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Welcome!

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
Meeting : 7:00 pm


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Officers:

President:
David Darnell (931) 581-3792,
davidldarnell@gmail.com
Vice President:
Vacant
Treasurer:
Sean Dempsey (256) 426-4991,
sean.dempsey@intergraph.com
Secretary:
Ted Crona (256) 574-4345,
tedcrona@yahoo.com

 

At Large Directors:

Activities:
Larry Hice (256) 508-2344,
lhice@plasticfusion.com
Communications:
Dick Curtis (256) 461-7983,
racurtis@knology.net
Conservation:
Fred Kaufmann (256) 881-4198,
fredanddebbie@knology.net
Education:
Joe Tremblay (256)379-2356,
tremblayjo46@hotmail.com
Membership:
Mark Shepard (256) 542-7085,
mark.l.shepard@gmail.com

         

Coming to Huntsville, AL !!!!

Cabela's announced today it will open its first Alabama store in Huntsville, AL.  The hunting, fishing and outdoor gear retailer says it will begin construction this fall on a new 80,000-square-foot store at the planned Parkside Town Centre development near the intersection of Interstate 565 and 255 at Governors West Road.


           

The retailer, which expects to open in fall 2015, will employ up to 180 full- and part-time workers. A news release said employees will be recruited from the Huntsville and surrounding areas.

"As we continue to expand our retail footprint in the Southeast, Cabela's knew we needed a store in Alabama," said Tommy Millner, Cabela's chief executive officer. "With such a remarkable outdoor heritage and lifestyle, Alabama certainly is a Cabela's kind of place."

The outdoor superstore will feature Cabela's next-generation layout, which includes a large mountain replica, wildlife displays, an indoor archery range and archery tech room, full-service boat shop, deli, gun library, bargain cave and fudge shop.

The Nebraska-based retailer with sell thousands of outdoor products, as well as a large selection of Wildlife and Land Management products, including tractors, attachments and implements.

The 53-year-old company has 56 stores across North America and will open 21 additional stores during the next two years.  The retailer does not have any existing or announced locations in Tennessee, Mississippi or Florida.



Aldridge Creek Clean-up

Last year our club committed to participate in a local conservation activity established for Aldridge Creek.  TVFF adopted a section of Aldridge Creek from Challenger school to Green Cove Road with the responsibility of performing an annual clean-up of the creek.  This year’s Aldridge Creek Clean-up will be held on Aug 16th with a rain date of Aug 23rd.

The city of Huntsville provides the necessary equipment and supplies required for the clean-up and disposal of the trash.  Those members interested in assisting with the clean-up should notify either Larry Hice (256-508-2344 or lhice@plasticfusion.com) or Joe Tremblay (256-348-2172 or tremblayjo46@hotmail.com).  We will meet at 8:30 am in the Challenger school parking lot where teams will be formed and assigned areas of the creek to clean.   Clean-up will be conducted from 9:00 til 11:00 am.  Lunch will be provided by the club for all participants.  You should bring waders/boots, wading staff, rain coat, and sufficient sun protection items.  If you have time after the clean-up activities you may want to consider bringing a fly rod and do a little fishing ! !

Pictures from last year’s clean-up follow :