August 2019 newsletter

August Meeting Presents Unicoi Outfitters

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 The chapter meets at 9 am, August 10 for a presentation from Unicoi Outfitters in Helen, GA. Unicoi is a nationally acclaimed Orvis Outfitter and an important part of trout fishing in North Georgia. We will also discuss all the upcoming events on the calendar and talk about what to fish for during the dog days of August.  Join us at Faith Presbyterian Church, 56 Mountain St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513.

Carpool to Save Georgia Hemlocks

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  Join our team on August 24, as we work to save the hemlock trees  just north of Vogel State Park in Union County. Carpool rolls out from Roses parking lot in Blue Ridge at 7:45 AM. Learn first-hand from trained and dedicated professionals how to save these important and beautiful trees. Team leader: Sandy Reinauer 

Stream Team at John's Creek

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The Coosa Valley TU Chapter hosts a multi-chapter stream team on August 24 when it takes to the area of John's Creek in Floyd County to work on the stocking tube on site and repair damaged stream-flow structures. All tools provided. Meet at 8:30 am at the second group of campsites on the right (Johns Creek side of the road) when coming up Everett Springs Road. Team leader: David Bowen (Coosa Valley TU) -- david.boween1945@gmail.com

Shop Your Fishing Gear -- and More! -- at Amazon Smile

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    Whenever shopping at Amazon.com for your latest fishing gear (or anything, really), check out your shopping cart with  AmazonSmile and select Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited as your charity. Spend a lot, send a lot! It costs you nothing and Amazon sends BRMTU a monthly check. 

Hatch Chart Helps Beat Summer's Dog Days

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Nothing in trout fishing comes easy as summer throws its hottest days upon North Georgia. But when you do find water cool enough to fish (think tailwater), a little help -- in the way of a local Hatch Chart --  can help make the day.

Trout Fest on Our Minds

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Planning is already rolling forward for the 2020 Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventures event, April 25 at Downtown City Park in Blue Ridge. Consider what you can contribute to help make this -- our chapter's primary fundraising event -- the best Trout Fest yet! Contact Bob Borgwat, event coordinator, phone: 706-838-5259 

BlueRidgeTroutFest.com