Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
October 2013

 As those of you who attended last month's UCCTU Annual Meeting saw, the Chapter operated at a deficit last year.  Nevertheless, due to our (limited) financial resources, we were able to carry on our mission.  Just as with our Federal government, deficits are not sustainable.  As we enter our new UCCTU year, please make your voluntary dues contributions.  I am especially excited about our upcoming fundraiser on November 6 (see below)and will be disappointed if we aren't scrambling for every spare chair at Ippolito's.




 We can all be thankful for the energy invested by many of our long time volunteers as well as members who recently have stepped up to leadership positions.  We welcome Gerry Mecca as Secretary and Director, Ron Cheslock has an enthusiastic following for our Fall trip (see below), Chris Smith now produces the "Newsline", and Bill Lott has stepped up to help organize our water quality testers, to name just a few.

Brad Cruickshank
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited

October Meeting Speaker - 
John Damer

Update on the Toccoa Tailwater

John is a recent recipient of Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited's 2013 George Andrin Conservationist Award. The award is named for the chapter's founder and is annually awarded to an individual for their contributions to trout habitat in the region.


John will be speaking about the Toccoa River Tailwater status and recovery from the Dam Repair. Read More Here

Fly Fishing Film Tour Fall Fundraiser
November 6th at Ippolito's

This year is the start of our new fundraiser. We will be getting together to watch the 2013 F3T films and bid on many auction items that have been donated by generous people around the state like River Through Atlanta, Atlanta Fly Fishing School, Alpharetta Outfitters, Unicoi Outfitters, Blue Ridge Fly Shop, Fern Valley, and many more. Soaring Eagle Lodge in New Mexico was also nice enough to donate a 3 day trip on the San Juan. The event will be a great way to raise money and give people the chance to bid on some great trips and new gear.  




Bristol Bay Update-
Kevin McGrath

The Washington Post reported that "Anglo American, the London-based  company which owned a 50 percent share in the Pebble Mine project slated for Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, announced [in September] it was pulling out of the venture. Continue Reading Here

TU Annual Meeting-
Jim Harvey



It was a privilege to represent UCCTU at TU's Annual Meeting in Wisconsin last month. It proved to be a great opportunity to learn how the organization operates on a national scale and to connect with important leaders. Continue Reading Here



Guide's Corner- Chris Scalley

"Brown trout BLITZ" 


The Chattahoochee River tail water below Buford Dam is unique in that our brown trout spawn is later than most trout fisheries. A combination of a mild climate and shortened photo period causes our brown trout to actively spawn from late Fall around mid October through early Winter into mid January. Continue Reading Here




Tight Lines!

Chris Scalley

River Through Atlanta

News Bites
Thank you to those who donated to the Film Tour Fundraiser.
Congratulations to Tom Hayes on his first Snook
Remember to mark down November 6th and attend the Fly Fishing Film Tour fundraiser
Congratulations to Chris Smith for his first Redfish on a fly rod. 
In This Issue
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Tip of the Month

Tip of the Month
Coming Events
October 22 - Chapter Meeting
November 6 - Film Tour Fundraiser
November 9-10- Fall Chapter Trip
November 26- Chapter Meeting
Monthly Fly Tying
Dutch Earle is hosting it at his house on Wednesday November 13th. Contact Dutch Earle for questions about the event.
Welcome to UCCTU
New Members:


Scott Chawgo

Stewart Colby

Randall Farmer

Myles Hartley

Ryan Hartley

Mary Ellen Lynch

Chuck Martin

Robbie New

Paul Plotsky

Stephan Sanford

Mark Smith

Benjamin Telenko, Jr


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Backcasts (photos)


River Through Atlanta's Big Brown Hook Up on the Hooch

UCCTU Member Tom Hayes with his first Snook
UCCTU Member Chris Smith with his first Redfish
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