Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
www.ucctu.org
April 2013
Greetings!

We are catching up two months with this Newsline.

Read below about the Georgia Supreme Court's denial of the appeal of the Fowler Shakerag permit.  This is a major blow to Chattahoochee River water quality.

In February I attended the Georgia Women Fly Fishers' "Mardi Gras" themed annual fund raiser at Sweetwater Brewery.  The place was packed.  I spent some of the evening talking to Beverly Booth who runs "Casting for Recovery" in Georgia.  She thanked me for UCCTU's support.  Those ladies know how to throw a party!  UCCTU needs to find an annual event that is on par.

Last month Kevin McGrath and I attended the TU SE Regional meeting in West Virginia.  It was a well attended day of good meetings.  TU again presented the new website being rolled out.  And the goal of member diversity was emphasized.  Justifiably tagged or not, TU's future success is not in being thought of as a bunch of "old white guys".

Finally, special thanks to Charlie Bennett, Rick Kinkade, Dutch Earle, Kevin McGrath, and Gerry Mecca who have headed up UCCTU activities covered below.

Sincerely,
Brad
Brad Cruickshank
President
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited

UCCTU News
Annette McLean
April Meeting Speaker - 
Annette McLean - VP of Operations and Rod Design, Winston Rod Co.

Since 1985, McLean has been a respected leader, not only within the company, but throughout the fly fishing industry. She is an outstanding angler and fly caster, has fished from Alaska to Florida and has conducted fly casting clinics for both men and women McLean has served on the boards of the Lewis & Clark Trout Unlimited Chapter in Southwest Montana and on the International Women's Fly Fishing Organization.  After her presentation, Annette will pull the winning raffle ticket for our Winston Boron IIIx winner's choice fly rod.

A separate raffle will be held for a TFO BVK II reel donated by The Atlanta Fly Fishing School.  Some lucky member can leave the meeting Tuesday with a whole new rig!


Ed Chamberlain at Tie-Athlon 
TU Georgia Council "Fly -Tie-Athlon" Held at Bass Pro

Saturday, March 9 a team from UCCTU joined teams from 6 other Georgia TU chapters in a high visibility fly tying event set up at Bass Pro Shops in Norcross.  Thanks to volunteers Dutch Earle, Ed Chamberlain, Ed Sullivan, Bob Schmitt, Andrew Brown, Ricardo Meyer, Bob Foster, and Chris Smith.

Thank you too to all of the sponsors who made donations in support of our team.  The event raised money for both Council and UCCTU conservation activities.   And the 125 flies tied by the UCCTU will be auctioned off at Chapter meetings.
  
SWEEP THE HOOCH 2013 Now in it's third year, this year's river cleanup was the largest yet.  Gerry Mecca headed up UCCTU wader volunteers at Jones Bridge.  "Thank you" to all of our volunteers.  High water prevented waders from entering the water so it was a river bank effort.
                                               Read "Sweep" details                 
Fowler Shakerag Appeal Denied
The latest and apparently final Court ruling in the ongoing legal battle over approval of the proposed Forsyth County waste water treatment facility will result in degrading the Chattahoochee River water quality. Read more
Spring Fishing Trip to High Falls State Park
Highfalls  Join UCCTU members fishing for largemouth and stripers in the tumbling cascades of the Towaliga River off I-75 in Jackson, Georgia, just south of Atlanta.  A variety of accommodations are available including Park yurts and campsites.    For Details
May Meeting Speaker - Henry Cowen
Professional fishing guide and entertainer Henry Cowen will have the room roaring with laughter amidst stories and tips on Carp Fishing on the Chattahoochee.   Henry is a favorite!  This is a "don't miss" meeting. 
In This Issue
Quick Links


Tip of the Month  
 
Win !
winston logo
Q1 Raffle - Winston Boron IIIx Fly Rod!
Last chance! See Rick Kinkade at the meeting for tickets.

Dream Trip - Ticket 
Dream Trip 2013 Winners
Congratulation to UCCTU's Jim Harvey who sold the winning ticket!
  List of winners
Coming Events
May 22 - Fly Tying
May 28 - Chapter Meeting
May 17-19 Spring Fishing Trip
June 1 - Fishing Dayz

Monthly Fly Tying
Join members Dutch Earle, Ron Cheslock and friends for an evening of fly tying, Wed, May 22 at 6:30 pm.  Dinner is provided.Contact Dutch for detail
Welcome to UCCTU
New Members:
Robert Baxter
Brad Beard
David Brawner
Amanda Bridges
Melissa Esford
Joe Garmon
Jennifer Hagen
Robert Holland
Tib Holland
Kurt Huntzinger
David Kachur
John Levey
Welling Lifka
Josh Loventhal
Philip Porter
Raphael Siebenmann
Ed Stinson
Gordon Tanner
Rodger Weyant

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Backcasts
March Meeting Speaker Sally Bethea Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
TIC SJN 2013
                St. John Neuman "Trout in the Classroom" 2013.  Release scheduled May 4
Spring fishing
Spring morning surprise!
                     
South Holston snow
Spring Fishing on the South Holston
                                 

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