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.


2020 - 2021 Schedule
Meeting Date
Fly Fishing the DelMarVa Region & Chesapeake Bay Passcode: =dU=uO5s Virtual Speaker: Joe Bruce   May 19, 2021
Smallmouth Bass Fishing Virtual Speaker: Bob Clouser   April 21, 2021
Euro-Nymphing: Basic to Advanced Techniques, Plus Fly Tying Demonstration 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 Virtual Speaker: Noel Gollehon   January 20, 2021
Travels Out West with Joe Taylor 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

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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.

About Joe:

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 (

Come on out to hear Joe talk about summer fishing opportunities in the Bay and beyond.

Tight lines,
– Karan Singh

Virtual Link: