**​August 26: Pre-trip happy hour at Hank's Oyster Bar**Tuesday, Aug. 26th at 6 p.m.with a local Gunpowder Falls guide on site to answer questions and recommend flies.

Meet at the upstairs bar for cheap drinks, $1 oysers and other great snacks available until 7 o'clock.This is a great way to meet new members of the chapter and network with potential fishing buddies, employers and who knows, maybe even your future spouseJ !!! Micah Dammeyer of 'Knee Deep Fly Fishing' will be joining us to answer questions and give free advice about fishing on the Gunpowder Falls.  He is a true expert and will help you to be prepared for the trip on Sep. 6th.

 **​September 6 Return to the Gunpowder, Monkton, MD**
​Let's do it again! This is a great trout resource very close by and a chapter favorite. Lunch and learn will be provided at Backwater Anglers flyshop at 12:30p with a talk from Theaux Le Gardeur. Contact hosts John Graebner, jgraebner13@gmail.com or Josh Young, telephone number 843-437-8520,  if interested, for more information,
 or to coordinate carpools for this trip.



​Chapter Meetings with featured speakers are held on the second Wednesday of the month in               October, November, January, February, March, April and May. 

Meetings are open to the public. Chapter meetings are held at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Building, 4805 Edgmoor Lane, downtown Bethesda, MD (right behind the Bethesda Metro station). Public parking at 75 cents per hour is available in the County parking garage below the building. 

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The National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited (NCC-TU) is a non-profit organization established to protect, enhance, and restore coldwater fishing resources of North America, particularly those in the Mid-Atlantic region.


​Each Spring, the Chapter publishes email reports on the status of the shad run in the Potomac River, particular as it develops at Fletcher's Cove in DC.

These reports are emailed only to those requesting them. If you wish to receive these reports and did NOT receive them last year, send an email from the address you want us to use to contact@ncc-tu.org with "SHAD" in the subject line.

​You are already subscribed if you received these reports last year; no need to re-subscribe. Nine reports have already been emailed to subscribers the last dated May 27.