Lou Reichel is our Outings’ Chairperson for PPTU. Periodically, photos and descriptions of the monthly outings will be posted to this section of the web site and to our monthly publication, The Conservationist. If you plan to attend an outing, please complete the Outing Registration form. Please add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your contacts list.

For more information on these outings, please contact Lou Reichel at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 443-745-0313.


2019 - 2020 Outings Schedule

Big Spring, PA October Caddis Hatch (1st week)#  November, 2020
Western MD, Savage River Campout, Monroe Pavillion (4 days, 3 nights requires at least 5 people) October 9-12, 2020
Any Suggestions  September, 2020
White Fly Hatch Yellow Breeches, PA+ August, 2020
Yellow Creek, PA 3rd or 4th week June, 2020
Catskills, NY 4 days (weekend between May & June)@ May 28-31, 2020
Casselman, MD (mother's day, grannom caddis, 2 days, 3rd or 4th week) April 25-26, 2020
One Fly Contest, Gunpowder, MD April 4, 2020
Codorus Creek, PA# CANCELLED March 21, 2020
Big Hunting Creek, MD (little black winter stonefly) CANCELLED
Big Spring, PA# February 1, 2020
Steelhead - Erie, PA+ CANCELLED
Savage River Campout, Monroe Pavilion October 11-14, 2019
One Fly Contest on Gunpowder September 14, 2019
White Fly Hatch, Yellow Breeches - Boiling Springs, PA# August 27, 2019
Bass Fishing CANCELLED
Savage River Campout, Monroe Pavilion May 31 to June 2, 2019
Casselman - Grantsville, MD Sat & Sun April 27-28, 2019
Fishing Clinic on the Gunpowder CANCELLED
Big Hunting Creek February 9, 2019
Beaver Creek January 5, 2019
* All dates subject to change and dates may be added or deleted due to weather
+ Requires Non-resident PA License and Lake Erie Permit or Combo Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit
# Requires Non-resident one day PA License or Non-Resident PA License and Trout-Salmon Permit or Combo Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit
& Fish Free Days; No License Required
@ NY License Required
! DC License Required


Valid New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia Licenses with Trout Stamps are required for out-of-state trips. (The cost of a seven day non-resident New York freshwater fishing license is $28.00.  The cost of a non-resident one day Pennsylvania license and stamp is $26.70. The cost of a non-resident Pennsylvania license and combo Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit is $68.40. The cost of a non-resident Virginia five consecutive day license is $21.00. You do not need an additional $47.00 Non-resident Trout License to fish the Rapidan River in Virginia or streams in Shenandoah National Park.)

Remember, your feedback and participation are needed in order to make our outings’ program a success


Codorus Creek Cancelled

March 21, 2020

9:30AM until the last rise

The March 21 (Saturday) Outing destination has been changed to Codorus Creek, PA, instead of the 2 day Spring Creek trip. To my error there is a scheduling conflict with the Chesapeake Woman’s Angling Fly Fishing Clinic on March 22 (Sunday) that PPTU is assisting.

New members that are new to fly fishing are welcome. There should be someone there that can help you with fly fishing.

Codorus Creek is a tailwater below Lake Marburg in Codorus State Park, PA. The Codorus Creek has recently been designated as a trophy trout stream. I don’t exactly know all the regulations, but it is an artificial lure only. I assume it also means I will catch my 20-24 inch trout with my new Euro nymphing (or Czech nymphing) rod built at the PPTU Rod Building class.

Codorus Creek is a small creek, not wide, with low overhead tree limbs at many sections. There are sections of deep, soft silt, so watch were you wade. There are a few houses on a section, so be courteous. There are pull offs along the creek for a few cars, but no one parking area for multiple cars. The section I am familiar with is from downstream at the bridge on Thoman Rd to upstream at bridge on Krafts Mill Rd.

Since Codorus Creek is a small creek, a 3-5 wt, and 7-9 ft rod will work great. The only problem is my new Euro nymphing rod may reach to the other side of the creek.

Flies: small black stoneflies, tan caddis, blue wing olives (BWO), and midges. Bring both nymphs and dry flies.

PA Fishing and Trout Stamp required.

Directions: Codorus Creek is just 30 min north of Gunpowder Falls towards Codorus State Park and small town of Porters Sideling, east of Hanover.

Take I83 N to exit 31 onto Middletown Rd. Turn left onto Middletown Rd and continue. Take slight left turn onto Steltz Rd (Rt 851 just over PA line) and continue. Turn left on Rt 216 towards Glenville and Codorus St Park. Just after crossing Lake Marburg turn right on Hoff Rd (just past pizza place) and follow to Kraft Mill Rd and Codorus Creek. Total 60 miles from Baltimore, 1 hr 30 min.

For further details on where to fish:

Turn right on Kraft Mill Rd (upstream) towards the local park, just past Bungalow Rd. There are few pull offs and be aware and courteous of the private houses. One can fish there and upstream. I got caught in very soft slit much further upstream.

Left onto Kraft Mill Rd (downstream) takes you to Brown Rd and parking near bridge. There is silty bottom upstream from there, so be aware. Kraft Mill Rd turns to Porters Rd. Just further downstream the road comes close to the creek and RR , enough space for 2-3 cars if park correctly. I like this area between Brown Rd and downstream to this parking. Further on Porters Rd one passes the town of Porters Sideling and Thoman Rd. Turn right on Thoman Rd, after short distance come to bridge over creek near RR where thereis parking for about 3 cars on right side near RR. This is also a good spot and fish upstream. On google map, one can see a farm between Thoman and Porters Rd. The dirt road from the farm to creek is named by Joe K as the farmers lane.

The best place to meet at 9:30 am is near the local park on Kaft Mill Rd, upstream and just past Bungalow Rd. From there we can spread out and meet there at end of day to tell Lou all the fish stories.

If anyone wants to gather and drive up together in caravan we can meet at the Park And Ride on Middletown Rd and I-83. Let Lou know if you want to drive in caravan.

Hope to see you there. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lou.

To sign up for this outing, please complete the Outing Registration form

Outings Coordinator

Lou Reichel

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October 2019 Savage River Campout

Outings Photo Album

These first ones are from the November 2008 Erie Steelhead outing

Ken and Bill Goldner

Bill's 30 incher

Bill on a San Juan Worm

Dennis and Ken Monday Morning

The "Pig Pen" at the Trout Run Nursery

George Vincent 20 incher on Olive Woolybugger

Ken With a 17 incher

Joe Robinson

Quitting Time Sunday

Dick Friis


Dennis's 29 incher

Jack Benoit

Dennis with 29 incher

Evening Below Folly's

Bruce Eberle

Nick Weber

Steve Graves


Will recording Ken's fight


Below are some photos from some previous PPTU outings.

Savage River Brookie

Savage River Gold

North Branch 23" Brown

NB 20" Rainbow

Savage River

PPTU Members along NB Potomac 06


Fish Camp Fire

Tim Bowers 20 Incher NB Oct 06

Mike Abramowitz's Big Brown NB Oct 06

Dennis Covert 18" NB Rainbow 06

Tim Bowers 24" NB Brown 06

Fish Camp Fall 06

NB Fall 05 22" Brown