2016 Rapidan Chapter Annual Fishing Show

“The Biggest Little Fishing Show” will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016.  This is our annual fundraiser for the Chapter’s conservation projects, annual Youth Conservation and Fishing Camp, Trout in the Classroom, Heritage Day (Kid’s Day fishing), Chapter operations, and stream restoration and cleanup.  The Fishing Show will be held at the Fauquier County Fair Grounds. Vendor table reservation forms will be mailed in late October.  Contact  choysa1@comcast.net  for more info. Also, check back for information and updates.

CLICK HERE for a map to the show at the Fauquier County Fair Grounds

The Annual Fishing Show always has a great lineup of speakers and presentations. See the list below for the list of distinguished speakers.

  • 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


Sales of raffle tickets for both the All Expenses Paid Trip for Two to Yellowstone National Park, and for the Premium Rod Raffle will be underway in November.

  • Example Ticket–Only 300 tickets will be sold. Get yours now.

    Each year, we offer ONLY 300 chances to win an all expenses paid trip for two to Yellowstone National Park.   Each ticket is only $25 and can be purchased by  mailing your check, payable to RAPIDAN TU, directly to:

Doug Farmer
5231 Swain Drive
Warrenton, VA 20187

  • To ensure you receive your ticket stub(s), and to reduce costs to the Chapter, PLEASE INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE with your check.  Remember, tickets for the Yellowstone trip are $25 each and will go quickly.
  • Tickets not sold BEFORE the show will be available for purchase at the Show.
  • You do not need to be present at the show to win.
  • The drawing will take place at 3:30 PM on February 20, 2016. Premium Rod Raffle Tickets Available for Download-2016

In addition to our Yellowstone Trip tickets, each year we raffle a number of PREMIUM PRIZES.  The premium Rod Raffle prizes for 2015 show are:

  • 1.  Brookie Custom Cane Rod – 6’6″, 4 wt., 2-piece  (Chris Bogart)
  • 2.  Sage Approach Outfit – 489-4, Nautilus Reel FWX3/4, Rio Gold  (Urban Angler)
  • 3.  LL Bean Gortex Wader Jacket & Box of Flies  (LL Bean)
  • 4.  Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod – 9″, 5wt, 4 pc (Mossy Creek Fly Fishing)
  • 5.  Box of 100 Custom Trout Flies  (Andy Holmaas)

CLICK HERE to download and print your raffle tickets for the Premium Raffle.  Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20.  To be eligible for the Premium Raffle drawing, mail your completed tickets and check (Payable to Rapidan TU) to:  Doug Farmer, 5231 Swain Drive, Warrenton, VA 20187

  • Premium Raffle Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Show until drawing time.
  • You do not need to be present at the show to win.
  • The drawing will take place at 3:30 PM on February 20, 2016 at the fishing show.

CLICK HERE to download and print a copy of the 2016 Rapidan Chapter Annual Fishing Show Flyer.


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