Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
February 2015


UCCTU has thrived for many years on the strength of generous volunteerism from its board, its committee participants, and its Chapter members.   Personally, I enjoy working with each and every board member and committee volunteer who have helped us sponsor so many outstanding meeting programs, conservation projects, educational activities, fishing trips and special events.  I have found that volunteering with UCCTU is a good vehicle for giving back to the streams and the environment that we cherish so much as fly fishers.


Currently we have two roles that need additional volunteer support.  Bob Schmidt, who has done an excellent job operating the audio-visual equipment at our meetings, would like some help in preparing slides and operating the equipment during meetings.  This could be a part-time role to fill in when Bob is out of town.  It does not require audio-visual expertise as Bob will be happy to train and work with a volunteer through a transition period.  Anyone interested in learning more about this should contact me at president@ucctu.org.  


Our Trout in the Classroom program has grown to the point that the Committee Chair, Tom Schmeltzer, would like help with some of the schools.  Activities would include training teachers and students in the monitoring and maintenance of the aquariums, helping to set up equipment with new schools, and coordinating the trout release events.  Technical expertise is not required as volunteers will have an opportunity to work with and learn from Tom.  If you enjoy working with students, this may be of interest.  Anyone interested in learning more about this role should contact Ron Cheslock at education@ucctu.org.


Hope to see you at the February 24 meeting at Ippolito's.


Jim Harvey
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited

Georgia Women's Fly Fishers Mardi Gras Fundraiser Party
GWFF Mardi Gra

As friends and fellow members of the fly-fishing community, the Georgia Women FlyFishers (GWFF) would like to invite you to join us for our annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser Party. 


We appreciate your continued support and ask that you please help us to spread awareness of our event by forwarding the following information to your TU chapter members. We are selling tickets at the door or online in advance from our website. Please visit www.georgiawomenflyfishing.com for additional information or to purchase tickets.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the GWFF Mardi Gras Event Coordinators: Jennifer Hagen (jenniferj.hagen@gmail.com) and Tammy Neal (trout101@hotmail.com)

Thanks in advance for your help. Tight Lines!

Jennifer & Tammy

2015 Rizzio Clinic

Rizzio Clinic 2010

The 2015 Sam Rizzio clinic is now open for registration. Please visit the following link to find more information: http://ucctu.tu.org/upperchattahoochee/rizzio-fly-fishing-and-conservati...


In order to make this a successful event, we are in need of serveral volunteers. Tasks include Fly Tying demonstrations, Fly Casting demonstration/instruction, Knot Tying demonstration, Setup/Break down crew. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ron Cheslock: eductation@ucctu.org 


Faces in the Stream-
Bob Foster


This month, I was honored to spend some time with Bob Foster, a UCCTU member who is among the most active, longtime chapter members. Bob recently completed a compendium detailing our chapter's history; certainly a big task, but one for which Bob is especially capable considering his involvement and leadership. Bob joined Trout Unlimited in the 70's, and since then has lead and shaped the organization on the local, state, and national level. Read More Here 


Blackhawk Guide - John Rice


Speaking in March, John Rice, Blackhawk Guide on the topic of "How to Fish and Catch the Really Big Ones." Read his Bio

Chapter Spring 2015 Trip to Florida

We've fished local and nearby waters over and over again, so it's time we head someplace new (down South) and make our mark on the sun-drenched shores of the Florida Panhandle! That's right, we're heading south to fish the Port St. Joe bay, flats, shoreline and Gulf. The plan is to drive there Thursday afternoon, April 23, fish Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning (optional), and return Sunday afternoon, April 26. Arrive earlier and/or stay later-it's all up to you. Continue Reading


News Bites

Don't forget to pay your UCCTU Voluntary Dues Here

The Georgia Tech Fly Fishing Club who partners with TU and UCCTU, needs any extra waders, boots, rods, reels, line and flies that you might have laying around the house.  

Do your part and tie some flies to donate to the Chapter. 

Contact Fulton County's Georgia DNR Officer Mark Puig if you see any poaching or violations while your fishing next time.
Ranger Hotline: 800-241-4113
Cell: 404-997-3214
Email: Mark.Puig@DNR.STATE.GA.US

Check out the new Chapter Website at ucctu.tu.org and leave comments in the Shout Out box. 
In This Issue
Quick Links

TU member Reuben Chandler of Columbia South Carolina caught this on February 8, 2015.  Blackhawk is now taking spring reservations please call Abby J @ (706) 947-3474 for availability.

Coming Events

February 23rd- February Meeting
March 7- Fishing Days
March 7- GWFF Mardi Gras
March 24- March Meeting
April 23rd- Spring Trip

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

We have 12 new members:

Jeff Barnes

Will Cardin

Craig Chebuhar

Andrew Dalby

Carolyn Emery

Ford Greenleaf

Hilburn Hillestad

Karl Kutz

Brandon Luther

Joe Riddle

John Roegge

Jim Young


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UCCTU Donated Waders and Boots to DNR Officer Mark Puig to help better protect our waters

Former UCCTU President getting his Thank You 8wt for the Bahamas

January Meeting was packed. I think everyone is ready for warm temps and rising fish.

Good luck to everyone headed to Callaway for March Fishing Days!
Upper Chattahoochee Trout Unlimited | | president@ucctu.org
30 Golf Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309