The 2016 Rapidan TU Annual Fishing Show a Tremendous Success

A hearty thank you to all the attendees, vendors, speakers, and volunteers for making the Rapidan TU Annual Fishing Show one of the most successful in years.  Attendance was very high, as was the enthusiasm of all.  It was a great time for everyone.

For those who may not have stayed for the grand drawings, below is a list of winners for this year’s show:

Brookie Custom Cane Rod – S. Mintz, Woodbridge
Sage Response Rod, Lamson Reel, Rio Line – J. Gaustella, Charlottesville
Gortex Jacket and Flies – E. Tichay, Bassett
Orvis Clearwater Rod – J. Baker, Mechanicsville
Box of 100 Custom Flies – B. Cohick, Manassas

All Expenses Paid Trip to Montana – B. Hittle

Feel free to reach out to Chuck Hoysa to coordinate pickup or delivery of your prize.  Congratulations to all and thank you again for all your support.

June 8, 2016 Chapter Pond Fishing/Picnic

Hi–Lets meet at 5pm at ChuckH family farm barn/pond in west Warrenton. Go west on Culpepper St, west on Springs Rd, LT on Opal Rd, and LT on March Wales Rd. After first house on right, look for barn sign on right & park diagonal along grass road shoulder. Walk along driveway toward barn, then left to pond area. Bring snacks or dessert, and personal beverage. Burgers & hot dogs provided.

See you there!   Fred

May 20, 21 2016 FWF Upper Jackson River

Hi–Lets meet host/Andy Holmaas at 2pm Friday, May 20 at Poor Farm Road & Upper Jackson River bridge(off route 220). Hilltop motel(540-839-5316). Bring chest waders, wading staff, sulphurs, streamers, BH caddis, terrestrials, water, snacks, & bug spray.


May 5, 2016 FWF Jeremy’s Run-CANCELED

Hi–Lets meet host/KevinD at 9am Thursday, May 5 at NW corner of intersection of routes 340 & 211 in Luray. Bring hip boots, dries, nymphs, water & snacks.


May 4, 2016 Chapter Meeting

Hi–Lets meet at 7:30pm Wednesday, May 4 at Sun Trust bank in Warrenton for chapter meeting. Speaker is our own “Beau Beasley” on: “Best Flies for Bass & Trout”.  See you there.    Dinner is at 6pm at Cuban restaurant-Mojitos & Tapos(suite #157, just  north of Faangs).


April 27, 2016 FWF Rose River

Hi–Lets meet host/MarciaW at 9am Wednesday, April 27 at Rose River in Syria at end of route 670 at SNP boundary. Bring dries, nymphs, & small streamers.


April 22, 2015 FWF Robinson River

Hi–Lets meet host/DougF at 9am, Friday, April 22 at Criglersville school in Criglersville. Bring dries(ie Mr Rapidan, EHC), nymphs, streamers.


April 18, 2016 Mossy Creek Guided

Hi–The eight people meet at Mossy Creek FF shop in Harrisonburg at 8am that have paid $90. fee.

April 6, 2016 Chapter Meeting

Hi–Lets meet at 7:30pm, Wednesday, April 6, at Sun Trust bank in Warrenton. Budget will be presented, and voted on. Speaker is Dusty Wissmath: ” Fly Fishing Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem”.  One opening for Mossy Creek guided FF event on Monday, May 16(Bring $90 to meeting for Doug, or mail him at check with May date).  Dinner at Faangs at 6:30pm.

See you there.   Thanks, FredK

April 2, 2016 Kid’s Heritage Day/Graves Lodge

Hi–Lets join John Long & Amy Orr/Hosts, other chapter volunteers, and the hundreds of kids wanting to fish at 9am Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Graves Lodge pavilion near the Rose River to help the kids have more fun. Hope to see you there!

Thanks, Fred

March 26, 2016 FWF Rapidan River Cleanup/Picnic/Fishing

Hi–Lets meet at 9:30am, Saturday, March 26, at Criglersville Elementary school. Then, we  plan to proceed in 3 groups to pickup trash along road/river on mountain, starting at junction pool. Bring a trash bag, and your favorite beverages. Hamburgs, hot dogs, & snacks provided. Picnic area will be at kiosk area above first bridge on left .

See you there.   FredK