October Chapter Meeting (10/16)

MDTU’s October meeting will feature guest speaker Dave Allbaugh—a professional licensed guide, wet fly tier, and owner of Wet Fly Waterguides. He has been fly fishing since the 1970s, and has concentrated his efforts on the famed waters of Central and North Central Pennsylvania, specifically streams like Spring Creek, Penns Creek, Little Juniata, Kettle Creek, and Big Pine Creek. Dave specializes in the classic art of wet fly fishing. His mission is to educate new and seasoned fly fishermen about the largely forgotten art of wet fly fishing, and to show exactly how productive wet flies can be throughout the year.

Over the past 30 years, Dave has spent countless hours on the stream and at the vice, perfecting and designing highly effective wet fly patterns and customized wet fly leaders. His unique guide service is one of a very few in the country that focuses on fishing with wet flies throughout the year. Dave takes great pride in teaching his clients that this lost art of fly fishing is as effective today as in the past. He has given numerous seminars and demonstrations on wet fly fishing to local Trout Unlimited chapters, Federation of Fly Fishers clubs, Boy Scout troops, high school fly fishing clubs, and fly fishing shows.

Dave’s seminar will cover information about his local streams and fish plus discussion of the equipment used to fish wet flies. (Rods, lines and leaders.) Techniques used in fishing these flies will also be explained and different types of wet flies will be passed around for everyone to view. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Hope to see you there: Wednesday, October 16, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Towson Presbyterian Church 400 W Chesapeake Ave, Towson, MD 21204