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.

May 5, 2016 FWF Jeremy’s Run

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

April 2, 2016 Trout Heritage Day/Rapidan TU Kid’s Fishing Day

Our 36th annual Rapidan Trout Unlimited (TU) Kid’s Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, on the Rose River at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia as the major activity of Graves Mountain Lodge’s Heritage Day event. TU Kids Day Pic 1The Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Graves Mountain Lodge and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are again partnering to provide this exciting and educational day for the kids. The event is also supported by the 2015 Virginia Wildlife eStore ( Grant Program through a partnership between DGIF and the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia. Approximately one thousand people attended in 2015. Continue Reading »

March 16, 2016 FWF Rapidan River at Graves Mill

Hi–Lets meet John Long/host at 9am Wednesday, March 16 at the end of Graves Mill Road/662 parking area at the Rapidan River. From route 29, turn right on Wolftown-Hood Road/route 230 at Sheetz. At Wolftown, turn right on Graves MIll Road/662 and follow to end. Bring dries(ie Mr Rapidan, Elk Hair Caddis, Quill Gordon), nymphs(hares ear, pt, prince, etc), hip waders,  water, & snacks.