Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hendersonville Fly Fishing Club

On Tuesday night I was invited to speak with the Hendersonville Fly Fishing Club at Steamboat Bill’s Restaurant in Hendersonville, TN. The club had a good turnout of folks, who all appear to be fly fishing enthusiasts.

The topic was Midge, Streamer and Nymph Fishing in Middle TN. We spent time discussing the tailwaters of the Obey, Elk and Caney Fork rivers. The group had some very good questions concerning each of the rivers and the techniques of all fly types. As usual I learned from the group and will put some of the things into practice the next time I am on the water.

The Hendersonville Fly Fishing Club has several outings throughout the year, one of which is an upcoming trip to Arkansas. They also have another trip planned to Upper East TN later in the year. The club is a well organized group who even has a library of books and videos to help their members become better fly fishers.

I appreciate the opportunity to speak in front of the club and recommend if you are in the Hendersonville, TN area on the second Tuesday of the month to stop by Steamboat Bills and meet the folks in the Hendersonville Fly Fishing Club.

The rivers around Middle TN have been pretty much blown out with large amounts of generation. The Army Corps and TVA appear to be taking advantage of the high water to generate electricity. We welcome the electricity they generate for heating our homes while it is 9 degrees outside, but the fish are probably just trying not to drown. That being said, as the water recedes around the creeks in Middle TN the generation is slowly cutting back. When the water becomes a little more manageable to drift we will be back out throwing some of the streamers that we’ve been working on for the past several weeks.

I’ll keep you in the loop as we head back out onto the water…

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