- Last Updated: 04 May 2021 04 May 2021
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. With the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are currently holding virtual meetings which are available for viewing on YouTube by clicking on the Theme title.
|Fly Fishing the DelMarVa Region and Chesapeake Bay||Virtual Speaker: Joe Bruce||May 19, 2021|
|Smallmouth Bass Fishing Passcode: %iW3E$sg||Virtual Speaker: Bob Clouser||April 21, 2021|
|Euro-Nymphing: Basic to Advanced Techniques, Plus Fly Tying Demonstration Passcode: XmUtL2@d||Virtual Speaker: Tim Flagler||March 17, 2021|
|Jay Sheppard discusses and Matt O'Neal ties Jay's Cicada Pattern||Virtual Speakers: Jay Sheppard & Matt O'Neal||March 10, 2021|
|Maryland and DC Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA3)||Virtual Speaker: Sue Muller||February 17, 2021|
|Fishing the San Juan River Passcode: 8Z6.GAdH||Virtual Speaker: Noel Gollehon||January 20, 2021|
|Travels Out West with Joe Taylor Passcode: =Rq17dt!||Virtual Speaker: Joe Taylor||December 16, 2020|
|Health of the Shenandoah Watershed and the Mid-Atlantic Smallmouth Population||Virtual Speaker: Mark Frondorf||November 18, 2020|
|Locating & Fishing Wild Trout Streams||Virtual Speaker: Andrew Sarcinello||October 21, 2020|
|CANCELLED||September 16, 2020|
|Smallmouth Bass Fishing CANCELLED||Mark Kovach||May 20, 2020|
|Maryland's Wild Trout (Joint meeting with NCC at Rock Bottom Brewery, Fly Tying Demo starts at 6:30PM) CANCELLED||Andrew Sarcinello||April 15, 2020|
|Mono Rig setup for fly fishing CANCELLED||Domenick Swentosky||March 18, 2020|
|Maryland Trout Stocking||John Mullican, DNR Representative||February 19, 2020|
|Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations||PPCTU Members||January 15, 2020|
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.
Inclement Weather Policy
Since we meet at a Montgomery County facility we will be subject to the county closing policy.
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- Last Updated: 04 May 2021 04 May 2021
Fly Fishing the DelMarVa Region
with Joe Bruce
May 19th, 2021 at 7:00PM
This month's chapter meeting will feature local fly fishing figure Joe Bruce speaking about "Fly Fishing the DelMarVa Region and Chesapeake Bay." With warmer weather around the corner, this will be a timely topic as we prepare to give the local trout a rest! The Chesapeake Bay may not be first place you might picture in your mind for fly fishing, but it presents many great opportunities.
With over 50 years of fly fishing and tying experience, Joe admits he has "a pretty good understanding of fish and a better appreciation of the environment." Joe was the owner of The Fisherman's Edge fly shop in Catonsville, MD, for 15 years before he retired to spend more time fishing.
Joe continues to write many books to help his fellow anglers tackle saltwater, snakeheads, fly tying techniques, chain pickerel - and more! Joe also invents and sells custom leader systems and bonefish, bass, saltwater, and shad flies in his spare time at his website (joebruce.net).
Come on out to hear Joe talk about summer fishing opportunities in the Bay and beyond.
– Karan Singh