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    Default Battle of Gatlinburg Trout Fishing Tournament Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Coming Saturday, September 30th, 2017!
    BATTLE of GATLINBURG TROUT FISHING TOURNAMENT 2017


    Three tournaments in one, "One Fly Royale" for just 30 seasoned anglers [Catch/Release], or a Spin"r"Fly contest your choice, along with a Kid's tournament for those little anglers. Competitors of all levels will battle for over $3,000 in cash and prizes.

    Join us in downtown Gatlinburg, TN as part of the big weekend event sponsored by Sugarlands Distilling Company, The Sugarlands MountainFest is an action packed party of music, marathons, bike races and of course the BATTLE of GATLINBURG TROUT FISHING TOURNAMENT. This event is being presented to you by the Great Smoky Mountain Trout Unlimited Chapter, Tennessee's oldest TU chapter. Look for our upcoming story in the June issue of our sponsor "Southern Trout Magazine, this is the Fall in the Smokies can't miss event!

    It may be summer now but just around the corner is the party of the year in downtown Gatlinburg, TN the last weekend of September 2017. If you are a runner, bicycle racer, angler or just someone who enjoys a festival with a hint of Tennessee shine this one's for you. Fun for the whole family as Gatlinburg and the Smokies welcomes you home for Fall!

    Follow the link for details and registration all summer long:


    https://m.facebook.com/sugarlandsfestival/

    Follow the Great Smoky Mountain Trout Unlimited website:

    http://greatsmokymountain.tu.org/

    Or Follow the GSM TU chapter on Facebook:

    http:////m.facebook.com/GreatSmokyMountainTU/
    Last edited by bigsur; 05-26-2017 at 04:46 PM.
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    Will they have a wet t-shrit contest? My mom wants to come.
    "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
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    See the latest article on the "Battle of Gatlinburg Trout Fishing Tournament 2017"; just out in the June issue of
    "SOUTHERN TROUT" magazine! Click on the link and read the story on page 27.

    LINK: http://www.southerntrout.com/magazine



    Follow these links below all summer for information and updates for the
    "Battle of Gatlinburg Trout Fishing Tournament 2017"

    Sugarlands MountainFest:

    https://m.facebook.com/sugarlandsfestival/

    Follow the Great Smoky Mountain Trout Unlimited website:

    http://greatsmokymountain.tu.org/

    Or Follow the GSM TU chapter on Facebook:

    http:////m.facebook.com/GreatSmokyMountainTU/
    Last edited by bigsur; 06-07-2017 at 04:48 PM.
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    Check out the August -September SOUTHERN TROUT magazine featuring all things Gatlinburg, TN and the Smokies! Page 106 has a great story on Sugarlands Mountain Festival and our Great Smoky Mountain TU "Battle of Gatlinburg" Fishing Tournament on Saturday September 30, 2017. Also on page 114 is a featured story on local TU member, fly tier and volunteer extraordinaire, Buzz Buffington.

    Link: http://www.southerntrout.com/magazine
    Last edited by bigsur; 08-11-2017 at 09:52 AM.
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    Spent the day Saturday in Gatlinburg debuting the new banner for "BATTLE of GATLINBURG 2017" Fishing Tournament at Sugarlands Distillery. Everyone is getting pumped as we get closer to September 30, 2017. This is shaping up to be a great event along with the Sugarlands MountainFest that also features over 30 bands over 3 days along with other outdoor events.

    Enter today or sponsor someone in the "ONE FLY ROYALE" for a shot at great prizes. We will also have a "JUNIOR ANGLERS" competition in the afternoon with prizes in their own special section. Fall, fishing, music equals big fun in downtown Gatlinburg, TN on Saturday September 30th, 2017! Special thanks to SUGARLANDS DISTILLING COMPANY for all their help!

    LINK TO REGISTER: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register?...ndsmtnfest.com

    Last edited by bigsur; 09-11-2017 at 02:05 AM.
    "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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    "Get Ready and Get Signed Up!
    Saturday September 30, 2017!
    Downtown Gatlinburg TN
    Location: Sugarlands Distilling Co
    805 Parkway on the strip-Directly across from original Ripley Museum
    8AM Sign in-9AM-12PM Event time
    Join us as a competitor or spectator! No fee to see!

