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    Default IT'S TROUTFEST TIME! April 24, 2015

    It's my favorite time of the year coming up April 24th, TROUTFEST 2015! Once again the TROUTFEST banquet will be held at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Alcoa starting at 6:00PM, again there will be live auctions, silent auctions, and the ever popular bucket raffle. If you attended last year you will remember the great donated items by local fly shops, merchants, national retailers, and individuals to help fund the Trout Unlimited related projects in the Great Smoky National park. The Little River chapter of Trout Unlimited works hard all year for this one night event! The food and drink are top shelf and included in your banquet ticket so come hungry and ready to have a big time. As always this event is open to all, whether you are a Trout Unlimited member or not, please come out that night and be a part of it all!

    SEE THE LINK BELOW FOR TICKET PURCHASE AND MORE INFORMATION:

    www.troutfest.org
    "It starts with a raindrop, don't let it end with a teardrop!"

    "Nothing straightens out my mind like a twisting mountain stream!"

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    It's getting close, TROUTFEST 2015 will be here on Friday April 24th before we know it. As we get closer each week we want to let everyone get a preview of what will be on auction and available for one night only! Below is this week's tip sheet from Mike Bryant, Little River Trout Unlimited Chapter President, and Chairman of TROUTFEST 2015!

    2015 Troutfest Banquet and Auction – Friday, April 24 6:00 PM at the Knoxville Airport Hilton

    "Our 2015 Troutfest Banquet and Auction is only a month away! It will be a night of good times, great food and great opportunities to pick up some fantastic auction items. All while supporting our great natural treasure – The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and youth conservation education. Our donations play a vital part in protecting and restoring the Park and educating and inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders. Donations this year will go to vital brook trout studies needed for the protection of their habitat."

    Go to http://troutfest.org/ today to get your tickets and join us for a great night with a purpose!

    At Troutfest, here are two of many great items that will be available at the auction:

    Elk Springs Resort on the Elk River Package in West Virginia
    Two Nights Stay at one of the cabins
    Dinner for Two at the restaurant
    ½ Day Guide Trip
    Great Fly Fishing Opportunities







    Also: A Beautiful Rod Rack Handcrafted by Dave Ezell
    Dave Ezell is known for making some beautiful furniture. Dave designed and handcrafted this beautiful rod rack that would look great in any home. You have to see this in person to appreciate its beauty!






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    "It starts with a raindrop, don't let it end with a teardrop!"

    "Nothing straightens out my mind like a twisting mountain stream!"

    Follow the Great Smoky Mountain Trout Unlimited website:

    http://greatsmokymountain.tu.org/

    FACEBOOK: http://m.facebook.com/GreatSmokyMountainTU/

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    We are just 19 or so days away to the event of the year being held at the Airport Hilton Hotel, right next door to Tyson McGhee airport in Alcoa, TN. As usual we have great live and silent auctions, ranging from a hand-crafted bamboo rod by our own Walter Babb, the famous Tennessee bamboo rod builder. This rod was made just for this event and signed by Walter himself! We also will have a cabin rental on the famous Henry Fork just minutes from Yellowstone and a new donor this year Elk Springs Resort, from the Elk River in West Virginia with a two night stay, dinner and a guide trip. Some may not be aware but this area is sought after by anglers because of their tremendous sulphur hatch that rivals anywhere in the world, and we are excited to have them on board. Add to this auction items from national and local retailers and fly shops, combine it with great food and drinks and you have a can't miss event!. P.S. Watch WBIR Live at Five TV this Friday between 5-6PM for a news story with Mike Bryant, chairman of TROUTFEST 2015, tell your friends and invite them to this great event and fundraiser for the Great Smoky National park.

    Here is the link to the webpage to order your tickets today:

    http://troutfest.org/

    Go online today and order your tickets and read more about these items below and more.

    Elk Springs Resort on the Elk River Package in West Virginia
    Two Nights Stay at one of the cabins
    Dinner for Two at the restaurant
    ˝ Day Guide Trip
    Great Fly Fishing Opportunities

    Have you been wanting to finally take that trip with one of the guides you read about here on the forum? TROUTFEST 2015 is your best chance to bid on a guided trip and maybe a deal to boot!

    How bout a brand new Orvis Recon Rod and Access reel! Another live auction item from Orvis in Sevierville, TN

    Come bid on a $500 gift card from Little River Outfitters in Townsend! Thanks to Byron and the gang!

    Need to replace those leaky waders or boots, we will have some at auction too!

    A Beautiful Rod Rack Handcrafted by Dave Ezell
    Dave Ezell is known for making some beautiful furniture. Dave designed and handcrafted this beautiful rod rack that would look great in any home. You have to see this in person to appreciate its beauty.

    Get your tickets today and join us for a great evening of fun with a purpose!
    "It starts with a raindrop, don't let it end with a teardrop!"

    "Nothing straightens out my mind like a twisting mountain stream!"

    Follow the Great Smoky Mountain Trout Unlimited website:

    http://greatsmokymountain.tu.org/

    FACEBOOK: http://m.facebook.com/GreatSmokyMountainTU/

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    Can You Believe It? – ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR TROUTFEST!!!!!!

    Troutfest Banquet and Auction
    Friday Night, April 24 at the Knoxville Airport Hilton 6:00PM


    ORDER TICKETS HERE: http://troutfest.org/

    WBIR was very gracious this past Friday and gave us a few minutes to get the word out about TROUTFEST 2015 on Live at Five. Here is a link to that interview with Mike Bryant, our chairman and president of the Little River chapter. (note- they had the date wrong on the print copy shown but Mike corrected on air!)

    http://www.wbir.com/media/cinematic/...routfest-2015/


    Don’t be left out in the cold and miss this great opportunity! Only one week left for everyone to purchase your Troutfest tickets!! The deadline is Friday, April 17. Don’t miss out on this great evening full of good times, great food and great opportunities to pick up some fantastic auction items. All while supporting our great natural treasure – The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and youth conservation education. Our donations are more important than ever in protecting and restoring the Park as well as educating and inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders. Your support of Troutfest this year will provide donations needed to complete vital brook trout studies necessary for the long-term protection of their habitat. And we are planning to double our number of local Trout-in-the-Classroom programs.
    Some great items highlighted this week that will be available at the auction:

    TFO – Gary’s (Loomis) Signature Series Travel Spinning Rod: 7' 3pc



    TFO - Lefty Kreh Finesse Series Glass Fly Rod - 7ft, 3pc, 4wt.




    Dancing Bear Cabins, Townsend: One Night Stay In A Deluxe Cabin (Includes Continental Breakfast)







    We will have a full range of auction and general raffle items at this year’s Troutfest, including

    - Tickets to the Titanic museum
    - Tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium
    - A fabulous Walter Babb bamboo flyrod. A piece of art!
    - Over six local and regional guide trips
    - Artwork including books, painting and jewelry
    - Orvis waders
    - Hotel gift certificates
    - Restaurant gift certificates
    - There will be something for everyone

    You can conveniently purchase tickets (and find additional information) online at troutfest.org. Or buy tickets at Little River Outfitters and 3 Rivers Angler (cash or check). A great dinner and drinks are included in the ticket cost of $50 / person. The ticket deadline is April 17!!
    "It starts with a raindrop, don't let it end with a teardrop!"

    "Nothing straightens out my mind like a twisting mountain stream!"

    Follow the Great Smoky Mountain Trout Unlimited website:

    http://greatsmokymountain.tu.org/

    FACEBOOK: http://m.facebook.com/GreatSmokyMountainTU/

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