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Potomac-Patuxent Chapter Trout Unlimited

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.

2016 - 2017 Schedule

Meeting Date
  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
  Steelhead   Richard Farino   November 16, 2016
  Trout Haven: Fly Fishing Paradise in Central PA   Andrew Trelease   October 19, 2016
  Snakeheads   Rob Snowhite   September 21, 2016
  Trout Stocking and Trout Management in Central Maryland   Mark Staley   May 18, 2016
  Bass Fishing the Potomac   Jamie Gould & Randy Chandler   April 20, 2016
  Fishing with Streamers   George Daniel   March 16, 2016

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.

PPCTU Annual Flea Market!!!
March 15, 2017

We are stepping away from our normal speaker meeting this month and hosting a "Flea Market" the evening of March 15th. Since folks are just starting to dust off their gear and may be in the need of a few things, this will be a great opportunity to pick up some new and gently used gear at a great price. Lots of great stuff for you, your children, or maybe that grandchild you were going to take fly fishing.

Need a new reel? Maybe a backup reel? As an example, there will be 2 brand new fly reels on the table for $20 each! How can you beat that? Yes, there are a few antiques as well if you're into collecting or want to fish some retro gear. Additionally, there will be a "Super Bucket Raffle" with chances to win some outstanding new gear offered by the chapter. Purchase tickets and place one or more in the bucket that corresponds to the item. We will draw those winners about 830 pm.

Not only are you invited to browse the tables for treasures, but you may also bring items to sell as well. If you have something new you've never used or a gently used item that is just collecting dust, consider bringing it to the meeting. You may just find a buyer. No sense letting good stuff go to waste. All we ask for is a small percentage of the sale come back to the chapter. Of course, you can be generous and donate as much as you like.

If you have items to sell, please pre-register by sending a listing to Bob Kaiser at: backupking1977@gmail.com with the details, including your name, phone number, item name & description, asking price, and % donation of sales proceeds to PPTU (minimum 10%). Please send this by Monday, March 13th at noon.

Come early! Prices are often negotiable with the sellers. Pass the word around! This event is open to all. Tell your friends and post it on social media. The more the merrier. The list of goods is getting bigger all the time and we'll keep you posted with new additions as they come in.

Hope to see you there!

Tight Lines,
Bob O'Donnell

Take a gander at the growing list of hot items you'll find at this meeting:

8.5 ft Clearwater 4 wt, 4 pc w/ tube
9 ft Clearwater 6 wt, 4 pc w/ tube
9 ft LL Bean 6 wt fly rod
Orvis Graphite, Henrys Fork, 5wt, 8'6", 2 piece, metal case
Sage Grahite, 6-7 wt, 9", 2-piece, metal case
G Loomis, Premier PMR1026TF, 6wt, 8'6", 4-piece, case,
Fenwick, FF605, 5wt, 6', 2-piece
Scott, G803 54 20191, 3wt, 8', 2-piece, metal case
Redington, Red Start, 8-9wt, 9', 2-piece, metal case
Hardy, Bamboo, 6wt, two tips, 7'8" , 7', 2-piece, case
Bamboo rod, Unknown manufacture, no label, 5'4", 2 piece
Master Fishing Tackle, no label, 6-8wt, 8', 2-piece
Performance Fly Rod Special Handcrafted (Harrisonburg, Va), 7'6", 3/4 wt,
Graphite Signature Blank 7634IM, 2 piece w/ sleeve & metal tube
Hi-tech HT Executive EXE-962, 9'6", 6/7 wt, 2 piece w/Reel Hi-Tech HT Model DFR-3D
LL Bean Double L fly rod 4 pc, 10', 6 wt
Cortland Brook Fly Rod, 4 pc, 10', 4 wt
TFO BVK fly rod, 4 pc, 9', 10 wt
No Name Fly Rod, 2 pc, 9', 7-8 wt.

White River Reel 3/4
White River Reel 5/6
Hardy Bros (Alnwick) LTD, L.R.H. Lightweight, 4-6wt, line , case, antique, with 2 extra spools
Lamson - 1, line wt (?), in an Orvis case
Orvis Battenkill, Mark IV, line (7-9wt), case
Orvis, Battenkill, 3/4, w/case
Ross Reel, RR Rhythm, 5wt?, w/line and leader
Elite Fly Reel, 5wt?
HT Hi-Tech Tackle, model DFR-3D, 8/10 wt
Ross Reel, Cimarron C-1, 3/4, w/line & leader, w/case, w/spool and ¾ line

Wading Gear
LL Bean wading boots, size 11
Hodgman wading socks and gravel guards
LLBean waders, Large, with belt
Orvis wading staff
Green River hip waders, PVC

Other Fishing
Leyand metal fly box w/ compartments
Orvis fly boxes
Brodin landing net
Simms vest, L/XL
Orvis vest, L
Bolder Landing Rod Case, holds approx 6-8 rods
Ambico, Reel Carrying Case, black leather
Eddie Bauer rain jacket, XL
3 - Flyrod cases, 57-60", for 2-piece 9ft rods

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