Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
April 2013

Get out your calendars, I-phones, smart phones and Blackberries and mark down UCCTU's three important activities this summer.

June 15, our Chapter is both a sponsor and a participant in the Riverkeeper's Chattahoochee River Race.  We've worked hard to keep it clean and full of trout, register and join me and other UCCTU paddlers. See below for details.

July 13 is our only Back-the-Brookie work day. Spend the morning on beautiful  XXXX creek, ankle deep in clean cold brook trout water.  There are rocks and logs and activities for volunteers of all abilities.  Learn where to fish for Georgia native brook trout next year.  Watch for further details next month.

August 10 we are back on the Hooch for a paddle cleanup with the Riverkeeper.  This will be our last conservation activity of the year.  Don't miss it!

Finally, this month please join me in thanking Mark Romzick for his unending efforts running our monthly raffle and auctions.  They have widespread participation as members take advantage of deals on fishing accessories.  And the revenue they generate helps fund Chapter conservation and education activities.  when you see Mark struggling with his bins either into or out of our meeting, give him and hand and tell him "Thanks".

Brad Cruickshank
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited

May Meeting Speaker - Henry Cowen,
Fishing guide and Comedian -
"Carp Fishing on the Chattahoochee"
Henry Cowen
Come and learn how to tie into one of these "big pigs" that have become a favorite of fly fisherman.  Learn a great new target species for our warm water months.  Henry is always entertaining!
TU Georgia Council "Fly -Tie-Athlon" Results
Saturday, March 9 a team from UCCTU joined teams from 8 other Georgia TU chapters in a high visibility fly tying event set up by the Georgia Council at Bass Pro Shops in Norcross.  
Total income from the event was $6302, of which UCCTU pledges made up $769.
UCCTU retained 30% of its fundraising contribution, as did most Chapters.  A portion of the GA Council balance is earmarked for Smithgall Woods.  The GA TU Chapter presidents are determining if a portion also will be donated to another cause.
winston logo 
Congratulations to novice fly fisherman Bill Hayn of Grayson.  Bill bought his ticket from Kevin McGrath the day of the Bass Pro Fly Tie-Athlon.  Bill has a Winston Boron IIIx 9' 6wt rod coming to him as winner.
This event was an important part of this year's fundrasing efforts generating $3056 of income.  Thanks to all who sold and purchased tickets.  Again, thanks to Rick Kinkade for running the event. 
 TIC release 4.2013
Despite poor weather for human participants, conditions were ideal for St. John Neuman's release.  Pictured above(L-R) are UCCTU volunteers Bill Phinney, Bob Foster, and Program Chairman Tom Schmeltzer, along with 2nd Grade St. John Neuman teacher Karen Hoban.
Thank you to all of you who volunteered to be instructors at this year's planned Rizzio Fly Fishing Clinic scheduled for May 4.
With just weeks to go before the event, and only a handful of registered students, The decision was made to cancel for this year.  We've seen this in the past, and the result may be that Rizzio is scheduled on an every other year basis.
Approximately 150 volunteers showed up on Saturday, April 20 for Fly Fishing for Vets.  Unfortunately the weather kept many vets home
Thanks to UCCTU members Mack Martin, Tom Hayes, Dutch Earle, Don Brown, and Jim Harvey who turned out to help.
News Bites
Special "Thanks" to Rebekah Stewart of Brigadoon Lodge and Fly Line Wine for her $1000 to UCCTU in support of our education and conservation work. Watch for an upcoming special Fly Line Wine promotion. 
Georgia Adopt-a-Stream awarded UCCTU's Kevin McGrath the "Outstanding Outreach Award" for his leadership in the Chapter's Adopt-the-Hooch program. 
UCCTU Received a thank-you note from Beverly Booth, Georgia Program Coordinator for Casting for Recovery for the Chapter's $250 contribution in support or their work with breast cancer survivors.
Chapter leaders Kevin McGrath and Brad Cruickshank represented the Chapter at the TU Southeastern Meeting in West Virginia March 22- 23.  The working sessions were excellent.  Through networking with other Chapters, Brad came back excited about the idea of UCCTU hosting a north Atlanta screening of the "Fly Fishing Film Tour".
Congratulations to UCCTU member and Roswell Police Department officer, Mark MacDonald on his recent promotion on the force.  Unfortunately Mark's new duties necessitate that he resign as Chapter Program Chairman.  Please contact Chapter President Brad Cruickshank if you have an interest in serving the Chapter in this vital role.
June Meeting Speaker - Don Kirk
Don Kirk has been a full-time writer/editor for parts of five decades.  Currently he is affiliated with Southern Trout Magazine.  A native of east Tennessee, Don is the best known fly fishing expert in the country on southern waters; especially the trout streams of the Great Smoky Mountains.  His fishing guide books of the Smokies have sold over 100,000.  Bring yours and get it autographed! 
In This Issue
Quick Links

Tip of the Month  
Coming Events
May 28 - Chapter Meeting
June 1 - Fishing Dayz
June 15 - Chattahoochee River Race
June 25 - Chapter Meeting

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:

Debbie Beal

Janet Cupper

Sean Curtis

Phil Flad

Alan Koman

William Lusk

William Mullins

Corey White

Nolan Williams

Emily Woods

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Backcasts (photos)
FFV 4.2013 

Don Brown and Jim Harvey manning the UCCTU table at Fly Fishing for Vets  
4.2013 FFMB  

Jim Harvey giving BSA Fly Fishing Merit Badge Instruction April 18
Annette McLean speaker 
April meeting speaker Annette McLean of R.L. Winston  
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