Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
October 2017 
 

How would you like to own a  custom-made bamboo fly rod?
 
What about going on a full day guided trip on the Soque River?

Would you like to wear a new  Fishpond vest?

Well, you can win these great prizes and a lot more at this year's spectacular UCCTU annual fundraiser this coming Tuesday, Oct. 24th.

PLEASE come and support your chapter. We have $10,000 worth of trips, fishing gear, and other prizes up for bid. And, we have the Orvis fishing films AND Henry Cowan as our guest auctioneer. It'll be a fun night filled with friends, good food, and great prizes to win.

Your $50 registration will cover your dinner and two drinks. The cost is $60 at the door. Register today to avoid the rush. 

Here's the link:  Fundraiser Registration

Come and join us next Tuesday at Ippolitos Restaurant from 6-9 PM for a great time!

I hope to see you on the 24th.
Tight Lines,

Ken Mock, President
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 
Trout Unlimited
Donate Items to Auction at our Annual Fundraiser
Our annual chapter fundraiser is coming up on Tuesday, October 24th and we are still collecting donations. If you have any items...gift cards, fishing gear, gift baskets, sporting gear, etc., that you'd like to donate you can bring them to the event. 

This is your event and it can only be a success if everyone takes ownership.  Check with Denny Desmond and let him know what donation you'll be bringing and if you can help during the evening of the event: ddesmond@mindspring.com or 770-992- 9242. 

Remember, that UCCTU supports many local and regional conservation groups and youth activities with the money raised at the fundraiser. Please give us a hand and make our 2017 Autumn on the River event the biggest and best ever!
Former UCCTU President Honored 
Congratulations to our former chapter president Mack Martin who received the Distinguished Service Award for Youth Education at TU's National Award Banquet in September. Mack has been a strong advocate for youth education in Georgia for many years and is heavily involved in our state's Trout Camp program.
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. Go to SouthernTrout.com to enter your information.


Discount Code for Rivers Edge Outfitters
Our speaker last month, Joey Walraven of Rivers Edge Outfitters in Cherokee NC, gave a great presentation on the euro-nymphing technique of fly fishing. Since many of our chapter members are heading up to Cherokee for our fall trip, his shop decided to offer 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.
Casting for Hope
The Casting for Hope team has been working with Brandon Harrison to host a new one-day fly fishing competition on Wilson Creek base-camp at Betsy's Old Country Store. Go ahead and mark your calendars for November 11 for this fun one-day tournament upcoming. All information about this event can be found here, including the registration information. 
Fall Chapter Trip to Cherokee
This year, our fall trip will be to Cherokee, North Carolina from November 2 - 5. Emails have been sent out detailing this event and provided information on fishing, licenses, lodging, restaurants and other activities in the area. If you did not receive the email or would like another copy, please send a note to President@ucctu.org
If you've never fished Raven Fork, the Nantahala, Little Tennessee, the Tuckasegee, Cullasaja or Snowbird Creek you've missed some of the best fishing in this part of the country. Early November is a great time to hit these rivers. Be sure to come on this great trip. Reservations at area hotels and motels are filling up fast with travelers and late season leaf watchers so you are highly encouraged to book your room reservations ASAP. 

Information on who's going and how to connect with them will be sent out to all attendees before the trip. Plan to fish with old friends and someone new. We'll be meeting up for dinner each night to swap stories and show pictures.

See you up in Cherokee!
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 will be 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.
Your Officers, Advisors and Committee Chairs

Here are your Officers, Advisors and Committee Chairs as elected and confirmed by the chapter at the September annual meeting:
 
Officers
President                               Ken Mock
EVP & Trout in the
Classroom Chairman            Jim Byrd
VP & Education Chairman    Cullen McClure
Treasurer                               Mark Romzick
Secretary                              Jack Killorin
Past President                      Jim Harvey

Advisors                              Mitch Muehring
            Rick Kinkade
 
Committee Chairs
Advocacy/Conservation        Aaron Tyre
Communications                   Connor Reynolds
Fundraising                           Denny Desmond
Membership                          Jim Owen
Programs                              Charlie Bennett
Events                                   Dillon Mann
 
If you'd like to work with any of these individuals during the upcoming year, please reach out to them.

2018 Dream Trip Tickets Now On Sale
It time again for our annual GA Council 2018 Dream Fly Fishing Trip!

Raffle tickets will be available at all 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 Councils many 
projects including the annual Trout Camp.

Buy your tickets at chapter meetings.
Stock the Toccoa DH
Where: Sandy Bottom Canoe Launch
WhenWednesday November 1st, 10:30 AM
What to Bring: 5 Gallon Buckets, Large Cooler, Canoe, John Boat, Waders, etc.
Notes: We will be carrying the trout from the trucks to the river. We will also dispersing the fish via canoe, john boat etc. Stable water craft are preferred as they carry more and don't tip over. It's not arduous work...it's a lot of fun! 
Contact: ( jimreich72@gmail.com) with questions.

Directions: Ace Hardware Blue Ridge, Old Highway 76, Blue Ridge.  Map

:from Ace Hardware Blue Ridge:
Head northeast toward Old Hwy 76/Old U.S. 76, 381 ft
Turn right onto Aska Rd, 8.4 mi
Turn left onto Shallowford Bridge, 289 ft
Turn right onto Shallowford Bridge Rd, 1.3 mi
Turn right onto Old Dial Rd, 1/2 mile you are there!
 
Chattahoochee Parks Conservatory

Not a CPC member yet, or need to renew your membership?  Join/renew  here . Planning to come? Members must register  here . We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Fly of the Month
 
October Fly of the Month - Scud
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 Newsline are:

Krista Dills
Jack Maloney
Brooke McGuffey
Jim Sargent
Michael St. Amand

New members, be sure to join us at our Annual Fundraiser, Tuesday, October 24th! 

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!
The Sale Table
The Sale Table introduced at the September meeting was a big hit with members. Gear donated by a former chapter member sold quickly and raised money to help 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.
Women's Fly Fishing Clinic

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!

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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Ron Cheslock and Ralph King

Ron Cheslock with another whopper


Thomas Perrie catches 'Chattahoochee Monster'
Ken Mock and Vince Logia looking for 'Big Bass'

 
No Fishing Dayz Scheduled in November

Due to the upcoming trip to Cherokee from November 2-5, we will not be holding a November Fishing Dayz. An announcement will be emailed in late November regarding the next Fishing Dayz in early December to Cochran Shoals Delayed Harvest area.