A featured part of almost every month's membership meeting is the guest speaker program. The Board of Directors spends a lot of time planning and arranging for the featured speakers. We begin by designing a general theme for each month's program and then follow up by identifying and booking potential speakers.
|Casting Clinic & Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem||Dusty Wissmath||May 16, 2018 Casting Clinic at 6:30|
|Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations||PPCTU Members||April 18, 2018|
|Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations||PPCTU Members||Reschedules to April|
|Flea Market||PPCTU Members||February 21, 2018|
|Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations||PPCTU Members||Reschedules to March|
|Fly Fishing Photography||Austin Green||November 15, 2017|
|Stream Restoration||Adam Nabors||October 18, 2017|
|What I Did on My Summer Vacation||PPTU Members||September 19, 2017|
|Safety While Fly Fishing||Michael Abramowitz||May 17, 2017|
|Trout Haven: Fly Fishing Paradise in Central PA||Andrew Trelease||April 19, 2017|
|Flea Market||PPCTU Members||March 15, 2017|
|Patapsco River Shad and Herring Restoration||Ashlee Horne||February 15, 2017|
|Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations||PPCTU Members||January 18, 2017|
Time: 7:00 PM, Third Wednesday except December, June, July and August
Place: Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Maryland
Directions: From Capitol Beltway -- North on Georgia Avenue (Rte. 97). First right onto Forest Glen Road. Pass Holy Cross Hospital and go across Sligo Creek Parkway. The Center is on the right, approximately one quarter mile.
Our May 16 meeting will be a little different: We'll be starting at 6:30pm so that Dusty Wissmath can provide us with a one-hour group casting clinic before the main meeting. Bring your rod and meet at the Senior Center around 6:15 before Dusty arrives, and we'll move over to the adjacent field for the clinic.
Dusty will also be speaking to us about fly fishing the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, where he frequently guides and teaches.
Dusty began fly fishing when he was eight years old. In the early '70's he began instructing and guiding in Wyoming while working on a degree in Wildlife Biology. Following graduate school, Dusty lived in Jackson, Wyoming, tying flies commercially and guiding on the Snake, Firehole, Madison and Yellowstone Rivers. After working as a Biologist in Wyoming and East Africa, Dusty started his fly-fishing school and guide service in the mid-'90's.
Dusty is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Federation of Fly Fishers as well as an IFFF Certified Casting Instructor. He's also a Simms Guide / Ambassador and a member of Scott Fly Rods, Hatch Reels, ARC Fishing & Hyde Drift Boat Pro Staffs. Dusty has served as the lead instructor at the L.L. Bean Fly Fishing School in Virginia, and still teaches at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing in upstate New York. Dusty writes about fly fishing and is a photographer for a number of fly fishing and outdoors publications.
Check out Dusty's website at https://www.dwflyfishing.com.