January Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey  

ernest.frey@comcast.net

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It is the start of a new year. I wasn’t planning on being president this year but it looks like I am. This year we have a vice-president Steve Darnell who will be president next year. Steve and I will be working together this year to ease him into the presidency.

We have a lot of projects nominated for this year. To start the year LRCTU will sponsor a fly tying and fly casting classes with Blount County Parks and Recs will start the first Saturday in March. The casting class will start later after it warms up a little. Another project we are working on with the City of Maryville is a delayed harvest program for Pistol Creek. At this writing, TWRA is scheduling a survey for Pistol Creek to check on the viability of putting trout in the creek. We still want to do a clean-up in the Smoky Mountain National Park but the government shutdown has delayed those talks. There is also the Pistol Creek Adopt a Creek Program which we are in discussions with Maryville city engineers. Those are just the first quarter.

The meetings this year will be held at Barley’s Maryville on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This month’s meeting will be January 22 as usual 6 PM for the social hour and 7pm for the business meeting.  Bryon Begley will be are guest speaker

Come join us and start the New Year right!

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Winter reading and videos

With cold and raining weather and the water being too high to fish. I was looking on the web and came across the Gray’s Sporting Journal webpages.  Under the fly fishing tab they have two pages with several fly fishing articles. (Link)  I have been a subscriber for many years and their fly fishing articles are well worth reading.   In addition, there are nine pages of hunting and fishing videos to watch. (Link)  So sit, kick back and relax and enjoy.

Good fishing

Joe

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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  

ernest.frey@comcast.net

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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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