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
Theme
Speaker
Meeting Date
“Fishing Northwestern Montana’s Kootenai River and Yaak drainage” Virtual Speaker: Tim Flagler   November 17, 2021
“Patuxent Riverkeeper Organization” Virtual Speaker: Fred Tutman, the Patuxent River Keeper   October 20, 2021
“Summer Vacation Show & Tell.” Virtual Speakers: PPTU Members   September 15, 2021
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

Since we meet at a Montgomery County facility we will be subject to the county closing policy.

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“Fishing Northwestern Montana’s Kootenai River and Yaak drainage” with Tim Flagler

November 17th, 2021 at 7:00PM

After his barn-burning March visit, PPTU welcomes back nationally-renowned fly fishing expert Tim Flagler! Since a number of PPTU members like to head out west to fish, we thought it would be great for Tim to talk with us about a less-traveled section of Montana, where one can actually fish miles of crystal clear alpine streams without seeing another soul. He will also give us a tying demo of three of his favorite Big Sky Country flies: a Last Chance PMD, Parachute Purple Haze, and the Chubby Chernobyl. To round it all out, Tim will share info on his two upcoming July 23 - Aug 5, 2022 Kootenai River trips (details at Linehan Outfitters: fishmontana.com, or www.tightlinevideo.com - limited slots so act fast!). Tim’s fly tying recipes and trip info will be shared on the PPTU listserv.

About Tim: Tim Flagler is the owner of Tightline Productions, L.L.C., a video production company located in Califon, NJ. Although he produces video programs over a wide range of topics, his specialty is fly fishing. Tim is a well-known fly tying instructor. His YouTube videos are some of the best in the business and his YouTube channel, practicalpatterns.com currently has over 80,000 subscribers and 24 million views. Almost every week he produces a new fly tying or “how to” video which appear not only on his YouTube channel but on Midcurrent and the Orvis fly fishing blog as well. They’re also featured on Trout Unlimited’s national website and in the Orvis Learning Center. In addition, he has a regular column “Beginner’s Masterclass with Tim Flagler” in Fly Tyer magazine. Many of his tying videos take the viewer well beyond just the tying of the fly and show what it looks like underwater, what natural it represents and how it can be fished. Tim’s a fixture at the Fly Fishing Shows - giving presentations, teaching classes and often as a Featured Tier. He enjoys guiding year round for Shannon’s Fly & Tackle in Califon, NJ and since the summer of 2020 hosts annual trips to Patagonia in the spring and to the Kootenai River in MT.

– Karan Singh

Virtual Chapter Meeting link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84470114122?pwd=ankzOFJhYkFnV2dBRUo5RlVJeGRxZz09