Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
November  2017 
 

We've been out and about recently and over a dozen chapter members headed up to Cherokee, North Carolina for our fall trip.
 
WOW - everywhere we went there were plenty of trout - rainbows, browns and brookies. The weather was spectacular and the meals were great too. Next big trip is our summer adventure to the beautiful South Holston River in Tennessee. You won't want to miss it!
 
This time of year we'll be fishing mostly delayed harvest streams across North Georgia. Be sure to obey posted regulations for catch and release. If you do catch a 'whopper' send a photo to  editor@ucctu.org and we'll post it in the Backcasts Section of our monthly Newsline.
 
Just a reminder that we will not be holding chapter meetings in November and December. But, we will be back up and running in January. Mark down Tuesday, January 23 for our first meeting of 2018.
 
Enjoy a safe and memorable Thanksgiving.
Tight Lines,

Ken Mock, President
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 
Trout Unlimited
How About Volunteering Next Year?
We have many events scheduled for 2018 and each of our  committee chairs could use some  help. If you'd like to join one of our  committees, just contact one or more of these committee chairs:

Advocacy/Conservation: Aaron Tyre conservation@ucctu.org
Communications: Connor Reynolds communications@ucctu.org
Education: Cullen McClure
education@ucctu.org
Fundraising: Denny Desmond 
fundraising@ucctu.org
Membership: Jim Owen 
membership@ucctu.org
Programs: Charlie Bennett 
programs@ucctu.org
Events: Dillon Mann 
events@ucctu.org
Trout in the Classroom: Jim Byrd 
TIC@ucctu.org

Also, Jim Harvey could use some help with conducting fishing events with members of the Roswell High School Fly Fishing Club: pastpresident@ucctu.org.
Fall Chapter Trip to Cherokee - FANTASTIC!!!  
Our fall fishing trip to Cherokee, North Carolina from November 2 - 5 was incredible. Those who went experienced stocked streams with lots of hungry trout. Memories were made too as some members caught trophy size fish on Raven Fork's famed trophy section. See the Backcasts photo section for pictures of some of the fish caught.
Cherokee NC
Discount Code for Rivers Edge Outfitters
Our speaker in September, Joey Walraven of Rivers Edge Outfitters in Cherokee NC, gave a great presentation on the euro-nymphing technique of fly fishing. Several members tried out "successfully" this technique on our fall trip. The shop is still offering our members a 10% discount on all purchases, including guide trips! This discount is good through the end of the year. 
Rivers Edge Outfitters
To receive the discount, go to    http://www.wncfishing.com/ 
use promo code UCCTU at checkout.
Sale Table in January
The Sale Table introduced at the September meeting was a big hit with members. Gear donated by a former chapter member sold quickly and helped raise money to fund our many chapter activities.
 
If you have an extra rod, reel, vest or other item that you'd like to donate, put it on the table (in January) with a price tag for the amount you'd like to see it sell for. All monies generated from the sales will go into our general chapter fund for educational and conservation activities.

Clean out your fishing 
supplies over the holidays.
RHS Fishing Club Update
Through a generous UCCTU donation of $1,000 matched fully by the Georgia Council, our Roswell High School Fly Fishing Club was able to purchase new gear for their members (rod sets, boots and waders). 

The equipment will be owned by our chapter, but will be housed at the school for use by the RHS club members. If you'd like to join in and help with a future fishing event, contact Jim Harvey, club advisor at 404-933-5976.

Women's Fly Fishing Clinic was a Big Success!
This past October 22, UCCTU held a special half-day "Women's Fly Fishing Clinic" co-presented by our chapter sponsor Alpharetta Outfitters. Jim Owen headed up this very successful event along with Jeff Wright of AO.  The event was attended by over 35 women and girls (age 16+) who wanted to learn our great sport of fly fishing.

We are planning to follow up this event with a fishing day for the participants at a local lake. If you'd like to help contact Jim Owen at membership@ucctu.org.
Free TU Membership for Veterans
TU offers a free, one-year trial membership for veterans.  It's only offered for a new TU membership and cannot be used for a renewal. The requirements are that the individual is a veteran and is involved with our chapter's Veterans Service Partnership program. The veteran will receive all the benefits of a paid membership and the satisfaction of knowing they're a part of a growing community of individuals who enjoy angling and want to keep America's rivers cold, clean and fishable now and in the future. 

If you know of a Veteran interested in Trout Unlimited and becoming a member of TU and our chapter, have them get in touch with Cullen McClure: education@ucctu.org.
2018 Dream Trip Tickets Now On Sale
It time again for our annual Georgia Council 2018 Dream Fly Fishing Trip!


