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  Back in the old days the old mountain men would get together for a rendevous  , Tootie and I were just wondering who would be interested and like to join us in early Sept on Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee  for a Old fashion bluegill rendevouis . This wont be a fishing tournament but just a BBG get together for a good time catching fish, eating good,swapping flies and lies.  Does this not sound like too much fun ! We arn't getting any younger, let us know what you think!   LOFR

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Be kind of fun maybe get some fly casting lessons from some of you pros at least a casting contest, just for brag'n rights of course,,,

Johnny, this is the type of input we need to make this a success, are you planning on coming?    LOFR

I'll be glad to try to help you out on your fly casting Johnny;; thing is;; I don't know much about it either!!

Yea Johnny, it 's just a flick of the wrist and timing, and timing is the hard part because of the different length of line you have out, when you get all the line behind you and you feel the tip load up just flick your wrist and send your line toward the target. LOFR

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Ok,Here are the people  comfirmed to come to the First  Bluegill Big Bluegill Reelfoot Rendezvous

LOFR'

Keith Ritter

Carl Hendrix

David  Eitutis

Kelly and his Lovely Wife

Dwayne Duncan and his Lovely Wife , Stacey

If  anyone else is wanting to attend please let us know so we can keep a accurate head count for party favors, if you are still thing about attending please let us know that too , let me know how many maybees we might have too,  Johnny and Tony  please let me know your status , Thanks   LOFR

I need to quit procrastinating and pin down my status. My family has done an event on that particular weekend for the last 15 years or so, so if I'm able to make it I will be solo. What's the situation as far as lodging? Anyone know what's available?

Hi Guys;

Am sorry to say we won't be able to make this inagural rendezvous. Totally forgot that I had committed to something else on this weekend that I can not get out of. Sorry-was so looking forward to this.

 

Enjoy, Kelly

Kelly, we were so looking forward to hearing all your bear stories, but I know in these hectic days we are in we all have trouble with our schedule, you and your wife will be missed, and if your plans change yall can still come.  LOFR

tony;;  room with me;; lofr;; tooty;; and keith;; if you would like!!  altho;; there are plenty of rooms avaible ;;  can you imagine all of us under one roof???  this event is going to be GREAT!!  fishing at a world renowned  resort;; meeting other members for the first time;; fly tying demos;;  cooking by LOFR;; fly casting demos for those who want or need help!!   LOFR demonstrating how to use a electric knife;; filleting gills.  flys and jigs to trade; or buy or what ever!!  maybe a few of Keiths home made floats!!  heck;; I might add a quill float or two!!  and of course;; there might be a refreshment or two available also!!  and;; hopefully Jim Gronaw  will also be there!!  would really love for our benefactor;; Bruce to come!!  ALL BIG BLUE GILL MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO THE EVENT!!

I'm in. Will check on lodging tomorrow. Let me know what I can do, bring, or provide in order to help the cause!

All Right Tony, this is going to be so much fun , bring your fly vice if you tie , we are all bringing stuff to swap or trade, bring your appetite , ribs Fri night, fish Sat. night , lawn chair in case we set by the fire, plus we will be on Reelfoot lake and the fish will be biting like pit bulldogs at a postmans convention. LOFR

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