive fall patterns for the trout streams of New Jersey.


Next Monthly Meeting

Monday, October 16, 2017
Tom Gilmore
Flyfisher's Guide to Pennsylvania

Connetquot River Trip
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Join us for a great day of fishing and camaraderie on the renowned Connetquot River at Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Oakdale, NY.

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ESCTU Calendar of Events

Please plan on joining us for our regularly scheduled monthly meetings featuring great speakers and colorful members! Location: D&R Greenway Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ, 6:30 pm the  second Monday of each month from September – June. 

ESCTU Calendar of Events