Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fly Tying at Creekwood Resort

Join us from 6 pm to 9 or 10 pm for the first monthly fly-tying meeting. We will have Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Chips, Sodas available. Yes, you can bring your own drink of preference. We are asking for a small contribution I may have forgotten to put someone on the list, in that case please just let me know so I will add.  Click Here to Register

Monday April 4, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Creekwood Resort, 5730 Hwy 356, Sautee, GA
5730 Hwy 356
Sautee, GA 30571


Robert Sullivan
Creekwood Resort


2015 ‘Orvis Dealer of the Year’ Award Finalist Announcement

With over 525 US domestic independent retailers and an additional 250+ around the world from Canada to Japan and all points in between its not an easy decision picking the winner of this prestigious award. We have a very loyal and diverse group of excellent retailers that do an outstanding job selling our product and exposing the Orvis brand. This is an award not solely based on sales volume or product purchased. It includes the independent retailers support of the Orvis brand overall, product merchandising, credit rating, participation in Orvis programs such as ELOG, or FF101. In addition, and one of the more important criteria is how the retailer is view by their customer base. In other words, how do consumers rate the business overall, as customer service is paramount to success.
Our three 2015 finalists are:
- Unicoi Outfitters, Helen, GA.
- Fins & Feathers, Bozeman, MT.
- Breckenridge Outfitters, Breckenridge, CO.

The award will be announced at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous awards banquet in Missoula, Montana on Friday evening April 8th.
Congratulations to all three finalists!
Bill Reed, Director of Orvis Wholesale

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Ron and Jimmy Video with Tom Burnett

We have met the most interesting couple, Barb & Tom Burnett who are traveling the country fishing all the streams listed in Trout Unlimited's Best 100. You can follow them on their journey by signing on to their blog at  http://www.riverramble.com/

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Fly Rod Building at Oakland VA clinic

Healing Waters Fly Rod building project at the Oakland VA Clinic. Lead by the Georgia Foothills and Gold Rush Chapters of TU

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Foothills March Meeting

Our meeting for on Thursday, March 10th will have a program presented by Landon Williams on "Fly Fishing for Lake Run Fish in Georgia" focusing on Stripers, Walleye and White Bass. The presentation will cover time of year, rivers to fish and how to fish for each species and flies to use.  Landon has also agreed to come early (6:00 PM) to set up and show how to tie some of the flies he'll use for the lake run species.  

We will also be finalizing our plans for the "Hoot on the Hooch" on Saturday, March 19th.  Any tickets for the "Dream Trip" need to be turned in for the drawing at the Hoot.
Date: 03/10/16
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523
Program: Fly Fishing for Lake Run Fish in Georgia