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Learn to “Read the Rise” Fast current and flies that emerge quickly — like caddisflies — or skitter along the surface cause trout to make loud, splashy rises. Classic rises make dimples in the water and leave behind a few bubbles, indicating feeding on mayfly duns and other flies riding above the surface film. Small dimples that leave no bubbles but sometimes include the dorsal and tail appearing usually indicate emergers or small flies dangling in the surface film. Bulges or swirls are the hardest to see and often indicate a fish feeding just beneath the surface.

Copied from Midcurrents Techniques.  See more at http://midcurrent.com/techniques/fly-fishing-strategy-tips/

APRIL 30, 2014 FWF Rapidan River

Hi–Lets meet MarciaW/host at 10am Wednesday, April 30  at Criglersville Elementary school in Criglersville,Va for Rapidan River trout fishing. Bring dries, BH nymphs, & small streamers. Also bring water & snacks.   Fred

TU National Seeks Increase Women Membership

Tu National has started a new membership drive for women from March 1 though May 31.  Free membership aere being offered to women during thes time frame.  The National Leadership Council (NLC) Women’s Initiative Workgroup is asking for Chapter help with their goal of increasing and retaining women’s membership with TU.

The goal for the Women’s Initiative Workgroup is to increase and retain new women members in TU.  A free membership program for women was started last year and was successful in increasing our membership with 2600+ women!  What is even more exciting is that our retention rate for these new members is now at 13% and has far surpassed the workgroup’s original goal!  To keep this momentum continuing, TU has started a new membership drive for women starting March 1 through May 31.  This information was included in the recent Lines To Leaders.  Free membership will be offered to women once again during this time frame, and I encourage you to promote this event within your Chapters.  To continue improving retention rates, TU is also offering reduced membership to women who sign up for the free membership when their membership is due.  The renew rate is $17.50 of which $15.00 will go to your chapters.  This membership drive starts March 15 and goes through June 15.  I encourage you to contact the women in your Chapter and invite them to take advantage of the renewal rate of $17.50.

Here is the link to the free women’s membership for any women interested in joining TU https://gifts.tumembership.org/women.  And remember, your chapter will receive $15.00 of their first renewal.

April 16, 2014 FWF Robinson River-CANCELED

Hi–Lets meet DougF/host at 10am Wednesday, April 16 at Criglersville Elementary school in Criglersville. Bring hip waders, dries, & nymphs.

Thanks, Fred

April 2, 2014 Rapidan TU Chapter Meeting

Hi–Lets meet at Sun Trust bank in Warrenton at 7:30pm for chapter meeting. Featured speaker is BJ Valentine on “DGIF Stocked Trout Plan”. Review plans for Kids Heritage Fishing day support at Graves lodge on April 5. Meet for dinner at 6pm at Thai restaurant.

FredK

March 29, 2014 FWF Rapidan River

Hi–Lets meet at 9:30am, Saturday, March 29 at Criglersville Elementary school for Rapidan River cleanup, picnic, and fishing/tuneup. If you arrive later, meet at kiosk above first bridge on left. Hot dogs, hamburgers, condiments, & beverages are provided; please bring  snacks to share(ie chips, cookies, brownies). For flies bring; pheasant tail, copper john, mr rapidan, & small streamers. Hip waders are sufficient.

Hope to see you there.   FredK

Summer 2013 Hatches

Hatches Summer 13

Spring 2013 Hatches

Hatches Spring 13

Newsletter Archive Updated

Here are some of the newsletters that were missing from the Hatches archive.

Hatches Winter 13_14

Hatches Spring 13

Hatches Summer 13

HATCHESDec12

HATCHESSept12

HATCHESJune12

HATCHESMarch12

 

FWF Rapidan River March 8–CANCELLED

Hi–FWF has been cancelled due to snow & poor mountain road conditions.  Fred

Learn to “Read the Rise”

Knowing how trout feed can help you catch more fish.  Fast current and flies that emerge quickly — like caddisflies — or skitter along the surface cause trout to make loud, splashy rises. Classic rises make dimples in the water and leave behind a few bubbles, indicating feeding on mayfly duns and other flies riding above the surface film. Small dimples that leave no bubbles but sometimes include the dorsal and tail appearing usually indicate emergers or small flies dangling in the surface film. Bulges or swirls are the hardest to see and often indicate a fish feeding just beneath the surface.

As always, watch the fish before casting to the fish.  Understanding what they are feeding on, by reading the rise, may help you catch that trout of a lifetime.

Copied from Midcurrents Techniques.  See more at http://midcurrent.com/techniques/fly-fishing-strategy-tips/