Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
September 2015

September is the start of the fall season of cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and hopefully hungry trout.  As we look forward to the new season I am reminded of some of the activities scheduled between now and the end of October and the volunteers who make these events possible. 
On September 19 Bass Pro Shop is hosting a fly tying fundraiser, Tie One On.  On September 20 Chattahoochee Nature Center is hosting an outdoor activities day that will include fly tying and fly casting.  And at the Kids Fishing Derby at Buford Dam on September 26 we will have casting, tying and other activities to promote TU and its mission.  Anyone interested in helping with these events should contact Tom Hayes at membership@ucctu.org.
The September meeting will be an opportunity to hear about the great fishiing opportunities in North Carolina where we will travel for the Chapter's fall fishing trip.  It will also be an opportunity to participate in our annual business meeting and election of officers.  We hope to see you then.

Jim Harvey
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited


Guest Speaker
 Alex Bell - Fishing Guide, Educator and Contributor to the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail
Fly Fishing Western North Carolina and the Cherokee Reservation

Alex Bell is a long time fixture of the Western North Carolina guide community and has over thirty years of education experience as a teacher, coach, principal and fly- fishing instructor. Upon retiring, he began AB's Fly Fishing Guide Service. He is an experienced angler committed to ensuring his customers have the best experience possible.
Alex's presentation will be on the streams and rivers available in and around the Cherokee region in preparation for our annual Fall Trip - November 6-8.
Alex is a co-creator of the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail, the first of its kind in the U.S., and he serves as vice president of operations for the Adaptive Fly Fishing Institute. As an Adaptive Fly Fishing Practitioner he is certified to assist people with disabilities to fly fish.
Don't miss this chance to learn about where to fish during the annual trip and what bugs will be in the water. Meeting is on Tuesday, September 22 beginning at 6 pm at Ippolitos Italian Restaurant on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell.
Check out Alex's website at www.abfish.org or call him at 828-226-3833 to book him as your guide. The website for the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail is www.flyfishingtrail.com

Special Deal
September's meeting speaker, Alex Bell, owner of AB's Fly Fishing Guide Service, is offering a "one-time" special 3 for 2 guiding special for our chapter members. This means three members can receive a full day of guiding on a wide variety of North Carolina streams and rivers for the price of two. To receive this special deal, call Alex directly at 828-226-3833 or send him an email at alex@abfish.org. The deal is good either during our upcoming Annual Fall Trip -- November 6-8 -- to Cherokee or for up to one year after purchase. If you want an expert guide - be the one who grabs this special discount for your group.

November 6-8 
       The Cherokee, NC region is a fly fishing paradise with dozens of famous and not so famous mountain streams and rivers coursing through the area. Within the Cherokee area you can find backcountry trout fishing or spend your day on the Cullasaja, Little Tennessee, Nantahala, Raven Fork/Oconaluftee, Snowbird, or Tuckasegee River. 
 Don't miss out!  
Stay tuned for more information on equipment, fly patterns, and hatch charts in upcoming email updates.





News Bites

Don't forget to pay your UCCTU Voluntary Dues  Here

Contact Fulton County's Georgia DNR Officer Mark Puig if you see any poaching or violations while your fishing next time.
Ranger Hotline: 800-241-4113
Cell: 404-997-3214
Email:  Mark.Puig@DNR.STATE.GA.US

Check out the new Chapter Website at  ucctu.tu.org and leave comments in the Shout Out box. 
Volunteer Opportunities
SEPT 26th: DNR Outdoor Adventure Days
We need two fly tyers, two casting instructors, and plenty of volunteers to help kids fish from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 26th.  This is a really fun event at Lower Pool Park at Buford Dam where about 2,500 trout will be stocked for the kids to catch.  Many of us stick around after the event to try to catch a few ourselves.  Free sodas and hot dogs are there for kids and volunteers alike.
Please let Tom Hayes know which events you would like to volunteer for at membership@ucctu.org and we look forward to seeing you next month!

In This Issue
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Coming Events
September 19th: TIE-ONE-ON at Bass Pro Shops

September 20th: Chattahoochee Nature Center Joint Program

September 26th: DNR Outdoor Adventure Days

October 10th or 11th -
Fishing Dayz
at Ron Cheslock's lake in Ellijay

October 27th-    October Mtg - Autumn on the River Fly Fishing Film Tour

November 24th - No November Mtg

Monthly Fly Tying
Dutch Earle will be hosting June Fly Tying. Email Chris Smith for information about the event if you are interested. 
Atlanta Fly Fishing School  

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