    Don't niss the "ONE FLY ROYALE" TOURNAMENT Gatlinburg TN Saturday September 30th, 2017
    Will you be the next "King of the Mountain"?

    LINK FOR "BATTLE OF GATLINBURG 2017"
    https://www.facebook.com/events/477933939229664/?ti=as

    Last edited by bigsur; 09-17-2017 at 12:45 PM.
    "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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    "JUST ONE WEEK TO GO!"
    SEE BELOW FOR CONTEST RULES, LOCATION, AND SIGN UP



    REGISTRATION: 8AM EST

    COMPETITION: 9AM to 12PM EST
    LOCATION: SUGARLANDS DISTILLERY 805 PARKWAY GATLINBURG. TN 37738

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AS CONTESTANT:
    https://runsignup.com/Race/Register?...ndsmtnfest.com


    “BATTLE OF GATLINBURG”
    TROUT FISHING TOURNAMENT 2017
    SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
    GATLINBURG, TN


    I. “One FLY ROYALE”-Morning Session
    This event is limited to only 30 (seasoned) anglers who will compete in a fly rod only competition that allows only one fly throughout the event. The single fly they will use for the entire competition may be their choice whether dry, nymph, wet or streamer type fly. The competitor will be allowed only the one fly they initially choose until either (a)The fly is lost or unable to be reconnected to the fly line due to an equipment failure. (b)-The event time deadline is reached. (c)- The participant voluntarily stops fishing or is disqualified by a judge for any reason. The hook on the single fly choice must be barbless or have the barb flattened to the judge or judge’s discretion. The single fly rod is of the competitor’s choice in length or weight size of rod, the same rule applies to fly line. The practice of quick catch and release of the fish after promptly securing the information needed for the judging will be followed for this event.


    1. The fly may have one bead, cone or dumbbell eye set and may have lead or non-lead wire used in the construction of the fly. Non-lead weight may be added to the leader. Molded metal heads (jigs) are not allowed.
    2. Flies must be tied on a single barbless hook, or on a hook with the barb pushed down.
    3. Repair of flies may only be done with the use of glue or any adhesive. Any re-tying of the fly with thread or fly tying materials is prohibited. Broken hooks may be honed or filed to a usable sharpness via any sharpening tool.
    4. Traditional strike indicators are allowed. Flies, even those with broken hooks, are not allowed to be used as an indicator. Only a single fly may be attached to the leader.
    5. If a contestant’s fly becomes caught in brush or in a snag, it may be recovered and reattached to the leader. The contestant may continue fishing in the event. The contestant can be disqualified by the guide for any unsafe practice used to retrieve a fly.
    6. Fish are to be measured from the tip of the nose to the tip of the relaxed tail. The tail of the trout should not be pinched. All trout should be measured to the nearest 1/4 inch. Measurements should not be rounded up

    SCORING:1. One point will be awarded for each inch. (Example: a fish measuring 41 3/4″ will count as 41.75 pts.)2. In the case of a tie, the first tiebreaker will be the biggest fish (example: 44″ & 34″ would beat 43″ & 35″). The second tiebreaker will be the time of the official measure of fish number one. The third and final tiebreaker will be a coin toss. (Judges have complete discretion in final decision and will be abided by all participants)

    Equipment:1. Contestants will furnish their own fly-fishing equipment. Each contestant may bring one or two fly rods or rod. Type of fly rod or rod and reel is the choice of each contestant.2. The use of fly floatant or other accessories will be at the discretion of the contestant. Only floating fly lines are permitted. Sinking leaders six feet or less in length are permitted.3. No live bait (baitfish or worms, insects), artificial flies or lures only-no artificial fish attractants, such as scents, are allowed. (Judges have complete discretion in final decision and will be abided by all participants

    *Note any and all rules, permits and fees required by any state, city, or county agency will be enforced including licensing requirements or regulations (Judges have complete discretion in final decision and will be abided by all participants)

    "Get Ready and Get Signed Up!
    Saturday September 30, 2017!
    Downtown Gatlinburg TN
    Location: Sugarlands Distilling Co
    805 Parkway on the strip-Directly across from original Ripley Museum
    8AM Sign in-9AM-12PM Event time
    Join us as a competitor or spectator! No fee to see!

