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... [ READ MORE... ]
Location: West Virginia/Maryland Border
Type of stream: Freestone and tailwater
Angling methods Fly or spin
Species: Brookies, browns, cutthroat and rainbows
Access Easy to moderate
Season: All year Supporting
Short take: Your choice…browns, ‘bows, brookies, and cutts
Handicapped... [ READ MORE... ]
Ok, I finally got my butt out to a TU event and helped float stock the Patuxent last week with some members of my chapter. This despite having not yet made it to a meeting in the past year thanks to work (though I won't be missing the next one featuring Dan Davala's tips on shad fishing). Anyway,... [ READ MORE... ]
I had the pleasure of attending the fly fishing show in Somerset this past weekend. Here are some (very) random thoughts.
1. You can't pump your own gas in NJ. Your guess is as good as mine on that one.
2. Folks who work the show are really nice and helpful. Ok, not Canadian nice, but still... [ READ MORE... ]
Realizing that the odds of me fishing anytime over the weekend were slim to none, it occurred to me that things could be worse. The expert opinion of the weather forecasters are calling for rain and chilly weather in my part of Maryland. Granted, it's not going to be as cold as it has been, but it'... [ READ MORE... ]
It's January 1, and I had just printed out my Maryland fishing license with trout stamp. It's late in the afternoon and I'm trying to figure out where to go on such short notice. The choice was easy actually. I picked up my Tenkara rod and headed for my local pond about ten minutes away. True, I... [ READ MORE... ]
FERC Approves Columbia Pipeline
FERC [Federal Energy Regulatory Commission] has issued its decision yesterday the ~21 mile gas line running north of Baltimore. The gas line is being constructed by Columbia Gas. MAC (Mid-Atlantic Council TU) is a registered intervener. That means if we object to the... [ READ MORE... ]
I spent a few hours on Morgan on 10/27 (Sunday) and the weather was great. Morgan Run was just recently stocked below Jim Bowers road so I thought it might be a good time to try out a new spot I had never fished before. Unfortunately, other people had the same idea too. I didn't get to the parking... [ READ MORE... ]
Thanks to the Orvis News site and Tightline Productions for an interesting and quick review of tippet rings. I like tippet rings for some situations and not for others. For example, I'm not going to use a tippet ring on the Letort or really any spring creek for that matter. I will use them on just... [ READ MORE... ]
The Potomac-Patuxent TU chapter welcomed Seth Coffman last night (10/16/13) to our monthly meeting. Seth is the head of TU's Shenandoah Headwaters Home Rivers Initiative. Seth's presentation focused on the work that he and others in the Shenandoah Valley are doing to resurrect cold-water streams... [ READ MORE... ]