2017 Rapidan Chapter Annual Fishing Show

“The Biggest Little Fishing Show” will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  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 am – Tony Dranzo – ’40 Years On The Water”
  • 11 am – Mike Brinkac – ‘Innovative Fly Designs’
  • 12 pm – Colby Trow – ‘Bonefish to Billfish’
  • 1 pm – Beau Beasley ‘Must Have Patterns for the Mid-Atlantic’
  • 2pm – Paul Kearney – ‘Trout Fishing Shenandoah National Park’


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 11, 2017. Premium Rod Raffle Tickets

In addition to our Yellowstone Trip tickets, each year we raffle a number of PREMIUM PRIZES.  The premium Rod Raffle prizes for 2017 show are:

  • 1. Classic Custom Cane Rod–6’3”, 3/4wt, 2pc, 2 tips (Chris Bogart)
  • 2. Orvis Vintage Madison Cane Rod–7’6”, 5/6wt, 2pc (Red Bourdage)
  • 3. Streamlight Ultra Rod/Reel Outfit–8’6”, 5wt, 4pc (L.L. Bean)
  • 4. Orvis Clearwater Rod–9’, 5wt, 4pc (Mossy Creek Fly Fishing)
  • 5. Custom Fly Reel–Firehole 1, 3/4wt (Fly Fishing Benefactors)

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 2017 Rapidan Chapter Annual Fishing Show Flyer.


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