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Welcome to the Women’s Initiative’s first newsletter and event calendar!

Womens Initiative Newsletter – May 2015 Welcome to the first edition of the Women’s Initiative of TU newsletter! Facilitated by the Women’s Initiative Workgroup of the National Leadership Council of TU, it is our vision to use this newsletter as a tool to communicate what the workgroup is doing to all volunteer leaders of TU…

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Toccoa Trout Fest: A Benefit for Blue Ridge TU

Toccoa Trout Fest: A Benefit for TU Chapter #696 Blue Ridge, GA When: 6 pm Saturday, June 13, 2015 Where: North Georgia Ford on Hwy 515, Blue Ridge, GA Toccoa Trout Fest is Trout Unlimited’s big annual fund raiser, featuring a BBQ dinner, silent auction and music by the nationally-known band, Topper. The event supports…

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2015 Sam Rizzio Fly Fishing and Conservation Clinic May 02

The Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, The Chattahoochee Nature Center, Orvis, Alpharetta Outfitters, The Fish Hawk, Georgia Women FlyFishers, and Bass Pro Shops are pleased to announce a comprehensive one-day fly fishing clinic for young men and women, ages 10 to 15. The clinic is designed for the beginning fly fisher and will provide…

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Dream Trip 2015

See the 2015 TU DreamTrip flyer for more information regarding the Georgia TU Dream Trip 2015.  

  Articles & Reviews                                         

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Winter Trout Fishing Tips

By Phil Monahan, reposted from MidCurrent.com   Question: Tell me the truth. Is it really worth fly fishing in the winter? I’ve read all the magazine articles and looked at the pictures, but I still don’t quite believe that an average Joe like me is gonna catch fish in January on rivers that no one’s ever…

Bill Cairns was a pioneer in fly-fishing instruction and a Master Caster.

The Keys to Good Stream Etiquette

Reposted from an 10/21/2014 article on Orvis.com by the late fly fishing ambassador Bill Cairns. It used to be that most new fishermen were gradually introduced to the sport of fly fishing by a family member or friend who had a fishing background, and various rules of behavior would be acquired over time and adhered…

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Diverse Winter Fishing Opportunities at Trout Capital & Surrounding Areas

by Ralph Artigliere, Education Director for the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter; reprinted from the BRM November 2014 Newsletter. This year you might want to broaden your fishing horizons by fishing some new streams right here in our backyard or within an easy drive for day-fishing. Georgia fishing regulations provide trout streams that are designated either…

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Finding a Better Strike Indicator

by Ralph Artigliere, Education Director for the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter; reprinted from the BRM November 2014 Newsletter. Over the years I have tried a number of different types of strike indicators. The goals of a strike indicator in my view are (1) to provide an indication of the fish taking your fly in color…

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River*ence 2014: Serving Those Who Sacrifice for our Country

by Ralph Artigliere of the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter; reprinted from the BRM November 2014 Newsletter wo men stand waist deep in 49 degree water on the Toccoa River, one with a fly rod and the other pointing at an obscure seam where the current separates and runs a bit faster on one side than the other….