Thank You!

To everyone who helped make the 2019 Rapidan TU Annual Fishing Show such a success. We couldn’t do it without all of our vendors, volunteers and attendees. We are grateful to all of you. Thank you for supporting Rapidan TU. Here are the winners from the show raffles:

Montana Trip Winner: Richard Ritter

Premium Rod Raffle Winners:

  • Scott Derrickson, Front Royal: Custom Cane Rod by Chris Bogart
  • Bob Betts, Fredericksburg: Float Trip for Two Anglers, Eastern Trophy Fly Fishing
  • Don Wills, Vienna: LL Bean Ultra Rod Outfit, provided by John Long
  • James Brasell, Potomac Falls: Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod, Mossy Creek Fly Fishing
  • Bob Burnley, Richmond: 100 Custom Flies by Andy Holmaas

March 30,2019 Rapidan River Cleanup/Picnic

Hi- Lets meet ChuckH/host at 9am Saturday, March 30 at Criglersville Elementary school in Criglersville. Carpooling, trash bags & sticks will be handed out, along with river cleanup segments info. The picnic is from ~11:30-1pm at kiosk above 1st bridge, then fishing. Bring beverages for yourself & snacks/dessert for others. Chapter will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, & condiments.

See you there.

Fred

April 3, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Hi- Lets meet at 7pm Wednesday, April 3 at Ledos Pizza in Warrenton for chapter meeting. Speaker is William Heresniak/ETFF. Dinner is at Ledos at 6pm. See you there.

Fred

April 6, 2019 Trout Heritage Day/Kids Fishing Graves Lodge

Hi- Lets join JohnL/host and the volunteer team from ~8:30am-3pm Saturday, April 6 at Graves Lodge pavilion on Rose River in Syria. Help the kids have fun catching fish & learn about conservation.

Fred

March 13, 2019 FWF Rose River

Hi-Lets meet RedB/host at 9am on Wednesday, March 13 at end of route 670/Syria at SNP boundary. Bring hip waders, dries, & nymphs.

FredK

March 6, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Hi- Lets meet at 6pm, March 6, 2019 at Ledos pizza(504 Fletchers Drive, Warrenton) for dinner(free pizza tonite).

Lets meet at 7 pm Wednesday, March 6 for chapter meeting at Ledos Pizza meeting room(504 Fletchers Drive; near Harris Teeters). Details on fishing show & spring schedule will be discussed. Speaker is Beau Beasley: “Crossover Patterns for Mid-Atlantic”.

Bring your extra flies in a labelled plastic bag(zip or slide lock) to donate to Project Healing Waters/veterans.

Fred

March 2, 2019 FWF Rapidan River/Junction Pool-CANCELED

Hi-Lets meet at 9am Saturday, March 2 at junction pool(1st view of Rapidan River on left side of road) on mountain. Bring dries & nymphs. EVENT CANCELED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER FORECAST ON MOUNTAIN TONITE.

Fred

2019 Trout Heritage Day/Rapidan TU Kids’ Fishing Day

Our 39th annual Rapidan Trout Unlimited (TU) Kids’ Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, on the Rose River at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia as the major activity of Graves Mountain Lodge’s Trout Heritage Day event. The Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Graves Mountain Lodge and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are again teaming to provide this exciting and educational day for the kids.

DGIF stocks 1000 pounds of trout in the Graves Mountain Lodge section of the river and reserves the river for this event. Only children 12 years old and younger are permitted to fish and may keep up to six fish they catch. Any legal tackle may be used. Children 13-18 years old may fish in a stocked pond on a catch and release, artificial lures only basis. In addition to trout fishing, Rapidan Trout Unlimited provides hands-on fly and spin casting, fly tying, and knot tying instructions and collects aquatic insects from the river for viewing and identification. Information on conservation, habitat management, stream monitoring and the annual Trout Unlimited Tri-State Conservation and Fishing Camp is offered. Other concessions, exhibits and activities are provided by Graves Mountain Lodge and DGIF. Contact John Long with any questions about this event. Click here for the 2019 TU Kids’ Fishing Day Flyer.

February 6, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Hi-Lets meet at 6:30pm Wednesday, February 6, at PEC building at 45 Horner St in Warrenton. Speaker is Karli Rogers/USGS, “Etrout in the Rapidan Watershed”.

Dinner at 5pm at Faangs restaurant. Fred

January 2, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Hi-Lets meet at Piedmont Environmental Council(PEC) building conference room in Warrenton at 45 Horner St(behind post office) at 6:30pm(ONE HOUR EARLIER START & FINISH) Wednesday, January 2. All hands meeting will include committee reports, Rapidan River Road, Rappahannock River access, and Kinsey Run updates. Sun Trust bank meeting room still not available.

Dinner is at 5pm at Faangs.

Hope to see you there.

Fred

December 8 – Chapter Christmas Party

Rapidan TU will hold our annual Christmas Party at the home of Joe & Donna Rays in Haymarket from 6-8pm on Saturday, December 8. Please bring a snack, dessert, or beverage. An email will be sent on December 1 to provide more details.

Please contact Joe Ray or Fred Kall with questions.