2015 Events, Mark Your Calendars!

Hi folks – The Smith River TU leadership met recently to come up with an agenda for the 2015 calendar year. We have an exciting year ahead with something for everyone.  Other items may be added as well. We would love your ideas and energy to spearhead a project or your favorite program.



The following calendar events were proposed, discussed and agreed to by the SRTU Board of Directors.


  • March 5, Regular Meeting – Musky & Striper fishing. Presentation by Orvis indorsed guide and regional expert Matt Miles.


  • April ??, Philpot Expo  – Set up table with fly tying demo, casting demo, talk up SRTU.


  • March 28, River Clean up – Concentrate on section both sides of Hwy 22O Bypass Bridge. Meet at old church end of Shady View Rd. Cook out and fishing after clean up.


  • May 15-17, Group fishing/camping trip to Mt Rogers / Grayson Highland  / Grindstone campground area.


  • June 4, Regular meeting – “The Joys of Fly Fishing for Warm Water Species”. Presentation and fly tying demo by well known fly fisherman and tier Anthony Hipps.


  • June 12-14, Fish, Lie & Tie, Bassett Cabin, Modest fee for campers so we can have dinner(s) catered, supply food, etc., excess funds to the treasury.


  • August 8, Smith River Fest – Fly tie demo, talk up TU, casting demo.


  • September 3, Regular Meeting. Salt water fishing. Guest speaker TBA


  • September 12, Fish with a friend & cook out. Meet at Mirror Plant parking lot. Scott Griffin is lead on this.


  •  December 3, Regular Meeting, “Health of The Smith River” report from VDGIF.  This is VDGIF annual summary of It’s sampling which occurs in late July or early August.


Other items of interest:


Darrin Doss is working on an update to SRTU website http://smithrivertu.com/index.html and needs feedback on what we want to see and ideas on how to present it. He also needs material, links, photos etc to insert at appropriate places.  While checking things out click on over to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SmithRiverTU and let us know what you would like to see there as well


Everyone is encouraged  to look through their gear for items they no longer use or have a need for. Bring these items to our meetings where we will set up a swap or for sale table. As the saying goes, “one man’s trash, another man’s treasure


Reminder there is a Fly Show in Winston Salem  on February 6-7 (Friday & Saturday)  Many of the regional folks also hold a Lying & Tying event at the Marriot Hotel each evening once the show closes down. This is a good chance to meet local fishermen and have some one on one fly tying instruction.


Nat Greene Fly Fishers is holding their Annual Spring Banquet & Seminar on February 28th at the Bur-Mill Park Clubhouse, Greensboro,  NC.  Tom Rosenbauer, well known fly fishing author, Orvis spokesperson and TV personality will be the keynote speaker. Contact Laura Kennerly 336-707-7665 for details.

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