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Potomac-Patuxent Chapter Trout Unlimited


The next Monthly PPTU Meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM has been cancelled.

New Member Special Offer!!

Not a member of Trout Unlimited? New Members can Join Trout Unlimited for FREE!! Go to the Join TU National page.

Beginner's Fly Tying Class

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a Fly Tying Class for Beginners in February. Classes are slated to start on Tuesday, February 13th and run for 6 weeks, so the last class would be March 20th. This is a great opportunity to beat the winter blues and learn how to tie your own flies from our own resident expert and teacher, Bob Dietz. Even if you know how to tie, this a good refresher class and additionally an opportunity to get out and tie some flies with friends for a couple of weeks in preparation for the New Year. Classes will be held every Tuesday night for 6 consecutive weeks in Landover, MD. Cost for the class is $75. If you're interested in signing up, please contact Bob Dietz at: dietzredietz@gmail.com

Annual Supporting Contributions are due!

All members are asked to please keep their ASC's current! If you have not made your Annual Supporting Contribution for this year, please do so now on line or by bringing their $20 to the next meeting.

Latest Conservationist

The latest Chapter Publication, "The Conservationist," is available using the Chapter Publication Link.

Next Beer Tie!

The next BEER TIE is scheduled for January 8th from 7-9 PM at the Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro in Beltsville, MD. You're invited to "Tie" one on with us that evening. Bring your tying gear and get ready for an evening of fun. For those that don't tie, don't worry. We'll have a vice or two free so you can step in and see what its all about. You're also welcome to just sit back and watch or additionally enjoy the food and spirits offered by the Bistro. Please bring cash to pay for your food and spirits as "Checks may not be split up".

Latest Outing Report

The OUTING REPORT for Big Hunting Creek is available in the Outings section!

Upcoming Outings

The NEXT OUTING is to Big Spring near Newville, PA in January 13, 2018. Additional details will be available on the PPCTU Forum and/or in the Outings section.

Chapter Merchandise

Check the Merchandise section for the Easton Press Collector's Edition Trout Fishing Classics and the collection of books purchased at the 2016 MAC Banquet that are now on sale.

Chapter Library

Check the Library section for DVD's, and yes a few videocassettes, available for rental at the Chapter meetings!

Stream Restoration Video

An excellent video of a stream restoration can be seen at Stream Restoration. It shows what can be done to improve a stream without disrupting the surrounding environment. By all means check it out.


We recently created a fundraising account with AmazonSmile. If you shop at AmazonSmile instead of the regular Amazon website, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our chapter. You can go to AmazonSmile by clicking on the AmazonSmile image under Miscellaneous in the left hand column.

We hope you bookmark the site and remember to use it while doing some of your on line shopping. This is another great way to help support our chapter.

Fly Patterns from January Tying Demonstrations

Did you forget to pick up an instruction sheet for that fly at the January Tying Demonstrations? No worry! The patterns demonstrated are posted in the Fly Tying section!

Patapsco River Restoration

Ashlee Horne's presentation of the Patapsco River Restoration project at our February 2017 Chapter Meeting can be reviewed in Ashlee's Document.

Maryland Public Angler Access Map

Interested in finding a new public access point on your favority "little blue line" in Maryland? Curious about where the stream changes from "non-tidal" to "tidal"? Want to know the flow rate for that stretch of water, but not sure if there is a stream gauge? Then check out the Maryland DNR Public Access Angler Map link on the Stream Conditions section.

One on one stream side fly fishing instruction is available to PPTU members.
Go to the Mentor Program page for details.

Conservation Activities

PPTU is a conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.  As such, we see it as an obligation, and an honor, to be active in this mission.  If we are to succeed as a TU chapter, we need all of us working together!  We need your suggestions and ideas on what we should be doing, how we cold improve on what we are already doing, and how we can make this organization more meaningful to you.  Let us know what kinds of projects you think PPTU should be sinking its human and financial resources into, and what kinds of projects you would like to get involved in.  How can we be more involved in coldwater conservation activities that would merit your interest and involvement?  Any and all ideas or suggestions are welcome, and very much appreciated!  Your opinions are instrumental in helping to formulate what we are going to do as a chapter.  Please, take a few moments to help the chapter by sending your suggestions via e-mail to mail@pptu.org.

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This document last modified 01/17/18