The Rapidan TU 2015 Fishing Show Raffle Winners

We would like to thank all of the vendors, speakers, support team, and especially attendees who endured the bitter cold to support our Annual Fishing Show. Wasn’t it a wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day???  Again, in spite of the weather, you made the show a tremendous success, and the proceeds will allow us to continue our mission to support the conservation, preservation, and restoration of cold water fisheries in the region.  Thanks again, and plan to come again next year.

Winners of the premium raffles this year were:

  • Montana Trip – Bob Mroczek – Warrenton
  • Custom Cane Rod – Fred Fox – Orlean
  • Sage Circa Outfit – Bob Coolfa – Catlett
  • Gortex Jacket – Rick Johnson – Blacksburg
  • Orvis Clearwater Rod – Fred Fox – Orlean
  • Custom Trophy Streamers – Bob Frisbie – Woodbridge

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.

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 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 to see this fine collection of knots.

What’s in Your Fly Box? See a Top 10 List

elk_hair_caddis Those new to fly fishing face a dizzying number of decisions—long or short, fast or slow, glass or grass, line color, click and pawl or disc drag, expensive or cheap…….  Even after staggering through the all the equipment decisions, you then have even more choices about what to put on the end of the line. What flies you carry will depend on a number of factors—climate and conditions, hatches, water levels and clarity, etc.  But, there are some basic trout flies that you should never leave home without.

After scouring the internet for “Top 10 (or more) Fly” recommendations, I listed each in a spreadsheet and tallied the number of time a fly was common across the various lists. Continue Reading »

December 6, 2014 Christmas Party

Hi–The chapter Christmas party is now back to Saturday, December 6, 6pm-9pm at Chucks house in Warrenton. Food & direction details to follow.


October 1, 2014 Chapter Meeting

Hi–Lets meet October 1, Wednesday, at 7:30pm at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton. The speaker is Beau Beasley on “Fly Fishing Best Waters in Mid-Atlantic”.   Books will be available.  Dinner with speaker at Faangs at 6pm.    Fred

October 11, 2014 FWF Rapidan River

Hi–Lets meet host KevinD at 9am Saturday, October 11, at Criglersville elementary school for FWF Rapidan River. Also meet at 10am at 1st bridge parking area/kiosk. Bring dries, & nymphs.


November 5, 2014 Chapter Meeting

Hi–The monthly chapter meeting is at 7:30pm Wednesday, November 5, at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton. This is “election of offficers” meeting, and we are still looking for volunteers to run for office(President). The speaker is Colby Trow of Mossy Creek FF in Harrisonburg, and topic is ” Musky Fishing in Virginia”.

Thanks, Fred

September 3, 2014 Chapter Meeting

Hi–Lets meet at 7:30pm Wednesday, Sept 3 at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton for chapter meeting. Jeff Kelble is speaking on “Algae Threat to Shenandoah River”. Our support is needed! Dinner at 6-7 pm at Faangs.

August 21, 2014 Camp Sunshine 4H Center

Hi–Lets support cancer kids and host/Bill Hobson with stream biology & fishing on Thursday, August 21 at the 4H Center in Front Royal/route 522south; 9am-3pm.

Thanks, Fred