Chapter President Note
BRRRR! It is cold outside! Looks like we may not be doing much fishing this winter. So it is a perfect time to work on the fly box for the upcoming season. Seneca Valley Trout Unlimited (SVTU), your Chapter, would like to help you work on that fly box.
It starts with our January 23rd meeting when Steve Moulton will present “Caddisflies 101 for the Fly Fisher.” If your box is like mine, it has a bunch of random Caddis. I hope to have a much better idea of when to use which Caddis pattern after Dr. Moulton’s presentation. Brave the cold and come out to learn about this important aquatic species.
Improving your fly box continues with the second annual Charles August Memorial Fly Tying Series offered by SVTU again this year. We will be tying flies at the IWLA-Rockville Chapter House from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on February 6 and 20; March 6 and 20; and April 3 and 17.
On February 6 we will start with Stoneflies and follow with sessions devoted to midges, nymphs, emergers, caddis, and terrestrials. We will close the fly tying sessions with a session on the IWLA Lake in early May.
SVTU is an active chapter with the meetings and events, including Fly Fishing 101 in the spring and a get together in the fall. The Chapter’s conservation activities on Beaver Creek continue with a workday in October and plans to assist the Beaver Creek Watershed Association and Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources on improvements to the State-owned section of Beaver Creek. Our role is being defined but it will involve volunteers. This will be a chance to make a lasting difference in trout fishing in our region. Watch the website and e-mail notifications for dates and needs.
SVTU depends on volunteers to make all we do happen. Are you involved? I know most of you are not, because I know the group of dedicated volunteers that make things happen (my thanks to them) and that group is not large in number. We can use some help! You do not have to commit to much time or effort to take a role in the planning and execution of a Chapter activity! If you have any time to help with our activities, just let any Officer or Director know you are willing to help, and we will match something that needs to be done with your availability.
I look forward to seeing you at an SVTU event and look forward to your contributions to make Chapter events happen.
Noel Gollehon, President SVTU