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. If you’d like to sign up, you can REGISTER HERE

Catoctin Watershed, Maryland: Saturday, July 29, 2023

Details: We will fish somewhere in the Catoctin Mountain Watershed near Pete Ring’s home. Waters could include Clifford Branch, Fishing Creek, Little Fishing Creek, Hunting Creek, or Big Hunting Creek.

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.

Time and Location: TBD.

Smith Creek, Virginia: 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.

Register for an Outing

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