Fly Fishing 101. Casting instructor working with students.

Next Chapter Meeting: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Speaker: Alan Heft, Maryland DNR Manager of the Brook Trout Program

Topic: Brook Trout in Maryland and the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture

Alan Heft, will talk with us about the status of Eastern Brook Trout in Maryland and other eastern states and about the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture (EBTJV). The EBTJV is a unique partnership between state and federal agencies, regional and local governments, businesses, conservation organizations, academia, scientific societies, and private citizens working toward protecting, restoring, and enhancing brook trout populations and their habitats across their native range. Please join us for this exciting program.

Charles S. August Memorial Fly Tying Sessions Continue

Next session is on Tuesday, March 21

Join us on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the IWLA Rockville Chapter House when our guest tyer, John Lachin, SVTU Chapter Board member, will demonstrate and teach us to tie the all around favorite, Wooly Bugger This fly is another must for everyone’s fly box. The chapter will provide materials and has vises and tools for you to use.

Save the dates!

Find out more under meetings & Events

Beaver Creek Fly Shop Open House | Saturday, March 25 | 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

CBF Riparian Restoration in Rohersville, MD | Saturday, April 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

About SVTU
The Seneca Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SVTU) is a local voice of National Trout Unlimited. TU’s vision is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.


Our core membership area stretches from the Washington Beltway to Hancock MD and includes western Montgomery, southern Frederick, and Washington Counties. We also welcome members from anywhere outside this geographic area.

When you join TU, you are a member of a national, council (state), and local organization. SVTU is a local voice. The Mid-Atlantic Council (MAC) speaks for cold water at the state level. National TU works with Congress and agencies at the national level.


When you join the SVTU Chapter $15 of every new membership fee comes back to our chapter. To join, click here (you will be redirected to National TU).

What we do

SVTU supports the national vision in
the following ways:

  • Our chapter helps both financially and with volunteer hours to assist with restoration activities on Beaver Creek in Washington County
  • Our volunteers help with maintenance activities on Little Seneca Creek in Montgomery County, southern Catoctin brook trout streams in Frederick County and maintenance of warmwater streams like Great Seneca Creek and areas of the Potomac River
  • Youth fly-tying and fishing education events, adult fly tying, and assistance to Project Healing Waters events with our partner organizations
  • Social events and our annual BBQ for members and guests


SVTU recognized for building partnerships with IWLA

SVTU received both the Maryland Division and National IWLA “Honor Roll Award” for our working partnership with the Rockville Chapter of IWLA. Read more.

In memorium

On September 16, 2016, the chapter lost a long-time member of SVTU, Dr. Charles August.  You will be missed. Read more.

The “Adaptive Caster

This will be a series of articles written by Dave Cleaves a FFF-certified fly-casting instructor. Read about: 

Small Streams

Weighty Adjustments

Casting with a Purpose

Tips and Techniques, Teaching Fly Casting


President: Noel Gollehon
Vice President: Warren Junium
Secretary: Dave Cleaves
Treasurer: Dale Thatcher

Board members

L. Gollehon, J. Higgins, J. Lachin,
T. Vegella, N. Wallace

SVTU Partners with CauseNetwork

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