PVFF Notices and Events

PVFF Notices and Events

For 2017 Outdoor and Fishing Shows provided by Dan Neuland click HERE

Bob Abraham AFA Casting Club River Bottom Park

Bob Abraham AFA Casting Club River Bottom Park to share casting ideas, learn techniques to improve our casting. Please join us. The most useful outfit to bring, unless otherwise noted below, is a 5, 6 or 7 WT rod, 9 feet long (or your favorite outfit) with a 1X leader and yarn fly. A few of us normally meet for breakfast at the Hagerstown Farmer's Market beforehand at 7:45 a.m. Please join us or suggest this to your friends who are interested in our sport.

The casting club meets from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on selected Saturday mornings at the Williamsport
Before attending, please contact Bob Davis at at BOB2SONI3@aol.com.

January 14, 2017 (8 AM-4 PM) - Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo

The Frederick Chapter of MSSA will hold their 7th Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo at Frederick Fairgrounds

March 18, 2017 Lefty Kreh Tiefest - Kent Narrows Yacht Club in Queen Anne's County

PVFF will be present at the 2017 Lefty Kreh Tiefest held on March 18 at the Kent Narrows Yacht Club in Queen Anne's County. PVFF members are needed to attend our booth, answer questions and distribute membership applications. Tiefest, now in its 17th year. During the day a number of the nation's top fly tyers, equipment manufacturers,local guides, and others will gather to demonstrate techniques and discuss fishing strategies. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about Tiefest contact Tony Friedrich, tony@ccamd.org.

April 23 - 11AM - 5PM Reevil A. Leadbetter Youth Fly Fishing Camp

Potomac Valley Fly Fishers and Antietam Fly Anglers will hold its annual Reevil A. Leadbetter Youth Fly Fishing Course at Fountain Rock Nature Center. Youngsters and teenagers, ages 10 through 16, are invited to receive instruction in basic equipment, Fly Casting, Entomology, and stream techniques. Students will have the opportunity to fly fish with experienced fly fishing instructors. This fun program will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be provided

For additional information please contact:
John Brognard
301-371-4205 or email conservation@pvflyfish.org

April 29 - Antietam Fly Anglers Casting Rendezvous

AFA is planning on having their casting rendezvous on April 29th, 2017.
The rendezvous starts at 9:00 AM and runs until 3:00 PM in the afternoon. It will be held at Riverview Park in Williamsport, Maryland. A donation of $20.00 would be appreciated.

Please contact Bob Davis (BOB2SONI3@aol.com) for more information and to register.

April ??, 2016 - Fishing Town Creek - Club Outing

Enjoy fishing private water on Town Creek with Larry Forte.

Please call Larry - 301-874-6996 for details.

April ?? - Creekside Anglers annual TYATHON - 9AM to 3 PM

At the Puritan facility in Beddington outside of Martinsburg on Byway 11 N outside of Martinsburg. All skill levels are welcome. If you would like to help, please concact John DeMars at email

April ?? - Naturefest - Catoctin Creek Nature Center

On April ??th from 10 AM – 2 PM Catoctin Creek Nature Center will hold its annual Naturefest. Catoctin Creek is the site of PVFF home waters. Club members are encouraged to attend and volunteers are needed to attend the PVFF booth at this event.
To register, please visit Catoctin Creek Nature Center web site
For additional information please email Jon Thames

April ?? - 10AM - 12PM - Project Stream Clean at Catoctin Creek Park

Volunteers will be working along Catoctin Creek within the Park to remove some tires as well plastic and cans. Click here for more information on Project Clean Stream

For additional information please email John Brognard

??, 2016 9AM - 9PM Healing Waters event at Otter Fish Camp

Volunteers needed to help our wounded warriors fly fish on private waters. PVFF will provide food for our guests and volunteers. Please contact John Brognard on 301-371-4205 for more information and to sign up to help.

May 9
Fly Casting Clinic at Middleton, Md. park pond.

Please contact David Fulton - 240-446-3371 for more information.

June ??
Catoctin Creek Nature Center Family Fishing program at Middletown Park pond.

This is a basic class to help youngsters learn how to rig a spin/cast rod to fish the first time cast a rod. Families are welcome. Adults (over 16) must have a Maryland fishing liscense to assist children. Please contact John Brognard - 301-371-4205 to help and for more information.

IFFF Youth Fly Fishing Camp

June ??, 2016 - 9AM - 5PM

IFFF’s Chesapeake Council will hold its Annual Youth Fly Fishing Camp Youngsters and teenagers, ages 10 to 15, are invited to receive instruction in Fly Tying, Casting, Entomology, Knots and Equipment and will have the opportunity to fish with a fly rod on nearby ponds. This fun program will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and lunch is provided. For more information and a registration form click here.

For additional information please contact:
Pete McCall
P.O. Box 24
Pylesville, Md. 21132

Ocrober ? - Salmon River - Salmon River, NY - fly fishing for salmon

Do you want to hook a 30 pound fish on a fly? Then please join the PVFF crew heading to the Salmon River in early October -prime time for huge king and chinook salmon. With a little luck, we may also land a few steelhead and brown trout. This trip is our annual Take a Kid Fishing Trip, but all anglers are welcome to enjoy this exciting weekend. It is a 6 hour drive to Pulaski, NY, straight north on I-81 from Hagerstown. The salmon river has 13 miles of public water, however we plan on fishing the Douglaston Salmon Run, (private section - $50 daily rod fee - kids free with adult) on Saturday October 5. DSR passes should be purchased on-line for that specific date a week or two before the trip as only a limited number of DSR passes are available each day. Friday and Sunday we will fish public water. A meeting will be arranged for participating anglers to prepare rods/reels/ terminal tackle and fly tying in mid September (date/time to be determined). Fly rods should be 8, 9 or 10 weight with big game reels are necessary to land these fish. Wader boots should have metal studs for safe wading (felt soles are still allowed). A NYS non-resident fishing license will cost $15 (1-day), $35 (7-day), $70 (annual) for angler 16-yr old and up. Lodging and transportation need to arranged between interested parties. Several PVFF anglers have already made camping reservations at Selkirk Shores State Park. Contact Dan Neuland for more information at danneuland@verizon.net.

November ? - Oak Orchard Creek & Cattaraugus Creek, NY steelhead, brown trout

There are still beds available for lodging at the Orleans Outdoor Fly Shop for the early November outing. Dan Neuland has reserved 10-12 beds (3 rooms) for PVFF members and friends. The rate is $35 per night, per angler. If we have 10 or more anglers, the rate drops to $30. Dan will need to confirm the reservation by Oct 1 and he will begin accepting payments at the September meeting to hold beds. Oak Orchard Creek is an easily waded stream with a moderate current. Big, lake-run browns, steelhead, Atlantic salmon are the main targets but there may be a few late kings and cohos present as well. 7 weight rods are perfect for the steelhead and browns. Expect cold nights and daytime temperatures in the 50's. If interested please, contact Dan at danneuland@verizon.net.

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Pictures of the May Healing Waters event on Beaver Creek
Thanks to Matt Romano

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