2013 Rapidan Fish With A Friend Schedule Available

Whether a beginner wanting to learn, experienced but wanting to see new water, or just have a fun day on the streams with others, our Fish With a Friend program is great fun. More information will be posted on the website as each event nears. Contact Fred Kallmeyer (fredkall@aol.com) to be put on the email list that will go out before each trip.

CLICK HERE to see the 2013 Fish With a Friend schedule

April 21st, 2012 – Chapter Rapidan River Cleanup/Picnic/Flyfishing Tuneup

Originally advertised for April 14th, the clean-up day was moved to the 21st due to too many conflicting activities needing volunteers.   So, join our host, Chuck Hoysa and the rest of the Chapter volunteers for our annual Rapidan River Clean-up/Picnic/fishing tune-up on Saturday, April 21st.   Plan to meet at the Criglersville Elementary School in Criglersville at 9 AM.   We’ll begin with the clean-up, followed by the picnic – and then the fly fishing tune-up.   For your fishing tune-up, bring water, insect repellent, rod outfit, leaders, flies – Bead Head nymphs (Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, etc. sizes 12-16), & wading gear.

April 7, 2012 – Rapidan Chapter Kid ‘s Day/Heritage Day at Grave’s Mountain Lodge

Our Kid’s Day/Heritage Day will begin at 9:00am and run until 4:00pm’ish on Saturday, April 7th, where we join up with Graves Mountain Lodge and the Virgina Department of Game and Inland Fisheries -VDGIF, along with other supporting TU Chapters, for a day along the section of Rose River at Graves Mountain Lodge.  This event will be open for kids 12 and under to fish for stocked trout in the Rose River there at Graves Mountain, and our event is accompanied by a multitude of other venues and exhibits.

In addition to our own TU Membership Table, we’ll have fly tying demonstrations, fly casting demonstrations and instructions, and and stream/aquatic educational demonstration.  Our Chapter originated the Kid’s Day event years ago, and have since joined it with the Virginia Heritage Day where we team up with Jimmy Graves of Graves Mountain, and the VDGIF for this annual family event – – so, for those of you not serving in the volunteer/support effort for this event, please bring your families and come join us for a great time!!

March 3, 2012–Fish With a Friend—Rapidan River-CANCELLED

Join Danny Delongis and Fred Kallmeyer for our Fish With a Friend outing on the Rapidan River.  Plan to meet at the “Junction Pool” up on the river at 10 AM.  Bring water, snacks, insect repellent, rod outfit, leaders, flies & wading gear.

  • Location: 10am@Junction Pool.
  • Flies: Bring Bead Head nymphs (Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, etc. sizes 12-16)

March 14, 2012 (Wed) Fish With a Friend – Robinson River

Join Doug Farmer for our Fish With a Friend outing on the Robinson River.  Plan to meet at the Criglersville Elementary School in Criglersville at 10 AM.  Bring water, snacks, insect repellent, rod outfit, leaders, flies & wading gear.

  • Location: 10am@ Criglersville Elementary School, Criglersville VA.
  • Flies: Bring Bead Head nymphs (Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, etc. sizes 12-16) plus streamers.

2012 Rapidan Chapter Annual Fishing Show Pictures

We had a great turnout at the 2012 Rapidan Chapter Annual Fishing Show.  Many thanks to all who volunteered and to the almost 400 attendees.  We are collecting the many pictures that were taken.  Check back often to see the new pictures that will be added.

February 2012 Chapter Meeting Minutes

Hi, All–The Rapidan TU meeting convened at &:30 pm on Wed., Feb 1, 2012 by Rob Paul/President at the Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton, VA.  The meeting was preceded by dinner with guest fly tyer William Heresniak at Chipotle with 10 members.  After introduction around the room, (22 present, 2 new (Mike Scully, Brock Livingston), committee reports started.

Treasurer–Doug Farmer–Chapter shirts have been selected (long sleeve, light material, tan with two logos proposed (NTU and Rapidan TU) for embroidery.  Chatper approved the recommendations with a brighter yellow fly (if possible) on the Rapdian TU logo.  The shirts will be $45.  Email Doug Farmer (defarmer12@comcast.net) with size.  Pay Doug upon shirt delivery, or with order. Read more »

February 25, 2012–Fishing Show Prize Winners

Hi All-Thanks for supporting the Rapidan TU fishing show and its kids & conservation projects. The following is the list of all prize winners. Winners who were not present will be contacted Sunday, and delivery arrangements made.

Bucket prize winners were:

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Kid’s Day 2011 Pictures

Kids’ Day 2011 at Grave’s Mountain Lodge was another great success.  See the photos attached for some of the highlights.

June 2011 Hatches Newsletter

See and download the Chapter Newsletter for June 2011, Click Here