Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Are you ready to show your support for the work that Casting for Recovery does across the United States?

Online Holiday Auction Open!
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  Items (175) The Holiday Auction 2014 is now open. The auction will run from November 24, 2014 to December 10, 2014, with proceeds going to Casting for Recovery in order to support our mission. Auction items range from trips, fly fishing gear, clothing, jewelry and much, much more! So, tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin!
Are you ready to show your support for the work that Casting for Recovery does across the United States?
Join the fun and get a jump on bidding for these unique items: trips, fishing gear, home items, art, apparel, and much more ... to demonstrate that you want to be part of the CfR Giving Team! that gives Hope through healing retreats to women (at no cost to them) across the country who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Casting for Recovery is soon to enter our 19th year and we are working incredibly hard to support our programs in 33 states that we offer AT NO COST to breast cancer survivors around the U.S.
Get your bids in early to support the work we do on behalf of women at any age, any stage, of breast cancer recovery.

Thank you for your interest and enthusiastic support in participating in this auction! 
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Current Bid
Orvis Helios 2 Rod
Nymph Nirvana
Vintage Camper Stay and Fly Fishing Instruction
Sundance Catalog's Tickled Pink Necklace

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Trip to Cherokee, NC for our groups weekly fishing trip

Fish landed in the Catch and Release section of Cherokee, NC this past week by Parks and Yankee John.

Western NC Fly Fishing Expo

Friday, November 14, 2014

Nov 15 is a workday at Smithgall Woods

Nov 15 is a workday at Smithgall Woods to repair steps, similar to last year. Need volunteers. Bring shovel and sledge.  Meet at 9:00 AM at the maintenance shed. From Helen it is the driveway before you get to the entrance and it is marked.  Mike Kovanich is the contact for any questions.

Meet our new officers

Officers for the Georgia Foothills Chapter....  let's all give them our support for taking this on....
Left to right: Jimmy Harris -Vice President, Julie & Robert Rivers - President, and Mike Kovanich - Secretary/Treasurer

Georgia Foothills November Monthly Meeting Photos

Great turnout, great program, , and great meeting last night for the Georgia Foothills Chapter...

 Jimmy Harris introducing our guest speaker, Landon Williams.... Landon gave an excellent presentation on European Nymphing.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.

We honor the men and women who have answered the call to serve our nation. Please take a moment today to thank a veteran and to remember those who are no longer with us.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Soque river clean up this Saturday -- Nov 8th

Soque river clean up and fishing with the Savannah River Chapter from Hartwell this Saturday, November 8th. They're providing hotdogs--This is the public section of the Soque--probably will meet at Jackson Bridge around 9 & last til lunch. We need a few of our folks to help out.

Program for our next meeting on November 13th

The program at our next meeting on Thursday, Nov 13th will be Landon Williams discussing various European nymphing techniques. He'll be going over rigging leaders, fly selection and appropriate gear. Plus he'll cover various short line and long line methods. Landon is a senior at North Georgia University in Dahlonega and has developed into an impressive trout bum during his tenure there. He's become a small stream specialist surpassing his mentor Jeff Durniak in his skills and success. Landon also writes regularly for the Unicoi Outfitters Liars Club Blog. In addition, he has become a mentor in his own right and annually conducts the Drag Free Drift seminars at the NGTO Spring & FALL FLINGS.

 Our Next meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov 13 at United Community Bank in Clarkesville
468 W Louise St
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Cole Sosebee national FFA winner, one of our members

by Linda Erbele

White County News

White County’s Cole Sosebee was named the national winner in Wildlife Management and Production Proficiency at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 1.

Sosebee, 2014-2015 White County FFA president, was selected as one of four finalists from 50 state winners at the convention for his work with Unicoi Outfitters, where he helps manage stream ecology and provides educational demonstrations. He also volunteers with Trout Unlimited to help educate the public about catch-and-release techniques and fly tying.

“I had no idea that it would be me,” he said. “Just to be a national finalist is an honor. It was especially a shock after talking with the others about their projects.”

Sosebee is the son of Terry and Karen Sosebee of Cleveland. He said he has always enjoyed fishing, especially with his dad, and he went by Unicoi Outfitters to get fly-tying equipment. His involvement grew from that first visit.

Morgan Allen was also recognized as a national finalist in the Equine Entrepreneurship Proficiency area, relating to her ownership and management of her cutting horses. She has bought, bred and trained several horses shown in the cutting horse circuit.

The White County FFA Horse Evaluation Team, consisting of Allen, Sadie Hobbs, Audrey Stevens and Amber Dalton, placed sixth in the nation at the convention, which was attended by more than 57,000 students and advisers.

The Agriculture Communications Team, consisting of Cole Sosebee, Cora Edwards and Brittney Westmoreland, placed 10th in the nation.

Students completed a written media plan on food insecurity in White County. They presented the plan, completed an editing quiz and a communications quiz and an individual practicum. Sosebee was named high scorer in the designer practicum with a score of 98, and fourth highest individual overall. Edwards was 10th highest individual.

The Farm Business Management Team placed 15th in the nation. Students completed an individual test over 12 sections ranging from economic principles to income tax management and a team activity which related to agri-tourism. Team members are Haley White, Rebecca Fortner, Morgan Sullens and Brandon Martin.

Three White County students received the American FFA Degree, the highest accomplishment that an FFA member can earn. JJ Harper, Vince Mohler and Hunter Saine each completed 50 hours of community service, earned and productively invested $7,500 and have been an active FFA member to earn the degree.

“This is unbelievably huge,” principal John Osborne said. “All three White County teams got gold awards.”

Osborne attended the convention with students and advisers Dustin and Amanda Keener. He said all 50 states are represented at the convention, and because it is so competitive, students often compete from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

EOY Rabun Hatchery Work Schedule

End OYear Rabun Hatchery Work Schedule...

November Events


Thursday, November 6, 2014

2015 Fishing Events for the Chattahoochee Forest Hatchery

2015 Fishing EventsChattahoochee Forest NFH
Volunteers needed. Mark your calendar!

Veterans Fishing Rodeo – May 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Open to United States Military Veterans. Participants must bring their own fishing gear and bait.

Special Kids – May 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (May 14th is inclement weather date). Open to special needs youth. Limited slots/pre-registration required.

Seniors – June 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Open to adults ages 55 and older – great fishing! Participants must bring their own fishing gear and bait.

Family Fishing Festival – June 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Open to youth ages 16 and under – fun-filled day of fishing and learning! Participants must bring their own fishing gear and bait.

Your help is greatly appreciated. These events are not possible without the support of caring volunteers. Looking forward to seeing you soon!