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June 5, 2013 - Army Corp of Engineers Restrictions and the Freedom to Fish Act - Doug Markham - Public Relations Director for the TWRA/Radio Host
Doug is the Public Relations Director for the TWRA and a longtime sportsman. He will speak about the battle with the Army Corps of Engineers over their prohibiting fishing adjacent to dams. He is also the host of the Saturday morning radio show, “Outdoors with Doug Markham” on WTN 99.7. The show airs from 5:00 to 7:00 am and is geared towards anything outdoorsin Middle Tennessee, whether it be hunting or fishing. MTFF will be his guest on his radio show June 15th with David Hudnall, Ray Alley and John Downton representing.
Mike Kingston will play host to a “Casting Clinic” starting at 5:30 to 7:00pm. This clinic is for all skill levels. Beginners will be instructed in the basics of fly casting and more advanced casters can work on double hauling and casting integrated shooting heads. You can brush up on your casting stroke or help with the clinic. Bring your own rod or use one of the club rods.
For those of you who do not attend the mini-seminar... A few members meet at the Applebee’s on Edmundson Pike and Old Hickory Blvd at 5:30 for drinks and/or dinner. Contact John Downton for more information.
The MTFF club meets at the TWRA Region II
building at Ellington Agricultural Center. The doors open at 5:30PM
for the tying session and the meeting comes to order at 7:00PM.
For directions, click here.
Elk River - August 16-18, 2013
At many of our outing locations,
online reservation are possible through www.recreation.gov.
You may reserve most campsites up to six months prior to your arrival
date. We are finding that some may be available even sooner. All Tennessee State Park location reservations use to be on a first-come-first-served basis only. State park campsite reservations can now be made online! Please refer to the "MTFF 2013 Events Calendar"
in the right hand column, or go to the MTFF Outings page. Do not hesitate to contact the outing leaders if you have
From the Board...
We're looking to seriously expand our educational horizons. We're very blessed to have a great many superb tyers and fine fishermen in the MTFF. Going forward, we will be forming an educational committee to select different and varied teachers with diverse points of view and experiences. Every great fisherman and tyer can teach you something different that you can add to your arsenal. We will also be working with all the local fly shops to have exciting and fun learning experiences. If you would like to chair this committee, or you are willing to help with this effort please contact a board member.
We will be looking to create a new Communications Director position. For more information on what this entails, please contact David Hudnall.
Fly and Knot of the Month
We are seeking someone to contribute one of each for our Monthly Newsletter and our website. If interested, please contact Terry Gerdes.
We are looking for someone to assume responsibility for taking orders from club members and ordering our club products throughout the year. If interested, please contact Ray Alley.
“Fly Casting Competition” Committee
Anyone interested in forming a committee to work with R.J. Tazelaar on hosting a “Fly Casting Competition”? If so, please contact R. J. Tazelaar.
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September 4, 2013
Caney Fork River
September 13-15, 2013
Project Healing Waters
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Blue Wing Olive
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