2013 Georgia TU Trout Camp a Huge Success
Each year Georgia TU Chapters have the opportunity to send two campers to Trout Camp, held at Rabun Gap Nacoochee School in Clayton, GA. The camp, for both boys and girls ages 12 - 15, ran from June 9 - 14.
In addition to fishing instruction the kids are introduced to aquatic invertebrates, fly tying, stream dynamics, and stream restoration.
This year, UCCTU had three interested boys and was able to send all three by obtaining an unused space from the Oconee River TU Chapter. Bryson Hilburn, and brothers Myles and Ryan Hartley were our representatives.
By every account, the kids had a great time. And the Hartley brothers each garnered accolades. Myles won the Julie Stalnaker Award for outstanding camper and Ryan won the fly tying contest.
Nurturing young fly fishers today creates tomorrow's conservationists.