Thursday, July 11, 2019

July Monthly Meeting TONIGHT July 11th

Foothills July Monthly Meeting Thursday Night, July 11th
Georgia Foothills chapter of Trout Unlimited meets the 2nd Thursday of every month in Clarksville, GA at the United Community Bank on Louise St.
Social time starts at 6pm with the meeting at 6:30pm with our program following, however, there will be no formal program this month. Our campers from this year's trout camp should be in attendance to tell us about their experiences.
Hope to see everyone there!

Unicoi Outfitters Silver Anniversary

Mark your calendars...

We will be celebrating 25 years of being apart of the north Georgia fly fishing community on Saturday September 7th. It’s going to be an awesome time so you won’t wanna miss out. Stayed tuned as we release more details as the event gets closer.


 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Rocket Roy Lowe

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend, Rocket Roy Lowe. Rocket was an avid volunteer for everything concerning clean, cold water and flyfishing. We never saw him when he wasn't just happy to be there. You will be missed, Rocket. Thank you for your life as a good example to the rest of us.

Below is his obituary from his daughter Susan:
"Roy Edward Lowe lost his battle with Parkinson’s and passed away on May 2, 2019 in Gainesville, Georgia. He was one of 9 children born to Luther and Sara “Dolly” Lowe. He was born in Atlanta on November 9, 1931 and shared his birthday with his twin brother, Ray.
Roy and Ray, along with their older brother Wade, grew up in Buckhead and were part of the Buckhead Boys as teenagers. The brothers fell in love with fast cars and parlayed that love into racing stock cars and dragsters in the 1950s. Roy decided after his racing days were over to learn how to fly an airplane. He owned several airplanes over the years and flew all over the country. He even built an experimental plane with one of his pilot buddies. During his retirement years he sold airplanes that had a modified engine in them called the Rocket 305 and that is why he was called “Rocket Roy” by his friends and family. As a teenager, Roy spent summers at a family fishing camp in Florida where he learned how to fly fish which he continued to enjoy until, at the age of 85, he finally hung up his rod and put away his flies. Roy was also a member of the United States Navy and served for 3 years during peacetime.
After he left the Navy, Roy graduated from Georgia State with an accounting degree and owned several successful businesses including Lowe Glass Atlanta and Bygone Era. He retired in 1999 and he and his wife, Patty, moved to Clarkesville, Georgia so they could be near the mountains and trout streams so Patty could hike and he could fish.
Roy became very active in several organizations in the North Georgia mountains and was a volunteer for the Foothills Chapter of Trout Unlimited and served on the board of the Soque River Watershed Organization. He was very passionate about protecting the local waterways and worked to help maintain the river banks and protect the water quality. He was known for his fly casting prowess and won numerous fly fishing accuracy contests around the country. He loved to teach new fishermen, especially kids, how to land a fly and catch a trout and spent many days fishing the rivers in North Georgia and North Carolina regardless of the weather.
When he wasn’t fishing he was busy restoring two historic buildings in Clarkesville. He lovingly restored a historic African American church, Dae’s Chapel as well as the Porter-York house. Both structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Roy is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patty Lowe, as well as his daughter Susan and her spouse Gwen Flaniken. He also leaves behind his brother Ray’s wife, Carol, and numerous nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
A casual remembrance service for family and friends will be held on May 19th at 1:00 pm at the Sautee Nacoochee Community Center near Helen, GA.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Parkinson Foundation - Research Projects, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, Florida, 33131 or the Soque River Watershed Association atwww.soque.org."

Saturday, April 6, 2019

WE HAVE GOT A TREAT FOR THE APRIL MONTHLY MEETING!!!

ATTENTION Foothills Membership....

After working so hard on planning for the Hoot On The Hooch, we're going fishing! We'll need to be at Unicoi Outfitters at 6:00 PM Thursday so please make sure everyone is aware of this. From there, we'll spread out over Nacoochee Bend and fish until 8:00 PM that evening. I think we all need this treat! See ya'll there!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Georgia's Hemlocks




Hello hemlock friends in Murray County and chapters of Trout Unlimited,

I want to let you know about an ambitious project on March 2 that I 
hope you'll be interested in.  In a joint effort of Save Georgia's 
Hemlocks, Trout Unlimited, the Nature Conservancy, and the U. S. 
Forest Service, we will be planting 60 large hemlocks on Mill Creek in 
Murray County to restore the shade canopy along the trout stream, and 
we need all the help we can get.

Please see the attached flyer and share it with your friends, work 
associates, your group members, and anyone else you think might be 
interested.  I hope you can come out and help; it will be a fun and 
very rewarding day!  If you can, please contact Chris Disser to 
register as shown on the flyer, and she'll send you a confirmation 
with additional details.

Cheers, and hope to see you on March 2!

Donna Shearer
Chairman, Save Georgia's Hemlocks
706-429-8010

To register, contact Chris Disser at

Monday, January 7, 2019

Foothills JANUARY monthly meeting this Thursday, January 10th

Foothills JANUARY monthly meeting Thursday, 1/10, at the United Community Bank in Clarkesville.
    468 W Louise St
    Clarkesville, GA 30523

The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting at 7:00

We have lots of "Dream Trip" tickets for sale... pick up some to sell and/or purchase yours. Don't miss out on a chance for a trip of a life time.

Our guest speaker for the January meeting of Foothills will be Steven Patrick. Steven, as many of you know, is the Extension Agent for Habersham County. But beyond his responsibilities there, Steven has a passion for introducing kids to fishing. He is the founder of the Southeastern Youth Kayak Fishing Club. Foothills TU has always been a strong advocate for youth education and angling so Steven's interests fit well with our mission. Join us Thursday evening for an update on Steven's projects which also include the Upper Chattahoochee Shoal Bass Project, a genetic tracking study to help build an information base for more protective regulations for this special species.