Last Cast: December 2018

By Larry Forte

Thanksgiving has passed and I hope everyone had a great Turkey-Day. As I write this column a couple of days after Thanksgiving, of course, it is once again raining. Fortunately, I have been able to get out and fish since my November column. This included a great day fishing in Garrett County for small, native Brook Trout. I made the trip with Donald Lee and we had an enjoyable day fly fishing several streams that feed into the Savage Reservoir. We both tried our Tenkara rods with success. Plus, we ate well. Mr. Lee always travels with his grill. If you have never fished that part of our state, I highly recommend it. The fishing is fun, the

It has not been all fishing. As you read in Dave Keane’s column, we had a great time planting trees along the Monocacy River a couple of weeks ago. Over 100 folks, including many kids, showed up on a wet and cold Saturday to help plant trees. The PVFF turnout was great and we planted 610 trees in a little less than two hours. Nice job Dave for organizing the event. Hope we can do more in 2019. Thank you to all of the club members that came out and helped as well.

The PHW team is doing a great job getting the Frederick Program up and running. By the time you read this, our second Project Healing Waters meeting will have been held. Thanks to Billy Noland, several members have been going over to the Ft. Detrick VA Outpatient Clinic and setting up a table to promote our new Frederick program. Thank you folks for your efforts! The next PHW meeting will be on Tuesday, December 18 th .

To wrap up my column, would you be interested in getting more involved with PVFF? We are always looking for help, more so going into next year. It is very rewarding and it’s a great group of people to work with! Come to our next Board Meeting and find out for yourself.

In closing, if there is anything you would like to see improved with our club or if you are interested in getting more involved with the PVFF, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for being part of this Club. See you at the next meeting!

Larry Forte
Club President