NANFA-- Big South Fork trip pictorial

Roselawn Museum (
Fri, 06 Jul 2001 13:41:24 -0400

Hello All

The TN Valley Gang's roadshow rolls on! Our trip to the Big South Fork
provided a welcome break from work, and a chance to visit other fine
fishheads in the region. The camping was excellent and the quest for fish
was challenging. We send our profound thanks to Jay DeLong for putting
together our pictorial page, which you can look at by going to:

The pictures are a little better this time. Although we spent much of
Saturday chasing the back of Casper's van, looking much like outakes from
the movie Twister, I beieve everyone had a good time. A particularly
rewarding facet of the trip was passing on our passion for aquatic life to
a young man from Marietta, GA. Joey goes to school with my stepson
Jonathan, having recently moved to the South from Buffalo, NY. He knew
nothing about non-game native fish or how to collect them. He took to it
readily, and thanks to the mentoring skills of the guys in our group, he
can't wait to go with us again. Casper let him ride along in his van to
help navigate. Once we were in the water, Bruce taught him how to use the
seine with good results. It spoke volumes to me about the worth of what we
do just to watch the president of our organization and a wide-eyed rookie
kid on opposite ends of a seine.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the page, which leads off with Bruce's earlier
report and ends with a link to Casper's.


Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

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