Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
April 2014 


This month we get to celebrate a success;  yet we also must confront a failure.


The 4th annual "Sweep the Hooch" river clean-up on Saturday, April 12 was a great success.  Thank-you to Kevin McGrath who organized our participation again this year.  And thank-you to the 24 UCCTU team members who joined others to clean up Jones Bridge.  Other TU Chapters, The Georgia Women Fly Fishers, The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, the National Park Service, and their volunteers cleaned up an additional 27 sites along the river from Buford Dam to Paces Mill.  Nearly 600 volunteers picked up arecord 7.275 tons of trash.  How many injuries and pairs of torn waders did that prevent?


On a more sobering subject, Jim Harvey, Bill Malloy and other Chapter volunteers generously devoted their time and energy to organizing the 2014 Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing Clinic to be held on May 3.  They did a great job promoting it via the web, e-mail, fly shops and personal invitations.  Unfortunately only 3 campers volunteered by last week's deadline and the event was cancelled for the second year in a row.  We now clearly understand that this clinic is not a "Field of Dreams".  Yet the future of TU is in passing on our great sport and our love of the outdoors to the younger generations.  We need to figure this out.  Your Chapter leadership will be working to direct our resources in a more strategic manner in order to effectively carry out our mission of youth mentoring.  We are always open to ideas and volunteers.

Brad Cruickshank
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited

April Meeting Speaker
Chase Pritchett of Unicoi Outfitters
"Midge fishing tactics and techniques" null

Chase Pritchett, guide from Unicoi Outfitters will be covering several aspects and considerations for fishing midge patterns. He will be there during social hour to speak to members about the Toccoa River. Read More  

Faces in the Stream
Rick Kinkade

Rick has been a strong supporter of UCCTU for about nine years. He regularly attends the meeting and has helped with numerous UCCTU workdays and fundraisers. Continue Reading Here

Tie Some for the Chapter
A great way for members who tie flies to support the important activities of the chapter is by tying a few extra and donating them to UCCTU. Continue Reading
Sweep-the-Hooch 2014 Sets a Record-14,000 Pounds of Trash

Georgian's have managed to throw more trash into the Chattahoochee River than ever before, and the great Volunteers of Sweep the Hooch were able to set a record picking it up. Read Kevin's Article Here

Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing Clinic

The Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited is pleased to announce a comprehensive one day fly fishing clinic for young men and women, ages 10 to 15.  The clinic is designed for the beginning fly fisher and will provide basic instruction in all phases of fly fishing including fly casting, knot tying, insect identification and conservation. Read more and sign up here  

News Bites
April 25-27 Spring Trip. Fishing the Flint River/Callaway Gardens. Email Ron Cheslock for more information. 
Andrew Brown is fundraising for his Youth World Fly Fishing Championship trip and offering fly fishing lessons. Contact him Here
Mark down the two UCCTU Stream Restoration Workdays in your calendars. 
In This Issue
Quick Links
Spring Trip

Coming Events
April 25-27- Spring Trip
April 22- Chapter Meeting
May 3- Youth Fly Fishing Clinic
May 27- Chapter Meeting
June 21- Pretty Branch Stream Restoration
July 26- Martin Branch Stream Restoration
Monthly Fly Tying
Dutch Earle will be hosting March Fly Tying. Email Chris Smith for information about the event if you are interested. 
Welcome to UCCTU
New Members:

Please join me in welcoming our new members to the chapter!

  • Blake Austin
  • Amy Cheslock
  • Charles Crawford
  • John Cronley
  • Mark Elliott
  • Cullen McClure
  • Chrysta McDaniel
  • John Raper
  • Landon Reinhart
  • William Sear
  • Howard Thurman
  • Brian Vagedes
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