Saturday, November 11, 2017

Healing Waters Fly Fishing Event at the Nacoochee Bend

Healing Waters Group from the Oakwood VA Clinic put on a fly fishing event for all Vets at the Nachoochee Bend. Sponsored by the Gold Rush and Georgia Foothills TU chapters and Unicoi Outfitters.  PHOTO ALBUM OF EVENT


Three "Quilts of Valor" were presented at the event...



Mike Dye for his service in the Army









Roy Price for his service in the Army




Richard Trotter for his service in the Air Force



Ron Thomas from Healing Waters Oakwood Chapter awarded the quilters group On Eagle Wings a plaque for our continued support for them.







Ron also presents certificates of appreciation from Healing Waters to the event sponsors, Gold Rush and Georgia Foothills Chapters of TU and the Unicoi Outtfitters Fly Shop




A check was presented to  the Healing Waters Program as well.....


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Certificate of Appreciation for Foothills

Certificate of Appreciation from Rock Creek Hatchery to Foothills for our support of the special events at the Hatchery...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Foothills November Monthly Meeting

Date: 11/9/2017
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Come join us this Thursday and bring a friend. The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting up at 7:00 and runs to about 8:00.

Our guest speaker will be Jeff Durniak, Regional Fisheries Biologist for north Georgia. He will be discussing the Delayed Harvest season which has just begun. His focus will be on changing tactics after the fish have become more selective a few weeks into the season.

As a side note, Jeff is one of seven nominees for "Legends of the Fly" Hall of Fame". Pretty cool honor.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Project Healing Waters Veteran's Day Events



This weekend.....

Hey folks, I think we have everything about ready for Fri. and Sat. – just hope the weather is good.

This is our 3rd annual Vets Fly Fishing Event with great and free BBQ and outstanding fishing at Nacoochee Bend.

We will meet in the big field below the bridge going in to Helen between 10:30 and 11 AM on Fri. for lunch and fishing and we will start our fly tying event on Sat. around 10 AM at Unicoi Outfitters Fly Shop – bring your vise and tools to this.

This is our Main Event of the year and I hope most of our guys will be there – it’s going to be a blast!

We will have a couple of guided trips to give away and more good stuff that will be available.

We will have Vets from Atlanta, Augusta, and Blue Ridge and from different parts of South Carolina.

If the parking lot is filled on Sat. at the shop, don’t park in front of the real estate office. You can park across the street behind the restaurants or you can also park in the Habersham Winery parking lot, walk across the street to Nora Mills and walk up the road to Unicoi Outfitters – if everything else is filled. Don’t park at Nora Mills or Jumping Goat Coffee Shop.

This event was great last year, and we hope it will be even better this time around.

We have put a lot of hard work in preparing for this weekend and so have the folks at Unicoi Outfitters.

We will have the field roped off for parking on Fri. – we cannot park in the middle of the field.

We need another pop-up shelter or canopy for Fri. if anybody can bring one – not real big and we need to have it there in time to set up before we start.

Be sure to bring your Ga. Fishing license and trout stamp and expect a great day!!

I am attaching the info about our event.
If you have questions, email me or call me at 678-316-1288.
Thanks to everyone who helped stock fish last week – it was awesome – and thanks to all you guys for helping make our group special.
Thanks,
Ron

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Stocking Smith Creek for DH

1600 Fish, A mixture of Brooks, Browns, and Rainbows were stocked in the Smith Creek Delayed Harvest Section Today. Groups supporting this effort included School Kids from Chattahoochee Christain School, members from Foothills TU, Gold Rush TU, Project Healing Waters and staff from Unicoi State Park. A great time was had by all involved. VIDEO




Monday, October 30, 2017

Trout in the Classroom program

Ron Thomas son's Class room at at Mount Vernon Elementary School.


The Trout eggs hatched over the weekend and  estimate that there are 150. Carrie Vandegriff, science teacher at White County High School.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

2018 Trout Camp

2018 Trout Camp Applications are now available. We will accept applications starting with the November chapter meeting.  APPLICATION


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Foothills October Monthly Meeting


Date: 10/12/2017
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Come join us this Thursday and bring a friend. The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting up at 7:00 and runs to about 8:00.

Our guest presenter for October is Steven Patrick. Steven is the Habersham County Extension Agent and is actively involved with the Youth Kayak Trail which encourages and mentors high school age kids to get into fishing. Steven is also leading a research group to establish baseline data on Shoal Bass in the Chattahoochee River watershed. This group is attempting to learn more about Shoal Bass in order to help determine how to manage and improve the population.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Healing Waters Schedule to End of Year

1st Wednesday of October (10/4) - Meet at Oakwood VA Clinic at 9:30 am for Rigging and Fly Tying.

3rd Tuesday of October (10/17) - Meet at Chick Filet in Clayton, GA at 7:30 am to go fly fishing on the Tuskaseegee River in Webster, NC

1st Wednesday of November (11/1) - Meet at the Huddle House in Cleveland, GA at 7:30 to go fly fishing on Smith Creek at Unicoi Lodge above Helen.

Friday November 10th - Meet at 10:30 am in the field by the Chattahoochee River for Fly Fishing on the Nacoochee Bend in Helen. BBQ for Lunch and fish the afternoon.

Saturday November 11th Veterans Day - "Healing Saturday" Fly Tying at Unicoi Outfitters in Helen. 10 am to 4 pm.

1st Wednesday of December (12/6) - Meet at Oakwood VA Clinic at 9:30 am for Fly Tying.

3rd Wednesday of December (12/19) - Meet at the Huddle House in Cleveland, GA at 7:30 to go fly fishing on the Nantahalla in Topton, NC