The Chesapeake Women Anglers (CWA) is a women’s fly fishing club with members residing in and around the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area including MD, VA, DC and beyond.
We share skills by teaching each other while on the water and in the classroom and by writing articles for our quarterly newsletter. We meet monthly to fish on local waters in the mid-Atlantic/Chesapeake Bay area and by way of our destination trips explore more distant waters together (see CWA Calendar).
We partner with environmental groups to improve our waters, take part in community events, and socialize at our annual events.
Become a member so you can learn about the great places we fish, share the camaraderie and create your own stories. Membership is open to adult persons age 18 and over. We hope to see you on the water!
Please join us for our CWA Fishy Bingo meetup on January 28, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
CWA members Carol Stevenson and Katherine Farley will call the Game.
Prizes for first, second, and third place winners. Let’s play bingo!
Bingo cards will be emailed to those registered.
Please sign up for this Meetup no later than 48 hours prior to the event using the form below.
We hope you can join us!
How can you participate in CWA Zoom Meetups?
Members sign-up on the CWA website calendar and complete the registration form for each meetup they wish to join. For security purposes, Zoom participants will need to sign up in advance for the meetup.
The Zoom meetup information and link will be emailed to registered members prior to the meeting along with your bingo card. This should arrive no later than the day prior to the meetup.
On the Meetup date, members should click on the Zoom meeting link at the start time listed to join the event.The final email with instructions for joining the meeting will be distributed approximately 48 hours prior to the event.
(Note, if you do not have the Zoom application on your device, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you join your first Zoom event. It’s super easy. You can participate via phone, laptop, computer or tablet. The prompts say “save file.” Then just follow the prompts. No need to enter a separate password. Once that’s completed, you click on “join meeting.” You will be put in the “waiting room” until the host lets you in when the meeting starts. Make sure your mic and video are clicked on so everyone can see and hear you. We will be allowing video connection so that members can interact during the session. Or, there will be a dial-in option for audio-only participation.)
Please join us for our CWA Zoom virtual meetup on June 23, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. "Streamer Fishing - The Angle of the Dangle." CWA hosts local fly fishing guide Kiki Galvin of Ms. Guided Fly Fishing. Kiki will present on streamer fishing and discuss the how to and simple tips to hook more fish.
Please join us for our CWA Zoom virtual meetup on June 6, 2020 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM featuring "Flies Made Simple: Finding a Friend in your Fly Box" presented by Casey Peltier. CWA Secretary Casey Peltier will show you the simple way to figure out what’s in your fly box and how to use it, what to say when you go to a fly shop to buy more, and how to approach fly tying without tears. Casey will also demonstrate how to tie a wet fly. Don’t forget to bring your fly box to the Meetup!
Please join us for our CWA Zoom virtual meetup on May 28, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm featuring "Fly Tying & Tactics for Trout Fishing" presented by Bryan Donoway. CWA hosts local Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide, Bryan Donoway, from Flys In Disguise as he ties some of his favorite euro nymph trout patterns. He will also be talking tactics and techniques to find and catch these fish.
Please join us for our CWA Zoom virtual meetup on May 23, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 am featuring "Match the hatch: Aquatic Entomology…What Fish Eat" presented by Anne Timm. This zoom chat presentation will discuss the kinds of aquatic insects that trout eat and how to match fly patterns to aquatic insects we observe on the river.
Please join us for our CWA Zoom virtual meetup on May 14, 2020 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm featuring "Chasing Chrome: Intro to Steelhead Fishing" presented by Rachel Dagovitz. Rachel will provide an introduction to steelhead fishing and discuss what she is learning about fishing for steelhead in the region.