The PPCTU Forum

Welcome to the Potomac-Patuxent Chapter's online forum.

This forum is provided as a courtesy of the Potomac-Patuxent Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Our members and guests consists of men, women, and children of ALL AGES, and therefore the highest level of civility is expected while using this site. Profanity, racism, vulgarity, misogyny, illegal activity, misanthropy, ad hominem attacks, threats and defamatory posts are strictly prohibited and will NOT be tolerated.

Photos, YouTube and other video links are permitted so long as they are in good taste and relevant to the topic at hand. If you have any questions about what can be posted here, contact the forum moderator to clarify by sending an email to: Many PPTU members have contributed their time, talents, and resources here for the benefit of others. Please pay it forward and do the same.

The PPCTU forum is equipped with a powerful search feature that will quickly pull up any post from our archives. Literally thousands of topics have been covered in detail, so please familiarize yourself with this excellent resource. Additionally, this website is also loaded with useful information including Fishing Reports, Fly Tying Patterns, Photos, Fishing Locations, Outing Events, and more.

A Yahoo ID is not required. You may participate on the forum via any email service of your choice. All you have to do is compose your message as you would any other message and post it to All postings should include your first and last name.

You DO need a Yahoo ID if you want to use the group website that works in conjunction with the forum. You can compose messages on the forum website if you like, but it is not required. If you want to get into the message archive or the growing collection of fly patterns, then you will need to get a yahoo ID and associate it with whatever email address you are using for the forum.


Although the administrators and moderators of the forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages.

All messages express the views of the poster, and PPTU is not responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. Any message that does not conform to the policy of this service will be edited or removed with immediate effect.

PPTU Board Moderation Guidelines

Derogatory, obscene or otherwise unsuitable usernames or content will not be tolerated.

The hosts and administrators have the ability to remove objectionable comments and questions.

In a case of a repeat offense, the administrators may ban temporarily or indefinitely a user from participating on the forum.

Business advertising for personal gain is prohibited. You are allowed to recommend and write reviews for corporate products and services in moderation. You may also advertise your own (individual) products and services as long as it doesn't break any other rules and is done in moderation.

Non-moderators should refrain from attempting to enforce the rules themselves. If they are concerned about a possible rule violation, they should contact the moderator by sending an email to:

Members that do not abide by the rules may be subject to having their posts edited or deleted, their member account permanently banned from further access and/or deleted without notice.

Optional Forum Settings

There are several options as to how messages from the forum will come to you. The default is for the forum to send you each message posted to the group as it arrives. A second option is to receive a daily digest, a single email message containing all the messages posted during the last day. A third option is no email delivery, using instead an online archive of messages. However, attachments that go out with messages via the other options are NOT kept in the archive, so sometimes you miss out on some things with this option. Lately, forum traffic has run between 100 and 300 messages per month. If you would like to use one of these options and aren't familiar with how to change this setting, or if you encounter other problems with using the forum, send an email to and we'll try to help you.

There's one more option that wasn't previously mentioned, and one that you should seriously consider even if you don't want your mail box full of trip reports, information on local streams, tying hints and all that other wasted space. There's also an option to receive important announcements only. These would typically be last minute cancellations of meetings due to inclement weather.

It should be noted that if Montgomery County has canceled ALL evening (not just school) activities due to the weather, our meeting will be canceled.

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This document last modified 10/15/17