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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.
|Smallmouth Bass Fishing||Virtual Speaker: Bob Clouser||April 21, 2021|
|Euro-Nymphing: Basic to Advanced Techniques, Plus Fly Tying Demonstration Passcode: XmUtL2@d||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 Passcode: 8Z6.GAdH||Virtual Speaker: Noel Gollehon||January 20, 2021|
|Travels Out West with Joe Taylor Passcode: =Rq17dt!||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|
|How to Get Your Local Water Protected as a Maryland Trout Stream||Art Senkel & Steve Malan||November 20, 2019|
|Winter Trout Fishing Techniques||Capt. Duber Winters||October 16, 2019|
|What I Did on My Summer Vacation||PPTU Members||September 18, 2019|
|Fly Fishing the DelMarVa Region SNAKEHEADS!!!||Joe Bruce||May 15, 2019|
|DNR Report on Historic Wet Weather||DNR||April 17, 2019|
|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|
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.
- Last Updated: 27 March 2021 27 March 2021
"Smallmouth Bass Fishing"
April 21, 2021 at 7:00PM
For our April virtual meeting, PPTU is extremely fortunate to have fly fishing legend Bob Clouser talk with us about smallmouth bass fishing with the fly rod! For the new people, Bob Clouser is a huge personality in the fly fishing world: He invented and lent his name to the Clouser Minnow about 47 years ago, which has gone on to be one of the most popular bass and saltwater flies in existence and has reportedly caught more varieties of fish than any other fly. Not one to rest on his laurels, Bob went on to invent other great fly patterns like the Clouser Crayfish, the Clouser Swimming Nymph, Clouser's Sparkle Grubb, and many, many more.
Bob has written and produced numerous books, articles, and DVDs on fly tying, fly fishing, destination fisheries, and more. Before COVID, Bob toured fly fishing shows and other events giving fly tying classes, casting instruction, and various seminars. He is the owner of Clouser's Fly Shop which is a full on line service now. (https://clousersflyshop.com) Bob’s newest venture is giving fly tying classes over Zoom, a featured article about that opportunity is in this newsletter. Bob recently moved away from his native waters of the Susquehanna in Pennsylvania and now calls Florida his home.
– Karan Singh