General Chapter Meeting Info

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.

2017 - 2018 Schedule

Meeting Date
  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.

Special Guest Instructor & Speaker:
Dusty Wissmath
Dusty Wissmath's Fly Fishing School & Guide Service (Carlisle, PA)
May 16th, 2018 @ 6:30PM

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.

About Dusty:

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

Karan Singh


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