June 5, 2013 Chapter Meeting

Hi All–Lets meet at Sun Trust Bank  shopping center northeast grass area for fly casting clinic by Mike McCaffery at 7pm. Bring your favorite rod. Pizza at 8pm at Sun Trust Bank meeting room along with short business meeting on annual budget recomendation/approval.    Fred

Rapidan River Threatened by Road Proposal

If you’ve missed the last few Chapter meetings, you may not be aware that the Madison County Board of Supervisors is proposing a new entrance to Shenandoah National Park. The entrance would use the existing road along the Rapidan River through the Rapidan Wildlife Management Area  and go through the gate and past President Hoover’s camp. TU members and other users of the area are quite concerned about the impact this proposal would have on our namesake river and the pristine area it flows though. Rather than going into great detail, we have created a Fight the Madison Gateway page dedicated to information on this critical matter.  included a link to an Action Alert prepared by the Rapidan Chapter.

Also, we have a link to the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited website at http://www.vctu.org/tag/rapidan-river/.

At the end of the VCTU article are links to letters of opposition from Rapidan Camps and a letter to the Madison Eagle with also contains information complementary to the Chapter’s Action Alert.

May 31, 2013 FWF Upper Jackson River

Lets meet AndyH/host at 10am at Poor Farm Road bridge & Jackson River/Bath County; off route 220(~20 miles south of Monterey,  ~10 miles north of Warm Springs). Bring chest waders, terrestrials, streamers, BH caddis, & sulphurs. Also bring plenty of water & snacks.

Please email fredkall@aol.com by noon May 30 if you plan to attend.

May 16, 2013 FWF Jeremys Run

Lets meet KevinD at 9am Thursday, May 16 in Luray at northeast intersection of routes 340 & 211. Bring dries, nymphs, water, and snacks. Email Kevin(2educ8rs@gmail.com) if you plan to attend by noon Wednesday.