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
Next tying session will be on Tuesday, February 21. The fly demonstrated will be Morrish Hoppers
Before you invest money in learning how to tie flies, come to our fly tying evenings and work with experienced tyers to figure it out and decide if you like it first. And even if you do not have a pattern to tie, come by have a beer and see what everyone else is tying and enjoy some time out of the house this winter. Get the dates on Meetings & Events.
Save the Date, Fly Fishing 101, Saturday, April 29
Details coming soon!
Save the Date, Learn about bugs! Saturday, May 6, 2017
Details coming soon!
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.
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: