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Kathy Church and Carl Riggs

Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited Donates Funds

Carl Riggs, chairman of the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited, presented a check for $6,676 to Smithgall Woods’ education coordinator Kathy Church. The funds were raised during the recent “Tie 1 On” Tie-Athlon at the Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, GA. They will be used to support the youth education programs at Smithgall Woods State…

Georgia Trout Camp

2016 Georgia Trout Camp

Twenty-four boys and girls ages 12-15 from all across Georgia recently participated in the 13th Annual Georgia Trout Camp, sponsored by Georgia Trout Unlimited. The camp took place at the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Clayton, GA. Kids learned and practiced the sport of fly fishing, studied sound conservation practices, and enjoyed a fun and rewarding…

Fly Fishing Clinic 2016

Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing & Conservation Clinic

Held Saturday, April 23, at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing & Conservation Clinic attracted 36 young men and women, ages 10 to 15. The clinic provided basic instruction in all phases of fly fishing, including fly casting, knot tying, insect identification and conservation. Certified instructors and mentors worked with the…

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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…


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…