Join Us on a Fish With A Friend Outing

The spring trout season is finally upon us and the reports are excellent.  Water flows are strong, hatches are robust, and the fish are biting.  One member spent Saturday afternoon in the SNP on the Rose River and caught 12 brookies all on one Parachute Royal Coachman fly.  Join us on one of the FWF outings to see new water, improve your skills, or just spend time with quality people.

You can see the entire schedule by CLICKING HERE.  Or send a email to Fred Kallmeyer (fredkall@aol.com) if you want to receive the FWF updates via email.  Detailed updates about each trip are also posted on the home page beforehand.

Trout in the Classroom (TIC) Bigger Than Ever

The Rapidan Chapter is currently supporting TIC in 18 schools for the 2014-15 school year. They are located in six counties. Most of the schools are in Fauquier, but we also have schools in Culpeper, Rappahannock, Madison, Prince William, and Stafford. Six of the schools are elementary schools, four are middle schools, and eight are high schools. There are 13 Trout Unlimited Chapters throughout Virginia working with over 220 schools this year. Continue Reading »

April 22, 2015 FWF Robinson River–CANCELED

Hi–Lets meet DougF at 10am on Wednesday, April 22 at Criglersville Elem school. Bring dries, nymphs, streamers, chest waders, water, & snacks.   Event has been CANCELED due to host injury.

Fred

April 11, 2015 Camp Sunshine in Front Royal

Hi–Lets meet BillH at 9am Saturday, 2015 at the Front Royal 4H Center. We’ll help the cancer kids collect & Id aquatic insects in am, have lunch, then fish in pond in pm.

Thanks, Fred

April 4, 2015 Kids Heritage Fishing Day

Hi–Lets meet at 8:45am at Graves Lodge, Syria,Va  to support Kids Fishing Day. Bring a kid to fish if you can’t help.

Thanks, Fred

April 1, 2015 Chapter Meeting

Hi–Lets meet at Sun Trust bank  in Warrenton at 7:30pm for meeting.  Marcia Woolman is featured speaker on “Five Stages of Mayfly Lifecycle”, including recommended simple flies to tie & how to fish them for each stage. Dinner at 6pm at Faangs. See you there.

Fred

March 4, 2015 Chapter Meeting

Meet at 7:30pm Wednesday, at Sun Trust bank. The fishing show results, Kids Day preps, TIC events, Conservation update, and FWF schedule along with Rapidan River cleanup/picnic/fishing tuneup will be discussed.

The planned speaker is unavailble for meeting.      Dinner at Faangs at 6pm.

March 7, 2015 FWF Rapidan River

Hi-This is event is cancelled due to snow.   Fred

March 28, 2015 FWF Rapidan River Cleanup/Picnic/Fishing

Hi–Lets meet at Criglersville Elementary School at 9:30am. Picnic area is after first bridge on left at kiosk. Lets have some fun!

2015 Fish With a Friend Schedule is available

The latest schedule for the 2015 Rapidan TU Fish With a Friend program has been posted and and can be found on our Fish With a Friend Page.  Whether a seasoned fly fisher, or new to the sport or area, join us for a great day fishing and camaraderie on one of the many streams in the area.

Visit www.netknots.com for all your “Knot Needs”

I found this site recently and discovered it to be the most comprehensive collection of knots I’ve seen, fishing or otherwise.  Each knot has a brief history/background, step-by-step drawings, and an animation to show you how it’s done.  This site is a “must have” bookmark in your browser.  Go to www.netknots.com to see this fine collection of knots.