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.


2019 - 2020 Schedule
Meeting Date
  Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations   PPCTU Members   January 15, 2020
  How to Get Your Local Water Protected as a Maryland Trout Stream   Art Senkel & Steve Malan   November 20, 2019
  Winter Trout Fishing Techniques   Capt. Duber Winters   October 16, 2019
  What I Did on My Summer Vacation   PPTU Members   September 18, 2019
  Fly Fishing the DelMarVa Region SNAKEHEADS!!!  Joe Bruce  May 15, 2019
  DNR Report on Historic Wet Weather   DNR   April 17, 2019
  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

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.

Annual Fly Tying Extravaganza!

January 15, 2020

Please, join us once again for a PPTU family favorite - our annual Fly Tying Extravaganza meeting!

Swing by the Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD on Wednesday night, January 15th at 7:00 PM when the Potomac Patuxent Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host for your enjoyment our first meeting for the New Year and annual fly tying demonstration.

This year, we will have tables set up for several creative local tyers. Besides some of our very own skilled chapter members, the lineup includes volunteer tyers from Beaver Creek Fly Shop, District Angling, LLBean, and Project Healing Waters. Come by and check out some of these patterns: Ryan’s Softshell Crayfish, Adams Parachute, Blowtorch, Squiminator, Tony’s Big Bird Articulated Streamer, and more!

All of our tyers will be passing along their skills and knowledge while demonstrating flies you can use on our local streams to catch fish. Take home a pattern recipe and don’t miss this opportunity to shorten your learning curve while you move closer to the elusive goal of mastering this special art of fly tying. And if you catch the bug, inquire about signing up for our beginner fly tying class starting very soon.

Hope to see you there!

Karan Singh