November / December Meeting

Next meeting will be December 3 at Barley’s Maryville, This meeting will be our Business meeting follow by a silent auction. You bring the stuff you want to get rid of and some of the money goes to the chapter. This was a lot of fun last year and a lot of stuff changed hands. Social hour starts at 6 and business meeting at 7. The silent auction will go on from 6 till 8.

 

Winter reading

I came across a story on the GRAY’S SPORTING JOURNAL  website

Beyond Big Snowbird

OCTOBER IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA, season of the hunter’s moon and pickups with kennels wedged into their beds. Around Robbinsville, such rigs are a common sight, as is blaze orange, camo, and the bear hunters who wear both. This is Horace Kephart country, after all, and the “hounders” of the Southern Highlands mark time via the bloodline of hounds: “That was the year Belle’s legs stove up on her,” or, “It was the same spring Gypsy littered Clyde and Buck.”

By contrast, my days and years on southern streams have a tendency to run into one another. With no spring runoff and conditions that make year-round fishing not only possible but also enjoyable, a weird sort of amnesia drifts over me. It becomes difficult to distinguish one trip among many, one particular hatch from all the others. I try to imagine the fly fishing equivalent of hounds and bear hunts. What would my reminiscence sound like? “That was the year I blew out my favorite waders,” or, “It was the same spring I slammed my four-weight in Uncle Terry’s screen door.”     Read more at   Gray’s website

 

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Hidden River Film Showing

Hidden River We’ve been working with Friends of the Smokies, the Great Smoky Mountain Association and Tremont Institute to provide a FREE showing of the beautiful and educational 1-hour feature film “Hidden Rivers” and worked out a deal to show it at Maryville College on Monday Nov. 4 at 7 pm at the Lawson Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 pm and the film will start at 7 pm. A number of groups will have booths in the foyer so people can mingle and ask questions. The film’s producer Jeremy Monroe of Freshwater Illustrated (https://www.freshwatersillustrated.org/) will be there as well to introduce the film and take questions from the audience. He has produced several short films about fish and other aquatic species of our area, which can be found on his website and Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/wemayfly). You can view the Hidden Rivers trailer at: https://www.freshwatersillustrated.org/hidden-rivers

Also, please check out the Freshwater Illustrated video highlighting Brook Trout restoration restoration in a portion of Anthony Creek in the Smokies: https://vimeo.com/297297998

Please pass this around to your fellow chapter members, friends and family. Should be a great night. Hope to see y’all there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2843474822352993/

Matt Kulp

Supervisory Fishery Biologist
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
865-436-1254

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October Meeting

 

It’s eating ‘n’ meeting time fishing friends-
October’s meeting proves to be a good and educational time.  This month we have the privilege of hosting not one but two speakers from Montana. These fellas are fishing guides with some great stories to share. We look forward to seeing you there.

Our next meeting will be October 22 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 3. This meeting will be our Business meeting follow by a silent auction. You bring the stuff you want to get rid of and some of the money goes to the chapter. This was a lot of fun last year and a lot of stuff changed hands.

Happy fishing!!

 

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September Meeting

The Chapter meeting will be Tuesday September 24 at Barley’s in downtown Maryville. Social hour starts at 6:00 and the meeting will start at 7:00pm. We will meet in the upstairs banquet room.

Program

Will Davis will be giving a presentation on Czech nymphing

Hope to see you there.

 

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