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.


2018 - 2019 Schedule
Meeting Date
  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
  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.

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Winter Trout Fishing Techniques

by Capt. Duber Winters

October 16, 2019

As we are now officially into Fall, we’re happy to announce that our guest speaker for October is Capt. Duber Winters from, who will be speaking with us about winter trout fishing techniques. Based in Annapolis, the staff at teach fly casting and fly fishing, and also guide throughout the region in fresh and saltwater. Come on out to hear trout tips and techniques for when the temperature drops, that streamside cover may vanish with the falling leaves, and the fish may slow down.

About Capt. Duber Winters:

Duber hails from Southeastern Pennsylvania, where he grew up catching trout from mountain streams and smallmouth bass on the Susquehanna. His more-then-20-year career as a guide, Orvis store manager, author, and naturalist has equipped him with a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of both fresh and saltwater fly fishing.

Capt. Duber is an expert angler and fly-tier, a licensed captain, and a certified fly casting instructor. He spent more than a decade as a professional guide in Florida, where he led fly fishers of all experience levels to success landing saltwater fish such as tarpon, sailfish, snook, and permit-only species. In the Florida Keys, he joined the Orvis Company as a store manager and guide. He later worked for Orvis as a sales manager in Richmond, Va. and then as store manager in Woodbridge, Va., and Arlington, Va.—all the while conducting multiple guided trips each year across the US and overseas. He has taught many fly fishers in the greater Washington, DC, region the basics in his popular trout and bass schools. He currently continues to work as an independent guide based near Annapolis, Md.

Capt. Duber’s work as a guide—and his own writing—has been featured in various books, newspapers, and magazines. He is actively involved in raising awareness about fly fishing and the environment through groups such as Project Healing Waters, Casting for Recovery, and a host of children’s fishing organizations. His extensive experience working for anglers of all skill levels, combined with his likeable personality and appreciation for the sport’s traditions, make him an ideal teacher and expedition partner.

– Karan Singh