Chesapeake Women Anglers-
As you may recall, myself and a team of fellow fly fishers have been working over the past year with colleagues from the Maryland Department of Commerce, Maryland Office of Tourism and Maryland Department of Natural Resources on the development of the nation’s first statewide fly fishing trail. We are about a month away from the official launch of the Maryland Fly Fishing Trail’s website. The file below provides a listing of the 48 Trail sites—two in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and two in Baltimore City.
What the Trail’s website now needs most is visual images of people fly fishing and the places Trail participants can go out and experience fly fishing…and catch a wide variety of different fish species. Here’s where you can directly help launch this first in the nation Fly Fishing Trail.
I am asking for your help in sharing two sets of photographs: photos taken at one or more of the 48 Trail sites as well as fly fishing in action photos and photos of fish caught while fly fishing. We all capture images of the fish we and our fellow fishers have caught and photographs of the waters we have so enjoyed fishing. Please dig back in your archives of fishing photos, select and share images of when you have fished at one or more of the Trail sites. And while you are looking for those photos, please select and share photos of you or others around you actively fly casting or mending a line or fighting a fish or just wading in the middle of a stream or on a boat or kayak or canoe at any location around Maryland.
Please name these image files very simply with the name of the location where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer so your/their contribution to the website can be acknowledged. If you are able to share multiple images from the same location, please number the photos so each has a unique file name.
Then email those photos as attachments directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to share a number of photos whose size prevents them from being attached to an email message, please email me directly to let me know and I will email you a URL link to a Google Doc shared file which has been set up specifically for this purpose. You can easily upload the image files to that shared file.
And please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns as well via email.
Once the Maryland Fly Fishing Trail website has been launched, I will share more information about the Trail and our future plans for using the Trail to welcome a much greater diversity of people to come out and enjoy everything that fly fishing has to offer.
Maryland Fly Fishing Trail Team, Co-Chair
Free State Fly Fishers, Immediate Past President
Potomac/Patuxent Trout Unlimited Chapter, Member
MD DNR Black Bass Advisory Committee, Vice Chair
Chesapeake Conservancy, Board Member