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.

August 12, 2016 FWF Phelps WMA Pond

Hi–Lets meet BillH/host at 8am Friday, August 12, at Phelps WMA in Sumerduck(east of Kelly’s Ford)  off Sumerduck Rd at pond public parking lot. Bring your favorite bass flies, lures, and bug spray.


July 20, 2016 FWF Rappahannock River

Hi–Lets meet ChuckH/host at 4:30pm Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Phelp’s WMA/Rock Wall parking area on Kellys Ford Road(~1 mile upstream of Kellys Ford). ~10minute hike to river. Bring wet wading gear, staff, water, snacks, poppers, streamers, & craws.


July 9, 2016 FWF Kellys Ford

Hi–Lets meet host/DougF at Kellys Ford bridge parking area on Summerduck Road outside of Remington at 8am, Saturday, July 9. Bring wet wading gear, staff, poppers, streamers, nymphs, clousers, water, & snacks.

Thanks, FredK

June 22, 2016 FWF NF Shenandoah/Mt Jackson

Hi–Lets meet AndyH at 9am Wednesday, June 22 at covered bridge in Mt Jackson on route 720(west of route 11). Bring staff, wet wading gear/clothes, water, snacks, poppers, craws, streamers, & dragonflies.  See you there.


June 29, 2016 FWF Rapidan River/Germana College

June 29, 2016 FWF Rapidan River/Germanna College–CANCELED

Hi–Lets meet DannyD/FredK at 7:30am, Wednesday, June 29 at route 3 bridge(eastbound end) in Locust Grove for smallmouthbass fishing. Bring wet wading gear/staff, poppers, streamers, nymphs, water & snacks.


See you there, FredK

June 18, 2016 Camp Sunshine 4H Center

Hi–Lets meet Bill Hobson at 4H center in Front Royal at 9am Saturday, June 18 to support cancer kids camp. We help kids collect & identify aquatic critters in am, and pond fish with kids in pm(until ~3pm).

Thanks, Fred

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 out of Warrenton, 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 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).