To conserve, protect and restore Michigan's cold water fisheries and their watersheds, including our own Huron River!
The Ann Arbor Chapter of Trout Unlimited welcomes you to view our Website and newsletter, The Reel News. We are a friendly and active chapter. We fish together and work together. We organize several fishing trips each year as well as working trips where we practice “hands on” river habitat restoration. We also host monthly informative meetings each year, from September to May.  Click on the Meeting tab for our newest schedule.
Tight Lines,
Mike Mouradian
AATU Past  President
We will be holding our meetings at Weber’s Ann Arbor Hotel, 3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor.  We will be using their Ann Arbor Room, which is located straight back from the hostess station at their restaurant entrance.  We will be able to order food and beverages directly from their menu, so members are encouraged to arrive anytime after 5:30 to have something to eat and to visit and network with other members prior to the actual meeting, which will start at 7:00. Hope to see you there!
Tight Lines,
John Zolan
AATU President

2015-2016 Meeting Schedule


November 9:  Our Guest Speaker will be Susan Lackey, of the Legacy Land Trust (we had to change speakers),  who will talk about  the 'Great Water Divide', the role Washtenaw and Jackson County rivers play in water quality throughout the two counties.  For more information:  http://legacylandconservancy.org
We will be meeting in the Century Ballroom  which is the first Ballroom down the stairs as you enter Webers. 
For those who enjoy having dinner prior or during the meeting, we will have a special buffet option. We will have a Pizza and Salad Bar Buffet and cash bar. The buffet is $12.50. They will collect the money. We need to have a about 25 folks order the buffet to cover the room.
December 14 – Holiday party and swap meet
Click here for complete schedule 
 3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
 Phone:(734) 769-2500
Activity Updates 2015
Mill Creek Fishing Survey
If you have tried your hand at fishing in Mill Creek near Dexter we would sure like to hear about your experience.  Please fill out form and tell us about it. This vital information will be submitted to the DNR for their continued suport of out fishery. 
September-November Facebook Contest
We had a great October membership month. We added about 20 new members to this list. The raffle was conducted under scientific conditions with my cat Molly watching the the proceedings. And the winner of the Lawntrout Kit is ........ Mark Schultz ...... Mark can pick up his Lawn Trout at our November meeting.

***Next months prizes are two AATU Ceramic mugs. If you join our  Facebookgroup in November you will be in a drawing for these great, vintage AATU ceramic mugs
To encourage the use of our page by members, we are holding a contest this month, as follows: Every person who "joins" the AATU facebook page this month will be entered in a raffle to win a box of one dozen Huron River flies. 
1) Click on the  following URL:
2) The AATU page will come up, and just click "Join" in the dropdown menu that appears just below the word "Unlimited" in the AATU logo.  All new AATU Facebook Friends will be included in the raffle.... Read more in the Reel News 
Nov 7 - Annual Fly Tying Invitational Expo will be held at the Causeway Bay Hotel in Lansing. More info at:
See all articles and information in this month's Reel News
Save April 14, 2016 for the Annual Banquet
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TU Women's Initiative

You should know about the TU Women’s Initiative. You can see that TU web page at  www.tu.org/blog-posts/tu-womens-initiative , and you also can click a link on that page to see the Women's Initiative newsletter, On the Rise.
 While on our page, join the group to get the  latest fishing news, activities at our local fly  shops and ecology groups, fly-tying hints,  and member posts.  

On-Line Trout Media

Want to Change Your TU Chapter ?

Trout TV    http://www.trouttvshow.com
Jointhe Trout TV Community by becoming a subscriber to their digital distribution portal.
A Tight Loop- http://atightloop.com
a digital magazine about fly fishing in the Midwest.
Dun Magazine- http://www.DunTheMagazine.com
a digital fly fishing magazine for women.
When you join Trout Unlimted, you are then assigned to a specific chapter to attend meetings at or to volunteer your talents with. Sometimes, the chapter's meeting location that you are assigned to is much further away than a neighboring chapter.  Can you switch chapters?  The answer is "yes". 
An active TU member may change his/her chapter affiliation by: E-mailing: TUmembership@tu.org .  In your e-mail, include your name and address, and say that you wish to be assigned to Chapter 127 – Ann Arbor. 
Or, you can change it by calling: 1-800-834-2419 and making the same request.

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