CWA Zoom Meetup

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Please join us for our CWA Zoom Virtual Meetup on
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM

for a presentation by Randy Dwyer of
the Potomac-Patuxent Trout Unlimited Chapter on

The Maryland Fly Fishing Trail

Randy Dwyer, a past president of the PPTU chapter, will talk with us about the project he is developing for a Maryland Fly Fishing Trail.

This will be an excellent opportunity for CWA members who are always looking for new fly fishing locations to partner with Randy’s team to explore and document familiar and unfamiliar waters across Maryland that together will constitute a Maryland Fly Fishing Trail.

I couldn’t describe this project any better than Randy has already done: “Envision a virtual trail which will lead fly fishers of all ages and levels of experience on a journey across all of Maryland’s counties, (re) discovering ‘America in Miniature’ for themselves. Along with leading to a diversity of fishing opportunities for catching many different species of fish, Maryland’s Fly Fishing Trail would introduce participants to nearby public access points, support numbers local, small businesses including hotels and lodging, restaurants, and fishing tackle shops, and increase visitation to nearby state parks ad historic sites of interest.”

This would be the first of its kind fly fishing trail in the nation eventually connecting all of Maryland’s counties. The Trail would include coldwater and warmwater fishing destinations as well as tidal and non-tidal fish species. It would be a year round trail encouraging anglers to seek out waters and fish species available through all the different seasons.

When it is completed, the Maryland Fly Fishing Trail will consist of an on-line web site and map pamphlet that will serve as a self guided tour of fishing locations in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.

Randy is looking for volunteers who can search out these waters (trout streams, ponds, tidal rivers, tidal marshes, non-tidal rivers, reservoirs and more) and provide him with content for this web site. He needs articles, photos and videos from small scouting groups documenting their fishing experiences in these various places. After many years of submitting outstanding pieces on fly fishing for the newsletter, this should be an easy and fun job for CWA members and give us a new way to structure our fly fishing calendar for 2022.

Please use the form to sign up for this Meetup no later than 48 hours prior to the event.

We hope you can join us and learn more about the Maryland Fly Fishing Trail!

How can you participate in CWA Zoom Meetups?

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