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Dear Friends, 

Don't forget that some outings require a reservation in advance and some require a cash deposit to reserve your spot. All outings with space limitations are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  For those that require a reservation, you must contact the trip leaders listed for each event to make your reservation.  Don't delay.  We hope to see you on the water.

 Chesapeake Woman Anglers Fly Fishing Calendar for 2017

April 1      To be rescheduled

CWA FFL Day on Deer Creek in the Susquehanna State Park.   Shad are called “the poor man’s tarpon” because of the way they leap and fight. If we are lucky this year, they will come into Deer Creek to spawn.  If the shad are not running on Deer Creek, we will move to the Octoraro Creek or to the Conowingo Dam Fishing Park to try our luck with small mouth bass fishing on Susquehanna River below the Conowingo Dam.  All skill levels welcome.  Maryland fresh water fishing license required.  You may also have to pay a MD State Park paring fee ($3) if we need to use the Picnic Parking lot along the creek. Other dates may be chosen to accommodate Mother Nature and her Founding Fish – the Shad. Please contact the leader of this trip:  Dianne Tidy at tidys@comcast.net ,  (410) 287-9405. 

April 8   FULL
      CWA Destination Fishing at Conewago Flyfishers Club.  By special invitation, fishing for brown, rainbow, and brook trout on 2 miles of private waters near Gettysburg, PA, belonging to the Conewago Creek Fly Fishing Club. Exclusive catch and release wild trout fishery.  All skill levels welcome.  Fishing will be on the creek and in a pond with large brook trout.  No fishing licenses required.  Limited to ten people.  You must contact the leader of this trip in order to reserve your spot.  Contact trip leader, Carol Stevenson, Castevenson@mindsrping.com,(410) 472-0272.

April 8-9
Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival, Meadow Event Park, 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA, (near Richmond) 23047.

April 21-23  FULL
CWA Destination Rapidan River Fishing Trip.  Rooms are reserved at the Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA. Excellent wild mountain brook trout fishing on the renowned Rapidan River, the upper reaches around Fork Mountain in the Rapidan Wilderness Management Area.  All catch and release.  Nimble feet and quick rod action is required to maneuver around boulders and fish this high gradient freestone stream.  Virginia license, trout stamp and park access stamp required.  Limited to eight people.  You must RSVP to reserve you room space. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required before April 5th. Contact trip leader: Norma Kawecki, njkawecki_gibeaux@verizon.net or text (240) 750-3361.

April 29
CWA Fish Lunch and Learn (FLL) day at Fish-In Barrel, 2613 Harkins Road (MD Rt 136) White Hall, MD 21161, Hartford County.  10:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Beautiful farm with many ponds filled with bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, for catch and release.  No license required.  Trout fishing available as catch and pay for your fish.  All skill levels welcome.  Bring your own lunch.
Please contact the leader of this trip: Norma Haynes, nhaynes4603@gmail.com(410) 370-7372.  

May 13

CWA Fish Lunch and Learn (FLL) day in Upperville, VA.  Fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill at a private estate just west of Middleburg.  All skill levels welcome.  No fishing license required. 

Please contact the leader of this trip: Mary Beth Martin, 540-222-0591 at hellomarybeth@yahoo.com.

May 19-21

Casting For Recovery Retreat, Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA.  CWA supports this retreat with volunteers. Contact Co-Program Coordinators: Casey Peltier, caseypeltier@hotmail.com, (703) 819-5733. and Carolyn Harvey, cpharvey3@juno.com,  or call 301-312-2498.

May 27-29

CWA Memorial Day Week-End Party.  Monkton, MD.  Fly fishing clinic, fishing on the Gunpowder River and possible pond fishing in the area.  Overnight lodging available indoors and lots of room for tents in the back yard.  All skill levels welcome.  Maryland fresh water fishing license and trout stamp required.  (No license required for fishing the ponds).  Please contact the leader of this trip:  Carol Stevenson, Castevenson@mindsrping.com(410) 472-0272.

