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Calling All Trout Campers!

Trout Camp is set for June 4-9, 2017, at the Rabun Gap Nacoochee School in Clayton, GA. Boys and girls, ages 12-15, will learn and practice the sport of fly fishing, study sound conservation practices, and enjoy a fun and rewarding experience. Check with your local Trout Unlimited chapter for their deadline. Applications are available…

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Coosa Valley Chapter Fundraiser

The Coosa Valley Chapter will sponsor a Chili Cookoff Oct. 8. Team registration for this annual fundraiser will open Sept. 1. For more information, go to

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…

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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…