November / December Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey  

ernest.frey@comcast.net

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President’s Corner

I’m writing this while listening to the rainfall on the roof. As of this morning, we have had over 50 inches of rain this year. From a fishing and conservation standpoint this is a good thing. The groundwater reserves are being rebuilt after those years of drought. My only concern is that we don’t huge amounts of rain at one time that may disrupt the redds of breeding fish. I personally am using the rain days to clean and check over my fishing gear.

One of the first articles I wrote when I became president of the chapter talked about finishing a bamboo blank that I had purchased at Troutfest. Well, it is finished and so is my term as president. The board will nominate, for member’s approval, a slate of candidates for the board and officers of the chapter for 2019. If any member wishes to be an officer or on the board, nominations will be taken from the floor at the December 4 meeting.

The Tuesday, December 4 meeting will be the last meeting of the year. We make this deviation because of the holiday schedule. This meeting will the silent auction to benefit the chapter so if you have something you wish to donate please bring it to the December 4 meeting.

Our meeting site has been confirmed for next year. Barley’s has been a great meeting venue and working with Jim Williams and his staff has been a great pleasure.

Next meeting will be December 4 at Barley’s Maryville, social hour starts at 6 and business meeting at 7. The silent auction will go on from 6 till 8.

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October Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey  

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Well, we just came back from the chapter fall camping trip. It was another fun camping experience. Smokemont campgrounds is always pleasant. Fishing was excellent
and the catching wasn’t too bad either. My karma must have caught up with me on Saturday. If it could have gone wrong, it went wrong. Luckily I didn’t break anything and I did catch fish. Thank you Pat Tully and the other campers for a great trip.

At the last meeting in September, members decided to go to a quarterly newsletter. That will start in January. Please feel free to write articles for the newsletter about your fishing or conservation experiences. You don’t have to be a Hemingway just a few paragraphs will do and we would rather have pictures anyway

Our next meeting will be October 23 at Barley’s in Maryville. Social hour starts at 6pm and meeting at 7pm. Because of the holidays, our November and December meetings will be on December 4. This meeting will be a silent auction. You bring the stuff you want to get rid of and the money goes to the chapter. This was a lot of fun last year and a lot of stuff changed hands.

We are still looking for nomination for chapter officers. We need a president, vice-
president and treasurer

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September Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey  

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It’s September and summer is almost over.  Fishing is good and catching is improving.  I have heard good reports on both the Clinch and Little River.  Orange is the color of choice for flies with the coming of the fall or October caddis. A well drifted Adams will always catch fish.
Joyce and I just returned from Missoula, Montana.  This was our first hosted fly fishing trip, hosted by Richard Witt out of the Curtis Wright Fly Shop in Weaverville, NC.  All I can say is that it was a trip of life time. Can we say private chef!

Remember, Octobe5, 6 and 7 is the chapter camping trip Smokemont camp grounds. Please let Pat Tully know if you intend to go camping. There is some great fishing water in the area and camping is fun too.

September’s meeting will be Tuesday the 25th at Barley’s Maryville. Social hour starts at 6pm and the business meeting will start 7pm.  Will Davis will be doing a fly tying demonstration. Will is one of our young tiers and has an interesting take on fly tying.

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August Meeting

President’s Notes  

Ernie Frey  

ernest.frey@comcast.net

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Well it is August.  Fishing is good as always but catching is tough.  To catch, you have to fish early or late in the day and up high where the water is cooler.  Remember autumn is just a few weeks away so time may be better spent preparing for the fall season by tying flies or cleaning equipment.  The Little River Chapter has received an award from the Tennessee River Basin Network for our water quality sampling efforts.  I would like to thank Matt Culp of the Park Service for nominating the Chapter for the award; the founding members for developing the Chapter’s charter which is to assist the Fisheries Department of the Park and Charlie Chmieleski for all those years of coordinating the volunteer efforts.  Our August meeting will be on Tuesday the 28 th at Barley’s in Maryville. As usual, social hour will start 6pm, the business meeting at 7pm.  Jon Ellis, the manager of the Tellico Trout Hatchery has agreed to be the speaker at the August meeting.  He will be discussing the Tellico fishery both wild and stocked streams.  Joe Hatton will be leading the August meeting.

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