Updated 24 Feb 2017 by TOM
March 8, 7:30pm:
on "Fishing Pennsylvania's
Cumberland Valley Trout Streams."
We will meet at the
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 7900 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda, MD
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WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THIS YEAR'S OUTINGS?
This coming season, starting as early as weather permits in the spring, we will have outings to many of our favorite fishing venues in the mid-Atlantic region, including day trips for Smallmouth in the Shenandoah, trout in the Gunpowder, Conococheague Creek, Big Hunting Creek, Shenandoah Park streams, Big Spring and the Yellow Breeches. Overnights could include brook trout fishing near Graves Mountain Lodge, VA, and late fall steelhead at Elk Creek, PA. We want your suggestions and requests for outings, and we will do our best to make them happen. Contact John Graebner with suggestions or phone him at 202-251-0479.
Our annual Shad Night program with Mark Binsted on February 7 was a big success. Many thanks to all those who volunteered their time and expertise to make it possible.
Now it's time to look ahead to our March 8 Chapter meeting that will feature Tom Baltz, an Orvis-endorsed guide from Mt. Holly Springs, PA. He will focus on the limestone streams of the Cumberland Valley near Carlisle, where legendary masters of the sport including Charlie Fox, Vincent C. Marinaro, Ernest Schweibert and Ed Shenk, developed flies, tactics and strategies that added much to American fly fishing.
Tom Baltz is a renowned fly tyer and he will also bring some of his beautiful flies to the meeting.
Tom has been our guide for the Chapter's August "White Fly" outings in Boiling Springs, PA during the last two years. He knows the area streams better than anyone else. It may be winter now, but this is a good time to bone up on the Cumberland Valley limestoners so you can be ready to fish them in April and May.
There are several other events coming up in March: The Fly Fishing Show in Lancaster, PA on March 4, and a triple-header on March 18: the PHW Fly Tying Marathon, the Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectable Tackle Show, and the Tie Fest. Take your pick!
NATIONAL CAPITAL CHAPTER
Each Spring the Chapter publishes email reports on the status of the shad run in the area, particularly as it develops on the Potomac River at Fletcher's Cove in DC. If you wish to receive these reports send an email from the address you want us to use to email@example.com with "SHAD" in the subject line. No need to re-subscribe if you received these reports in 2016.
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.
March 8, 7:30pm
Learn about the legendary limestone streams of Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley from Orvis-endorsed guide Tom Baltz.
We will meet at Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant.
The meeting will start at 7:30pm with the program at about 8:00. Plan to come early for dinner and socializing before the meeting.
On My Mind
Tom Mann, President NCC-TU