General Chapter Meeting Information

A featured part of almost every month's membership meeting is the guest speaker program.  The Board of Directors spends a lot of time planning and arranging for the featured speakers. We begin by designing a general theme for each month's program and then follow up by identifying and booking potential speakers. Some of our virtual meetings have been recorded and are available for viewing on YouTube by clicking on the Theme title.


2021 - 2022 Schedule
Meeting Date
“Trout Resources in Washington and Frederick Counties” In Person Speaker: MD DNR's Michael Kashiwagi   November 15, 2022
“What I did on My Summer Vacation: Travel/Fishing Photos by PPTU Members” In Person/Virtual Speakers: PPTU Members   October 19, 2022
"Fishing for Lake Erie Steelhead” Passcode: w*ZUs207 Virtual Speaker: Ben John   September 21, 2022
“Fly Fishing the Bay for Cobia” Passcode: AdNQZs4# Virtual Speaker: Zach Hoisington   May 18, 2022
“Fly Fishing for Bowfin & Snakeheads” Virtual Speaker: Grant Alvis   April 20, 2022
“A Brief History of Fly Fishing” Virtual Speaker: Bob Dietz   March 16, 2022
“Fly Fishing Safety” Virtual Speaker: Mike Abramowitz   February 16, 2022
“Latest News about the Gunpowder” Virtual Speaker: Phil Gay of Trout & About   January 19, 2022
“Fishing Northwestern Montana’s Kootenai River and Yaak drainage” Virtual Speaker: Tim Flagler   November 17, 2021
“Patuxent Riverkeeper Organization” Virtual Speaker: Fred Tutman, the Patuxent River Keeper   October 20, 2021
“Summer Vacation Show & Tell.” Virtual Speakers: PPTU Members   September 15, 2021
Fly Fishing the DelMarVa Region & Chesapeake Bay Virtual Speaker: Joe Bruce   May 19, 2021
Smallmouth Bass Fishing Virtual Speaker: Bob Clouser   April 21, 2021
Euro-Nymphing: Basic to Advanced Techniques, Plus Fly Tying Demonstration Virtual Speaker: Tim Flagler   March 17, 2021
Jay Sheppard discusses and Matt O'Neal ties Jay's Cicada Pattern Virtual Speakers: Jay Sheppard & Matt O'Neal   March 10, 2021
Maryland and DC Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA3) Virtual Speaker: Sue Muller   February 17, 2021
Fishing the San Juan River Virtual Speaker: Noel Gollehon   January 20, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM, Third Wednesday except December, June, July and August

New Meeting Place: Harkins Builders 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400 Columbia MD 21044

Our September, 2022 kickoff meeting will be done as a “Hybrid”, both virtual and if you wish, in person.

One of our chapter members, Ben Nichols, graciously offered the use of his company’s conference room for PPTU’s upcoming meeting in September. The board did a test run at that location and it seemed to work ok. So, we will attempt the chapter meeting on September 21st. Its been several years since our last face-to-face meeting and many people are looking forward to it. Of course you can still log in from the comfort of your home and get the same presentation.

You may park in one of the adjacent parking garages or the Mall parking lot. A separate email will be sent out to members with more information regarding this venue and details on its location.

We look forward to seeing many of you in person!

And if you decide to come, please say thank you to our host, Ben Nichols.

“Trout Resources in Washington and Frederick Counties” with MD DNR's Michael Kashiwagi

Tuesday! Nov 15th, 2022 at 7:00PM

Our November meeting will be on a new date - Tuesday, Nov. 15th -- so as not to conflict with the Nov. 16 date for the 2022 Fly Fishing Film Festival.

This month, PPTU will be joined live and in person at our Columbia meeting location by Michael Kashiwagi of MD DNR.

Michael will talk with us about the state of the trout populations in west-central Maryland. Michael Kashiwagi is the Western II Regional Fisheries Manager for Frederick and Washington counties and the upper Potomac River. Born and raised in Montgomery County, Michael has a graduate degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Mississippi State University. He has been with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the past 15 years. He initially worked with the Maryland Biological Stream Survey before transferring over to the Freshwater Fisheries Program.

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Note: This is a hybrid zoom meeting. We will be meeting in person at our new meeting location: Harkins Builders 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400 Columbia MD 21044

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