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
Theme
Speaker
Meeting Date
  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
  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.

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How to Get Your Local Water Protected as a Maryland Trout Stream

Art Senkel & Steve Malan

November 20th, 2019

Have you ever spied a small creek in your neighborhood and wondered if there were any trout in there? What if that creek just needed a little care to help it fully develop into a true “blue line” wonder with its own stream- bred trout population? Wouldn’t it be great if there was even a process for figuring all that out?

Well, wonder no more: Art Senkel and Steve Malan, Patapsco Valley TU Members, will be visiting our November chapter meeting to explain the process they used to identify several Harford and Carroll County streams as likely containing wild trout. They will tell us how they presented their findings to the Maryland Department of the Environment, which is now taking a closer look at adding additional regulatory protections for those waters due to their trout-friendly ecosystems.

Art and Steve will also tell us how Patapsco Valley TU is looking to protect more streams in their region. With our conservation mission, maybe PPTU could consider a similar effort in Montgomery and Howard counties.

– Karan Singh

*November’s Fly Tying Demonstration
Pete Yarrington will be tying two of his favorite nymphs: A modified version of Sawyer’s Pheasant Tail and The Strawman