Tennesse Fishing License

Yep it is time.

March 1 and Delight Saving Time mean only one thing it is time to renew your fishing license.  In the past I would suggest going by your local Fly Shop and pick up a new licence. But TWRA now sends you a plastic card instead of the paper print out.  So you might like to save time and just order it online.  Tennessee R.E.A.L. System Online Licensing (link) is the way to go.  Just input last year’s licence number,  your name and birth date and you are in.  You them can print off your temporary licence or just save it to your phone which is a good thing to do anyway.

Good fishing

Joe  <((((<

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February Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey   ernest.frey@comcast.net

Newsletter

It’s February and Spring is just around the corner. I have seen Forsythia blooming and I have heard that spring mayflies have been  seen. I have not been fishing yet.  Every time the fishing fever strikes the weather  turns ugly but that is the nature of this time of year. Patience! Spring is just around the  corner!

Now is the time to be filling the fly box and  making sure the fishing equipment is ready to go. To help with that, there will be a tech class at 5:30 before the next meeting February 23 to discuss rod and reel maintenance. It’s easy to throw the rod and reel in the rack or leave it in the tube after an outing but now is the time to check them out and clean them up.

Steve Young and I attended the initial meeting of the new Maryville Healing Waters  program. For our members who are veterans or members who just want to volunteer to help our military veterans, this is a great program. They are folks who just want to be on the water so I hope we will help them. this time of year.  Patience! Spring is just around the corner!

Now is the time to be filling the fly box and making sure the fishing equipment is ready to go. To help with that, there will be a tech class at 5:30 before the next meeting February 23 to discuss rod and reel maintenance. It’s easy to throw the rod and reel in the rack or leave it in the tube after an outing but now is the time to check them out and clean them up.

Steve Young and I attended the initial meeting of the new Maryville Healing Waters  program. For our members who are veterans or members who just want to volunteer to  help our military veterans, this is a great program. They are folks who just want to be on  the water so I hope we will help them.

Ernie

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MSU Library – Angling Oral History Project

Montana State University Angling Oral History Project  collects, preserves, and disseminates the histories, opinions, and stories of politicians, artists, guides, authors, and anglers from all walks of life. Interviews are freely available and searchable to anyone online through our MSU created database. (Link)  Jim Thull not only interviews our locals  Ray Ball, Matt Kulp, Walter Babb and Steve Moore  he also interviews the who’s who of the Fly fishing industry.  Two of my favorites John Gierach and Dave Hughes. He also interviews Frank Amato,  Joan Wulff and many more.

Good Fishing

Joe Hatton <((((<

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January Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey   ernest.frey@comcast.net

Newsletter

Well it is the start of the new year and the Chapter has a new president. I would like to introduce myself, I am Ernest (Ernie) Frey. I have been in the chapter several years and have been very active with Chapter’s trout in the classroom program from its inception. Seeing the joy that having those trout in the room brings to the children is very rewarding.

This year is the Chapter’s 25 th anniversary and we are planning several activities to celebrate the event. We would like to honor the founding members with a dinner and have a Fall festival on a weekend for our younger members who cannot join us on weekdays.

The Southeast Regional Trout Unlimited meeting is scheduled for April 21 – 23 in Gatlinburg. All of the Tennessee chapters have been asked to help support the meeting. Chapters from the 8 southeastern states will be asked to attend.

All of our regular events will also be continuing, like the monthly meeting, Tie and Lie, river clean-up, trout in the classroom and last but not least park volunteering. Finally, I would like to thank Mike Bryant for his leadership of the Chapter these last 4 years and also Bill Bolinger and Dave Ezell who are rotating off the Board. They have been critical in having an active chapter. I would also like to thank Jim Jeswald who has agreed to be Secretary, Jake Comstock who was willing to take over the newsletter editor position and to all of the board members who are staying on the board.

Ernie

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