For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeff Hunter (423) 322-7866
Celebrate spring in the great outdoors with Tennessee Wild
Full day Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic will support conservation efforts
Chattanooga (February 26, 2013) – With spring right around the corner, Tennessee Wild is
planning their first ever Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic on Saturday, March 23 in Townsend, TN.
This full day clinic is being held in partnership with Townsend based R&R Fly Fishing. R&R
Owners, Ian and Charity Rutter will lead the class, and share their expertise and passion for fly
fishing with attendees.
“By teaching someone to fly fish, we not only teach them to catch fish, but give them a whole
new way to look at the world around them,” said Charity Rutter of R&R. “When you learn to
fly fish you gain a new understanding of the fish, insects, and the water. Even better, anglers
will find they notice wildlife they never saw before as they slowly move in the river with a
heightened awareness of the environment around them. There’s so much to enjoy while
spending time on a river so learning to fly fish opens up one more aspect of getting outside and
The clinic will run from 8am – 5pm and has a $95 fee, which includes a continental breakfast,
lunch, all equipment, classroom instruction and hands-on casting instruction and practice.
A portion of the registration fee will also support Tennessee Wild’s efforts to protect nearly
20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest.
“Some of the areas we seek to protect provide outstanding opportunities for fly fishing
including the Bald River in Monroe County,” said Tennessee Wild’s Jeff Hunter. “In addition,
the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains nearly 800 miles of fishable streams perfect
for fly fishing.”
Space is limited to only 20 participants in order to maximize individual instruction. For
more information, or to register for the clinic, visit Tennessee Wild’s Meetup page at
http://www.meetup.com/Tennessee-Wild, or contact Jeff Hunter at 423-322-7866 or
Tennessee Wild is a coalition of eight conservation groups dedicated to protecting wilderness on
the Cherokee National Forest for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.
We aim to educate the public about the benefits of wilderness and promote volunteerism and
the sound stewardship of Tennessee’s wild places. Tennessee Wild is a project of Wild South.