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Chesapeake Woman Anglers Fly Fishing Calendar 
for 2019

If you would like to offer an outing, whether it be a half day, full day or over night, please contact president 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. 


March 9-10    CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT.  Lancaster Fly Fishing Show 

Lancaster County Convention Center, 3 East Vine Street, Lancaster, PA, 17602.  Sat–9:00 am-5:30 pm.  Sun–9:00 am-4:30 pm. One-day pass- $15; Two-day pass- $25. Children & Military discounts. Cash only at gate.


March 16       Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectable Tackle Show 
Towson University Campus, West Village Commons, 424 Emerson Drive, Towson, Maryland.  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tickets are $10, kids under 12 are admitted free of charge.  marylandflyfishingshow.com. CWA has a table at this event. VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED. Contact: Katherine, kvkfarley@gmail.com.

March 24         Joint CWA/ Trout Unlimited Fly-Fishing Clinic.
Joint CWA/ Trout Unlimited Fly-Fishing Clinic, 10am to 4pm. National Wildlife Visitor Center/Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708. Our annual fly fishing clinic co-hosted by Potomac-Patuxent Chapter of Trout Unlimited and CWA. Teaching introduction to fly fishing equipment, basic casting techniques, knot tying and entomology (study of bugs fish eat). Meeting, casting practice, and option for fishing at Cash Lake. Maryland fresh water license required for fishing. Contact: Carol Stevenson, castevenson@mindspring.com (410) 472-0272.

Mar 30          CWA 2019 Annual Spring Kick-Off Meeting. 
CWA 2019 Spring Kick-Off Meeting.  Will be held again at the Izaak Walton League of America, Rockville Chapter on 18301 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD 20874 from 12:00pm to 4pm. The meeting begins at 12:00 noon with a light lunch in the upper section of the main Chapter House.  The calendar and other club business will be discussed.  Fishing at the lake until sunset will follow as the weather allows.  The lake is stocked with rainbow trout and has a good population of bass, sunfish and catfish. Catch and release, no fishing license required. Club rods and equipment is available upon advanced request. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10. Contact: Katherine Farley, kvkfarley@gmail.com , (703) 554-3704 or Carol Stevenson, castevenson@mindspring.com, (410) 472-0272.

April 6           FLL Casting Clinic on the Gunpowder River
FLL Casting Clinic on the Gunpowder River with Phil Gay, a Fly Fishers International certified Master Casting Instructor, will be teaching a small group of CWA members some techniques designed to improve existing casting skills and will demonstrate a variety of presentation casts to catch those fish hiding in tough places. Students should be able to cast at the advanced beginner to intermediate level. Instruction will be on the grass and on the Gunpowder River at a nearby location as determined by the weather that day. Class size is limited to eight students. For more information or to register for this event, contact Carol Stevenson at Castevenson@mindsrping.com or (410) 472-0272. 
Class is offered for CWA members only. MD fishing license required to fish on the Gunpowder River.

April 27         CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT. Call for volunteers.
A call for volunteers to help with the Upper Gunpowder Falls Watershed Brook Trout Conservation Partnership is doing a Stream Temperature Logger Deployment and needs your help.  12:00pm to 4:00 pm. Stream temperature loggers record water temperature at specific time intervals. The Partnership is utilizing data collected to develop a thermal map of stream temperatures. This map will give The Partnership a better understanding of current and potential Brook Trout habitat across the watershed for use in conservation endeavors. Volunteers deploy these loggers each Spring and recover loggers (and data) in the Fall. A Field Operations office will be setup for the day at Christmas Tree Park in Manchester, MD. Waders or hip boots required. For additional details on the event, items to bring, where to meet, and to volunteer, please RSVP to Adam Nabors at anabors@eqrllc.com or 443-764-5318.

April TBD      CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT. Call for volunteers.
The USGS Leetown Science Center will be hosting a free Open House and Earth Day Event for families and friends in April. Earth Day falls this year on the Easter Week-End so the event at Leetown will be held either the week-end before or the week-end after Easter. Date is not yet determined. The USGS Leetown Science Center is a research facility designed to restore, maintain, enhance, and protect aquatic and terrestrial organisms and their supporting environments. The event will feature hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, crafts, and experiments as well as tours of the facility. Dr. Tom O’Connell, the Director of the Center, has invited us help teach some of his guests about the art of fly casting. CWA is looking for volunteer fly fishing instructors to help Dr. O’Connell with the fly-casting clinic. No fishing license required. If you are interested in helping, please contact Carol Stevenson at Castevenson@mindsrping.com or (410) 472-0272 or Katherine Farley, kvkfarley@gmail.com or call (703) 554-3704.

