Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 

Steve Binnick

Mark Chehi - Private Waters Chair

Frank Coulson

Chuck Cutshall – Board President

Alysson Cwyk

Chris HansonCommunications Chair

Lynn Hitschler

Mike Lastowski - Workshops Chair

Peter Leibengut - Secretary

Bill Moffitt

Eric Peterson - Treasurer

Doug Randall - Events Chair

BOARD MEMBER FISHING BIOS

Frank L. Coulson III- Both of my grandfathers, my dad and his brother taught me how to fish.  First casting for trout in local southeastern Pennsylvania ponds and streams and then later surf fishing in Long Beach Island, I developed an addiction for all things fishing very early on.  I spent most of my summers as a child in Barnegat Bay and out-front on the beaches of Harvey Cedars, NJ.  I soon started to venture further and further offshore of New Jersey and eventually reached the Hudson Canyon - The trip out of Barnegat Light Inlet is about 80 miles and white marlin, dolphin, and tuna are plentiful.  I am a member of the Beach Haven Marlin & Tuna Club and participate in their annual White Marlin Tournament - the oldest tournament of its kind in the country.  I fish for Striped Bass as they make their spring and fall runs up and down the east coast.  I enjoy stalking bonefish and will jump at the opportunity to fish for them and their elusive friend the permit.  I proposed to my wife in the middle of a trout stream and look forward to spending many more days on the water with her, our two boys (Fisher and Hudson) and anyone who shares the same passion.

Charles “Chuck” Cutshall is a Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor for Merrill Lynch in Wayne, PA.  Chuck joined Merrill Lynch in 1997, having spent the previous 12 years at Meridian and CoreStates Banks in various commercial lending capacities.  Chuck is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.  He is a member of the Tredyffrin Township Environmental Advisory Council, vice president of Valley Forge Chapter of Trout Unlimited (VFTU), and president of the Kiwanis Club of the Main Line.  He is an active member of the Anglers Club of Philadelphia and the Main Line Fly Tyers Club.  One of the responsibilities Chuck has taken on at VFTU is booking the annual keynote speaker at the VFTU Trout Show.  Over the past couple of years, Chuck has contacted and secured speaking arrangements with, Gary Borger, Ed Engle, and Charlie Meck.  Chuck coordinated and was responsible for all logistical details for each of the speakers’ visits to the Show.  Chuck is an avid fly fisher and fly tyer.  He is a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor.  Most of his fishing occurs at Graystones Preserve where he and his wife Suzanne are members.

Lynn Leonard Hitschler began fishing as a child in the waters off of Mt. Desert Island, First trout fishing was at Pocono Lake Preserve as a guest of friends, in early 20's, Continued fishing off and on through years while raising four children.  Refocused in earnest when met Mary Kuss and with a group of 6 women, founded the Delaware Valley Women’s Flyfishing Club in 1996.  Since that time, I have fished in S. America, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Bhutan, the West and the East, the Tropics, Florida and New Brunswick.   My husband, Tony Hitschler, introducing me to fishing for shad on the Octorara Creek.  Kurt Hill introduced me to the American Museum of Fly Fishing and I subsequent served as Secretary of the Board for 5 years.  I have served as a Board Member of the Anglers Club of Philadelphia, in my second rotating term.  I am a member of the DVWF club.  I am a member, by association, of the Pohoqualine Fishing Club.

Bill Moffitt- I began to fly fish when I moved to Downingtown back in 1996.  A good friend of mine knew Jack Larkin well and my first experience was on the Lower Toby with Jack.  It was a perfect first experience fly fishing on a great trout stream.  After a brief lesson on entomology and shot of Bushmills, we stripped streamers along the bottom and hit three beautiful rainbows before lunch.  Afterwards I had some luck nymphing, but it wasn't until we hit the afternoon hatch that I truly got hooked on the sport.  I still have yet to experience anything like this hatch.  Thank God for Jack's instructions on when to lift the rod or I would have missed three quarters of the hits.   Since then, I've made good use of the fly fishing only stretch of the Brandywine along the Struble trail that runs down the hill from my home.  Every year over the past ten years except for one, I've been able to fish the last day of December and the first day of January; no better way to end a year or begin a new one  (except perhaps the full submersion in Valley Stream this past New Years day which made for a very cold walk back to the truck).  I know most of the streams around Chester County pretty well especially the Brandywine, French Creek and the Octorora. One of my favorite streams in Pennsylvania is Spruce Creek.  I usually get out there a few times a year to fish the Rod & Gun Club water.  Over the past 11 years I have volunteered and been a contestant in the "On -The-Fly Tournament" at Wayne Harpsters Family farm on Spruce Creek which benefits the State College Youth Service Bureau.  I plan to win the tournament next year.  As far as memorable waters that I've fished, my favorites have been The Yellowstone, Elk Creek in Erie for Steelheads, Belize for Bonefish and Jacks, Isla Mirada for Sailfish (light tackle) and a little brownie caught on a stream outside of Dublin, Ireland.