NRVTU Members & Friends,
Hope the snow isn’t piled up too deep for you! I suppose we may have jumped the gun on our “thaw-out” event earlier this month… I would like to thank all that came out to hear Bruce Ingram speak, we had a good time and appreciate him joining us for the evening. We have a lot more exciting events coming up this Spring and we always need additional volunteers, so please join us if you can! Our calendar of events is shown below, all are welcome.
Our March Chapter Meeting will be held next Wednesday, March 4th at 7pm at the Montgomery County Government Center in Christiansburg. We will have a pre-meeting meal at Due South BBQ at 6:00pm. The address for the Government Center can be found on the chapter website: https://nrvtu.wordpress.com/ Please bring your fly tying vise and materials so we can tie some flies for door prizes at the upcoming Blood Knot Film Showing at the Lyric in April.
As mentioned above we’ll be sponsoring a film event at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg on Thursday, April 2nd. This will be a Fly Fishing Film Tour type of event with a fun atmosphere in a great location. This event will take the place of our regularly scheduled meeting in April. We’re still working out a few of the details of the event but it should be a fantastic evening, so please mark your calendar and plan to attend with friends. We will be showing the award winning Blood Knot put together by the talented folks at TwoFisted Heart and Mossy Creek Fly Fishing. The Trow brothers of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing will be joining us for the event to introduce the film and for a short Q&A afterwards. Also planned for the event are numerous door prizes, some great raffle items, we’re working on having a local brewery join us to serve refreshments, and we plan to show a teaser for a film the VT Fly Fishing Club is working on. Proceeds from the event will be split between NRVTU and the VT Fly Fishing Club’s fundraiser for Project Healing Waters.
Also, we are actively looking for new stream conservation/restoration projects in the NRV, so if you have any leads, please let us know.
Upcoming Calendar of Events
February 26 – Planning meeting for the Blood Knot showing. We’ll meet at Bull and Bones at 6:00, all are welcome.
February 26 – 8:00-9:00pm TU online training “TroutBlitz – How to Help Monitor Local Trout Populations with a Fly Rod”. Click Here to sign up.
March 4 – Regular monthly meeting at the Montgomery County Government Center and dinner at Due South.
March 28 – Renew the New‘s Ramps N Roads Cleanup, the group will be cleaning boat ramps and roads in Giles County. Meet at Eastern Elementary School at 9am, lunch will be provided.
April 1 – No regular meeting.
April 2 – Blood Knot at the Lyric. Additional information to follow, contact Jason if you would like to help out with the planning committee at firstname.lastname@example.org Start spreading the word and let’s have a full house for this event!
April 11 – Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Event in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Fly Fishing Club to be held on the South Holston River in Tennessee. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please contact Andrew Loffredo for additional information at email@example.com
April 18 – Elkhorn Creek Clean-up in conjunction with WV TU. Additional volunteers needed, we will carpool up from the NRV, contact Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. We usually clean-up for half a day, have lunch provided, then fish in the afternoon.
April 18 – Trailblazer event at the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in Hiwassee put on by the U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance, they have requested volunteers to teach flyfishing to kids. Please contact Keilee Guthrie at email@example.com or (740)590-9096 for additional information. As an aside, folks that participate in this would get the chance to visit a property that has 17,500+ acres and several miles of wild trout streams open for hunting and fishing. We may even be able to identify potential conservation projects that we could team up with the Boy Scouts on.
April 18 – Southeast Regional TU meeting in Asheville, NC
May 6 – Regular monthly meeting at the Montgomery County Government Center and dinner at Due South.
June 6 – Mid-Atlantic Regional TU meeting in Frederick, MD
September 16-20 – TU Annual Meeting in Scranton, PA
Date TBD – Big Stony Creek Cleanup