Steelhead Trip Coming November 18-20
We seriously need people to serve on NCC-TU's board of directors and committees next year. Please contact Tom Mann if you want to serve.
Fish the White Fly Hatch
Join NCC-TU next month to fish the White Fly Hatch on the Yellow Breeches Creek with Orvis-endorsed guide, Tom Baltz. Tom Baltz is an expert on the white fly hatch and all the local fishing spots. We plan on fishing the Yellow Breeches and Big Spring, two legendary Pennsylvania limestone streams.
On August 20th, we will meet up at 11:00 at the parking lot by "The Ditch" on Big Spring Creek, near Newville, PA. Bring your own lunch if you plan to fish in the afternoon, or meet us later in the day. We will provide driving directions if needed. From The Ditch, we will spread out along the catch and release section of Big Spring, fish during the day, and then head down to the Yellow Breeches. We will have an early dinner so that we can get set up for an exciting evening.
It will be up to the participants to share Tom's guiding fees, which are $50 per head. Because of this, registration for this trip is binding. This trip can take 12 anglers, and two spaces remain as of July 18.
This is an ideal trip for beginners as well as anyone who likes to experience a great hatch. It is easy wading and easy casting with minimal back cast hazards. Usually the hatch is later in the afternoon so plan on staying until dark, but there is a lot of great fishing even before a hatch. Please be sure to bring a flashlight or head lamp, as a light is essential for evening fishing.
Tom will give us helpful hints on tackle and tactics before we hit the water, he will have some of his beautiful flies for sale, and NCC-TU will provide some flies as well. Boiling Springs is about 2 hours north of the DC area. The fly shop in Boiling Springs has been acquired by new owners, and reopened as TCO Boiling Springs. The new shop has everything an angler could possibly want or need.
Please contact John Graebner or call him at 202-251-0479 to sign up for this trip, to answer any questions, or to arrange a carpool.
Bonne pêche à tous, and tight lines,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with "SHAD" in the subject line. No need to re-subscribe if you received these reports in 2015.
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.
The next regular Chapter meeting will be in the fall. Watch this website page for details.
Please check our Meetings Page for a list of monthly meeting speakers and topics.
On My Mind This Month
Tom Mann, President NCC-TU
UPCOMING EVENTS /NEWS
Ready for Outings?
This season, starting in May, 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, Big Hunting Creek, Shenandoah Park streams, Big Spring and the Yellow Breeches. Overnights will 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.
Updated 18 July 2016 by TOM