Fly Fishing 101. Casting instructor working with students.

SVTU Casting Clinic & Mini-Fundraiser

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Where: IWLA Jim Berrier Memorial Lake, 12057 Clopper Road
When: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Do you have trouble with your roll cast, a dropped cast, or just a bad cast? Or do you want to refine your cast? Come join us at our second annual ”Casting Clinic“, where we will have FFI-certified casting instructors who can work with you and diagnose your casting issue(s) and help correct them.

Visit Meetings & Events to register for the Casting Clinic and see what else is happening.

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.

In Memorium to those we’ve lost.

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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