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UCCTU Newsline
February 2018
Chapter #436

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Also, I hope to see you at our February 27 chapter meeting where members James Serra and Tim Patrick will enlighten us on their recent fishing adventures in the U.S. and abroad.
Ken Mock
Chapter President

" Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime"
~ Ancient Chinese Proverb
Here are the latest news items and updates to stories and events happening now or in the near future. Get out-get involved-get the most out of UCCTU.
February Guest Speakers
On Tuesday, February 27, we’ll be entertained and educated by two of our most active fishing members whose adventures have taken them to some very interesting places!
James Serra, will be speaking about his recent travels and fishing on the Missouri River. He'll be giving insights on dry fly fishing and using a variety of emergers during the summer.

Tim Patrick, will be discussing his fly fishing excursion to Christmas Island last year. This remote island is a territory of Australia and sits northwest in the Indian Ocean. He'll discuss this 12-day trip, the island, fishing and flies and techniques.
Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month except Nov. and December at I ppolitos Italian Restaurant .

February's Fly of the Month
The Starling and Herl is an excellent springtime pattern. It is very effective mimicking small emerging Baetis mayflies. Fish it anywhere you find these insects emerging.... Get the recipe HERE .
A Custom Heirloom Bamboo Fly Rod Can Be Yours!
There’s something very special about holding a $2,500 custom bamboo fly rod in your hands. This feeling of holding and now owning such a rod can be yours for the price of a $10 raffle ticket. This J.D. Wagner rod was donated to the chapter by chapter member Bob Bagurski.

Click HERE for more details and photos of the rod.

Click HERE to purchase Raffle Tickets.
Something BIG is Coming Soon... Come to the February Meeting for a Sneak Peek
Dream Trip Raffle Tickets: Time is running out!
February 27th is your last chance to buy raffle tickets to the Georgia Council Dream Fly Fishing Trip to Idaho! Buy tickets from any board member at the chapter meeting.
Click HERE for official rules and details.
Rizzio Clinic for Youth - Reserve a Place for Kids NOW!
Registration for this year’s April 28th Rizzio Fly Fishing Clinic for Youth is now open. If you know of any interested kids between the ages of 10 and 15, have their parents contact for details.

South Holston Trip Announced – Reserve Your Spot NOW!
Our annual chapter summer trip has been announced for June 28 – July 1. Reservations are now being taken for lodging at The Castaway’s three homes. Please click on the link below for all the details. Don't delay -- first come...first served.
Click HERE for more info on this years trip.
Sweep the Hooch Event Announced for April 7

You can sign-up now for this year’s Sweep the Hooch river clean-up on the Riverkeeper website: .

The event will be held from Buford Dam to points south of Morgan Falls Dam. Join in for a fun morning of helping to keep the Chattahoochee River pristine.
If You Can’t Wait Until Sweep the Hooch…

Join other chapter members at Jones Bridge Park on Saturday, March 10 from 9-2 pm for a day of good old fashion fun – picking up trash from the trails and along the river banks. But, the fun continues with fishing. Bring your gear. We hope to be finished with the clean-up by 11 am and hit the river around 11:30 am. Pack a lunch. We’ll supply the trash bags.
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Jenna Mason to Exhibit Art at February Meeting
Get your wallets ready! Jenna Mason, a local artist with a flair for painting trout flies will be displaying her work (all for sale) at the February chapter meeting. Pick up a set of coasters, greeting cards, and other unique items for yourself,
family and friends. These make great gift items and the prices are great.
Kids & Rainbow Trout Make a Great Team!
Trout releases were held in January for Tapestry Public Charter School, Commons School of Atlanta and St. John Neumann Regional Catholic School. Our Trout in the Classroom program involved over 90 students and added hundreds of healthy rainbow trout to the Chattahoochee.
Georgia Women Fly Fishers Announces Introductory Fly Fishing Class
The GWFF have announced that they will be hosting a fly fishing class for beginners on Saturday, April 14 at Paces Mill Park. Full details can be found on their website: .
News on Our Growing PHWFF Veterans Program
UCCTU members now make up nearly half of the volunteers involved with our local Project Healing Waters chapter!

Tom and Paula Wright, Cullen McClure, Donnie and Andrew Brown, Denny Desmond, Greg Kirchenbaum and others helped recently at at outing with seven vets fishing at Nacoochee Bend. PHWFF hopes to conduct several overnight trips in addition to three weekly meetings.

To volunteer contact Cullen McClure at
Is It Your Turn at the Plate?
Last month we mentioned that a volunteer was needed to assume the role of Events Chair…to organize and attend our Fishing Dayz and to oversee our two annual chapter trips. This role remains unfilled.

Contact Ken Mock, Chapter President at or call him at 404-725-3979 if you'd like to tackle this role for the chapter.
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