UCCTU Supports Women Fly Fishers

The July 28th monthly meeting of the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited (UCCTU) focused on Women in Fly Fishing. During the meeting, chapter President Jim Harvey presented a $1,000 donation check to Casting for Recovery. Casting for Recovery, based in Manchester, Vermont provides retreats, support and relief for breast cancer patients and survivors across the country through the therapeutic sport of fly-fishing.

Chapter President Harvey noted, “It is an honor to support the great work of Casting for Recovery and is important for the mission of UCCTU to grow the community of fly fishers who actively work for the protection of our precious water resources.”

In addition, guest speaker Diane Minick, Watershed Director of the Upper Etowah River Alliance, presented information about the insects that are prevalent on the rivers and streams of North Georgia and the artificial flies that match them. A special exhibition of fly fishing gear designed for women was also on display courtesy of Alpharetta Outfitters.

Picture: Jim Harvey, chapter president, Upper Chattahoochee Chapter Trout Unlimited presenting Beverly Booth, Program Coordinator, Casting for Recovery Georgia, with a $1,000 donation check.