NVATU Supports the 5th annual Fly Tying Marathon Three hundred flies, tied and donated by members of the NVATU chapter were presented to Mr. Chris Thompson, event coordinator, of the Quantico and Fort Belvoir programs of Project Healing Waters Fishing

Mar
19

Three hundred flies, tied and donated by members of the NVATU chapter were presented to Mr. Chris Thompson, event coordinator, of the Quantico and Fort Belvoir programs of Project Healing Waters Fishing, Inc.

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Tidal Potomac Slam Tournament to Support Fletchers Cove

Mar
17

The National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited, The Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders and CCA Maryland's Greater Washington Chapter are proud to present the first annual Tidal Potomac Slam fishing tournament.

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March Troutline

Feb
26

Fellow Members,

This issue includes:

- Update on Cleanup Work, Shad Run at Fletcher's
- Two Fish With a Member Trips: Piney Branch, VA and Mountain Creek, PA
- John Hadley's Fly of the Month: Mr. Rapidan Parachute
- 3rd Annual NVATU 2-Fly Fishing Tournament
- Volunteers Needed for Kids Fishing Days
- March PHW Fly Tying
- TU Tri-State Conservation & Fishing Camp June 24-29

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March 2018 Fly Tying Demonstration: Mr. Rapidan Parachute

Feb
20

John Hadley will be tying the Mr. Rapidan Parachute at the March meeting. Using moose hair for the tail, dubbing a body, hair post tying and wrapping two hackles around the post will be demonstrated. See Newsletter for the recipe and additional information.

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3rd Annual NVATU 2 Fly Tournament

Feb
19

3rd Annual NVATU 2 Fly Tournament

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Trout Unlimited Tri-State Conservation & Fishing Camp June 24-9

Feb
19

NVATU supports this camp with many volunteers as well as funding. Please check it out and spread the word. This in fly fishing's future.
http://www.tucamp.org
Trout Unlimited Tri-State Conservation & Fishing Camp

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Fly Tying Marathon for Vets

Feb
02

Sign up to participate in the 5th Annual Project Healing Waters (PHW) Fly Tying Marathon, which will be held on March 17 in the main lobby of the Marine Corps Museum. All the flies tied will be sent to PHW Programs across the country. Last year, we sent over 9,000 flies to 72 Programs.

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Chapter Comments on the Clean Power Plan (corrected)

Feb
02

The following chapter letter (drafter: Jim Wilson) was posted at the request of the President and Secretary on the comments section of the EPA website in mid-January:

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January/February Troutline

Jan
28

Fellow Members,
After a rest in January, we're looking forward to a dynamic meeting on Thursday. This issue includes:

-Steve Moyer, TU's guy on the Hill, and Jim Wilson speaking on critical issues facing our sport.
-John Hadley will teach the Prince Nymph
-The Rapidan TU show is coming up on the 17th & and invitation to fish with them
-The great stuff we did last year is summarized
-We have a great opportunity to link in with the Boy Scouts in a big way (see Bill's announcement below)

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Februay 1 Speakers: Steve Moyer and Jim Wilson

Jan
25

February’s main speaker will be Steve Moyer, TU’s Vice President of Government Affairs. Steve serves as TU’s senior advocate on Capitol Hill and with the federal agencies.

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Fly of the Month - Prince Nymph

Jan
24

February 2018 Fly Tying Demonstration:
In the continuing fly tying techniques and materials series John Hadley will be tying the Prince Nymph at the February meeting. Materials and tying techniques to be learned:

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No January Members Meeting or Virginia FWAM

Dec
12

Due to proximity to the holiday, there will not be a Jan members meeting. Also, the Jan Fish with a Member Trip to the Upper Hughes River is cancelled due to the cold.

There will be, however a January 11 Board Meeting.

Happy New Year!

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December Troutline- Speaker: George Gaines on Project Healing Waters

Dec
04

Fellow Members,
Attached is the December Troutline. Our speaker this month is George Gaines, who in coordination with Capt. Ed Nicholson launched Project Healing Waters.

With an increased number of wounded vets from recent wars, and those who served in the Vietnam era needing help to recover from PTSD, it's incumbent on us to consider what we can do. Many of the Vietnam vets we see now are those who suppressed their memories. They are retiring and those memories are surfacing in painful ways.

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Jim Wilson on Clean Power Plan Repeal Proposal.

Dec
01

Please see our Virginia Council Rep Jim Wilson's blog post on the Clean Power Plan repeal proposal:

https://www.tu.org/blog-posts/inside-the-effort-to-repeal-the-clean-powe...

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December 7 Speaker- George Gaines, Regional Coordinator for Project Healing Waters

Nov
19

An Update on the Journey of Healing with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

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NVATU 2017 December Fly of the Month: Red Fox Squirrel Tail

Nov
17

December 2017 Fly Tying Demonstration:
In the continuing fly tying techniques and materials series John Hadley will be tying the Bead Head Red Fox Squirrel Tail with Legs at the December meeting. Tying techniques to be learned:

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November Troutline

Oct
21

Attached is the November Troutline- This month read about the speakers from James Madison High School and their program supporting brook trout restoration.
Also, George Gaines will be describing a new Project Healing Waters club in DC and accepting gear and tying equipment. Please dig deep in your closet, cabinet or garage!
Hope to see you Nov 2!

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November Fly of the Month- Minibugger

Oct
20

November Fly Tying Demonstration:
In the continuing fly tying techniques and materials series John Hadley will be tying the Minibugger at the November meeting. Tying techniques to be learned:

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October 2017 Troutline

Sep
29

Please check out the October Troutline (attached)- Jim Cummins will open our eyes to what has happened, good and bad on the N. Branch of the Potomac; plus lots of info on upcoming stocking, CFR, the Griffith Gnat, and honorary ursine members.
See you on Thurs!

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Oct 5 Fly of the Month- Griffith Gnat

Sep
26

Fly Tying Demonstration - Griffith Gnat

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