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.
|“Fishing Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley” Passcode: Tvc2i5F^||Virtual Speaker: BillNolan||May 23, 2023|
|“The Work of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay” Passcode: 7.6fto8z||Virtual Speaker: Kate Fritz, CEO of the Alliance||April 19, 2023|
|“Tight Line Nymphing for Trout” Passcode: qX01Cpg^||Virtual Speaker: Mike Slepesky||March 22, 2023|
|Special Presentation “Camp Buffalo Bill” Passcode: 9Zyg%kLE||Virtual Speaker: Tim Gailfoile||February 27, 2023|
|“State of the Gunpowder” Passcode: HU1!IFej at The Green Turtle in Burtonsville||In Person with virtual speaker MD DNR's Mark Staley||February 15, 2023 from 6-9PM|
|Special Presentation “Camp Buffalo Bill”||Virtual Speaker: Susan Thrasher||February 13, 2023|
|“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”||Virtual Speaker: Ben John||September 21, 2022|
|“Fly Fishing the Bay for Cobia”||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: Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Third Wednesday except December, June, July and August
Meeting Place: We are currently in search of a new meeting place.
“Fishing Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley”
Guest Speaker: Bill Nolan, PA Troutfitters
May 23rd, 2023
Our May chapter virtual meeting will be slightly off schedule, being on Tuesday, May 23, when we will be joined by Bill Nolan, owner and head guide of PA Troutfitters. Bill will talk with us about the trout fishing opportunities in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley area near Jim Thorpe and Allentown. Often overlooked by anglers headed east to the Delaware River or west to Spring Creek and beyond, the Lehigh Valley region is actually home to a wealth of healthy coldwater trout fisheries. Bill is the owner of PA Troutfitters, a local guiding and fly fishing instruction outfit located in Slatedale, PA. Come on out to hear Bill tell us about the opportunities to fish a less- explored part of our neighboring state.
About Bill (Instagram: billnolanflyfishing):
A 2019 graduate of the Sweetwater Travel Guide school in Montana and 2019 graduate of the Wolf School of Fly Fishing, Bill has been a fishing nut since childhood. On a trip to Salmon River, NY many moons ago Bill discovered fly fishing. He started attending TU meetings and the obsession began. He would go on to lead the Donegal Trout Unlimited Veterans Service Partnership from 2016 to 2022. Bill has fished many different fisheries across the country as well as Spain. Today he calls the banks of the Lehigh River his home and leads drift boat and walk and wade trips in the Lehigh Valley and Poconos.
About PA Troutfitters
PA Troutfitters is a veteran owned fly fishing guide service based out of Slatedale, PA, specializing in drift boat trips on the Lehigh River, and walk and wade trips on the Pohopoco, Little Lehigh, Monocacy and other local streams, as well as providing fly casting instruction and fly fishing 101 classes.
– Karan Singh
Virtual Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88287247059?pwd=b3ZoeWhJNXRBaUJ2ZnNPa1pWVnZnZz09