May 11          CWA Fish Lunch and Learn day in Upperville, VA. 
This Fish Lunch and Learn (FLL) day is in Upperville, VA, fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill at a private estate just west of Middleburg. All skill levels are welcome. No fishing license required. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10. Please contact the leaders of this trip: Mary Beth Martin at 
hellomarybeth@yahoo.com540-222-0591 or Carol Stevenson, castevenson@mindspring.com, (410) 472-0272.

May 17-19       CFR Retreat to Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA. By invitation only.

May 18            CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT. Call for volunteers.
Volunteer Instructors are needed for D.C. Dept. of Energy & Environment Family & Youth Casting Call.  Held at Anacostia Park outside of the Aquatic Resources Education Center, 1900 Anacostia Drive SE, D.C. from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The Family & Youth Casting Call is an annual free event sponsored each spring by DOEE's Fisheries & Wildlife Division. DOEE provides fishing instruction, environmental education activities, and community resources to youth aged 15 and under and their families. Families can bring their own fishing equipment or youth may use the equipment provided by DOEE. DOEE also supplies bait and organizes volunteer fishing instructors to help youth participants learn the basics of catch-and-release fishing. Contact: Teresa Rodriguez, teresa.rodriguez@dc.gov, 202-535-2276. The link to register is: https://doee.dc.gov/node/1294996.

May 25-27     CWA Annual Memorial Day Weekend Party. Monkton, MD
This annual CWA Memorial Day Weekend Party is hosted at our president's home in Monkton, MD.  Activities include daily fly casting and fishing clinics, fishing on the Gunpowder River, and possible pond fishing in the area. Overnight lodging available on first come forst served basis. Unlimited room for tents in the back yard. All skill levels are welcome. A Maryland fresh water fishing license is required for fishing Gunpowder River. No license required for fishing nearby ponds.For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10. To RSVP 
Contact: Carol Stevenson, castevenson@mindspring.com, (410) 472-0272.

May 31-Jun 2 CWA Two-Day Fishing Trip to the Savage River, Swanton, MD. 
This is 2 night overnight trip to the Savage River, Swanton, MD, one of the best wild trout streams in the Mid-Atlantic region. The river is home to a healthy number of wild brown and brook trout. Stay in a newly renovated four-bedroom, 2.5 bath cabin right on the banks of the Savage River. See other info at www.savageriveroutfitters.com.  There is a cost for this trip and a non-refundable deposit and reservation is required. The deposit is $175 for each participant. There are additional fees for meal sharing and license fees.  Trip is limited to the number of beds per cabin.  River wading requires some experience. Intermediate to advanced skill levels only please. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10. Trip Leader: Please contact Brenda Foster, Brenda@GCFonline.com, or 410-467-4672.

June 7-9       CWA Fishing Trip to Elk Springs Resort, Monterville, WV
Come join us for fishing the beautiful Elk River and the streams of the Kumbrabow State Forest in the Allegheny Mountains of central West Virginia. Stay at the Elk Springs Resort, Monterville, WV.  The resort boasts a variety of clean, comfortable lodging choices (14 cabins and a 6.000 sq. ft Lodge), Ellie May’s Ole Mill Restaurant (delicious menu) and a very well-appointed fly shop. The staff is very knowledgeable about local spots to fish. Guided trips are also available. Primitive fisherman cabins are clean, comfortable and affordable, more like “glamping“. The Minis sleep two ($65/night) and Maxis sleep 2-4 ($95/night). Each has a fire pit and heat. No A/C, running water, TV or bathroom. There are steps to the very clean and semi-private shower/bath facility. Each unit has individual locked toilet and shower compartments and a reserved sink. Alternatively, rooms in the Lodge are $150-175 per night, and Studio Units are $125/night. Please check the website information and pictures of the lodging, menu and other details at  www.elkspringswv.comMembers should book directly with the resort at ​877-355-7774 or 304-339-2999.  Please note the Point Mountain Lodge is not on the immediate property.  Also note that fishing licenses are not sold at the resort and must be purchased in advance. To fish the river and surrounding waters a WV fresh water fishing license, Trout stamp, National Forest stamp and Conservation stamps are required. A deposit of 50% of your bill is required at the time of your booking. Take note of the cancellation policy on the web site.  Please book your travel immediately. This resort books up very quickly. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10.
Contact Trip leader for more details: Denise Swensen at denswen@me.com or 410-562-0068. 

