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
  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.

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

Make a list of what you need and buy premium fly tying material at half price or less at the meeting. Here's a list of what will be there. All kinds of colors for fresh and saltwater.
Chenille - $1.00 each
Dubbing - $1.00 each
Thread Racks - $4.00 and $8.00
Egg Yarn, Pom Poms - $1.00 each
Various Wing Material - $1.00 each
Krystal Flash - $2.00 each
Icelandic Sheep - $2.00 Each
Cashmere Goat - $2.00 each
Tibetan Lamb - $2.00 each
Fake Fur - $1.00 each
Various Foam - $1.00 each
Rubber Legs - $1.00 each
Flashabou - $2.00 each
Various Fibers - $2.00 each
Yarn - $1.00 each
Squirrel Tail - $3.00 each
Calf Tail - $3.00 each
Rabbit Feet - $3.00 each
Thread - $1.00 each
CDC - $1.00 and $2.00 each
Deer & Elk Hair - $2.00 each
Yearling Elk - $3.00 each
Various Feathers - $1.00 - $4.00
Wire, Tinsel, Mylar - $.50 each
Partridge Skin - $20
Starling Skin - $2.00 each
Scud Back, Micro Fibbets, Ribbing - $1.00 each
Maribou - $2.00 each
Z-lon - $2.00 each

DNR Report on Historic Wet Weather 

April 17th, 2019

 About those rains last year . . .

Remember the basement flooding in the summer? The blown out rivers in the fall? Did you wonder about how the fish were doing with all that water? Well, come to our April 17th chapter meeting and hear what a Maryland Department of Natural Resources biologist has to tell us about that last question. DNR has been collecting data over the last six to eight months on this very question and will be able to share their knowledge with the chapter. It's a great privilege to hear directly from a state scientist, so come on out and show your appreciation!

Karan Singh