Join us on October 28 for our 50th Birthday Party and Annual Banquet

four images showing the 2016 PVFF banquet
Scenes from the 2016 PVFF Banquet.

Are you new to the club or have never attended our banquet? This is a great event to talk fly fishing, life and the sport we love. Plus, proceeds from the evening help support local and regional fishing projects. Casual dress.

Join us for a fun evening of fellowship with your club members.
The evening’s activities include:

  • Silent Auction
  • Bucket raffle
  • Awesome food and snack

Date: October 28th, 2017 – 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: AMVETS, Middletown, Maryland
Adults: $25 each (children under 18 are free)

For more information or to make your reservation, please contact Larry Forte at 301-943-7533 or at

You may also fill out the following event reservation form and mail it (address is on the form) or bring it with you to the next club meeting.

PVFF 50th Birthday and Annual Banquet Reservation Form


Streamlines: September 2017

Hello everyone,

Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend! It has been a great summer but I am looking forward to what is coming up this fall. Our next meeting with be on the 12th and we welcome Andrew Trelease, professional guide from Central, Pennsylvania, who will talk about fly fishing Spruce Creek. In October, Fred Doddy will talk about fly fishing the Everglades. Plus, our 50th Birthday Party and Banquet is less than 2 months away. Hope you can make it to our next monthly meeting!

Enjoy the September 2017 issue of Streamlines:

poster image for Sep 2017 StreamlinesThanks,
Larry Forte
PVFF President

October 2017 trip to Salmon River, New York

collage of salmon fishing images

Michaela Neuland, Clint Becker, Shawn McCardell, and Ryley McCardell were a few of the successful anglers on the 2016 annual Potomac Valley Fly Fisher’s trip to the Salmon River in Pulaski, New York. Photo collage by Dan Neuland.

Join us for an October 2017 outing to fish Salmon River in New York. Due to the fact that Douglaston Salmon Run passes were unavailable, the trip to the Salmon River has been changed to October 12th-14th.

If you would like to join us, there are still campsites available and DSR passes. FYI, Dan Neuland has reserved a campsite at Selkirk Shores State Park (loop A) for Thursday Oct 12 -14. 3 nights. He also purchased DSR passes for Friday & Saturday ($75 per day). Please email Dan at with any questions.

Monthly membership meeting: September 2017

Join us for our membership meeting on Tuesday September 12th at 7:00 p.m. to hear Andrew Trelease talk about fly fishing at Spruce Creek in  Pennsylvania.

Andrew is a licensed fishing guide in Pennsylvania. He has been fly fishing for 11 years and he currently owns Trout Haven, an exclusive fly fishing guide service in central PA that hosts fly fishing adventures on a spectacular private trout stream. On September 12th, we welcome Andrew Trelease, Owner and Operator at Trout Haven, and he will be discussing his favorite trout fishery, its fish, its pools, and its hatches.

Location: Tuscarora High School – Room A170

Monthly Roundtable and Beginners Fly Tying: September 2017


The September monthly Fly Tying Roundtable will be held on Sep. 20 at 7 p.m. That evening’s program will feature Rick Loose as our guest tyer. We are pleased to have Rick back as the lead tyer providing instruction and guidance on tying the Clouser Crawfish.

Bob Clouser designed his crayfish pattern for Susquehanna River smallmouth bass. Its success in tricking smallmouth has made the Clouser Crayfish a staple in the bass-fishers fly box for many years. However, Rick and many other fly fishers have tie a smaller version and find it a great trout fly. Join us and tie this fly for your trout and bass fishing needs. Please bring 3/0 or 6/0 light tan thread. All other materials will be provided.

The Beginners Fly Tying session will be held on September 18 at 7 p.m. Bill Kulp has offered to and will lead this month’s fly tying session. Bill will provide instruction and guidance on tying an ant. Throughout the summer and especially into the fall, ants like other terrestrials are very prevalent on the water. Fish (especially trout) will gorge themselves on ants, when they are present and you don’t need to “match the hatch” to fish a terrestrial like an ant. Any successful fly fisher needs to have an ant pattern available when the opportunity presents itself.

Both the monthly Roundtable and the Beginners Fly Tying classes meet at  in room 109 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 West Patrick Street, Frederick. Fly tying equipment is always available for use in both of these monthly meetings, for those who do not have their own tying equipment.