June 8          CWA Fish Lunch and Learn day at Fish-In Barrel. 
This fun Fish Lunch and Learn day is held at Fish-In Barrel, a commercial Fee Fishing area that is fun for everyone.  Located at 2613 Harkins Road, White Hall, MD 21161 in Harford County you can buy fish you catch or practice catch & release.  See www.fishinbarrel.com. Club activities begin at 10 and end at 4 pm.  It's a 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 are welcome. It's a good place to take a friend who wants to learn fly fishing and catch fish. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10. Contact the Trip Leader: Norma Haynes at  nhaynes4603@gmail.com or 410-370-7372.

June 15         CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT. Call for volunteers. 
Volunteers are needed for The Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) Women-Only Fly-Fishing Clinic from 9 am.-12 pm. The AREC is a multi-use environmental education and aquaculture center that operates as a collaboration between the National Park Service and the DC Department of Energy and Environment. Teresa Rodriguez, CWA member and the Director of the AREC, will be sponsoring a fly fishing clinic to teach novice women fishers about fly casting, knot tying, equipment selection and entomology (bugs that fish eat). Classes will be held at the AREC, Anacostia Drive SE, Washington DC 20020, inside Anacostia Park, Section E next to the skating pavilion. CWA is looking for volunteer fly fishing instructors to help Teresa with this clinic. The clinic is open to beginning fly fishers from the general public as well as CWA members and non-members. For more information, to volunteer or to register for this event, contact Teresa Rodriguez, teresa.rodriguez@dc.gov, or call 202-754-2249 (cell); 202-535-2276 (desk). For more information about the AREC visit www.doee.dc.gov/arec.

Jun 29-Jul 5   Upper Canyon Outfitters, on the Ruby River in Montana. 
Come enjoy early season western fishing at its best. Lots of water, unpressured fish, and a real western 4th of July. This is six nights, five days of some of Montana’s best fly fishing. The cost: $1850; Deposit $600 due January 31, 2019, refundable up to 30 days before arrival. (Air fare is separate). At the Ranch you get three home cooked meals per day and a coolers packed for on the river lunches. A few options are available which you can discuss with Casey the trip leader.  The Five days fly fishingpackage includes One day guided on private waters including rod fee; Two days guided public waters (can upgrade to a float trip or private waters); Two days fishing on your own (can upgrade to a guided trip).  Prices are based on a double occupancy (2 clients, 1 guide). Additional 25% is charged for one-on-one guides.  Additional Activities Included in Package: Two Hour Horseback Ride per person, Shuttle to and from the Bozeman Airport, Guided Hiking Tours, Guided Auto History Tours, All evening activities including a casting clinic. Taxes. Deposit of $600.00 required to hold your space, Upper Canyon Outfitters, P. O. Box 109, Alder, MT 59710, 1-800-735-3973 or 1-406-842-5884, www.ucomontana.com, uco@3rivers.net. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10. To discuss details contact Trip Leader: Casey Peltier, caseypeltier@hotmail.com, (703) 819-5733.


July 13          CWA Fish Lunch and Learn day on the Monocacy River in Walkersville, MD. 
Great warm water fly fishing for all skill levels in the Monocacy River at Devilbiss Bridge Rd. North east of Frederick off rte 15. Turn right at the Tractor Supply. Bass and other pan fish including Sunfish, Bluegill are possible. Maryland fishing license required. Fishing here depends on water temperatures and levels. The exact meeting location and time will be determined when the date gets closer. You must RSVP to the Trip Leader to get more details for the day. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10. Contact Trip Leader Kathy Harding at klharding@msn.com or 301-788-3038.

July/Aug TBD  CWA Fishing & Kayaking Trip to Annapolis, MD. 

Aug 3-4         CWA Fishing Trip to Dam 5 on the Potomac River. 
Come experience Big-River fishing! The Potomac River at Dam #5 is shallow, warm, wide 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 Headlamp so you can find your way back to the car after dark. This outing depends on the water temperature and levels. If it's too warm the fish don't bite! If it's too high we can't wade. We'll let you know several days before whether it's on or not, so sign up to get the word! Optional overnight options exist at the Holiday Inn in Clear Spring. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10. For more info and to RSVP contact Trip leader: Casey Peltier at caseypeltier@hotmail.com, or call (703) 819-5733.