June 17
Joint CWA/Potomac-Patuxent Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing Clinic.  Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.  9:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Classroom sessions on fly fishing equipment, tying knots, and entomology.  Outside casting sessions.  Maryland fresh water fishing license required for pond fishing in afternoon.  Good for beginners and intermediate level fishers.  
Please contact the leader of this trip:  Carol Stevenson, Castevenson@mindsrping.com,(410) 472-0272.

June 24
CWA (FLL) Day at Beverly Triton Beach Park, Edgewater, MD.  9:30 to 4:30. Beach park is on the Chesapeake Bay south of Annapolis and fully opened to the public just last fall.  1202 Triton Beach Road, Edgewater, MD 21037.  Fly fishing in the park’s Beverly Lake and Deep Pond.   Some shoreline fishing along the Bay.  Maryland fishing license required and Salt water license for the shore.  All skill levels welcome.  
Please contact the leader of this trip:  Carol Stevenson, Castevenson@mindsrping.com,(410) 472-0272.

July 8
CWA (FLL) at Merkle Wildlife Refuge, Maryland.  Great fly fishing for all skill levels on five ponds holding largemouth bass, bluegill, and other species of fish.  Maryland fishing license required.  New management has placed rod limits on each pond.  Time is yet to be determined.  You must RSVP to the Trip Leader to reserve a spot and get more details. Contact:  Rachel Willingham, nytesongnshadow@gmail.com  (301) 538-9867.

August 5  Date Changed and time to October 7-8, 2017 
CWA (FLL) Fishing Trip to Dam 5 on the Potomac River.   4-7 pm.  Come experience Big-River fishing! The Potomac River at Dam #5 in August is shallow, warm, and full of bass. We'll park next to the C&O Canal on Dam #5 Road south of Clear Spring, MD. (Exit 18 off I 70). Bring your 6 WT rod if you have it, and some poppers and other bass specials, and join us for an evening outing. Wet wading is the order of the day. Bring a picnic supper AND A FLASHLIGHT so you can find your way back to the car after dark. This outing depends on the water temperature. If it's too warm the fish don't bite! We'll let you know several days before whether it's on or not, so sign up to get the word!  You must RSVP to get the latest details.  Contact Trip leader:  Casey Peltier, caseypeltier@hotmail.com, (703) 819-5733. 

Aug 12-18
        CWA Destination Fishing Trip to Upper Canyon Outfitter, Alder, Montana.  Six days and 7 nights on some of Montana’s best rivers, including the nearby Ruby River.  Guided fishing on private and public waters.  Lodging and meals included in the package price.  Ideal for beginners. Days of fishing all in a row. A gentle river and really good guides to get you going.  Limited to 18 participants.  You must contact the trip leader for instructions on how to register and where to send your deposit before May 1, 2017. Contact trip leader  Casey Peltier, caseypeltier@hotmail.com, (703) 819-5733.

Sept 9  NEW! 
CWA (FLL) on the Potomac River.  Morning. Meeting location and time has not yet been decided.  Great warm water fly fishing for all.  Wet wading in the Potomac.   Small mouth bass is the primary target species but others will be also possible including Sunfish, Bluegill and catfish. Maryland or Virginia fishing license required.   Time is yet to be determined.  You must RSVP to the Trip Leader to get more details. Contact:  Kathy Harding at  klharding@msn.com  or  301-788-3038

Sept 15-17
Sorry but this trip is FULL - sometimes folks have to cancel unexpectedly.
If you would like to be on the wait list please email the leader.
CWA Destination Two-Day Fishing Trip to the Savage River, Swanton, MD. The Savage River, one of the best wild trout streams in the Mid-Atlantic region, is home to a healthy number of wild brown and brook trout.  Stay in the Rainbow, a newly renovated four bedrooms, 2.5 bath chalet on the river bank and owned by The Savage River Outfitters (www.savageriveroutfitters.com). River wading is extremely slippery and requires some experience.  Intermediate to advanced skill levels only please.  Beds are limited to 6 persons.  You must RSVP to reserve your bed.  A nonrefundable deposit of $100 is required to hold your bed space. For more details and to reserve your place, contact Trip Leader Brenda Foster, Brenda@GCFonline.com,  or 410-467-4672.

