Tennessee Valley Fly Fishers (TVFF) is an affiliate of the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) located in Huntsville, Alabama for the purpose of fly fishing, fellowship, information sharing, education and the preservation, conservation and wise use of our fishing waters and game fish. Our home waters are in North Alabama, Tennessee, Western North Carolina, NW Georgia, Arkansas and the Gulf Coast. All are welcome!
Join us every 3rd Thursday at Faith Presbyterian Church located at 5003 Whitesburg Drive in Huntsville (see following map)
Our meeting room (#209) is in the center building of the church complex.
Social time : 6:30 – 7:00 pm
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Happy New Year
Here’s hoping you’ve had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a blessed Christmas holiday. These holidays are the time for families and friends to gather together and experience family traditions and the true meaning behind these holidays.
2013 TVFF Banquet/Auction a Big Success !!
The annual TVFF Banquet/Auction was held November 15th and saw an attendance of 40-50 members and family. The banquet meal consisted of BBQ and fixings with desserts provided by each member family. Our new auctioneer provided an entertaining banter and the success of the auction was shown with a net receipt to the club of over $1700.
Many thanks to membership, their families, and friends for attending this annual event. The food was excellent , as was the fellowship, and the auction entertainment was hard to beat. Also, a big “thank you” to all who provided items for this year’s auction.
Joe Tremblay - 2013 Johnny Chamness Award Recipient
During the course of the evening’s activities, the annual presentation of the Johnny Chamness award was presented to the club member who has provided invaluable service to the club. Through the contribution of their time, energy and support of club functions & activities, the club has benefitted enormously. This year the Johnny Chamness award was presented to Mr. Joe Tremblay, your current TVFF Conservation Director. Congratulations Joe, you are most deserving of this tribute and many thanks for your contributions to the club.
30th Anniversary T-Shirts
Prior to starting the Auction, an announcement was made to remind the membership to pick-up their 30th Anniversary T-Shirts before leaving the event. Many members forgot to do so and numerous shirts remain unclaimed. These shirts will be brought to the December social meeting and future meetings during the 1st quarter of 2014. After that time all unclaimed shirts will be available for purchase by any club member.
“Trout Day” at Hays Nature Preserve
In support of “Trout Day” and at the request of the Madison County Hays Nature Preserve, TVFF attended this event on Saturday, November 23, with a fly fishing booth addressing fly tying and casting. Madison County purchased and released ~750 trout into the Preserve Lake a few days prior to this event and all local residents were welcomed. The day was a little dreary with some drizzle but numerous families along with some more serious fishermen arrived to take advantage of this one day event. No licensing of any kind was required and everyone seemed to enjoy the day Many thanks to Larry Hice, Joe Tremblay, Brian Bouma, Reid Benton and Dick Curtis for their supporting this outreach effort. The Hays Nature Preserve is located near Hampton Cove.
Rod Building Class
A Rod Building Class is being offered by Whitesburg Baptist Church beginning Monday, January 13 at 6:00 pm in the Martha Fleming Community room which is located behind the Whitesburg South campus. The course will run ~ 10 weeks and will be taught by Mr. Jerry Guinn, a current member of TVFF. Cost of the class is $25 plus the cost of your rod blank and assorted rod building materials.
Stop by the Whitesburg South Campus Re-Creation Office to sign-up, pay your fee and save your spot! If you have any questions please call:
Whitesburg Baptist Church ROC
(256)704-5678 ext. 713
Southeastern Council to Sponsor Expo Casting
Please plan on joining us on December 6 & 7, 2013, for the WNC Fly Fishing Expo at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC. It will be a fun filled weekend of programs, demonstrations and exhibitors with an expected attendance of over 1,000. The featured speakers include Jim Casada, Blane Chocklett, Brad Bohen, Paul Bourcq and Scott Davis. CIs from the Southeastern Council will be testing CCI candidates at the event, offering casting demonstrations and helping attendees with their casting. There are a few slots left for the CCI exams, so sign up!
Expo hours are from 2pm to 9pm on Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturday. Admission is $15 for adults and free for children under 16. Special rates are available at the Hampton Inn and Comfort Inn in Fletcher if you mention the Expo. This is the largest fly fishing event in Western North Carolina and you won’t want to miss it!
New Education & Fly Tying Pages on Website
The website now has Educational information and an updated Fly Tying page. After months of lacking these important parts of our club charter and through the tireless efforts of Joe Tremblay, an excellent start to both the Education and Fly Tying pages are making their debut. Take a look and see what you think. Comments are appreciated.
Dec 19 TVFF Holiday Social (no Speaker) Church Fellowship Hall
Cookies, cakes & refreshments provided
We sponsor outings/trips throughout the year and you can always find a willing partner in the club to go fishing.
Monthly Club Meetings are the third Thursday of every month at 7 pm. Join us for some excellent presentations, and a chance to be with others who love the sport.
There are Fly Tying Lessons/Sessions the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Each meeting materials and expert instructions are provided to learn a new fly. Equipment is available and beginners are welcome.
We offer education and instruction throughout the year from beginning flyfishing to advanced casting.
TVFF is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the environment and the waters and wildlife of our home area. To that end we participate in restoration efforts, encourage legislative actions and contribute to local environmental organizations.
TVFF is an active club member of the national Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF),#99312, Southeastern Council.
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