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  1. #1
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    Default TU License Plates

    The sale of TU license plates is starting off slow. I just talked to Dick Davis from the Cumberland Chapter in Nashville. So far we have only sold 202. We must sell 1,000 for the plates to be made by June of next year. The extra cost is only $35 and it is tax deductible as a donation. Paula and I orderd ours months ago. 90% of the money derived from the sale of these plates stays in Tennessee for Trout projects. Please don't let this opportunity slip away. If you live in another state and can't use the plate your $35 donation counts so please consider that.

    www.tuplate.org

    Thank you,

    Byron

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    Great post Byron.

    But did you know that as of today we have pre-sold only 275 plates. I bet people are waiting until the last minute. We'll sell 1,000 for sure. But we're making Dick Davis nervous by procrastinating. This will be a huge fund raising tool for trout fishing in Tennessee. We don't want this opportunity to slip away.

    Byron

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    considering knox county has the added wheel tax, that'd push my plates to almost $100 a year. although I think the plates are great, it's just too much for me. I wonder if this is not a deterrent for some others.
    Trevor

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    Trevor!

    I have been thinking along the same lines, If I understand it it is every year also. It wouldn't be so bad if it was a one time $35 extra.

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    That is a lot of money especially if you pay a wheel tax. I didn't know Knox County has one. However, it's my understanding that Friends of the Smokies raises $1/2 Million through the sale of license plates. I also understand that the $35 is tax deductible. Maybe the wheel tax is too. I don't know for sure. Ask your accountant. But you guys are both right, that could be a deterrent. I feel good about it because a lot of money will go to trout fishery programs in Tennessee. I look at it more as a donation. And I think it would look cool on my old truck.

    Byron

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    Byron!

    You are right it's not really about the money, anyone who can fly fish year round like me can afford it, it's just that I think Knox County residents are a little hesitant with a wheel tax on top of it. I will try to pitch in when it will get closer to spring. I'm in the middle of starting up my fly tying again and man I will not have any spare cash until April for all the fly tying stuff I will buy. LOL.

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    Default T U Plates

    25 to go the web site was updated Oct.14
    We are getting close!
    Brian

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    Default I'll chip in two

    Gonna be hard giving up my FLYFISH tag, but for the sake of this project I'm throwing it in!

    It's a challenge to get this over the top!
    I am a great admirer of spectator sports, especially on television; it keeps the riffraff off the trout streams.

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    Default Almost There

    Message for Cumberland TU this morning noted that only 8 more are needed to reach the required number.

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    Default Goal reached

    At our local club meeting this week, the word was that the 1000 plates have been sold, and the plates will go into production in next month or so?

    sb
    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, unless they fly fish... with apologies to Thoreau

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