Troutfest News

2015 Troutfest Banquet and Auction – Friday, April 24 at the Knoxville Airport Hilton

Our 2015 Troutfest Banquet and Auction is only a month away! It will be a night of good times, great food and great opportunities to pick up some fantastic auction items. All while supporting our great natural treasure – The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and youth conservation education. Our donations play a vital part in protecting and restoring the Park and educating and inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders. Donations this year will go to vital brook trout studies needed for the protection of their habitat.

At Troutfest, here are two of many great items that will be available at the auction:

Elk Springs Resort on the Elk River Package in West Virginia

Elk Springs Resort





Two Nights Stay at one of the cabinsElk Springs RB

Dinner for Two at the restaurant

½ Day Guide Trip


Great Fly Fishing Opportunities

A Beautiful Rod Rack Handcrafted by Dave Ezell

DE Rod Rack1Dave Ezell is known for making some beautiful furniture. Dave designed and handcrafted this beautiful rod rack that would look great in any home. You have to see this in person to appreciate its DE Rod Rack2beauty.








We will have a full range of auction and general raffle items at this year’s Troutfest, including

  • A fabulous Walter Babb bamboo fly rod. A piece of art!
  • Many local and regional guide trips
  • Artwork including books, painting and jewelry
  • There will be something for everyone

I hope you will consider coming to this year’s Troutfest. You can find additional information on Troutfest and purchase tickets online at Tickets can also be purchased at Little River Outfitters and 3 Rivers Angler (cash or check). . A great dinner and drinks are included in the tickets cost of $50 /person. The ticket deadline is April 17!!

I hope you will consider attending this year’s Troutfest and bring a family member and / or friend. Remember, this is our opportunity to help protect and restore the great natural resources we love!

Thank you,

Mike Bryant

President – Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited

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