This event has been cancelled due to high water
Little Red River Outing
April 5, 6, & 7, 2019
This event, somewhat unstructured, is simply a MSFF fishing outing enjoyed by several club members each year. All club members and guests are invited to participate. Many thanks to Chris Allen, former President and current Activities Director, for serving as the event contact for this outing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chris, whose cell phone number is (901) 674-6131, or any other Board member.
This year most of the participants will be staying at the Lindsey’s Resort http://www.lindseysresort.com/. They have cabins available and they also have an area reserved for RV/tent camping. Each participant should make their own lodging arrangements directly with Lindsey’s.
Last year the group had a great dinner on Saturday evening at the Pot O’ Gold restaurant on the resort property. As a result, we are currently planning on gathering at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, for dinner at the same restaurant. Any participant in the outing should, however, feel free to make other arrangements for dinner that evening.
Experienced club members participating in the outing are usually willing to serve as mentors for those people new to fly fishing. If you would like to buddy up with an experienced fly fisher, please let Chris know. Novice fly fishers may find it more beneficial to hire one of the local fishing guides. Click on the link below for a fact sheet that includes the contact information for the guide services operating on the Little Red.
The water level of the Little Red River is controlled by water releases from the Greer’s Ferry Dam. The water level in Greer’s Ferry Lake is high from all the recent rain, and it will be very likely that water flow though the dam and into the Little Red River will be very high making wade fishing nearly impossible. This is another reason you may wish to hire a guide with a boat. Boat rentals are available from Lindsey’s, but, if water levels are high, boat operation by inexperienced persons is not advised and may be considered dangerous.
Those of us who enjoy fishing for trophy trout on the a tailwater river like the Little Red have just come to realize that water conditions may sometime rule out fishing. In this event, just relax - time could be spent tying flies and telling stories, or exploring the area. There are lots of family activities in the area.
When you arrive on Friday, call Chris to see if there is a gathering or any activities planned.
It’s recommended that you read the section on the Little Red River in Home Waters, the book published by our club.