Rizzio Fly Fishing and Conservation Clinic

Another successful Rizzio Youth Conservation & Fly Fishing Clinic was held at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Saturday, April 22. This year was extra special as all students not only learned fly casting, knot tying, stream conservation and history of the Chattahoochee River -- they each received a brand new Redington fly rod and reel set courtesy of our chapter and other gifts including the book "Fly Fishing 101" donated by Alpharetta Outfitters and a great selection of flies from The Atlanta Fly Fishing School. Thanks to all of our sponsors and the volunteers who helped to make this year's Rizzio an outstanding success!



The Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited offers 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 work with students to provide individual instruction and answer questions. Each student is awarded a certificate upon completion and a drawing is held for a fly rod and reel.


Normally held in the spring, the clinic will be limited to 36 students and is offered at a nominal cost. Students are provided all necessary equipment, but should 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 instructors are eager to teach the art of fly fishing and pass along their interest in conservation, so bring lots of enthusiasm to class.


Students who have previously attended this clinic are not eligible to attend again.




2018 Rizzio Clinic Information


Spring 2018  (9:00 - 1:00pm) 

Chattahoochee Nature Center 

9135 Willeo Road 

Roswell, GA 30075 


For more information,contact our Education Char Tom Hayes at rizzioclinic@ucctu.org


Download a 2017 Rizzio Clinic Flyer and Registration Release Form


Online Registration>>> here