The fall 2015 steelhead trip is scheduled for next November 21 & 22. The cost is $640 which includes lodging and guides with tip. We eat meals out.
Last year was terrific. Everybody caught multiple fish. There’s only room for six and we need a $100 deposit. It’s about a five hour drive, but as you can see, the fish are big:​

The next meeting will be on October 14, 2015. 

The Trout Unlimited Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting was held last weekend. The Mid-Atlantic Council served as host. According to Don Haynes, MAC Chair, it was a very successful conference with attendees from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland as well as TU staff from DC headquarters, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Hampshire North Carolina, and Maine.  Don gave special thanks to several MAC members who contributed to the success of the meeting, including NCCTU's George Gaines.  You will find a presentation by Scott Scarfone on MDTU’s Brook Trout Partnership for the Upper Gunpowder River especially interesting.  Click on this link to read about the project:  MDTU Brook Trout Conservation_6_6_15.pdf 

Tom Baltz will give us some expert advice on tactics and tackle before we hit the water, and NCC-TU will provide some flies to the anglers on this trip.

Boiling Springs is about 2 hours north of the DC area. Caffe 101 is on the southwest corner of the Front Street and 174 intersection and across the road from Yellow Breeches Creek.  

Please note that the former Yellow Breeches Fly Shop in Boiling Springs is closed.  The nearest complete tackle shop to this venue is Hunting Creek Outfitters in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland.  

Tight Lines, 
@TomTruite ​​​

Updated 2 August 2015 by TOM 


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On My Mind This Month

August 2015

Tom Mann, Vice President NCC-TU

August is here, and just a month and half remains before the rhythm of fall kicks in, school starts anew, and vacation time draws to a close for most of us.  
Many members of our chapter have traveled to their favorite summer haunts, getting together with families, and hopefully enjoying some good fishing.  

We have a very interesting outing coming up in August, fishing the legendary "white fly" (Ephoron leukon) hatch in our neighboring Pennsylvania streams just across the Mason-Dixon line.  In case you missed it, here is an excerpt from our recent email about the trip:  

Come and join the chapter for the usually exciting White Fly Hatch in Pennsylvania. The date is 12 August, which the locals say should be good timing for the hatch. We will meet at Caffe 101 in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania at 1200 for lunch.   We are lucky to have gotten Orvis-endorsed guide Tom Baltz of Mount Holly Springs, PA to give us the background information for this trip.  Tom is an expert in the white fly hatch and all the local fishing spots.  We plan on fishing the Yellow Breeches, Big Run, and Big Spring areas.  

This is an ideal trip for beginners as well as anyone who likes to get in the middle of a great hatch. It is easy wading and easy casting with minimal back casting hazards. Usually the hatch occurs later in the afternoon so plan on staying until dark, but there is a lot of great fishing even before a hatch.  Be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp, as a light is essential for evening fishing.  


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.