    Don't niss the "ONE FLY ROYALE" TOURNAMENT Gatlinburg TN Saturday September 30th, 2017
    Will you be the next "King of the Mountain"?

    EVENT INFORMATION FOR "BATTLE OF GATLINBURG 2017"
    https://www.facebook.com/events/477933939229664/?ti=as
    Last edited by bigsur; 09-23-2017 at 09:40 AM.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by flyman View Post
    Will they have a wet t-shirt contest? My mom wants to come.
    Man I saw her at Gauleyfest. I'm definitely attending if you get her to join the wet T-shirt contest.

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    "JUST A FEW DAYS TO GO!"
    SEE BELOW FOR LOCATION, AND SIGN UP!
    REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL EVENT START-TIME!

    Will you be the next "King of the Mountain"?


    REGISTRATION: 8AM EST
    COMPETITION: 9AM to 12PM EST
    LOCATION: SUGARLANDS DISTILLERY 805 PARKWAY GATLINBURG. TN 37738

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AS CONTESTANT: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register?...ndsmtnfest.com

    SUGARLANDS GOOGLE MAP LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/jPQ2kh1mK5v

    EVENT INFORMATION FOR "BATTLE OF GATLINBURG 2017"
    https://www.facebook.com/events/477933939229664/?ti=as



    PLENTY OF PARKING AVAILABLE IN PARKING DECKS ON RIVER ROAD DIRECTLY BEHIND SUGARLANDS DISTILLERY
    "NO FEE TO SEE AS A SPECTATOR"


    Don't miss the "ONE FLY ROYALE" TOURNAMENT Gatlinburg TN Saturday September 30th, 2017, and over 30 bands and libations all weekend at the "SUGARLANDS MOUNTAINFEST" at the Distillery!

    “BATTLE OF GATLINBURG”
    TROUT FISHING TOURNAMENT 2017
    SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
    GATLINBURG, TN

    Last edited by bigsur; 09-27-2017 at 03:31 PM.
    "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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    Tomorrow is the day! Join us in the mountains for the inaugural "BATTLE OF GATLINBURG 2017"!

    Got home last night from the Sugarlands MountainFest Whiskey Experience at the Park Vista hotel atop Gatlinburg. Thursday night kicked off the weekend with over 25 different Tennessee distillers sampling their whiskeys! Add to that an endless table of great food and desserts, live music from the Woody Pines and I almost forgot I have to work today. Thanks to the Sugarlands crew for putting on this topshelf party. It's hard to beat sipping Tennessee bourbon, smoking a fine cigar while the sun sets over our beautiful mountains! The best part was actually smelling and seeing rain as I drove up the Spur, that is something we have not seen in a while around here. This weekend is going to rock from the "Battle of Gatlinburg 2017" Tournament Saturday, to over 30 bands Friday through Sunday.

    We start the day Saturday morning at 8AM right behind the SUGARLANDS DISTILLERY with the "BATTLE OF GATLINBURG 2017"! You can register right up until the 9AM three hour shoot-out begins. Award money, rods and reels to to winners, see below for sign up information and directions!

    Will you be the next "King of the Mountain"?


    REGISTRATION: 8AM EST
    COMPETITION: 9AM to 12PM EST
    LOCATION: SUGARLANDS DISTILLERY 805 PARKWAY GATLINBURG. TN 37738

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AS CONTESTANT: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register?...ndsmtnfest.com

    SUGARLANDS GOOGLE MAP LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/jPQ2kh1mK5v

    EVENT INFORMATION FOR "BATTLE OF GATLINBURG 2017"
    https://www.facebook.com/events/477933939229664/?ti=as



    PLENTY OF PARKING AVAILABLE IN PARKING DECKS ON RIVER ROAD DIRECTLY BEHIND SUGARLANDS DISTILLERY
    "NO FEE TO SEE AS A SPECTATOR"


    Don't miss the "ONE FLY ROYALE" TOURNAMENT Gatlinburg TN Saturday September 30th, 2017, and over 30 bands and libations all weekend at the "SUGARLANDS MOUNTAINFEST" at the Distillery!
    Last edited by bigsur; 09-29-2017 at 04:11 PM.
    "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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