Jay Sheppard will go over dozens of tactics and tackle tips to help improve your fishing success, the size and number of fish you catch and the quality of your fishing experience. A wide range of topics will be covered: From knots and leader systems to stalking trout and wading effectively, as well as fly lines, strike indicators, and floatant for flies. Handouts will be used to give attendees some notes to take home and study further. This will be a very informal discussion and cover a wide range of subjects of interest to every fly fisher, beginner to expert. Jay has been fishing for over 60 years, starting in Ohio and living in Alaska, Oregon, and California before moving to Maryland in 1972. He has been active in the Potomac-Patuxent Chapter and the Mid-Atlantic Counsel of TU for more than 25 years. A Maryland Guide and inventor of the Patuxent Special, Jay writes a column about Tackle and Tactic Tips for the PPTU Conservationist and has championed the Patuxent River for that Chapter for many years. He is a retired biologist for the US Fish & Wildlife Service and lives in Laurel.