February Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey  












Hope everyone is having a good mid-winter. So far for me fly tying, thinking about spring fly fishing trips and getting the new batch of TIC eggs to the schools have been keeping me busy.

Joyce and I attended the Fly Fishing Show in Atlanta the first of February. I highly recommend it if you can attend. The lecture series was excellent. Several of the chapter’s fly fishing friends were inducted into the Southern Trout hall of fame.

The TU Southeast Regional Conference will be held at the Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, West Virginia on May 18-20. The Tennessee Council of TU has made $200.00 available to each chapter for expense money for the conference. Anyone wishing to use this expense money for the conference, please send me an e-mail and you will be entered into a drawing for the money.

The chapter lost a valued member this month, Tom Eustis. I had the pleasure of working with Tom on the TIC program. He was a great help with the kids and was
always willing to help when he could.

The meeting this month will be Tuesday, February 27th at Barley’s in Maryville. The social hour starts at 6:00 and the meeting will start at 7:00. Matt Culp will be the speaker discussing the state of the park.












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January Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey  



With the New Year comes some changes. We will be meeting at a new location, Barley’s Maryville, which is located in downtown Maryville next to the parking garage. The meeting date has also changed. We will be meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month except for January, July and the end of the year holiday season. In July we will have our normal picnic meeting at River John’s and our end of the year meeting will be December 4 th .

The January meeting will be on the Monday the 22 nd , another change, with social hour starting at 6 and meeting at 7. For those who like adult beverages,  social hour will also be happy hour. Wait staff will take your orders when you arrive and intend to bring your check with your meal so payment can be made and finalized easily.

This is also the time for New Year’s resolutions. I don’t know about you but I haven’t thought too much about it. I would like to fish more this year but that isn’t anything special and I haven’t finished my bamboo rod which I was supposed to finish last year.  That would be a good project to finish.

Dennis Baxter will be the speaker for the January meeting. Dennis is the past president of the Clinch Chapter and is a biologist for TVA. He will be talking about the biology of tailwaters.

The Chapter is still looking for a vice-president, who wants to be president next

Hope to see you at the new meeting place!




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Happy New Year!

With the start of the new year, the club is moving to a new meeting location and new date.  Our meetings will be moved to Barley’s Maryville.  We will meet in the upstairs meeting room, social hour starting at 6:00, meeting to start at 7:00.

Barley’s Maryville    http://barleysmaryville.com/

128 W. Broadway
Maryville, TN 37801

The first meeting will be Monday, Jan. 22nd

The following meetings will be on the fourth Tuesday of the month Feb. 27th, Mar. 27th, Apr. 24th, May 22nd, June 26th, Aug. 28th, Sept. 25th, Oct. 23rd and Dec.4th.  July’s meeting will be at River John’s, with a date still to be determined.

Keep checking our Website or Facebook page for meeting, program information.  Hope to see everyone there!


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Stream Guardian

Hello everyone

In an ongoing effort to try and keep our anglers aware of some of the projects we’ve been working on in the fisheries department at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our seasonal staff worked on pulling together a fisheries newsletter, which they named the Stream Guardian.  The purpose of the newsletter is to inform folks about some of the work we’ve been focusing upon, provide links to results and reports, contact info for volunteer opportunities and also provide some general factoids and other interesting info about resources found within the park.

We hope you find it enjoyable and informative.  We hope to provide the newsletter at least bi-annually.  We welcome you sending it to whomever you would like.  Share the newsletter in your newsletter or through your club or chapter.  We would also like feedback on stories or types of articles you enjoyed, and those you don’t.  We hope to provide more in the future if people enjoy them.


Stream Guardian Link

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