Fish With a Member Schedule 2017 Sticky

Nov
19

The 2017 Fish with a Member Schedule is attached. It is always subject to change due to weather and water levels. I'll guide the VA trips but all MD and PA trips are self-guided except when we have a volunteer. Please call me a day prior if you have questions.
George Paine

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November Troutline

Oct
21

Attached is the November Troutline- This month read about the speakers from James Madison High School and their program supporting brook trout restoration.
Also, George Gaines will be describing a new Project Healing Waters club in DC and accepting gear and tying equipment. Please dig deep in your closet, cabinet or garage!
Hope to see you Nov 2!

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November Fly of the Month- Minibugger

Oct
20

November Fly Tying Demonstration:
In the continuing fly tying techniques and materials series John Hadley will be tying the Minibugger at the November meeting. Tying techniques to be learned:

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October 2017 Troutline

Sep
29

Please check out the October Troutline (attached)- Jim Cummins will open our eyes to what has happened, good and bad on the N. Branch of the Potomac; plus lots of info on upcoming stocking, CFR, the Griffith Gnat, and honorary ursine members.
See you on Thurs!

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Oct 5 Fly of the Month- Griffith Gnat

Sep
26

Fly Tying Demonstration - Griffith Gnat

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Western Maryland Fall 2017 Trip Scheduled for October 3 to 11

Sep
16

This fall's popular western Maryland Trip will run for eight nights from Tuesday, October 3, to Wednesday, October 11. We stay in a great place on Deep Creek Lake and fish each day on western Maryland's four great rivers and terrific brook trout streams. It's a special trip, and we know you'll love it.

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October 5 Speaker- Jim Cummins on N. Branch of the Potomac

Sep
12

Jim Cummin's Oct 5 presentation will be about "When Trout and Trees Were Old - Humans and Environmental Change in the Potomac and its North Branch."

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September 2017 Troutline

Sep
01

September Troutline is attached- Speaker will be Tommy Lawhorne on South River; Lots of other news about the Maryland fall trip and a report on the Tri-State camp.
See you on Thurs!

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September 2017 Fly of the Month- Foam Ant

Aug
23

September Meeting Fly Tying Demonstration: In the continuing fly tying techniques and materials series John Hadley will be tying the Foam Ant at the meeting. Learn how tie foam ant bodies and wrap hackle. Will also show other ant body materials.

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September 7 Speaker- Tommy Lawhorne on the South River

Aug
18

Tommy Lawhorne is the Co-Owner of the South River Fly Shop in downtown Waynesboro and the President of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Tommy began his fly fishing career on his home water of Stoney Creek near Wintergreen Virginia.

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July/August Troutline

Jul
28

Attached is the July/August Troutline. Our guest speaker is Tom Carroll, a master bamboo rod maker who has recently moved to our region.

Also, we have updates on our TIC, PHW and youth programs.

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August 3 Speaker- Tom Carroll on Bamboo Rods

Jul
17

Tom Carroll is the owner of “CHERRYLOG RODS”, a custom fishing rod shop, originally located in Cherry Log, Ga., now re-locating to the Shenandoah Valley, close to Winchester, Va., on the banks of Lake Frederick and close to the South fork of the Shenandoah river and the great native brook trout s

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BOTH MEMBERS AND BOARD MEETING FOR JULY CANCELLED

Jun
28

GO FISHING AND WE'LL HEAR YOUR STORIES IN AUGUST

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No July Members Meeting; Board Meeting July 13

Jun
26

Due to the holiday, no July Members Meeting will be held. The Board will meet on July 13.

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June 2017 Troutline

May
24

Attached is the June Troutline

For the June 1 meeting, please invite your friends interested in environmental issues to hear Jim Wilson's presentation. Also, bring any gear you'd like to swap and invite friends looking for bargains.

Finally, and very importantly, please bring usable gear to donate to Project Healing Waters.

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UPDATE: June 1 Meeting: Jim Wilson on TU Climate Change Workshop, Plus Gear Swap

May
11

JUST IN: A very generous member has donated the equipment on the attached list for sale at the meeting to benefit the chapter. Check it out!!

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Friday, May 12 Fish With a Member Trip Destination now Piney Branch

May
11

Due to wet roads and high water on Friday we'll be going to the Piney instead of the Rapidan.

We'll be going in from the top since water levels are high. Beetles should be a good option in the high water. It is about a moderately steep 30 minute hike down.

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June 1 Fly of the Month- Hare's Ear

May
11

June 2017 Fly of the Month to be demonstrated by John Hadley is the Hare’s Ear.

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May 2017 Troutline

May
02

May Troutline features our speaker, Steve Moulton. Other stories on James Madison students, Lake Fairfax kids fishing and Fly of the Month.

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May 4 Speaker- Steve Moulton on Caddis

Apr
17

Dr. Steve Moulton, NVATU Chapter Member, will deliver a presentation of interest to fly fishers and conservationists featuring information about the distribution, diversity, biology, and ecology of caddisflies.

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