Raffle tickets will be available at upcoming meetings. Tickets are sold at $10 each. All UCCTU Board members have a supply of tickets. Buy your tickets soon so you won't be disappointed when they are gone.

As in the past, the Dream Trip is a two-person, five day/six night fishing adventure at a private cabin in Island Park, ID, near the west entrance of Yellowstone. The trip includes: 
  • food and lodging
  • a float trip on the Madison River
  • choice of a Winston BIII-x or Sage ONE 4,5 ,6 or 7 wt. rod
  • fly reel with Scientific Angler line
  • box of flies (5-7 dozen)
  • $500 in travel expenses  
Also, there are many runner-up prizes for custom rods, trips and flies.

The winner will be drawn at the Georgia Foothills Chapter's annual banquet in March.

All proceeds from the raffle benefit the Council's many 
projects including the annual Georgia Trout Camp.

Buy your tickets at chapter meetings.
Chapter Strategic Plan to be Updated
The Executive Committee of the chapter has begun steps to review and update the chapter's 5-year Strategic Plan. The first Strategic Plan covered the period from 2012 through 2017. The new plan will cover 2018 to 2022. Once the plan is finalized and approved by the full Board, a copy will be placed on the chapter website.
Southern Trout Shootout
Southern Trout Magazine is offering a chance for UCCTU to win one of five Thomas & Thomas fly rods for a future raffle or next year's annual fundraiser.

The contest winner from our area (GA/SC-15 chapters) will be the chapter that signs up the most chapter members, non-members anglers, family members or friends by December 10. Winning chapters in five state regions will be announced on December 15.

If you already receive the magazine, don't worry, you may still help us win by entering your information on the form on their site. Be sure to include UCCTU as your chapter. Their subscriber list program will automatically remove your duplicate email address.

An early look at the results has TU's Blue Ridge chapter winning our region, so click HERE to enter your information.



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Fly of the Month
 
November Fly of the Month - Zelon Midge
Be Safe and Check the FLOW Before You GO!
Call  770-945-1466 , or toll free at  1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) , for the Buford Dam water release schedule. Or visit their  Hydropower Generating Schedule  website for release times and amounts for the current day. 

Visit Current Conditions Website to check for any closures or anomalies before heading out. 
New Faces
New members since our last issue of Newsline are:

Richard Adams
Finn Bernhardt
Julian Brown
Carson Chang
Pete Conroy
Richard Daniel
Peter Densmore
Mark Dent
Chris Edmondson
Ronald Fister
Chris Kayser
Daniel Kern
Preston Kimbrel
Debbie Lu
Andy Wardner
Robert Moultrie
William Thomsen
Mike Rothfarb

New members, be sure to join us at our next meeting! 

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at  Ippolitos Roswell. Dinner/happy hour starts at 6 pm and "business" starts at 7 pm! Be sure to bring some cash if you want to buy more raffle tickets for great prizes. 

As always, all proceeds go to UCCTU activities and conservation efforts!
December Fishing Dayz
Our next Fishing Dayz will be held on Saturday, December 2 at the Cochran Shoals Delayed Harvest area in Cobb County. Let's plan to meet up in the parking lot at Cochran Shoals at 9:30 for a morning of fishing.
Discount Code for UCCTU
UCCTU has a new business partner, Compass 360! And d ue to this partnership we all benefit! Use the promo code in the picture below at checkout to receive our exclusive discount!
Jim Harvey is modeling the new Compass 360 jacket with the first trout of the day caught on the Raven Fork using the European nymphing technique.

Check out their site at www.compass360gear.com.
Bring Equipment to the Meeting
Don't forget to bring new or gently used fishing gear to our monthly meetings for our ongoing "Donate Gear to the Vets" program. So far we've received some great items including rods, reels, boots, fly tying materials, a rod building kit and much more.

Also, bring any unwanted magazines and books to share with other chapter members.  
Embrace a Stream
Embrace-A-Stream (EAS) is a matching grant program administered by TU that awards funds to TU chapters and councils for coldwater fisheries conservation. Since its inception in 1975, EAS has funded more than 1,000 individual projects for a total of $4.4 million in direct cash grants. Local TU chapters and councils contributed an additional $13 million in cash and in-kind services to EAS funded projects, for a total investment of more than $17 million.
To donate to the Embrace a Stream Program click HERE
Be a Trout Unlimited Ambassador
Next time you are out on the river, in the parking lot at Jones Bridge, or in a business meeting and the subject of Trout Fishing comes up -- hand the interested party one of your UCCTU Chapter Cards. 

Pick up extra cards at the monthly meeting.
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