- Last Updated: 21 January 2021 21 January 2021
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 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.
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- Last Updated: 17 January 2021 17 January 2021
Fly Fishing the San Juan River
Noel Gollehon - Seneca Valley Trout Unlimited
January 20th, 2021 at 7:30PM
We're mixing it up in January with a speaker from our neighboring TU chapter talking about one of our favorite subjects: destination fly fishing! The San Juan River in New Mexico has be one of the most famous trout fisheries in the world. Our guest, Noel Gollehon, is the President of Seneca Valley Trout Unlimited in Germantown and has fished the San Juan for over 20 years.
The San Juan River starts in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. It enters the northwest corner of New Mexico before heading towards Utah and the Colorado River. The 4.25 mile stretch below the Navajo Dam holds an estimated 80,000 trout averaging 17” in length, with plenty of fish over 20”. Noel will discuss his lessons learned for fishing the river: How to rig your line, what flies to use, and which areas of the river to fish. Plus, he will talk about getting there, places to stay and eat, and experiences with some of the best guides on the river.
A little about Noel: He is a native of New Mexico, but has lived in Maryland for years. He has traveled back to New Mexico at least annually until 2020 (the COVID year) and has always worked the San Juan into the trip. Noel is active in the Seneca Valley Chapter of TU and has served several Mid-Atlantic Council roles.
The virtual meeting link in the meeting notice below will be posted on the PPTU web page and additionally emailed to our membership and friends. Hope to see you on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:30pm for what should be an exciting virtual trip.
The virtual meeting link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84954277013?pwd=M05WdjBuL1c5d3d1cnl4WXdOYTU4Zz09. Hope to see you on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:30pm.
– Karan Singh