2017 Rapidan TU Fishing Show

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2017 Rapidan TU Fishing Show! We are appreciative of the many hard working volunteers, vendors and especially, all attendees who visited the show. We are grateful for your support and your shared value of the region’s aquatic resources and wonderful fisheries. We hope to see you again next year!

So who were the big winners? Commonwealth trout, all Virginia anglers and the raffle winners (in that order, we think). Raffle winners listed below:

  • Montana Trip – Matt McMillen – Gaithersburg, MD
  • Bogart Park Classic Cane Rod (Chris Bogart) – Sharon McCaffery – Culpeper, VA
  • Orvis Vintage Madison Cane Rod (Red Bourdage) – Kevin Murray – Leesburg, VA
  • Streamlight Ultra Rod/Reel(LL Bean) – John Long- Ashburn, VA
  • Orvis Clearwater Rod (Mossy Creek Fly Fishing)- Dave Harvey – Fredericksburg, VA
  • Firehole 3/4 wt Reel (Fly Fishing Benefactor) – Woodie Walker – Fredericksburg, VA

December 9, 2016 Chapter Christmas Party

Hi–Lets meet at Joe & Donna Ray’s home in Haymarket on Stormy Dr from 6-9pm. Bring snack, dessert, or sidedish. RSVP Dec 6. Additional details about a week before event.

Thanks ,Fred

November 2, 2016 Chapter Meeting

Hi-Lets meet at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton. Speaker is Red Bourdage on USSR/Georgia trout & Conservation. Lets meet for dinner at 6pm at Faangs Restaurant.

FredK

October 5, 2016 Chapter Meeting

Hi–Lets meet at Sun Trust bank  in Warrenton on October 5, Wednesday, at 7:30pm. Speaker is Paul Kearney from TU Tri-state Youth Camp at Graves Lodge, on June 2017 camp report.

Dinner at Faangs at 6pm.

Fred

October 1, 2016 FWF Rapidan River Picnic/Tuneup-CANCELED

Hi—Event canceled due to very low water.

Fred

September 14, 2016 FWF Rapidan/Graves Mill

Hi–Lets meet host/JohnL at 8am Wednesday, September 14 at Graves Mill/Rapidan River(at end of route 662) and Staunton River. Bring dries, nymphs, & streamers. Also water, snacks, bug spray, & hip waders.

FredK

September 7, 2016 Chapter Meeting

Hi-Lets meet at Sun Trust Bank at 7:30pm, Wednesday, September 7 in Warrenton. Speaker is Debbie Manzari of StreamSweepers. Dinner at 6pm at El Agave.

See you there.   Fred

September 3, 2016 FWF Rose River–CANCELED

August 20, 2016 FWF SF Shenandoah River/Alma

Hi–Lets meet hosts/JoeR/ChuckH at 7:30am Saturday, August 20 at Alma route 340Business bridge parking area(sw of Luray) at sf Shenandoah River. Bring poppers, clousers, beetles, staff, wet wading boots, water, & snacks.

Fred

August 10, 2016 FWF Rappahannock River

Hi–Lets meet FredK/host at 7:30am, Wednesday, August 10 at Phelps WMA Rock Wall parking lot on Kellys Ford Road(~1 mile upstream of Kellys Ford). Smallmouth bass wet wading gear-staff, poppers, clousers, & wooly buggers. Also, water, snacks, & bug spray. Ten minute hike to river.

FredK

August 12, 2016 FWF Phelps WMA Pond

Hi–Lets meet BillH/host at 8am Friday, August 12, at Phelps WMA in Sumerduck(east of Kelly’s Ford)  off Sumerduck Rd at pond public parking lot. Bring your favorite bass flies, lures, and bug spray.

FredK