Nov
18
9:00am 9:00am

Road Side Clean Up on Hwy 276

South Saluda River Clean Up Information

We will be cleaning up the South Saluda River at the "Rock Vanes" and the Adopt-A-Mile clean up of the Highway 11/276 right-of-way two mile stretch adjacent to the Rock Vane area and then fish the Rock Vane area of the stream. We will begin at 9:00 am and it should only take 1 to 1.5 hours to complete the clean up. Afterwards, we will fish the rock vane area or go to the Eastatoe River, if the rock vane area is poor fishing. Orange safety vests and plastic bags will be provided (we also have about 10 pick-up "grabbers" for you to use). You should bring and wear gloves. Come join us for this beneficial effort. We always have loads of fun for a very worthwhile cause.      

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Nov
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Monthly Meeting

Alex Bell will be our guest speaker.

Alex Bell, the owner of AB's Fly Fishing is a co-creator of the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail, the nation's first of its kind, as well as a certified adaptive fly fishing instructor.  Alex is an easy-going guide who knows his sole job for your day is to keep you happy.  You'll cast your line, enjoy the views, eat when hungry, warm up when cold, and take a break or keep fishing based on your desires.  Alex will do his best to make sure you catch a few fish too.

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Oct
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Monthly Meeting

Gerrit Jobsis of American Rivers will be our guest speaker. https://www.americanrivers.org/about-us/staff/

Gerrit joined American Rivers in 2005 after working four years for the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League as Rivers Project Director under a partnership with American Rivers. Prior to that he worked more than a dozen years for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on a broad array of environmental and recreation issues affecting rivers and wetlands.

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Oct
7
8:30am 8:30am

Upper Saluda River Sweep

A river clean-up with Save Our Saluda and Foothills Paddling Club

When? Saturday, October 7, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Where? Meet at Sunrift Adventures 1 Center Street in Travelers Rest What do I need to bring/wear? • Hard sole closed toe shoes that can get wet • Long pants and long shirt • Water bottle • Work gloves (we will have limited supply)

Beach Sweep River Sweep is the largest one-day litter cleanup of South Carolina's beaches and waterways. Organized by S.C. Sea Grant Consortium in partnership with S.C. Department of Natural Resources (dnr.sc.gov/bsrs)

To sign up, please visit http://www.foothillspaddlingclub.org/club-events/35-rivercleanups/366-saluda-river-cleanup.html

For questions, please contact Melanie at 270-7629 or paddlerma@gmail.com Please join us afterward from 6-10 pm to celebrate at Quest Brewing!

Foothills Paddling Club will be hosting their annual paddling film festival and a food truck will be there. So plan to come out for fun, films, food and a frothy beverage!

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Sep
30
10:00am10:00am

Project Healing Waters Healing Saturday

SUPPORT THE RECOVERY OF DISABLED VETERANS

"HEALING SATURDAY"

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER AT " LUTHI'S OUTFITTERS "  Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. will be hosting daylong events to raise funds and awareness of their cause for the injured and disabled veterans we serve.   

We will be at Luthi's from 10 AM to 6 PM -- There will be Fly Casting demonstration by top fly casters representing key fly rod manufacturers.  There will be hands on instruction on how to cast.  Fly Rods built by and decorated by veterans will be shown

This is your opportunity to give back to the men and women who have made great sacrifices for our great nation.

For more information contact :

Chuck Rouse

tel: 864-335-8938 

cell: 864-423-5372 

c.rouse@earthlink.net

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Sep
23
8:30am 8:30am

Kayak Fishing at Berry Shoals in Duncan SC

Ok kayak fishermen...We are planning a kayak outing on Saturday September 23rd. We will fish Berry's Shoals Pond in Duncan SC. Our preliminary plans are to meet at Brown's Tackle Shop at 8:30 am. We will fish until noonish and break for a bring-your-own-lunch. There are several nice picnic areas. We can continue to fish after lunch if you want. Please RSVP so we will be on the lookout for you. 

Life is too short to miss out. 

Ed Watanabe

C-972-898-7929

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Sep
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Monthly Meeting at Mauldin Cultural Center

Melanie Ruhlman, President of Save Our Saluda, will be our speaker!

https://www.saveoursaluda.org/

Melanie Ruhlman is a water resources specialist with over 20 years of professional experience in water resource assessment and planning. Her professional career has included work in industry, government, and private consulting in Atlanta, Athens, and Greenville. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Forestry from North Carolina State University and master’s degree in Forest Hydrology from the University of Georgia. Melanie’s areas of expertise include watershed assessment and planning, stormwater management, watershed hydrology, water quality, erosion and sediment control, stream surveys, soils, wetlands, public outreach and education, and technical writing. She currently serves as President of Save Our Saluda, an all-volunteer citizen based watershed group whose mission is to protect and restore the Saluda River Watershed. Melanie enjoys life on the North Saluda River in Marietta, South Carolina with her husband and two children. She loves paddling, camping, biking, hiking and gardening.

 

https://www.mountainbridgetu.org/monthly-meetings/

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Sep
1
to Sep 4

Labor Day Weekend Backpacking and Fishing on Noland's Creek

Labor Day weekend. This is an outing message from MBTU Outings member Andy Moore - Backpacking and fishing Nolan Creek. 