Sept 22-24
CFR Retreat to Shepherd's Spring, Sharpsburg,  MD.  Contact Co-Program Coordinators :  Casey Peltier, caseypeltier@hotmail.com or call  (703) 819-5733 and Carolyn Harvey, cpharvey3@juno.com,  or call 301-312-2498.

Sept 30 - 2 PM - CWA Fall Fling and Bienniel Meeting, election of officers.   
This year's Fall Fling will again be held at  Pinecliff Park, Maryland. The address is 8350 Pinecliff Park Rd., Frederick, MD 21704. 
As usual there will be a discussion of our future, keeping to the mission and goals as we elect new people to serve on the Board for 2 year terms. We are based on all volunteer efforts and we need you and your support.

Please try to be there at 2 PM in time for this important meeting. After that enjoy fishing, fellowship and food. 

The Monocacy River primarily offers small mouth bass, bluegill, fallfish, river chubs and the occasional holdover stocked trout washed down from up stream.  Wading is required and the water is cooling off so waders and wading staff are suggested.  Maryland license required to fish.  

All are welcome including guests and potential new members. Please bring a friend!!  It is not a good place for young fishers however there is a playground and ball fields for play. 
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. 
Please RSVP so we know how many hamburgers and hot dogs to buy. 
Contact  Carol Stevenson, Castevenson@mindsrping.com, or (410) 472-0272.

Oct 7: CWA (FLL) Trip to Elk River, Chesapeake City, MD.
NOTICE : Unfortunatley for us the Elk River trip had to be postponed . The leader, Sue McGee will be having knee surgery this year and would like to offer this event next year for the spring 2018.  Susan says; "I'm really disappointed to have to cancel but I have a niece getting married in Sept so I had to put off surgery until Oct. Yours truely, Susan McGee".  

Fortunately, Casey offered to move her cancelled trip on the Potomac from August to this date. 


RESCHEDULED from August 7 due to high water

CWA (FLL) Fishing Trip to Dam # 5 on the Potomac River.   Time: 10 AM-4 pm Saturday.  Come experience Big-River fishing! We'll park next to the C&O Canal on Dam #5 Road south of Clear Spring, MD. (Exit 18 off I 70). Bring your 6 WT rod if you have it, some wooley buggars, streamers, poppers and other bass specials.  You might consider waders and staff because the water won't be as warm as it would have been in August. 
Bring a picnic lunch---we can enjoy a gorgeous view on the river bank while picnicking.
We will let you know several days in advance whether it has to be cancelled or not so sign up to get on the information E-List!
You must RSVP to get the latest details.
Contact Trip leader:  Casey Peltier, caseypeltier@hotmail.com, (703) 819-5733.     

Oct 20-22  Sorry but this trip is FULL - sometimes folks have to cancel unexpectedly. If you would like to be on the wait list please email the leader.
CWA Destination Fishing Trip to Harman’s Cabins on the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins, 10042 North Fork Highway, Cabins, WV, 26855.  So sorry but the 2 cabins are full.  If you would like to be contacted if anyone cancels, you can be put on a wait list. 
Contact Trip Leader: Norma Kawecki, by email njkawecki_gibeaux@verizon.net, or text to (240) 750-3361. Be sure to leave your name and return info. 

Stay tuned. More outings will be added for the Fall and Winter.

If you would like to offer an outing, whether it be a half day, full day or over night, please contact VP Castevenson@mindsrping.com,  (410) 472-0272 to discuss details. 
You don't have to be an expert. You just need to be willing to help take some folks to your favorite spot. We all love to fish new places.