- Last Updated: 01 March 2019 01 March 2019
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.
|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|
|The Latest News on the Gunpowder||Gene Howson||November 28, 2018|
|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|
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.
Fly Tying Materials For Sale
- Last Updated: 17 March 2019 17 March 2019
“Flea Market Time”
March 20th, 2019
Come to our March Flea Market Meeting to both buy and sell your extra gear for some cash -- while also helping to support PPTU. If you’re buying, knock yourself out on some really great deals. The Chapter has its own load of equipment, *fly tying materials*, and other items donated over the past year that we will be selling at seriously discounted prices.
Over the winter, we know that you’ve been finding, cleaning out, and reconditioning your equipment. It's a near-guarantee that you've been uncovering stuff you haven't used (much less seen) in a year or more -- gifts you didn’t bother opening, stuff you bought off online auction sites when you didn't think your bid would win, probably even some duplicates you thought were good to have "just in case." Maybe you replaced a rod or reel as a holiday present? Or maybe you got a new fly tying vice?
What if you are in the opposite situation and are looking for a new rod, reel, sling pack or vice? Or a "friend" is (we won't tell your spouse). Perhaps you are just starting out on your fly fishing journey and are looking for some deals on gear? You could also be trading up as you’ve gained experience and you are looking for a nicer rod or reel. In any case - we’ve got a deal for you at the March meeting!!!
Buyers and Sellers Information
Sellers: Sell your stuff at our March Meeting Flea Market for some cash and support PPTU. All we ask is that a portion of the proceeds, minimum 10%, be donated to the Chapter to further our mission.
Buyers: Bring cash, credit card, or your checkbook for fastest checkout. You’ll find lots of good stuff to bring home.
Items Currently For Sale
- 12 fly boxes with 30-40 flies in each box - a bargain at $20 per box.
- Several rods
- Multiple reels
- Hip boots
- Wading boots
Items For Sale by PPTU.
Custom Flies and Leaders For Sale by Sean Beck.
Items For Sale by Randy Dwyer.
Items For Sale by Art Friedlander (2 Bamboo Rods).
Items For Sale by Bob Kaiser.
Items For Sale by Walt Sheppard.
So clean out that back room, car trunk, garage and bring it to the PPTU flea market – you and your spouse will be glad you did. Remember, your unused item is another person’s gold for the new season.
– Karan Singh