February’s Speaker – Danny Worsham

Danny is going to speak about his fishing experience and all the major hardware.  He will talk about fly rod types, construction, why and how a fly rod casts, fly reel construction, features and benefits, and fly lines.  He will bring some rods to try if weather permits.  He is also planning to give away a fly rod!!!  I recall a recent February meeting where the weather was bad and there were 6 of us there.…a rod giveaway should help attendance in the winter doldrums.

Danny Worsham’s interest in fly fishing began as a child watching The American Sportsman on Saturday afternoon.  As a young teen he began fishing for Bream and Bass in the ponds of North Mississippi.  In 1994, preparing for a trip to the Big Horn River he bought his first “good” fly rod.  That Fall he and some friends fished the Norfork river in Arkansas and his fly fishing passions were elevated to an all-time high.  He continues to fish the Arkansas waters, and particularly the Spring River.


In the late 90’s Danny became a dealer for a major fly rod company and developed a unique program of taking in used tackle as trade for new equipment.  This allowed him to cast every major brand of fly equipment.  It also fueled a desire to find quality equipment at a reasonable price.

All these currents flowing through Danny’s life have merged together and culminated in the formation of Cook and Worsham Rod Co.  With his son, Brett Worsham, and son-n-law, Jack Cook, a long arduous journey has led to a line of quality fly tackle at a truly outstanding price point.


Elk River Clean-up

The Clean-Up will be on Saturday 2/17. We will meet at the parking area near the Tim’s Ford Dam after breakfast.  

We are hoping the weather will be favorable this year.

The club’s second scheduled outing this year is, as always, to the Elk River for February 16th, 17th and 18th. The  Elk River Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th. We will be meeting for breakfast prior to going to the dam at Woodard’s Market & Deli, 1415 Fayetteville Hwy, Lynchburg, TN, at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning.(Put that address into your GPS if you’re not sure about where it is). Woodard’s is a large grocery/deli/gas station (Shell) on the left as you are leaving Lynchburg at the junction of Highways 50 and 55. The telephone number there is 931-759-7227.

After breakfast, we will leave from there on the short drive to the dam to begin the cleanup. After the cleanup is completed, of course, we hope, and plan to get in some good fly fishing!
The club will provide all the “grabbers” to pick up the trash and the bags to hold it. If you have your own “grabber” and want to bring it, please do.
Also, that weekend, some club members may be camping at Tims Ford State Park starting on Wednesday at the campground.. If you are planning on camping there prior to the cleanup on Saturday, call Tim’s Ford State Park now to reserve a space. You can call them at 931-962-1183.


2018 Outings Schedule

A committee of MTFF members met at the home of MTFF President Tom Keeton on October 24th and com-piled a list of outing possibilities for the club in 2018. Listed below are those outings to be discussed and voted on at the November meeting.  Here is the 2018 outings schedule from our November Meeting.

January –       Freeze Out – January 1st

February –     Duck River / Elk River Cleanup – Feb. 17th

March –         Cherokee N.C. – Mar. 17th

April –            Helen Georgia – April 14th

May –             Cherokee – N.C Holston – May 19th

June –             Cast Iron Cooking / Caney Fork – June 16th

July –              South Holston / Watauga – July 14th

August –        Elk River – August 11th

September – Cumberland – KY Sept. 15th

October –      White /Norfork – Arkansas – October 20th

November – Trout Parks – Missouri – November 10th

December – Social Outing, First Wednesday of December


New 2018 MTFF Officers and Directors

Elections were held during the October meeting for officers.  Below are the Officers, Board members and Directors for MTFF.


President is Tom Keeton Cherokee3






Vice President David Eble






Secretary Terry GerdesTerry







Treasurer Joel DeanJoel_2

Board Members

Tony Mitchell

Tony Evans

Darrel Hicks


Web Director Ray AlleyRay Alley






Membership Director Randy GerdesRandy








Education Director Larry Rollins

Merchandise Director Tony Evans

Newsleter Director Mickey Holton