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.


2018 - 2019 Schedule


Meeting Date
  Flea Market   PPCTU Members   March 20, 2019
  In the footsteps of Joe Brook: A Fly Fishing Perspective   Jerry Kustich   February 28, 2019
  Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations   PPCTU Members   January 16, 2019
  The Latest News on the Gunpowder   Gene Howson   November 28, 2018
  Winter Fishing on Beaver Creek   James Harris   October 17, 2018
  What I Did on My Summer Vacation   PPTU Members   September 26, 2018
  Casting Clinic & Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem   Dusty Wissmath   May 16, 2018 Casting Clinic at 6:30
  Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations   PPCTU Members   April 18, 2018
  Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations   PPCTU Members   Reschedules to April
  Flea Market   PPCTU Members   February 21, 2018
  Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations   PPCTU Members   Reschedules to March

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.

When Montgomery County Recreation must close or cancel programs due to inclement weather or other circumstances related to participant and staff safety the first notification is made through Montgomery County’s emergency notification system, Alert Montgomery. Alert Montgomery provides accurate, immediate emergency notifications from Montgomery County to your cell, work or home phone, via text, email or voice message.
Real-time emergency updates can also be accessed at:

Given that participants and employees often travel distances and weather conditions may vary considerably across the county, residents are advised to exercise caution and consider personal safety as the first priority.

If you’d like to receive free alerts (in event of a major crisis, emergency, or severe weather event) for Montgomery County, sign up for Alert Montgomery.

Fly Tying Materials For Sale

Make a list of what you need and buy premium fly tying material at half price or less at the meeting. Here's a list of what will be there. All kinds of colors for fresh and saltwater.
Chenille - $1.00 each
Dubbing - $1.00 each
Thread Racks - $4.00 and $8.00
Egg Yarn, Pom Poms - $1.00 each
Various Wing Material - $1.00 each
Krystal Flash - $2.00 each
Icelandic Sheep - $2.00 Each
Cashmere Goat - $2.00 each
Tibetan Lamb - $2.00 each
Fake Fur - $1.00 each
Various Foam - $1.00 each
Rubber Legs - $1.00 each
Flashabou - $2.00 each
Various Fibers - $2.00 each
Yarn - $1.00 each
Squirrel Tail - $3.00 each
Calf Tail - $3.00 each
Rabbit Feet - $3.00 each
Thread - $1.00 each
CDC - $1.00 and $2.00 each
Deer & Elk Hair - $2.00 each
Yearling Elk - $3.00 each
Various Feathers - $1.00 - $4.00
Wire, Tinsel, Mylar - $.50 each
Partridge Skin - $20
Starling Skin - $2.00 each
Scud Back, Micro Fibbets, Ribbing - $1.00 each
Maribou - $2.00 each
Z-lon - $2.00 each

“Flea Market Time”

March 20th, 2019

Come to our March Flea Market Meeting to both buy and sell your extra gear for some cash -- while also helping to support PPTU. If you’re buying, knock yourself out on some really great deals. The Chapter has its own load of equipment, *fly tying materials*, and other items donated over the past year that we will be selling at seriously discounted prices.

Over the winter, we know that you’ve been finding, cleaning out, and reconditioning your equipment. It's a near-guarantee that you've been uncovering stuff you haven't used (much less seen) in a year or more -- gifts you didn’t bother opening, stuff you bought off online auction sites when you didn't think your bid would win, probably even some duplicates you thought were good to have "just in case." Maybe you replaced a rod or reel as a holiday present? Or maybe you got a new fly tying vice?

What if you are in the opposite situation and are looking for a new rod, reel, sling pack or vice? Or a "friend" is (we won't tell your spouse). Perhaps you are just starting out on your fly fishing journey and are looking for some deals on gear? You could also be trading up as you’ve gained experience and you are looking for a nicer rod or reel. In any case - we’ve got a deal for you at the March meeting!!!

Buyers and Sellers Information

Sellers: Sell your stuff at our March Meeting Flea Market for some cash and support PPTU. All we ask is that a portion of the proceeds, minimum 10%, be donated to the Chapter to further our mission.

Buyers: Bring cash, credit card, or your checkbook for fastest checkout. You’ll find lots of good stuff to bring home.

Note to Sellers: Please register your items by obtaining an inventory sheet from Bob Kaiser by emailing me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Complete the inventory sheet, email it back to me, and we’ll prepare tags for your items, which you can attach to your items at the meeting. We will collect payments from buyers throughout the meeting, and distribute proceeds to each seller at the end of the meeting.

Items Currently For Sale

  • 12 fly boxes with 30-40 flies in each box - a bargain at $20 per box.
  • Several rods
  • Multiple reels
  • Hip boots
  • Wading boots

Items For Sale by PPTU.

Custom Flies and Leaders For Sale by Sean Beck.

Items For Sale by Randy Dwyer.

Items For Sale by Art Friedlander (2 Bamboo Rods).

Items For Sale by Bob Kaiser.

Items For Sale by Walt Sheppard.

So clean out that back room, car trunk, garage and bring it to the PPTU flea market – you and your spouse will be glad you did. Remember, your unused item is another person’s gold for the new season.

– Karan Singh