Category: Chapter News and Projects

Rapidan River Clean-up 3/30/19

We cleaned up a section of the Rapidan River for a few hours and then had a great lunch cooked by Chuck Hoysa!

2016 “Fish With a Friend” Schedule Now Available

The latest schedule for the 2016 Rapidan TU Fish With a Friend program has been posted and and can be found on our Fish With a Friend Page.  Whether a seasoned fly fisher, or new to the sport or area, join us for a great day fishing and camaraderie on one of the many streams in the area.

April 2, 2016 Trout Heritage Day/Rapidan TU Kid’s Fishing Day

April 2, 2016
10:00 AMto4:00 PM

Our 36th annual Rapidan Trout Unlimited (TU) Kid’s Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, on the Rose River at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia as the major activity of Graves Mountain Lodge’s Heritage Day event. TU Kids Day Pic 1The Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Graves Mountain Lodge and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are again partnering to provide this exciting and educational day for the kids. The event is also supported by the 2015 Virginia Wildlife eStore ( Grant Program through a partnership between DGIF and the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia. Approximately one thousand people attended in 2015. Continue Reading »

September 17, 2015 FWF Rapidan River/Graves Mill

September 17, 2015
8:00 AMto11:00 AM

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

Trout in the Classroom (TIC) Bigger Than Ever

The Rapidan Chapter is currently supporting TIC in 18 schools for the 2014-15 school year. They are located in six counties. Most of the schools are in Fauquier, but we also have schools in Culpeper, Rappahannock, Madison, Prince William, and Stafford. Six of the schools are elementary schools, four are middle schools, and eight are high schools. There are 13 Trout Unlimited Chapters throughout Virginia working with over 220 schools this year. Continue Reading »

April 22, 2015 FWF Robinson River–CANCELED

April 22, 2015

Hi–Lets meet DougF at 10am on Wednesday, April 22 at Criglersville Elem school. Bring dries, nymphs, streamers, chest waders, water, & snacks.   Event has been CANCELED due to host injury.


April 11, 2015 Camp Sunshine in Front Royal

Hi–Lets meet BillH at 9am Saturday, 2015 at the Front Royal 4H Center. We’ll help the cancer kids collect & Id aquatic insects in am, have lunch, then fish in pond in pm.

Thanks, Fred

April 4, 2015 Kids Heritage Fishing Day

Hi–Lets meet at 8:45am at Graves Lodge, Syria,Va  to support Kids Fishing Day. Bring a kid to fish if you can’t help.

Thanks, Fred

March 28, 2015 FWF Rapidan River Cleanup/Picnic/Fishing

Hi–Lets meet at Criglersville Elementary School at 9:30am. Picnic area is after first bridge on left at kiosk. Lets have some fun!

2015 Fish With a Friend Schedule is available

The latest schedule for the 2015 Rapidan TU Fish With a Friend program has been posted and and can be found on our Fish With a Friend Page.  Whether a seasoned fly fisher, or new to the sport or area, join us for a great day fishing and camaraderie on one of the many streams in the area.

December 6, 2014 Christmas Party

December 6, 2014
6:00 PMto9:00 PM

Hi–The chapter Christmas party is now back to Saturday, December 6, 6pm-9pm at Chucks house in Warrenton. Food & direction details to follow.


TU National Seeks Increase Women Membership

Tu National has started a new membership drive for women from March 1 though May 31.  Free membership aere being offered to women during thes time frame.  The National Leadership Council (NLC) Women’s Initiative Workgroup is asking for Chapter help with their goal of increasing and retaining women’s membership with TU.

The goal for the Women’s Initiative Workgroup is to increase and retain new women members in TU.  A free membership program for women was started last year and was successful in increasing our membership with 2600+ women!  What is even more exciting is that our retention rate for these new members is now at 13% and has far surpassed the workgroup’s original goal!  To keep this momentum continuing, TU has started a new membership drive for women starting March 1 through May 31.  This information was included in the recent Lines To Leaders.  Free membership will be offered to women once again during this time frame, and I encourage you to promote this event within your Chapters.  To continue improving retention rates, TU is also offering reduced membership to women who sign up for the free membership when their membership is due.  The renew rate is $17.50 of which $15.00 will go to your chapters.  This membership drive starts March 15 and goes through June 15.  I encourage you to contact the women in your Chapter and invite them to take advantage of the renewal rate of $17.50.

Here is the link to the free women’s membership for any women interested in joining TU  And remember, your chapter will receive $15.00 of their first renewal.