Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
March 2014 


There's been no busier month for Upper Chattahoochee TU members.  First Tom Schmeltzer led us in the Trout In the Classroom release on March 1.  


On March 8, UCCTU hosted the Georgia Council of all of the Georgia Chapters at their quarterly meeting at Ippolito's.  Thank you to the many Chapter Officers and Board members who devoted their Saturday morning to networking with other Chapter leaders and learning about and working on the activities of the Council. Saturday, March 15 UCTU Program Chair Ron Cheslock's team of fly tiers represented us, along with teams from other Georgia TU Chapters at "Tie One On" at Bass Pro Shops


As our UCCTU website calendar is outdated, let me give you a couple important upcoming dates.  Saturday, June 21 we are needed on a stream restoration project at Pretty Branch.  And on Saturday, July 26 we are needed at Martin Branch. This will continue previous year's work the Chapter has performed on both of these brook trout streams.  Note that the Martin Branch date is a change from an earlier announcement.


Please pay attention to other notices in the Newsline on dates for Sweep the Hooch, Fishing Dayz, and the Spring Fishing Trip.

We are experimenting with TU National's micro site for UCCTU.  It allows multiple Chapter leaders to post information.  Please check it out at ucc.tu.org. NOTE: No "www" prior to web address.

Brad Cruickshank
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited

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  

March Meeting Speaker- Kent Edmonds

Fishing the Flint River and Shoal Bass

Join us for a presentation on fishing the Flint River and shoal bass by UCCTU friend Kent Edmonds. Kent operates Fly fish West Georgia guide service putting clients on shoal bass in the Flint River, strippers in the Chattahoochee River and bass and bream at Callaway Gardens. No one knows West Georgia better than Kent!  

Faces in the Stream
Bill Lott

Bill Lott developed a keen interest in fishing at an early age growing up in New Jersey.  He began saltwater fishing near his family's vacation home on an island, and from time to time would try his hand in the creeks and ponds near his home.  There were stocked trout in a creek near his home, and he would bowfish for carp in local ponds. Continue Reading Here

Are Those Banjos I Hear? 2014 Southeast Regional TU Meeting

Why, yes they are! It's the Foxfire Boys and they'll be picking and fiddling bluegrass music at the closing BBQ dinner hosted by the Georgia Council. Regional meetings are a great way to join fellow anglers from across the Southeast, make new friends, renew old friendships, get in some fishing and learn about how TU is making fishing better for you! This year's Southeast Regional Meeting for GA, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV will be in the North Georgia Mountains at the Dillard House in Dillard, GA on March 29th. More Information Here
Water, Water, Every Where, But Not A Drop To Use

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to use. That's how some Georgians may feel if Gov. Deal has his way in the General Assembly with SB 213, the cleverly named Flint River Drought Protection Act. Read More  

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 tying some of his new patterns at the meeting during social hour. Read More  

News Bites
April 25-27 Spring Trip. Fishing the Flint River/Callaway Gardens. Email Ron Cheslock for more information. 
Water temps are rising, it's a great time to be on Georgia's rivers and lakes. 
Register online for the SE Regional TU Meeting in Dillard, Georgia.
Check out the new TU website and look for updates on events and happenings in the UCCTU group page.  
In This Issue
Quick Links
Fishing Dayz

Coming Events
March 25- Chapter Meeting
March 29- SE Regional TU Meeting
April 12- "Sweep the Hooch"
April 25-27- Spring Trip
April 22- Chapter Meeting
May 3- Youth Fly Fishing Clinic
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 18 newest members to the chapter!

Bill Abernathy
Steve Anderson
Dara Ashtin
Robert Bagerski
Richard Baly
Joseph Burton
Davis Butler
Greg Daney
Blayne Feldman
John Gamble
Kendall Gray
David Green
Tony Harper
Sean Hutchison
Tom Norville
Britt O'Callaghan
Paul Russell
Peter Van Hattum

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