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.

 

2017 - 2018 Schedule

 

Theme
Speaker
Meeting Date
  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
  Fly Fishing Photography   Austin Green   November 15, 2017
  Stream Restoration   Adam Nabors   October 18, 2017
  What I Did on My Summer Vacation   PPTU Members   September 19, 2017
  Safety While Fly Fishing   Michael Abramowitz   May 17, 2017
  Trout Haven: Fly Fishing Paradise in Central PA   Andrew Trelease   April 19, 2017
  Flea Market   PPCTU Members   March 15, 2017
  Patapsco River Shad and Herring Restoration   Ashlee Horne   February 15, 2017
  Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations   PPCTU Members   January 18, 2017

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.

Winter Fishing on Beaver Creek

James Harris, Beaver Creek Fly Shop

Our October speaker is James Harris, one of the owners of Beaver Creek Fly Shop, located just east of Hagerstown, MD.  James will be speaking on late fall and winter fishing on Beaver Creek. If you're not familiar with it, Beaver Creek is one of the few true spring creeks in MD, and offers year-round trout fishing.
 
James' topics will include: what to expect with local stream conditions; seasonal fish behavior; suggested fishing strategies; and winter flies.
 
Bring your questions about Beaver Creek or western Maryland in general: In addition to running the shop, James guides on Beaver Creek and other area streams.
 
Karan Singh
PPTU Speaker Coordinator