PPTU Monthly - Shad fishing on the Potomac
We are pleased to host Dan Davala this month to talk about the opportunities for fly fishing for Shad in the Potomac.
Dan is the fishing manager for the Orvis store in Arlington Virginia and an expert in finding and catching Shad as
they make their way up the Atlantic. Dan is a native Virginian and has been chasing fish of all types since he was a
small boy. Dan is also a certified FFF casting instructor and founded the Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders. Dan will be
discussing the health and habitat of Shad in the Potomac, as well as the different types of Shad. He will detail the
gear and techniques used to catch what are sometimes called the "poor man's Tarpon". Dan will also explain the very important topic of when and to where to fish for Shad.
Please join us on October 16th at 7PM at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, (1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring,
Maryland) to welcome Dan Davala.
Fly Tying Demonstration: Dan will be tying a few productive Shad patterns for us in the 7pm hour.