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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.
|“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.
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- Last Updated: 26 October 2021 26 October 2021
“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
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