Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
January 2015


In November UCCTU held a joint meeting with the Georgia Women Fly Fishers at Ippolito's.  It was a good opportunity for attendees to meet and get to know each other, to exchange ideas, and to learn about upcoming events for both organizations.  We will continue to collaborate with GWFF by encouraging members to attend their events, and vice versa.  To that end I would like to announce the GWFF annual fundraising event, Mardi Gras 2015 at Sweetwater Brewing Company on March 7.  This event is always a lot of fun.  More information can be found on their web site:    http://www.georgiawomenflyfishing.com


Our reaching out to the GWFF is part of a larger effort to encourage more participation in UCCTU by women.  We need to convey to them and other prospective new members that there are many ways to contribute to our mission of conserving, protecting and restoring coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, regardless of fishing skills or interest.  We encourage our male members to invite the women in their lives to attend upcoming meetings and events - the more, the merrier.


The brown trout pictured above was caught on the Madison River during the Dream Trip in 2013.  It was an absolutely incredible trip.  I share this with you as a reminder that 2015 Dream Trip raffle tickets will be available from UCCTU officers at our monthly meetings in January and February.  Buying these tickets is a great way to support Trout Camp.


Hope to see you at Ippolito's on the 27th.


Jim Harvey
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited

First 2015 Meeting
Jason Ulseth, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper


We're starting off 2015 with a look 'deep down' at our favorite river - The Chattahoochee. Jason Ulseth, Riverkeeper for Chattahoocheee Riverkeeper, will discuss water quality within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and will provide us with updates on a variety of issues facing the river. Read More Here


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


Rizzio Clinic

Rizzio Clinic 2010

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.  Certified instructors and mentors will work with students to provide individual instruction and answer questions.  Each student will be awarded a certificate upon completion and a drawing will be held for a fly rod and reel. More Information Here



Faces in the Stream-
Hartley Brothers


I recently had the opportunity to work alongside Ryan and Myles Hartley while they spent a Saturday teaching the Fly Fishing Merit Badge to a group of eager Boy Scouts.  Watching them teach casting and fly tying techniques to young men about their same age, I had to find out what drew them to the sport and what motivated them to take their skills to the next level.  Ryan is 15 and a Sophomore and Myles is in 8th grade at Cherokee County, and when they aren't fishing their own ties you might find them editing and posting their own videos on YouTube under the moniker "Madfishinskillz". Continue Here


February Fishing Days


Smith Creek, Saturday, February 7. Meet at Holcomb Bridge and Old Alabama Waffle House at 7 am for breakfast, depart aat 8 am. 3-5 wt. rods. Usual flies. Bring lunch and water. Check Facebook for any cancellation or other news or call Ken Mock, 404-725-3979 for information.

Georgia Women's Fly Fishers Mardi Gras Fundraiser Party

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

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

 Blackhawk is now taking reservations for Spring just call Abby J for reservations and availability @ (706) 947-3474 for your next flyfishing adventure and visit our website www.blackhawkflyfishing.com

Coming Events
January 27th-  January Meeting
February 7th- Fishing Days                                   Smith Creek 
February 23rd- February 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 11 new members:

Wayne Bellcross

Bill Bessette

Herman Boling

Brad Carr

Peter Irby

Bern Mapes

Arthur McDaniel

Russ McDaniel

Warren Philipps

Steve Sako

Howard Winkler


We also had 4 transfers:

Greg Bryant

Chris Nelson

Stuart Schmidtke

David Walls

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Everyone Getting Together before January Fishing Days

UCCTU Donating to the Rabun Chapter of TU

Andrew Brown Searching for Trout During January Fishing Days

Jim Harvey taking Grill Duty at January Fishing Days

Big Brown From Blackhawk Fly Fishing on the Soque

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