The Roundup starts off on Friday night, March 16th, with the Fly Fishing Film Tour held at the Holston River Brewing Company (2623 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620).
Doors open at 4pm -- shows start at 6pm.
All proceeds from ticket sales go towards river cleanup efforts, any remaining proceeds are donated to Cherokee and Overmountain Chapters of Trout Unlimited for coldwater conservation and education.
Tickets are available online for $10/ea or at a local outfitter...cough Mountain Sports Ltd cough!
Film Tour door prizes (i.e. guided trips, fishing gear, etc) will be on hand for those attending the film showing.
Saturday, March 17th is the River Cleanup Roundup which is partnering with the Bill Beazell Memorial cleanup of the Watagua. There will be two location to meet for river cleanup opportunities:
1. Watauga River - meets @ 8:30am, Ingles parking lot (768 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643)
2. South Holston River - meets @ 8:30am. Weir Dam parking lot (Holston View Dam Rd, Bristol, TN)
Participants can walk the banks, wade the river, or bring their own watercraft to float and clean that day. Trash bags and gloves will be provided by Tennessee Valley Authority and there will be drop off dumpsters at specific locations. Cleaning will wrap up around 2:30pm.
Following the the cleanup, celebrations for participants will be held on both rivers. Watauga River participants will meet at the Watauga River Lodge (643 Smalling Rd) and South Holston participants will meet at the Osceola Island Picnic Area. All Participants will receive a free meal and be entered for prize drawings.
Note: The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will be at the Watauga River Lodge as a guest speaker.
Sunday March 18th is the SoHo 2-Man Fly Fishing Tournament. The tournament is a competition between two person fly fishing teams. The entry fee is $50/team. Prizes are provided for the top 3 teams! Contact Jon Hooper at 423-747-7366 to register and/or have questions.