Coming 20 February 2016–The 2016 Rapidan TU Annual Fishing Show

The Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited is well into it planning for the upcoming 2016 Annual Fishing Show. As you know, the Annual Fishing Show is the Rapidan Chapter’s only fund-raising event and fund our many outstanding conservation efforts throughout the year. This year well be one of the best we’ve had. Our show date, February 20 is deconflicted from other regional fishing shows and Valentine’s Day, so attendance by some of the biggest and best vendors is assured. And our speakers list (below) is full of valuable information. Raffle tickets for both Premium Prizes and the all-expense paid for two Yellowstone Nation Park Fishing are on sale now. Go to the  2016 Annual Fishing Show Page for more detailed info about the show and raffle ticket sales.

Featured speakers this include:

10:00  Tony Dranzo – Swinging Wet Flies for Fall Great Lakes Steelhead
10:45  Michael Cherwek – The Vanishing Wild Atlantic Salmon Since WWII and Sputnik
11:30  Colby Trow – Fly Fishing the Shenandoah Valley
12:30  Beau Beasley – Must Have Patterns for Virginia Bass and Trout
1:15  Dusty Wissmath – Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
2:00  Walt Cary – Materials and Tools for Poppers – Where to Purchase and How to Use Them

February 3, 2016 Chapter Meeting

Hi–We have business meeting(~30 min), and Dan Kozel/fly tyer from Leesburg/Orvis tying a “Matt’s Midge, & Rainbow Warrior”. Meeting starts at 7:30pm at Sun Trust bank near Rankin Home Center in Warrenton. Dinner at 6pm at Fangs/Thai.  See you there.


January 6, 2016 Chapter Meeting

Hi–Lets meet at 6pm for dinner at Faangs/Thai restaurant.  Meeting starts at 7:30pm at Sun Trust bank in Warrenton. A review of last years programs and 2016 chapter plans will be presented. This a must meeting.

Thanks, Fred

December 12, 2015 Chapter Party

Hi–Lets meet at Chuck & Jenn’s at 7111 Baldwin Ridge Rd in Warrenton, 20187 at 6pm Saturday, December 12 for chapter party. Email if you plan to attend, and also indicate what food you plan to bring: finger food, snack, or dessert.

There is no chapter meeting on December 2, 2015.

Thanks, Fred

November 4, 2015 Chapter Meeting

Hi-The chapter meeting starts at 7:30pm, Wednesday, November 4  at Sun Trust bank in Warrenton. Speaker is John Odenkirk of DGIF talking on: Brook Trout in Virginia & Stocked Trout Program Overview.  Dinner at 6pm at Faangs/Thai restaurant.

October 7, 2015 Chapter Meeting

Hi–Lets meet at Sun Trust bank at 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 7 in Warrenton. Speaker is Kyle Dingus, on “Management of Forest Lands”.  Dinner at Faangs at 6:00pm.


FWF October 3, 2015 Rapidan River-CANCELED

Hi–Lets meet KevinD/host at 9am Saturday, October 3, at Criglersville Elem. school in Criglersville for picnic, fishing tuneup, and fishing on Rapidan River. If you arrive later, rondevous area is at kiosk just above first bridge. Bring your favorite picnic snack/beverage for ~6 people. Email if you plan to attend. This is an excellent time to catch brookies.   CANCELED due to weather.

Thanks, Fred

September 17, 2015 FWF Rapidan River/Graves Mill

Hi–Lets meet FredK/host at 8am Thursday, Sept 17 at the Sheetz at the intersection of routes 29 & 230W. Then we’ll proceed to Rapidan River/Graves Mill at west end of route 662. Bring Mr Rapidan dry, BH nymphs, & streamers. Also bring water bug repellent, hip waders, & wading staff.  Email if you plan to attend.

Thanks, Fred

September 5, 2015 FWF Rapidan River

Hi–Lets meetFredK/host at 8am Saturday, September 5 at junction pool at Rapidan River for trout. Bring hip waders, dry flies, & nymphs. Email if you plan to attend.

Thanks, Fred

September 2, 2015 Chapter Meeting

Hi–Lets meet at Sun Trust bank in Warrenton(near Rankin Hardware Home Center) at 7:30pm Wednesday, September 2. Lets catch up on summer and upcoming chapter activities.   Speaker is Chuck Hoysa, on “Chuck’s Bahamas Adventures”.

Dinner is at 6pm at “RED ZONE”(across roadway from Faangs Restaurant).

A fly tying vise will be raffled off at meeting.

Hope to see you there.         Fred

August 22, 2015 FWF Rapidan River/Germanna

Hi–Lets meet Danny/Fred//hosts at 7am Saturday, August 22 at Rapidan River route 3 bridge(east end) at Germanna College for smallies fishing. Bring wet wading boots, wading staff, water, snacks, poppers, streamers, & buggers. Email if you plan to attend. Water level is excellent, 8/21.

Thanks, Fred