Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
November 2013

What a way to end our TU calendar year!


Our "Autumn on the River/Fly Fishing Film Tour" fundraiser was a huge success.  Beautiful films featured bonefish, permit, tarpon, golden dorado, atlantic salmon, golden mahseer and others.  The event not only attracted many new faces, but also generated $5000 of net income to help fund our continued conservation and education activities.  Deals abounded on gear and fishing trips and venues.  Please note the list of commercial donors below and thank them with your patronage.  Mack Martin and the Atlanta Fly Fishing School  were particularly generous.  And both Jack Killorin and Rick Kinkade were key volunteers whose efforts contributed to the success of the event.   Next year we will schedule the event so as not to conflict with the Fall Fishing Trip so that more chapter members can attend.


Programs Chairman Ron Cheslock drew a huge following to Brevard, NC for the Fall Fishing Trip over the weekend of Nov. 9/10.  Over 20 Chapter members participated.  Some went up as early as Thursday.  Rick Heneghan and I camped at the Davidson River Campground.  We hosted a "Bourbon and Bonfire" event Friday night that turned out a crowd that shared fishing stories of the day and the warmth of the fire.  Members fished a variety of water including Davidson River Outfitters' "Trophy Water", the TU top 100 Davidson River, a couple NC DH rivers, and small mountain waters for wild trout.  My 14 fish day (3 brookies/11 bows) day is just one example of fishing results.  See "Backcasts" below for big fish caught by others.


Enjoy the Holiday season and mark January 28 on your calendars for our first meeting of 2014.

Brad Cruickshank
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited

December Fishing Dayz

Settles Bridge Saturday December 7th
This month we're planning on fishing at Settles Bridge.  Meet for coffee, breakfast and fishing tales at the Waffle House on Holcomb Bridge Road and Old Alabama Road between 7-8am.  
We depart at 8am sharp for our destination. Pack a lunch or snack and bring something to drink. 

Remember to bring $3 for parking fees at all National Park parking areas. Contact Ron Cheslock if you have any questions.
January Speaker- Andrew Brown on Czech Nymphing
Andrew recently participated in the World Youth Fly Fishing Championship in Ireland and is one of the US Rising Stars in fly fishing. He will be going over flies and techniques that can benefit you to catch more fish.  


Fish Hawk Tip of the Month-
Fishing Midges


Times are changing. The days of dredging big flashy nymphs under tennis ball sized

neon strike indicators to catch hard fished over trout are closing fast. It's time to change

your tactics and improve your technique. It's time to go small to catch more and bigger

fish. Continue Reading Here

Guides Corner with Chris Scalley
"Junk Food for Trout"




As the old saying goes "ones man's junk is another man's treasure". We all have

that fly box hidden away deep in our fishing vest that is stuffed with what we call

"attractor flies" or "hatch busters" but we all know these are just code words for

our infamous "junk box."Continue Reading Here




Chattahoochee Abstract on Tailwater Invertebrates Study-
Courtney R Holt and Darold P. Batzer


The majority of the world's large river systems are affected by dams. The influences of these

unnatural flow regimes are wide-ranging, affecting both abiotic and biotic conditions. The

Chattahoochee River in Georgia is highly regulated, and below the upper-most large dam at

Buford supports a recreational fishery. Continue Reading Here

News Bites
UCCTU president Brad Cruickshank was recently interviewed and video taped by student member and Trout Camp alumnus Bryson Hilburn for an environmental school project.  Bryson is a high school freshman and hopes to go on to a career in icthyology.


"Autumn" auction winner of the Soaring Eagle Lodge trip was attorney Peter Hill.  Peter was a member of the old Atlanta TU Chapter and years ago put together their fundraiser which included Curt Gowdy as their speaker.


Many of our members have expressed concern about a notice that the Chattahoochee bacteria alert program is not fully funded.  Conservation and Advocacy Chairman Kevin McGrath will have an update at our january meeting.


Henry cowen lake lanier striper guide pictured in the November/December Eastern Fly Fishing mag.
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In This Issue
Quick Links

Tip of the Month
Coming Events
December 5 - UCCTU Board Meeting
December 7 - Fishing Dayz
January 12 - Fishing Dayz
January 28- January Meeting
Monthly Fly Tying
Dutch Earle is hosting it at his house this month. Contact Dutch Earle for questions about the event.
Welcome to UCCTU
New Members:

No New Members this month. Check out Trout Unlimited and get your friends and family a membership this holiday season. 


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Backcasts (photos)


Brad Cruickshank Opening the Fall Film Tour Fundraiser

John Damer at speaking on the Toccoa River Status
Louisa with her prize catch on the Fall Trip

Ken Mock strangling a rainbow in Brevard

Jack with his Davidson River Piggy
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