Congratulations to Tom Brewster for winning our “Capture the Spirit” photo competition. A version of his beautiful picture of Bradley Creek is now proudly serving as our webpage title banner. Tom won a $50 gift certificate, courtesy of Curtis Wright Outfitters. Many thanks also to all our entrants, Christine Vigue for initiating and running the contest and Curt Silvers for his technical assistance in getting the photo up where you all can see and enjoy it.
Oh yeah! Another contest to test your skill and determination. It’s not bad enough that we’ve given you frostbite on New Year’s day, made you further exploit the poor turkey or kept you up late on the summer solstice. This time, we’re going to test your legs, your lungs and your angling prowess.
For the month of June we will be running a competition to see which of our members can catch (and release) a trout, on a dry fly, at the highest elevation. You have to stay in North Carolina (no photos from a Colorado vacation) Use GPS, a map, an altimeter app whatever. Photos are not required but are highly desirable.
Submit your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the month and you could be the winner of some yet to be determined but undoubtedly cool prize. Be safe and good luck!
We had a beautiful afternoon and a great turnout for our TGIF outing yesterday on the West Fork of the Pigeon River. It was wonderful to see some of our newcomers there and even better to see some of our Chapter’s “aces” helping them out with tips and techniques. After an awesome session on the water we all rejoined at the Oyster House Brewery in West Asheville to enjoy a libation, scarf a couple of bivalves, share photos and swap lies. The perfect way to kick off the 3 day weekend. Above is LOSTU member Lauren Miko with her tenkara caught Brown Trout from yesterday. Now don’t you wish you had come!
Hey everybody, we’re going to have one last TGIF outing on Friday, 22 May up on the DH stretch of the West Fork of the Pigeon River. Come when you can on Friday afternoon, find a fellow LOSTU angler and enjoy the last of the Delayed Harvest season. We will leave from the Iron Bridge at 6pm to head to the Oyster House Brewery in West Asheville for a libation and maybe a bite to eat. If you’re new, contact me at email@example.com and I’ll help you link up with some fellow LOSTU anglers. I hope to see you there!
Congratulations to Owens Middle School on their completion of the Trout in the Classroom program! The class successfully released trout that they raised in the classroom from eggs to fingerlings. Land O’ Sky Trout Unlimited is very proud of their hard work and their dedication to learning about trout, their habitats and their appreciation for water resources. To learn more about our Trout in the Classroom program, visit http://landoskytu.com/?page_id=127
We have decided to hold our next TGIF outing on Friday, 17 April so that we can extend an invitation to our TU brothers and sisters who may be arriving in town early for the Trout Unlimited SE Regional Meeting (which is occurring the next day.) We will be fishing the Laurel River and then gathering at the Iron Horse Station in Hot Springs afterward. We will depart from the Laurel River Store parking lot (just over the bridge) at 5:30pm to head over to the Iron Horse.
We are asking everyone who attends to bring a big trash bag and take 15 minutes to pick up litter around your favorite fishing spot. The Laurel could really use some help…and who better to help it than you…the awesome members of LOSTU.
Hope to see you there.
A great time was had by all who came out to support us at last night’s Fly Fishing Film Tour. We raised over $1,600 dollars for LOSTU programs here in WNC. Thank you to Hunter Banks and all the F3T sponsors. A very special thanks goes out to the beautiful Elk Springs Resort, WV for their awesome donation of a two night stay for two…that helped with raffle ticket sales! Please check out these great Trout Unlimited supporters at www.elkspringsresort.net If you missed it…well, you missed it but there are a lot more LOSTU activities coming up this spring, so stay tuned in to our calendar and join us at our next happening.
We had fourteen LOSTU members and friends show up for our first TGIF outing of 2015. In spite of it being Friday the 13th, we were lucky with the weather, which threatened but gave us good fishing right up to the end. We retired to the new Sierra Nevada Taproom afterward and enjoyed a libation and food at this cool new establishment, right close to our own North Mills River. If you couldn’t make it in March, our April TGIF is tentatively being set up for Friday, 10 April. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.