Aug/Sept       CWA Boat Trip on the Anacostia River hosted by Anacostia Riverkeeper (AR) and Anacostia Watershed                                Society (AWS)     Details TBD.

Sept 7 TBD   CWA Fishing Trip to Hidden Valley, Rocks State Park, near White Hall, MD. Rocks State Park is located near                             Pylesville, MD; but Hidden Valley is not in the main park. Hidden Valley has a small parking lot at the intersection of                         Maddona, Telegraph and Carea Roads. There are picnic tables under large shaded trees in this area along the Creek.                     This section of Deer Creek offers good access, great scenery and nice trout. Trout are stocked in the spring and fall on                     this scenic creek that meanders through woodland. Look to the Maryland Freshwater Fishing guide for more                                    information on regulations.  A Maryland Non-Tidal Fishing License and a trout stamp are required for anyone 16 years                     of age or older.  For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event-                     fee is $10.  Register/Trip Leader: TBD

Sept. 20-22    CFR Retreat to Shepard's Spring, Sharpsburg, MD. By invitation only.

Sept 29-Oct.1  CWA Destination Fishing Trip to North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. 
This annual fall trout fishing trip has become quite popular. It includes a 2 night stay at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins located at 10042 North Fork Highway, Cabins, WV, 26855.  In order to avoid the weekend warrior crowds we have been going out on Sunday and come back on a Tuesday morning.  Fishing is allowed from 1 PM Sunday to 11 AM Tuesday.  You will need to purchase the required WVA licenses and stamps. Cost for lodging this year is $167.44 per person.  Food is shared equally at each cabin . Spend about $60 for your share of the food.  Wading can be tricky so those who are sure footed and advanced beginner to expert in skill level are welcome. This trip is limited to 4 or 5 women per cabin.  A non-refundable deposits is required to reserve a bed space. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10.  You must contact the trip leader Norma Kawecki, njkawecki_gibeaux@verizon.net, (240) 750-3361 to make a reservation.  See more info about Haman's cottages on the web at www.wvlogcabins.com. 

Oct 5            CWA  Annual Fall Fling Meeting and Fishing Day. 
Our annual Fall Fling General Membership Meeting, picnic and fishing day will once again be held at Pine Cliff Park, 8350 Pinecliff Park Rd, Frederick, Maryland.  Meeting start time is 12 noon, with pot luck luncheon, meeting and fishing until sunset.  Fishing on the Monocacy River for smallmouth bass and bluegill. All fishing levels and welcome. A Maryland freshwater fishing license  is required to fish. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10. Please RSVP to: Katherine Farley, kvkfarley@gmail.com, (703) 554-3704 or Carol Stevenson, castevenson@mindspring.com, (410) 472-0272.

Oct 19          CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT. Call for volunteers.   
Upper Gunpowder Watershed Brook Trout Conservation Partnership recovery of Stream Temperature Loggers! The group will be retrieving the (17) loggers deployed this past Spring on Saturday from 12PM to 4PM. THIS LOGGER RECOVERY WILL OCCUR RAIN OR SHINE. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.Adam Nabors Project Manager, Environmental Quality Resources, L.L.C. will answer your questions and give you more details. Please contact Adam at  anabors@eqrllc.com,  Cell: 443-764-5318.  Many volunteers are needed.  If you know anyone who may like to help (friends, spouses, fishing buddies, drinking buddies, etc.), please invite them.

Nov TBD        CWA Steelhead Fishing Trip. Lake Erie region, PA. 
Fish the Lake Erie tributaries in PA (Conneaut, Elk, Grand) for the really big steelhead. You will need a 7 or 8 weight rod, all gear, and a PA fishing license. Lodging at The Liars Den in East Springfield, PA. Fishing guides from Steelhead Alley Outfitters. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event for a fee of $10. Please RSVP to Trip Leader: Rachel Dagovitz, racheldagovitz@hotmail.com, 202-468-9653.



Stay tuned for fly tying in January 2020!

Many of our outings require a reservation in advance and some require a cash deposit. All outings are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. You must contact the trip leader listed for each event to save your spot and to receive details and last minute trip changes. We hope to see you on the water.

Print out a paper copy from the list below but be aware that some changes will be made in the future. 

To print the calendar open the attachment below open it by clicking on the BIG BLUE W.  

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