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CRCTU hosting event for women who want to fly fish

Women on the Water, a free special event for women who want to learn fly fishing, will be Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

The women’s event, partly funded by a grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority, is scheduled on the date celebrated as National Public Lands Day. It will take place at Miller Island Public Access Area on the Clinch.

Participants will receive instruction in fly casting, knot tying, entomology, fly tying and water safety; from noon to 3 p.m., women will wade the river and fish with volunteer guides. It’s all free, lunch will be included and fishing equipment will be available for students who don’t have their own.

Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required to ensure plentiful supplies of food and gear—to sign up, contact Melissa Maples-Harrell at tleo2008@live.com or (865) 804-5491.

The Clinch River Chapter’s mission is to conserve and protect the Clinch River tailwater trout fishery and its watershed, through conservation projects and through education of children and adults in aquatic natural resources.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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