Monday, June 11, 2018

June Monthly Meeting Thursday 6/14

Our Next meeting will be held THIS Thursday, June 14th at United Community Bank in Clarkesville
468 W Louise St
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Jimmy Harris will be giving a short program on a few tips and tricks that can make your time on the water more enjoyable as well as more productive.  The floor will also be open to anyone in the audience who has a tip they would like to share with the rest of us.

The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting up at 7:00 and runs to about 8:00.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kids Day at Smithgall Woods

.Foothills members taught fly casting and fly tying segments. Also, we released the fish from the Trout in the Classroom tank into Dukes Creek.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Memorial Day in Cleveland

Tommy Chastain at Freedom Park in Cleveland for Memorial Day remembrance of our fallen Vets.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Oakwood Healing Waters Vets fishing at Rivers Edge

Thanks to Alex Harris for letting our guys fish his property on the Soque - WOW!

Monday, May 7, 2018


Foothills monthly meeting is Thursday, May 10th

PLEASE COME AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS.... show support for our chapter and guest speaker!

Date: 5/10/18
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Our guest speaker for our May monthly meeting will be Rusty Chinnis. Rusty is an outdoor photographer, writer, captain and FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor. He specializes in fishing, bird, landscape and coastal photography.

Currently outdoors editor of the Anna Maria Island Sun, he was also a contributing editor of Fly Fishing in Saltwaters magazine. His articles and images have been published in many outdoor magazines.

Rusty served as president and chairman of the board of The Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.
He was a founder, president and currently serves as chairman of Sarasota Bay Watch, a 501c3 environmental organization.

Rusty and his wife Chris enjoy vacationing in northeast Georgia with a little trout fishing thrown in. We look forward to having them as our guests and to hearing about the fishing and other events in south Florida

Monday, April 9, 2018

Foothills Montly Meeting 4/12/2018

Foothills monthly meeting is Thursday, April 12th
Date: 4/12/18
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523
Our guest speaker for our April meeting will be Dale Caldwell. Dale is the Headwaters Director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. His office is on the square in Gainesville. Dale is very active in our area with both the Chattahoochee and Soque Rivers and efforts to protect these valuable resources. Being the Headwaters Director, he is very interested in and supportive of the same issues as Trout Unlimited.

Monday, February 26, 2018

March Monthly Meeting

Foothills monthly meeting is Thursday, March 8th
Date: 3/8/18
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Greg Corbett will be sharing his fly tying tips this meeting as well going over the final wrap up for the “Hoot”

Will just need a bit of time to wrap up where we are with donations and what additional work needs to be done for that and to have folks commit to helping set up/wrap up. Valarie asked that folks send her info about what they have collected as soon as they get to make things run smoothly.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The 2018 Southeast Regional Rendezvous

Friday Fishing with Local Hosts
Saturday Workshops & Networking
Sunday Conservation Tour
Join fellow anglers and TU volunteer leaders from across the Southeast on May 18-20 in Davis, WV for enlightening presentations, inspiring dialogue and engaging camaraderie with those who share your dedication to TU and our mission,

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Leaky Wader Roundup

Turn in those leaky waders and Doris Riggs will create a whole new purpose that extends their life! Doris will create Boot Bags for our ladies who attend Casting for Recovery events. Carl has ordered special CFR patches to be added to these "bags."

You can bring them to the Rock Creek Hatchery at the March 10th meeting or drop them off anytime at Faith Presbyterian Church in BR (across from the Browns Feed and Seed.) Just leave a note the leaky waders are for Carl Riggs.    


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hoot on the Hootch

   The following are some of the programs and events that the Foothills chapter of Trout Unlimited supports using the funds raised/donated at the "Hoot On The Hootch" event.....


Fly Tying
 Stream Projects
Trout in the Classrooms 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Foothills Monthly meeting this Thursday, February 8th

The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting up at 7:00 and runs to about 8:00. We really need folks to show up so we can make sure we get presenters.  

Date: 02/08/18

Time: 6:30 P.M.

Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523  

Program: Our guest speaker for February will be Chuck Head. Chuck guides for Unicoi Outfitters
for most of the year but spends his summers guiding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains on the Gunnison River.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

From our friends at the Gold Rush Chapter

First of all, our January Meeting is next Tuesday, January 16th at the Ivie
Lodge in Camp Glisson, Dahlonega.  Our speaker at this meeting is Jeff Wright
from Alpharetta Outfitters (one of our sponsors).  Also, we will be auctioning
off a 9ft, 5wt fly rod along with a 2nd prize of (270) flies and a 3rd prize of
a White River Fly Tackle Pack.  Also, we will be selling raffle tickets for the
2018 Dream Trip to the Henry's Fork in Idaho.  If you don't have your Dream Trip
tickets yet, please see Ken McKinnon at the meeting.  If you will be attending
this meeting, we need you to register by this Saturday at:

The second set of dates that I want to remind you of is Friday/Saturday, January
19th/20th.  This is the makeup dates that we have scheduled for our construction
project at Camp Glisson wherein we are building a bathhouse for middle school
aged kids to use in the spring when they become campers.  This is a very
important project and we can use all of your help that we can get.  Please
register right away at:  Friday  Saturday

We need you to register for one or both of these days so that the folks at Camp
Glisson know how much lunch to prepare for us on both days.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Looking forward to seeing you.
Neal Houtz
Trout Unlimited - Gold Rush Chapter