*ATTENTION*The May TFF Meeting will be Monday May 18th, since the 25th is Memorial Day.
This month's speaker will be Michael Kesselring, the Program Director for The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians (FFMSA) in Cherokee, North Carolina. He is responsible for coordinating events for the museum's visitors. His visit to our chapter will be to describe the FFMSA and what it will include. The museum will offer fly casting, fly tying, rod building, and other workshops at least once a month.
Michael Kesselring has lived in Bryson City, North Carolina, since 1975. He is a professional photographer, writer and public speaker. For the past 25 years, Mike has spent most of his free time fishing the wild streams and blue line creeks of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that straddles the state line between Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina.
He recently became the Trout Unlimited North Carolina Council Chapter Enhancement Chair. His role is to encourage chapter networking, new membership growth, engage non-attending members, help build new chapters, help rebuild struggling chapters, and to be a liaison between the NC state council and local chapters.
Mike is also a collector. The short list of his collections include 380 fly fishing books, 30 fly rods, 28 fly reels, and over 7,500 flies that he sometimes takes on the road and shows off to fly fishing clubs that invite him to be their meeting program.