Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome our NEW Member

Please welcome our newest member....  Cord Sanford joined our Chapter

Cabela's Grand Opening in Ackworth

Big thanks to Bob Lux for representing TU and tying flies at Cabela's this past Saturday at their Grand Opening

Search Committee for Upcoming Term -- SEPT

The  Foothills officers search committee is Doug Calvert, Julie Rivers, Darryl Parker and Jimmy Harris.  As of today they haven't located a candidate for president for the upcoming term.  The term for Ron Thomas as Foothills president ended with our last meeting.  A BIG thanks goes out to Ron for his service and dedication to our group.  Please contact one of our committee members if your are willing to help is some capacity for the next term.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rivers Alive! - Chattahoochee River Cleanup in Helen -- SEPT

Rivers Alive!
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Help clean up the beautiful Chattahoochee River in Helen. Friends of Smithgall Woods, Chattahoocee River Keepers, and local Trout Unlimited Groups join in a statewide effort to clean up our waterways and protect critical habitats. T-shirts will be available while supplies last and a small meal will be served after cleanup. Register in advance to receive directions to the site. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Boggs Creek Steam Project August 23

Great turnout for the U.S. Forest Service sponsored stream project on Boggs Creek this Saturday, August 23rd. The Tailwaters chapter of Trout Unlimited was the lead on this project with our chapter in support.  Ron Thomas, Curtis Hixon, Glenn Abernathy, Cord Sanford, Mike Russel, and Ted Jones represented our chapter. Large group of boy scouts were also in attendance to give us all much needed help. Gold Rush and Rabun chapters were also there with helping hands along with a professor and 3 of his students from Truit-McConnel. We built several water structures from logs and finished a dam from rocks. (MORE PHOTOS and VIDEO)

Please extend my thanks to the several folks from Foot Hills chapter that took part in the Boggs Creek stream project.  The Forest Service plans to have another similar project the 3rd week in August next year and the boy scouts are once again to be in attendance.

Thank You,
Bill Egeland
Tailwater President

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Boggs Creek Stream Project this Saturday, 8/23

Stream project this Saturday, Aug 23. As always, volunteers are needed. This project is on Bogg's Creek and Tailwater is the lead on this one. We are a supporting chapter on this. This is a tributary of Chestatee and has been a work in progress since the tornado ripped that area up a few years back. Be sure to bring some old clothes, boots and gloves.

We will meet at Boggs Creek at 9:00am on Saturday the 23th of August.  Boggs Creek is located about 15 miles north of Dahlonega on Hwy 129.  Look for a small brown and white FS signs on the side of the road.  According to Jim Wentworth the worksite is "about 1 mile from Hwy 129 just before the closed gate".  We will work from about 9:00am to until around 1:00pm.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Preparing To Launch…Again

Southern Trout Magazine is well into its third year, a remarkable feat when you consider that it was a zero cash start up. The Lord has blessed us, and we know it and are thankful. The plan from the beginning was to build a family of magazines. In January we will launch Southern Kayak Angler and Southern Fly Fishing. Unlike STM that is bi-monthly, these will be quarterly publications. Each will launch has a digital publication, and if they are successful, they will be transitioned to print...Read more >>


Cherokee Trout Tournaments

The Qualla Country Trout Tournament - Friday, September 5 to Sunday, September 7
It’s not too late to take home the summer’s biggest trout. And biggest purse. Your $11 entry fee lets you compete for your share of $20,000 in the pristine, freestone streams of Cherokee (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). For those unfamiliar with tagged tourneys, you’ll discover the waters stocked with fish tagged with different colors. Just catch and redeem them for cash up to $500. Prize redemption for tagged fish will be at the Water Beetle Stage, a pavilion next to the Cherokee Welcome Center on US 441. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Register to redeem cash prizes anywhere fishing licenses are sold.

Rumble in the Rhododendron 
November 07, 2014 - November 09, 2014 Leeettttttt’s geeeeeeetttttt readdddddy toooo rummmmmbbbbbble. This two-person team fly-fishing competition is held on the 2.2 miles of trophy, catch-and-release waters in Cherokee, NC

For more info on these two events: DETAILS/MORE INFO