Frank Hornberg Chapter

About this Chapter

place Location
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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Welcome to the Frank Hornberg Chapter of Trout Unlimited! Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore our cold water fisheries in Adams, Portage, and Wood Counties. Founded in 1992, the Frank Hornberg chapter has grown steadily and currently has about 180 members. Our membership is comprised of men and women from all walks of life who share an interest in cold water fisheries and the improvement of these delicate resources. Reversing the degradation that has affected many of our trout streams has always been the primary focus of this group. Since its formation, the chapter has been actively engaged in direct, hands-on stream restoration projects. These efforts have brought about tremendous positive changes on sections of a number of trout streams in central Wisconsin. The chapter has been widely recognized for its accomplishments in cold water conservation and has been presented with awards from the Wisconsin Council of Trout Unlimited as well as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The chapter has worked closely with other conservation and environmental organizations, working to protect our natural resources not only at the local level but at the broader, state level as well. In keeping with the chapter’s commitment to defending and restoring some of the most precious resources of central Wisconsin, the chapter’s founders chose to name the chapter after the first game warden assigned to Portage County. Frank Hornberg was a classic old-time game warden and a colorful public figure during his service here from 1920 to 1950. The Hornberg fly, created by him in the 1920’s, is still tied commercially and has established itself as a standard trout fly pattern. Frank Hornberg died in 1966 but his name lives on, in part due to the endeavors of this dedicated Trout Unlimited chapter. For the latest information on our chapter, please follow us on Facebook:


place Address
Wisconsin Rapids, WI


person President
Douglas Erdmann
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