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 Rizzio Clinic is 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 provides 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.


Normally held in the spring, the clinic is 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:


Note: We are experiencing a strong demand for registration and suggest you reserve a place for your camper soon.


April 28, 2018 - 8:30 am - 1 pm - Lunch is provided

Chattahoochee Nature Center

9135 Willeo Road

Roswell, GA 30075


For more information, contact our Education Chair at rizzioclinic@ucctu.org.


For more photos from the 2017 Rizzio Fly Fishing Clinic see the Photo Gallery