 

"I've already booked some campsites on Noland creek for this (Labor Day) weekend. If anyone is interested in backpacking Noland creek, they would need to go ahead and book campsites accordingly. Me and my buddy are staying at Smokies Backcountry campsite #65 Friday night and #64 Saturdayand Sunday night if anyone is interested in joining us." 

Andy Moore

If anyone is interested, please contact Andy directly.  See his email address below.

awmoor5503@gmail.com

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Aug
26
9:00am 9:00am

Roadside Clean Up on Hwy 276

August 26th at 9:00 am See website for directions and more information.

South Saluda River Clean Up Information

We will be cleaning up the South Saluda River at the "Rock Vanes" and the Adopt-A-Mile clean up of the Highway 11/276 right-of-way two mile stretch adjacent to the Rock Vane area and then fish the Rock Vane area of the stream. We will begin at 9:00 am and it should only take 1 to 1.5 hours to complete the clean up. 

Conservation Day Trip To Matthew's Creek Conservation Site

August 26th is our Highway Cleanup on Hwy 276 of our Adopt-a-Highway section, afterwards we will make a trip to visit the Matthew's Creek Restoration Site, a current Mountain Bridge TU project. Come Join Us!

After the clean up project, we will meet back at the "pull-off" around 10:00am and will travel up to Matthew's Creek Restoration Site. This is a current MBTU Conservation Project. This is an opportunity for MBTU members to see first hand one of our conservation efforts protecting our cold water fisheries in the Upstate. 

Bonus - MBTU will provide a free hotdog lunch to all Matthew's Creek attendees! Please RSVP me by this Thursday so we will know how many "dogs" to provide. 

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Jul
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Monthly Meeting - Fly Tying Night

Our regular Monthly Meeting will be July 17th at the Mauldin Cultural Center, beginning at 6:30 pm. This will be our "Fly Tying" night. Bring your fly tying setups if you like. We will have members set up to assist and instruct in tying some flies.

Come early for casting practice and instruction on the lawn!

Mauldin Cultural Center

101 East Butler Road

Mauldin, SC 29662

Meetings begin at 6:30 pm.

Light snacks are provided.

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Jul
15
8:00am 8:00am

Forest Service Culvert Survey

In cooperation with the US Forest Service, Mountain
Bridge Trout Unlimited will continue our culvert survey project on
July 15th. Those that want to help with culvert surveys should meet at
the US Forest Service office, (not the fly shop) in Mt. Rest on Hwy 28
north of Walhalla at 8:00 am. Be prepared with food and water.  We
will be wading small streams and bushy areas.  Bring your mosquito
spray. Afterwards we will fish the Chattooga or Chauga, if interested.

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Jun
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mountain Bridge TU Family Picnic

Our 2017 Mountain Bridge TU Family Picnic will be held Friday, June 2nd at the lake and picnic shed of Herman Walker’s farm, north of Travelers Rest, SC. We will begin at 6:00 pm, but come earlier if you would like. This is a popular event, so come and bring your family members, spouse, kids, grand kids, friends, etc. As always, the chapter will furnish the meat   (Bar-B-Q pre-cooked), bread, paper plates & napkins, and plastic forks/knives and we are asking each member to bring a dish of your choice to share with everyone.

In addition, you will need to bring your own drinks, cooler, and lawn chairs for relaxing. There will be opportunities to fish for bream and bass in the lake from the shore, so bring your gear if you like.

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May
7
9:00am 9:00am

May 7, 2017 Trail Cleanup at Asbury Hills with Orvis Greenville

From Our Friends at Orvis, Greenville

HELP US CLEAN UP TRASH AND CLEAR TRAILS AT ASBURY HILLS METHODIST CAMP

Come join Orvis Greenville May 7, 2017 from 9AM - 4PM while we perform trail maintenance and improvements along Matthews Creek in northern Greenville County on Asbury Hills property. Orvis Pledges 5% of Pre-Tax profit to Conservation Initiatives. In addition, Orvis Greenville wants to contribute on a local level with man-hours and community building. This is a volunteer effort so any time that you can contribute is greatly appreciated!

The following items are recommended and encouraged:    

  • Please wear weather-appropriate clothing, shoes, work gloves, and bring your own snacks (Orvis will supply water for drinking)
  • Long pants and boots or shoes that may get muddy are suggested;
  • Poison ivy, long grass, and potential for stinging insects are always a possibility when one goes out in the woods, be prepared
  • Bring your saws, rakes, shovels, and safety glasses if you care to use them or let others use them
  • Respect for the Landowner

 

Afterwards you are welcome to hang out and fish. Anyone unfamiliar with this small wild trout stream will be rewarded with it's seclusion, scenic beauty and fishing action. Bring your Adams, Caddis, or favorite dry/dropper combo and we can see who ends up hooking up with "Mr. Big".

 

If you have any questions or are unable to make it, please give us a call here at the store: 864-240-4284 or send us an email at retail-greenvillestr652@orvis.com.  Otherwise, we look forward to volunteering with you on May 7!

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