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Old 10-30-13, 08:35 PM   #11
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Nice job Bill! I know that took some time to research.
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Old 10-30-13, 08:55 PM   #12
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Thanks Bill !

That was good reading, and really appreciate you going the extra mile to dig up those old posts.
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Old 10-30-13, 08:58 PM   #13
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I also enjoyed that Bill. Thanks for taking the time. I hope someone a hundred years from now will ask the same question Brotherbear asked.
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We even had one at Hiwassee Outfitters in Reliance, TN. The name "North Georgia Trout Online" was Aaron's idea as far as I know.
Drifter, I actually attended the one on the Hiwassee in Reliance. It was a weekend fling and many stayed in a cabin (I slept in my truck at a campsite). I spent most of night talking about bamboo and drinking some real fine beverages with a really nice young man who I can't remember his name?? He had a short beard and knew a lot about Bamboo... Maybe someone can remember his name...He used to be on the board a lot, but have not heard from him in many years.. I do remember an old post where he was the "poster child" for the NGTO.. (another story)
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Old 10-30-13, 09:40 PM   #15
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Drifter, I actually attended the one on the Hiwassee in Reliance. It was a weekend fling and many stayed in a cabin (I slept in my truck at a campsite)......raptor
Did you get a bowl of Hoochrat's jambalaya? That crazy Cajun could cook up some groceries. I helped stir that big cauldron with the boat paddle. Anybody heard from him lately?

I slept in my truck that night as well.
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NGTO also was one of the first to step up with donation $. I remember asking about what little money, at that time, NGTO collected and what they were doing about it. Greg, Grizz told me that it was too be used for a good cause while promoting trout fishing. Well, I had the cause, and NGTO support and sponsorship of a child to TU trout camp was started.
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Old 10-30-13, 10:23 PM   #17
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Anytime the BODs spend NGTO money....the first question asked.....does the expenditure meet the guidelines set forth in the mission statement?

North Georgia Trout Online, Inc. is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) dedicated to the promotion and protection of trout fishing in North Georgia.
NGTO is committed:
•To promote sound environmental policies in Georgia's business and government.
•To promote conservation measures to sustain and protect trout fisheries in Georgia
•To increasing public awareness, by all appropriate means, of the value of trout fisheries in Georgia.
•To collecting, generating and disseminating pertinent information that relates to all aspects of trout fishing.
•To nurture in both young and old environmental stewardship, the joy of fishing and the peace of mind it brings.
•To carry out other lawful activities as directed.
Our Mission Statement demonstrates a firm commitment to the future of trout fishing in Georgia. NGTO strives to increase public awareness of the sport trout fishing through our web site, online chat room, message board, educational seminars, and community relation campaigns such as the Kids Fishing Day.
Cooperation with city, state and other non-profit organizations, such as Trout Unlimited, allows NGTO to make an investment in our community and state.
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Old 10-31-13, 10:08 AM   #18
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Did you get a bowl of Hoochrat's jambalaya? That crazy Cajun could cook up some groceries. I helped stir that big cauldron with the boat paddle. Anybody heard from him lately?

I slept in my truck that night as well.
Yes ! I remember that huge pot of jambalaya that was being cooked and it was awesome. The yard in front of the cabin had enough room for folks to "show off" their casting skills. I remember fishing the "stair steps" area with a dude named "owl", he had me laughing so much I could hardly fish. And, to answer the question from EG about the first poster "gerald". Yes, that has to be Gerald Wilt who worked at the Veterinary College at Auburn, who has been fly fishing since the early 1960's (or maybe even earlier) and got me interested in the sport. He had some interesting stories to tell about fly fishing in those days in the North Georgia, Tenn and N. Carolina mountains..
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Old 12-18-14, 09:52 PM   #19
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Bringing to the top for our newest members. Special thanks to our resident historian / Bill "EG" Egeland for all his research. See post #9. I just spent the past half hour re-living the early days of NGTO.
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BTW, while this Thread is up-- June 2015 will be the 15th Anniversary for NGTO as a non-profit organization. Lot's of fish in the net since Y2K.
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