We support local conservation, protection, and restoration of coldwater fisheries and watersheds through fishing, community service, and education.

April News

There’s a lot of activity for LOSTU this month. First we have Stocking the North Mills River on April 2. We’ll meet at the campground parking lot about 10 AM and spend a few hours distributing the fish up and down the river.   As I write this, the forecast is partly...

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Thanks to all of the intrepid LOSTU volunteers

Charlie Green, Chuck Dauphine,  Ron Watkins, Jon Moore, Trevor Reis, Krishun Karau, Justin Metzger, John Metzger, Dave Sergas, Thom Flinders, Neal Labrie, Seth Burns, Steve Buchanan, John, Bennett, Michael Krol, John Lordeon, Brad Lunn, Cliff Albertson, and Jay...

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CALLING ALL FLY TYERS

Spring is on the way and it’s time to start tying some new patterns. So for the upcoming March Meeting (March 13 7 PM REI Schenk Parkway) bring your vises (not vices – we’re a family organization) and show off your tying skills to those of us who are butter-fingered....

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CALLING ALL FLY TYERS

Spring is on the way and it’s time to start tying some new patterns. So for the upcoming March Meeting (March 13 7 PM REI Schenk Parkway) bring your vises (not vices – we’re a family organization) and show off your tying skills to those of us who are butter-fingered....

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Volunteers Needed – Huge Fundraiser

Good afternoon fishing friends!  As you may have heard, the 2018 Orvis Guide Rendezvous is coming to Asheville April 12-14. I am working with Orvis as their Lead Volunteer Coordinator and I am reaching out to you to inquire if you or anyone you know may want to be a...

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State of Trout in America's Most Popular Park 

At our February 13 chapter meeting (REI store on Schenk Parkway in Biltmore Park at 7 pm), we are excited to have Matt Kulp (Supervisory Fishery Biologist) return for another engagement with us.   Matt has worked in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for almost...

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Spring Stocking Schedule

Spring is coming and it won't be long until we'll be out on the streams again.  Here's the schedule for our stocking trips on the North Mills.    

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Top Ten Whys of Fly Fishing

TOP TEN “WHYS” OF FLYFISHING Why do you find golf balls in trout streams but never find trout flies on a golf course? Why do you find only # 16 hackles on a neck when you’re tying # 14 flies? Why do hackle pliers slip on the last turn and not the first turn? Why do 7X...

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PADDLE-n-PLANT Work Day Volunteering Opportunity    The French Broad Riverkeeper and MountainTrue are combating sediment erosion in our local waterways. Sediment is a major polluter in our river basin, clogging fish and aquatic habitats, increasing water temperatures,...

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