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. Some of our virtual meetings have been recorded and are available for viewing on YouTube by clicking on the Theme title.
|"Fishing for Lake Erie Steelhead” Passcode: w*ZUs207||Virtual Speaker: Ben John||September 21, 2022|
|“Fly Fishing the Bay for Cobia” Passcode: AdNQZs4#||Virtual Speaker: Zach Hoisington||May 18, 2022|
|“Fly Fishing for Bowfin & Snakeheads”||Virtual Speaker: Grant Alvis||April 20, 2022|
|“A Brief History of Fly Fishing”||Virtual Speaker: Bob Dietz||March 16, 2022|
|“Fly Fishing Safety”||Virtual Speaker: Mike Abramowitz||February 16, 2022|
|“Latest News about the Gunpowder”||Virtual Speaker: Phil Gay of Trout & About||January 19, 2022|
|“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||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|
Time: 7:00 PM, Third Wednesday except December, June, July and August
New Meeting Place: Harkins Builders 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400 Columbia MD 21044
Our September, 2022 kickoff meeting will be done as a “Hybrid”, both virtual and if you wish, in person.
One of our chapter members, Ben Nichols, graciously offered the use of his company’s conference room for PPTU’s upcoming meeting in September. The board did a test run at that location and it seemed to work ok. So, we will attempt the chapter meeting on September 21st. Its been several years since our last face-to-face meeting and many people are looking forward to it. Of course you can still log in from the comfort of your home and get the same presentation.
You may park in one of the adjacent parking garages or the Mall parking lot. A separate email will be sent out to members with more information regarding this venue and details on its location.
We look forward to seeing many of you in person!
And if you decide to come, please say thank you to our host, Ben Nichols.
- Last Updated: 24 August 2022 24 August 2022
“Fishing for Lake Erie Steelhead”
with Ben John
Sep 21st, 2022 at 7:00PM
Welcome back PPTU! Our September topic will be Fishing for Lake Erie Steelhead, presented by Ben John of Precision Fly and Tackle. Ben will join us virtually to cover the basics of steelhead fishing for Lake Erie steelhead, especially gear setup and fly selection and presentation. PPTU is planning a fall steelhead outing, so Ben’s talk is especially timely.
Ben John is Precision Fly and Tackle’s Head Guide, the manager of the PFT Beaver Creek location, and the instructor for PFT’s Fundamentals of Tightline Nymphing Classes. Ben was introduced to fly fishing and fly tying at very young age. The sport quickly became a passion of his as he experienced the rush from bending his fly rod with a Panfish or trout. You could always find him spending time sharpening his skills while chasing after wild rainbows and native brook trout in some of the best steams in south-central Pennsylvania. Shortly after college, Ben was able to volunteer with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. This is where he found that he enjoyed teaching the art of fly fishing and sharing his passion with others. Since then he has grown as a fly fishing guide and loves to provide trips that will give memories for a lifetime.
Streams that he guides on are various trout streams such as Falling Spring, Big Spring, Yellow Breeches, Little Juanita, Conococheague, Erie tributaries for steelhead, and the Juniata River for smallmouth.
Note: This is a hybrid zoom meeting. We will be meeting in person at our new meeting location: Harkins Builders 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400 Columbia MD 21044