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Chesapeake Women Anglers Holiday Party

                         Saturday, 2 December 2017 

                                  12 Noon to 5 PM

                         St. Thomas Episcopal Church Hall

8991 Brook Road

McLean, VA 22102

RSVP by 26 November to

Carol Stevenson


(410) 472-0272


     Enjoy a presentation by Katie Blizzard, a professional fly fishing guide and instructor in our area.  Katie will share a movie on some of her adventures fishing for large  Pike, Pickerel and Muskie.  You’ll enjoy hearing about the trips she’s planning around the Mid-Atlantic area and the fly fishing and fly tying classes she teaches.    

  • Share your ideas for fishing trips that we can put on the CWA calendar for 2018
  • Try your luck with a fishing raffle
  • Enjoy light refreshments
  • Bring a few dozen cookies if you wish to join the cookie exchange
  • Guests and children are always welcome. 

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NEWS and Notes

Regardless of where you fish always take precautions for your own safety.   
-  Please always fish with a buddy or two. 
-  Always be aware of your surroundings. Don't be distracted by your cell phone. 
-  Carry a whistle that will blow even when wet. 
-  Carry pepper spray. 
-  Fish in sight of your buddies. 
-  Be sure your vehicle is locked and all valuables are out of sight. 
-  Don't linger in the parking lot especially when no one else is around. 
-  Don't be distracted by strangers that may approach you asking for help when you are alone.

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   Not a member yet or forgot to renew?  Here is how to join in 4 easy steps.  

1) Click this link: Membership

2) Follow instructions to print out the membership application.

3) Fill out the application and 

4) Mail it along with your check for dues to:

               CWA, P.O. Box 296, Phoenix, MD 21131  

If you have questions please contact  CWA Acting Membership Chair

 Mary Beth Martin:  hellomarybeth@yahoo.com or call (540) 222-0591

   Learn about the Mayfly Project at www.TheMayflyproject.com  and you may get involved in Maryland by contacting Rachel Dagovitz, racheldagovitz@hotmail.com and 202-468-9653.

Learn to tie flies or just have fun tying with friends in a more social setting. 

Many of our local fly shops offer group lessons and free fly tying group sessions, often on a bring your own tying stuff basis.
For fly tying opportunities perhaps nearer to you, please look up the info through the links at
Some of our members have attended various sessions and have found them very informative and fun.

One such place is at a venue in Arlington called Whitlow’s on Wilson. Its a bar and grill located near the Clarendon Metro Station in Arlington, VA. Casey says " I attend the Beer Ties every other month--if my calendar weren't so full, it would be every month. It's a great learning experience, and a good place especially for younger folk to meet young anglers". Sessions are held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 7 - 9 PM.  The evening is hosted by the Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders, is free and open to the public. The coordinator of the event Rob Snowhite says: "All are welcome".  For more info go to www.tpfr.org.

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 spring kick-off meetingfall picnic, and winter holiday party. Mostly we just love to fly fish and enjoy sharing all about it.
Become a member so you too 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 (see Membership). We hope to see you on the water!              

                                                                                                CWA  P.O. Box 296, Phoenix, Maryland 21131