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Blue Ridge Trout Fest

Official Trout Festival of GA Returns

The Blue Ridge Trout Fest & Outdoors Adventures will be held April 28-29 in Blue Ridge, GA. The education, food, entertainment and vendors combine to help increase the public’s knowledge of trout and the conservation ethics associated with Trout Unlimited. The event is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited Chapter 696. Go to…

Sam Rizzio Fly Fishing

Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing Clinic

More than 30 boys and girls participated in the Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing & Conservation Clinic April 22 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The clinic provided basic instruction in all phases of fly-fishing, including fly-casting, knot tying, insect identification and conservation. The event was sponsored by the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited and…

Oconee River

Dream Trip Winner Announced

Congratulations to Mack Martin, who won the 2017 Dream Trip! Martin will enjoy five days hosted fishing and six nights lodging in July in Idaho. Proceeds from the raffle benefit Trout Unlimited Cold Water Conservation and Trout Camp. Click the link to view the full list of raffle winners and their prizes. Award List

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Winter Trout Fishing Tips

By Phil Monahan, reposted from   Question: Tell me the truth. Is it really worth fly fishing in the winter? I’ve read all the magazine articles and looked at the pictures, but I still don’t quite believe that an average Joe like me is gonna catch fish in January on rivers that no one’s ever…

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 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…