March Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey   ernest.frey@comcast.net

Newsletter

Little River Clean-up is scheduled for March 25. As of this writing on March 9, the weather is predicted to be cloudy and in the high 60’s. Stan Starkey will be cooking the lunch and is preparing his famous pulled pork along with the old stand-by of hamburgers and hot dogs.  Come out and help with keeping our resources clean and maybe get some fishing in after lunch.

The Southeast Regional Trout Unlimited meeting will be the week- end of April 21 in Gatlinburg. Please try to attend if possible. There are some great speakers scheduled and it should be entertaining.  Mentors or “guides” may also be necessary to assist the visitors to the meeting with fishing in the area.You don’t have to show them your favorite fishing hole, just help them with Smoky Mountain fishing.

I would like to thank Wendy Teffeteller and her students from the Episcopal School of Knoxville for their presentation at last month’s meeting. It was great to see the enthusiasm of the students for a program that our chapter has put in place.

Ernie

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Annual Little River Cleanup Saturday March 25

Don’t miss out on a fun time and the chance to help out the Park. Our annual Little River Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 25 starting at 9:00 AM at Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area.

This is a great opportunity to give back by spending a couple of hours in the Park we love keeping Little River clean. The work will be done in time for lunch.  We provide a lunch of burgers, dogs, some smoked pork and everything else for a great meal.  So helping is a win-win situation!

No need to sign up, just show up in your hiking shoes.  High visibility vests, gloves, bags, and grabbers will be provided.

So mark your calendar and we will see you there on Saturday, March 25 starting at 9:00am.  Thanks.

Charlie Chmielewski
865-661-7325

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Tennesse Fishing License

Yep it is time.

March 1 and Delight Saving Time mean only one thing it is time to renew your fishing license.  In the past I would suggest going by your local Fly Shop and pick up a new licence. But TWRA now sends you a plastic card instead of the paper print out.  So you might like to save time and just order it online.  Tennessee R.E.A.L. System Online Licensing (link) is the way to go.  Just input last year’s licence number,  your name and birth date and you are in.  You them can print off your temporary licence or just save it to your phone which is a good thing to do anyway.

Good fishing

Joe  <((((<

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February Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey   ernest.frey@comcast.net

Newsletter

It’s February and Spring is just around the corner. I have seen Forsythia blooming and I have heard that spring mayflies have been  seen. I have not been fishing yet.  Every time the fishing fever strikes the weather  turns ugly but that is the nature of this time of year. Patience! Spring is just around the  corner!

Now is the time to be filling the fly box and  making sure the fishing equipment is ready to go. To help with that, there will be a tech class at 5:30 before the next meeting February 23 to discuss rod and reel maintenance. It’s easy to throw the rod and reel in the rack or leave it in the tube after an outing but now is the time to check them out and clean them up.

Steve Young and I attended the initial meeting of the new Maryville Healing Waters  program. For our members who are veterans or members who just want to volunteer to help our military veterans, this is a great program. They are folks who just want to be on the water so I hope we will help them. this time of year.  Patience! Spring is just around the corner!

Now is the time to be filling the fly box and making sure the fishing equipment is ready to go. To help with that, there will be a tech class at 5:30 before the next meeting February 23 to discuss rod and reel maintenance. It’s easy to throw the rod and reel in the rack or leave it in the tube after an outing but now is the time to check them out and clean them up.

Steve Young and I attended the initial meeting of the new Maryville Healing Waters  program. For our members who are veterans or members who just want to volunteer to  help our military veterans, this is a great program. They are folks who just want to be on  the water so I hope we will help them.

Ernie

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