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Tom Hayes 
Rizzio Youth Clinic
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter Trout Unlimited 


Saturday April 23, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

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2016 Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing Clinic

Rizzio Clinic 2008

The Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, The Chattahoochee Nature Center, The Fish Hawk, Atlanta Fly Fishing School, Alpharetta Outfitters, Bass Pro Shops and the Georgia women Flyfishers are pleased to announce a comprehensive one day fly fishing clinic for young men and women, ages 10 to 15.  The clinic is designed for the beginning fly fisher and will provide basic instruction in all phases of fly fishing including  fly casting, knot tying, insect identification and conservation.  Certified Instructors and Mentors will work with students to provide individual instruction and answer questions about fly fishing and conservation.  Each student will be awarded a certificate upon completion and a drawing will be held for a fly rod and reel. In addition there are hundreds of dollars of prozes and giveaways to help the kids get started, including 10 complete fly rod and reel combos!

The clinic is open to the public. All are invited!

Lunch will be provided.  The clinic will be limited to 36 students and is offered at a cost of $20.  Parents or guardians may stay and observe the clinic or drop-off the student and pick them up not later than 1:30 PM.

What to Bring

Students will be provided all necessary equipment but need to bring weather appropriate outdoor clothing, a brimmed hat, sunglasses or prescription glasses (mandatory safety item), insect repellent, and sunscreen.  Students who prefer to use their own fly-rod may do so.  No hooks will be used on the line; this is an instructional day.  All the instructors are eager to teach the art of fly fishing and pass along their interest in conservation, so bring lots of enthusiasm to class.

All students must have a parent's or legal guardian's signature on a release form to participate. If paying online, the release form can be mailed to Tom Hayes, UCCTU Rizzio Youth Clinic, 3443 Kingsboro Rd, NE #1210 Atlanta, GA 30326 or emailed to rizzioclinic@ucctu.org

Offered by the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited and sponsored by The Chattahoochee Nature Center, The Fish Hawk,  Atlanta Fly Fishing School, Alpharetta Outfitters, Bass Pro Shops and the Georgia Women FlyFishers.

Students who attend this clinic in the past are not eligible to attend again.

Sam Rizzio

Sam Rizzio Tying FliesSam Rizzio was life long fly fisherman, Upper Chattahoochee Trout Unlimited Director and enthusiatic advocate for our sport and conservation. Always eager to share his knowlege with beginners, this clinic memorializes Sam's particular passion for youth education. Sam "went around the bend" on March 25, 2004. 

Conserving, protecting and restoring Geogia's coldwater fisheries
and their watersheds since 1982.