September Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey  

ernest.frey@comcast.net

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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  

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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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July Meeting

President’s Thoughts

Ernie Frey  

ernest.frey@comcast.net

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It’s hot so come and cool off at the July picnic meeting. We will be at River John’s on Thursday July 26. Arrive any time after 5pm. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided but please bring a dish to share and a chair to rest on. We will again have our casting Olympic and bring your best small mouth rig to fish around the island. I hear black woolybuggers are doing well.
Our guest speaker in August will be Jonathan Ellis who is the Tellico Hatchery Manager. He will be talking about the fishing in the Tellico basin both stocked and wild trout

July Meeting – Outdoor Cookout at River John’s

Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 26. Our annual outdoor meeting will again be at River John’s  (Map)  http://www.riverjohns.com/.

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June Meeting

President’s Thoughts

Ernie Frey  

ernest.frey@comcast.net

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Thanks to all who helped with trout camp. I have had the pleasure of fishing with some of the graduates of the camp and it is great to see how much the camp has meant to them. They are fishermen who truly enjoy fly fishing. So thanks to all that help to make that happen. Well it is finally summer. Two factors to take into account water temperature and dissolved oxygen. Warmer water make it nice for wet wading. It is great not having to crawl into waders but higher water temperatures make it tough on the trout. So if you want to catch trout, you have to find cooler
water.

Dissolved oxygen dissipates quicker in warm water. What that means to fishermen is that as the water warms the closer to riffles the fish will move. The turbulent water also provides cover for the fish when the water gets lower.

You all know this but I may help a newbie.

June’s meeting will be Barleys in Maryville on Tuesday, June 26 . Social hour starts at 6 pm and business meeting at 7pm. Our speaker will be Michael Hicks from the TVA River Forecast Center. Hopefully he will tell us “The Whole Dam Story”.

July’s meeting will be Thursday, July 26 at River John’s. Burgers and dogs will be provided but plan to bring a side dish.

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