Fly Fishing 101. Casting instructor working with students.

Fifth Annual Fly Fishing 101*

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: IWLA Jim Berrier Memorial Lake, 12057 Clopper Road, Germantown, MD

There is more to fly fishing than just “casting a line”. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner—or need casting refinement—there is something for you to learn.

This is a very informative afternoon with sessions on equipment, knots, flies, and the difference between lake and stream fishing. You will also learn about macroinvertebrates by seeing the live bugs. We of course have the ever-popular casting instruction taught by certified FFF instructors. The event will happen rain or shine. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. and sessions will start at 12:30 p.m. If you will not be having lunch PLEASE be there by noon for group assignments.

Register by Wednesday, April 25!


*No Chapter Meeting in April

Earth Day Happenings in Partnership with IWLA

When: Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22

Go to Meetings and Events for details!

First Annual Tidal Potomac Slam

When: March 30 thru May 13, 2018

The National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited, The Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders, and CCA Maryland’s Greater Washington Chapter are proud to present the first annual Tidal Potomac Slam fishing tournament. A multi-week event— anglers compete for great prizes and bragging rights—while helping to support Friends of Fletcher’s Cove in its quest to restore the Cove and protect this unique urban fishing resource for generations to come.

Look at the flyer here or visit the tournament website.

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.

What SVTU Does

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

Join SVTU Chapter

When you join the SVTU Chapter $15 of every new membership fee comes back to our chapter. To join, fill out the online form at TU National by clicking here. Once there, scroll down to 9MD Mid-Atlantic, Chapter 369 - Seneca Valley.

SVTU News & Articles

Chapter News

Get the current copy of the newsletter here.

What will 2018 bring? Read more here.

Building Partnerships

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

The Adaptive Caster

The Adaptive Caster is a series of articles written by Dave Cleaves a FFF-certified fly-casting instructor. Read about:

  1. Small Streams
  2. Weighty Adjustments
  3. Casting with a Purpose
  4. Tips and Techniques, Teaching Fly Casting
  5. Accuracy—Tips for “Spot-On” Casting


President: Noel Gollehon
Vice President: Warren Junium
Secretary: Dave Cleaves
Treasurer: Nate Wallace

Board members

L. Gollehon, J. Higgins
D. Thatcher, T. Vegella
and two Open positions

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