General Chapter Meeting Information
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. Some of our virtual meetings have been recorded and are available for viewing on YouTube by clicking on the Theme title.
|“Fly Tying Extravaganza” at The Green Turtle in Burtonsville||In Person PPTU Members and Guests||January 18, 2023 from 6-9PM|
|“Trout Resources in Washington and Frederick Counties”||In Person Speaker: MD DNR's Michael Kashiwagi||November 15, 2022|
|“What I did on My Summer Vacation: Travel/Fishing Photos by PPTU Members”||In Person/Virtual Speakers: PPTU Members||October 19, 2022|
|"Fishing for Lake Erie Steelhead” Passcode: w*ZUs207||Virtual Speaker: Ben John||September 21, 2022|
|“Fly Fishing the Bay for Cobia” Passcode: AdNQZs4#||Virtual Speaker: Zach Hoisington||May 18, 2022|
|“Fly Fishing for Bowfin & Snakeheads”||Virtual Speaker: Grant Alvis||April 20, 2022|
|“A Brief History of Fly Fishing”||Virtual Speaker: Bob Dietz||March 16, 2022|
|“Fly Fishing Safety”||Virtual Speaker: Mike Abramowitz||February 16, 2022|
|“Latest News about the Gunpowder”||Virtual Speaker: Phil Gay of Trout & About||January 19, 2022|
Time: 7:00 PM, Third Wednesday except December, June, July and August
New Meeting Place: Harkins Builders 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400 Columbia MD 21044
Our September, 2022 kickoff meeting will be done as a “Hybrid”, both virtual and if you wish, in person.
One of our chapter members, Ben Nichols, graciously offered the use of his company’s conference room for PPTU’s upcoming meeting in September. The board did a test run at that location and it seemed to work ok. So, we will attempt the chapter meeting on September 21st. Its been several years since our last face-to-face meeting and many people are looking forward to it. Of course you can still log in from the comfort of your home and get the same presentation.
You may park in one of the adjacent parking garages or the Mall parking lot. A separate email will be sent out to members with more information regarding this venue and details on its location.
We look forward to seeing many of you in person!
And if you decide to come, please say thank you to our host, Ben Nichols.
Annual Fly Tying Extravaganza!
January 18, 2023
6:00PM Drinks/Dinner - Fly Tying Demo at 7:00PM
After a long hiatus, its finally back! Our annual Fly Tying Extravaganza meeting. What a better way to kick off the New Year than gathering with friends to grab a bite to eat, shoot the bull a little and watch in awe at the fastidious skills of our volunteer fly tying demonstrators. Sean Beck, Bob Dietz, Bob Kaiser, and Pete Yarrington are a few of the excellent tyers demonstrating great techniques and offering tips to the rest of us.
These tyers will create flies they use themselves and which all have caught fish. Talk with the tyers one-on-one and then take home a pattern recipe. This is a great opportunity to shorten your learning curve while you move closer to the elusive goal of mastering the special art of fly tying. Catching a fish on a fly that you tied is something special! In addition, we will have some fly tying material/equipment out for a discounted sale. This is your chance to pick a few things up cheap.
To kick off the New Year, our January Fly Tying meeting will be In Person. Come to The Green Turtle Sports Bar and Grille, 15660 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866 on January 18th to meet and greet your fellow chapter members, enjoy a bite to eat, and relax while viewing some great demonstrations from your fellow PPTU chapter members and guest fly tyers.
We've reserved the meeting room from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Come early for food – stay for the fly tying demo!
Hope to see you there!