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Hoot on the Hooch Rescheduled

The Georgia Foothills Chapter of Trout Unlimited has moved its annual fundraiser, Hoot on the Hooch, up one week to March 11. The Drawing for the Dream Trip will still be held during Hoot on the Hooch. For more information, check out the chapter website.

Trout in the Classroom

City Kids Learn About Biology, Chemistry and Conservation

Teachers are always on the lookout for programs that will get students actively engaged beyond textbooks and lectures. In conjunction with the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, students at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School raised trout through the Trout in the Classroom program to help stock the Chattahoochee River. Story via The Atlanta…


Dream Trip – Fly Fishing for Two

Don’t forget to buy a ticket for the 2017 Dream Trip! The grand prize includes five days hosted fishing and six nights lodging in Idaho July 23-29, 2017. The winner also receives $500 in travel expenses. John McGarity is the host. Tickets are $10, and proceeds from ticket sales benefit Trout Unlimited’s Cold Water Conservation…

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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…