Outings

Let’s Go Fishing!

We are seeking sponsors for outings large and small to fish at locations throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and beyond. Are you interested in hosting a trip? Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event — be sure to include the date, location, outing details, the outing leader’s name, primary fish species you will be targeting, and any other details you wish to share. Outings organizer Mike Holland will follow-up with you .

Interested in fishing for shad at Fletcher’s Cove? While we can’t plan an outing for this location given the need for special equipment (sinking line, a boat), club member Dan Neuland offers an excellent presentation with all you need to know if you’d like to go catch some shad.

Here are the upcoming outings we have planned:

Little Hunting Creek

DATE: Saturday, March 4, 2023

DETAILS:

Pete Ring will lead a group of anglers to fish for wild brown trout on
Little Hunting Creek near Thurmont, MD. It is very important to RSVP as the group is limited to eight, including Pete. The group will meet at the Catoctin Furnace on the Catoctin Furnace Road at 9 am. You can find it easily with a Google search.

FLIES: Olive & Black Woolly Buggers and nymphs such as Caddis Pupa, Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails, Hare’s Ears, San Juan Worms, Midges, and Zebra Midges can be effective. For dry flies, you can try Blue-winged Olive, Hex, March Browns, Sulphurs, and Elk Hair Caddis.

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Yellow Breeches

DATE: Friday, May 12, 2023

DETAILS:

We will fish Yellow Breeches near Boiling Springs, PA. It is a world-renowned limestone creek that holds wild browns and stocked rainbows. It can be fished from the bank if so desired, but also has many miles of wadeable water. We will be fishing the upper portion, which is mostly fairly small water with some wider section as well.

FLIES: Blue-winged Olive, Hex, March Browns and Sulphurs hatch throughout the year. Olive & Black Woolly Buggers and nymphs such as Caddis Pupa, Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails, Hare’s Ears, San Juan Worms, Midges, and Zebra Midges can be effective.

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Smith Creek

DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2023

DETAILS: We will break for a pot-luck lunch; Mike will bring the famous Glazier Hot Dogs. We will fish Smith Creek on Susie Q Farm, which is located off of Exit 257 of I-81 in Broadway, Virginia. There is a $100 rod fee payable to the Mossy Creek Fly Shop; we typically call in at lunch time and each provide our payment information.

FLIES: Nymphs, such as Prince Nymphs, Copper Johns, and Zebra Midges. Woolly Buggers always work well.

TIME AND LOCATION: Meet at Susie Q Farm around 9 am. Directions will be provided upon reservation.

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Smith Creek

DATE: Saturday, September 16, 2023

DETAILS: We will break for a pot-luck lunch; Mike will bring the famous Glazier Hot Dogs. We will fish Smith Creek on Susie Q Farm, which is located off of Exit 257 of I-81 in Broadway, Virginia. There is a $100 rod fee payable to the Mossy Creek Fly Shop; we typically call in at lunch time and each provide our payment information.

FLIES: Nymphs, such as Prince Nymphs, Copper Johns, and Zebra Midges. Woolly Buggers always work well.

TIME AND LOCATION: Meet at Susie Q Farm around 9 am. Directions will be provided upon reservation.

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2022 Outing Schedule

The following is a list of potential upcoming outings for your planning purposes. When we have details for a specific outing (as the date gets closer) we will add those here — once those details are posted, you can sign up for an event. The following list is for planning purposes only and is subject to change.

  • Sept/Oct – Troy Kitch will lead an outing to the Savage River
  • Sep/Oct – Dan Neuland: The Salmon River outing is always open to everyone but is a bit more complicated in that reserving lodging and DSR passes involves a commitment months in advance. Reserving a guide is also an option that should be considered. 8-9-10-wt rods, floating line. Waders with metal studs. When I make my plans, I will send out the information. Probably some of the biggest fish you will land with a fly rod.
  • Nov – Dan Neuland: Oak Orchard is great opportunity for lake-run browns and steelhead. Lodging should be reserved months in advance.
  • Nov – Dan Neuland: Cattaraugus Creek and smaller tribs for Lake Erie steelhead. Water conditions require last minute planning.

Checklist for Preparing to Fish

Here are Lefty Kreh’s list of Basic Rules for Preparing to Fish:

  1. Do your site planning before you leave home.
  2. Prepare a travel checklist.
  3. Select and properly install good reel backing.
  4. Clean your fly lines.
  5. Build leaders ahead of time.
  6. Select flies and sharpen hooks.
  7. Carry Polaroid glasses for sighting fish.
  8. Select the proper color for your clothing
Club member Larry Forte on the North Branch of the Potomac