Outdoors

Fly fishing group plans Duck River Day Out

BEDFORD COUNTY — When it comes to fly fishing, there’s more going on in southern, middle Tennessee than just the Elk River.

Nestled in the rolling hills of Bedford County, the Duck River exists as one of the area’s fly fishing hidden gems … for numerous reasons. It’s located in the tailwaters of Normandy Dam, which Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) officials stock with rainbow and brown trout. The public water way enjoys nearly 30 access points, many located in gorgeous, rolling farm land. The river’s also small with manageable stream flows that are perfect for wading. Also, in addition to trout, it enjoys spotted bass, large-mouth bass, rock bass, channel catfish, freshwater drum, and sunfish.

On February 22, the Middle Tennessee Fly Fishers (MTFF) organization will host a Duck River Day Outing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those interested should meet at the parking lot just below Normandy Dam. All MTFF events are members only but membership is super easy. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Ellington Agriculture Center in Nashville at 7 p.m. Annual dues are $30 per individual and $35 per family and you can join at any monthly meeting or outing.

If you are interested in fly fishing, MTFF is a great local resource. Founded in 1979, it’s a community of active fly fishers interested in promoting the sport in Middle Tennessee. To learn more about them, visit their website, www.mtff.org. For more information about the Duck River Day Outing, visit the event’s Facebook page. •

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