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Safely Fishing During Hunting Season

by Ralph Artigliere, Education Director for the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter; reprinted from the BRM November 2014 Newsletter  Highlights: Anglers and hunters often share the same woods during their activities this fall and winter. Most hunters are well educated as to hunting safety in public areas. Wearing orange, red, fluorescent yellow, or bright blue clothing will help…

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Didymo Redux: Keeping Current on Invasive Species

by Ralph Artigliere, Education Director for the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter; reprinted from the BRM November 2014 Newsletter  Highlights: “Didymo” is a “snotlike” invasive diatom clogging up the world’s rivers Anglers visiting the South Holston are warned to disinfect gear before returning to local waters The jury is out on whether the diatom is carried by…

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Lake Marvin Survey Work – Report

The Georgia Council is continuing their studies of lake temperatures, dissolved oxygen and lake profiles to establish the ability to provide cold water (bottom impoundment water) releases into trout streams in North Georgia.

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Dream Trip 2014 Winners

Prize Details Winner Grand Prize The winner and their partner will each receive: Five days fishing and six nights’ food and lodging at a private cabin in Island Park, Idaho near the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, from July 28 through August 2, 2013 (negotiable) Choice of a Winston BIII-x, 5 wt. or a…

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Bill Cairns was a pioneer in fly-fishing instruction and a Master Caster.

The Keys to Good Stream Etiquette

Reposted from an 10/21/2014 article on Orvis.com by the late fly fishing ambassador Bill Cairns. It used to be that most new fishermen were gradually introduced to the sport of fly fishing by a family member or friend who had a fishing background, and various rules of behavior would be acquired over time and adhered…

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Diverse Winter Fishing Opportunities at Trout Capital & Surrounding Areas

by Ralph Artigliere, Education Director for the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter; reprinted from the BRM November 2014 Newsletter. This year you might want to broaden your fishing horizons by fishing some new streams right here in our backyard or within an easy drive for day-fishing. Georgia fishing regulations provide trout streams that are designated either…

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Finding a Better Strike Indicator

by Ralph Artigliere, Education Director for the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter; reprinted from the BRM November 2014 Newsletter. Over the years I have tried a number of different types of strike indicators. The goals of a strike indicator in my view are (1) to provide an indication of the fish taking your fly in color…

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River*ence 2014: Serving Those Who Sacrifice for our Country

by Ralph Artigliere of the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter; reprinted from the BRM November 2014 Newsletter wo men stand waist deep in 49 degree water on the Toccoa River, one with a fly rod and the other pointing at an obscure seam where the current separates and runs a bit faster on one side than the other….