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March 30,2019 Rapidan River Cleanup/Picnic

Hi- Lets meet ChuckH/host at 9am Saturday, March 30 at Criglersville Elementary school in Criglersville. Carpooling, trash bags & sticks will be handed out, along with river cleanup segments info. The picnic is from ~11:30-1pm at kiosk above 1st bridge, then fishing. Bring beverages for yourself & snacks/dessert for others. Chapter will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, & condiments.

See you there.

Fred

March 13, 2019 FWF Rose River

Hi-Lets meet RedB/host at 9am on Wednesday, March 13 at end of route 670/Syria at SNP boundary. Bring hip waders, dries, & nymphs.

FredK

March 6, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Hi- Lets meet at 6pm, March 6, 2019 at Ledos pizza(504 Fletchers Drive, Warrenton) for dinner(free pizza tonite).

Lets meet at 7 pm Wednesday, March 6 for chapter meeting at Ledos Pizza meeting room(504 Fletchers Drive; near Harris Teeters). Details on fishing show & spring schedule will be discussed. Speaker is Beau Beasley: “Crossover Patterns for Mid-Atlantic”.

Bring your extra flies in a labelled plastic bag(zip or slide lock) to donate to Project Healing Waters/veterans.

Fred

March 2, 2019 FWF Rapidan River/Junction Pool-CANCELED

Hi-Lets meet at 9am Saturday, March 2 at junction pool(1st view of Rapidan River on left side of road) on mountain. Bring dries & nymphs. EVENT CANCELED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER FORECAST ON MOUNTAIN TONITE.

Fred

2019 Trout Heritage Day/Rapidan TU Kids’ Fishing Day

Our 39th annual Rapidan Trout Unlimited (TU) Kids’ Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, on the Rose River at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia as the major activity of Graves Mountain Lodge’s Trout Heritage Day event. The Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Graves Mountain Lodge and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are again teaming to provide this exciting and educational day for the kids.

DGIF stocks 1000 pounds of trout in the Graves Mountain Lodge section of the river and reserves the river for this event. Only children 12 years old and younger are permitted to fish and may keep up to six fish they catch. Any legal tackle may be used. Children 13-18 years old may fish in a stocked pond on a catch and release, artificial lures only basis. In addition to trout fishing, Rapidan Trout Unlimited provides hands-on fly and spin casting, fly tying, and knot tying instructions and collects aquatic insects from the river for viewing and identification. Information on conservation, habitat management, stream monitoring and the annual Trout Unlimited Tri-State Conservation and Fishing Camp is offered. Other concessions, exhibits and activities are provided by Graves Mountain Lodge and DGIF. Contact John Long with any questions about this event. Click here for the 2019 TU Kids’ Fishing Day Flyer.

February 6, 2019 Chapter Meeting

Hi-Lets meet at 6:30pm Wednesday, February 6, at PEC building at 45 Horner St in Warrenton. Speaker is Karli Rogers/USGS, “Etrout in the Rapidan Watershed”.

Dinner at 5pm at Faangs restaurant. Fred

December 8 – Chapter Christmas Party

Rapidan TU will hold our annual Christmas Party at the home of Joe & Donna Rays in Haymarket from 6-8pm on Saturday, December 8. Please bring a snack, dessert, or beverage. An email will be sent on December 1 to provide more details.

Please contact Joe Ray or Fred Kall with questions.

October 10, 2018 FWF Cedar Creek-CANCELED!

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Lets meet Fred Fox/host at 8am Wednesday, October 10 at Cedar Creek stocked Trophy trout stream in Star Tannery, Va. Fee is $55/day paid upon arrival. Email “Foxtrout15@gmail.com” by October 3 if you plan to attend, so we can give # estimate to owner.

Thanks, FredK

August 18, 2018 FWG Shenandoah River/Alma-CANCELED!

Hi-Canceled due to high brown water!

Lets meet hosts JoeR/ChuckH at 7:30am Saturday, August 18 at Alma bridge parking area on route 340 business(west of Luray/Stanley). Wet wading: bring small poppers, streamers, woolly buggers, & staff.

Fred

July 27, 2018 FWF Phelps WMA Pond

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Lets meet BillH/host at 8am Friday, July 27 for largemouth bass fishing at Phelps WMA pond(near HQ building) in Sumerduck, off Sumerduck Rd(east of Kellys Ford). Bring poppers & streamers.

Fred