Fly Fishing 101. Casting instructor working with students.

Chapter Meeting: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Building a Bamboo Fly Rod by Greg Cwalina of Patutent River Flies.

Freshwater Benthic Macroinvertebrate Identification Workshop

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council will be holding a three-day workshop on family-level identification of macroinvertebrates. You can find out more under Meetings & Events.

About SVTU
The Seneca Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SVTU) is a local voice of National Trout Unlimited. TU’s vision is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.


Our core membership area stretches from the Washington Beltway to Hancock MD and includes western Montgomery, southern Frederick, and Washington Counties.

We also welcome members from anywhere outside this geographic area.


When you join the SVTU Chapter $15 of every new membership fee comes back to our chapter. To join, click here (you will be redirected to National TU).

What we do

SVTU supports the national vision in
the following ways:

  • Our chapter helps both financially and with volunteer hours to assist with restoration activities on Beaver Creek in Washington County
  • Our volunteers help with maintenance activities on Little Seneca Creek in Montgomery County, southern Catoctin brook trout streams in Frederick County and maintenance of warmwater streams like Great Seneca Creek and areas of the Potomac River
  • Youth fly-tying and fishing education events, adult fly tying, and assistance to Project Healing Waters events with our partner organizations
  • Social events and our annual BBQ for members and guests


SVTU recognized for building partnerships with IWLA

SVTU received both the Maryland Division and National IWLA “Honor Roll Award” for our working partnership with the Rockville Chapter of IWLA. Read more.

In memorium

On September 16, 2016, the chapter lost a long-time member of SVTU, Dr. Charles August.  You will be missed. Read more.

The “Adaptive Caster

This will be a series of articles written by Dave Cleaves a FFF-certified fly-casting instructor. Read about: 

Small Streams

Weighty Adjustments

Casting with a Purpose

Tips and Techniques, Teaching Fly Casting


President: Noel Gollehon
Vice President: Warren Junium
Secretary: Dave Cleaves
Treasurer: Dale Thatcher

Board members

L. Gollehon, J. Higgins,
J. Lachin, T. Vegella,
N. Wallace

Contact us


Stay up to date

Join our email list at:

Copyright © Seneca Valley Trout Unlimited, Chapter 369.