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This profile was last updated on 5/15/06  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • President
    Cumberland TU Chapter
  • President
    Cumberland Chapter of Trout Unlimited
  • Unlimited Cumberland Chapter Board President
  • President
    Cumberland Chapter of TU
Web References
Welcome to CumberlandTU: Featured Speaker, 15 May 2006 [cached]
Jay Clementi - Cumberland TU President, Guide & GameFair Fly Shop Manager
Come learn about the hidden gems of fly fishing in Middle Tennessee at the next TU meeting featuring Jay Clementi, President of the Cumberland Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He'll share some of his wisdom and the experience he has learned in over ten years of guiding.
On Becoming a Fishing Guide… Just how does one become an experienced fishing guide? Is it in your DNA when you're born or does it come from a lifelong passion for fishing and living a life of preserving natural resources? I think when I tell you Jay's story, you'll agree that it arises from a deep fervor inside for the sport combined with "…a passion for leaving the environment just a little better than you found it," according to Jay.
Born in Denver Colorado, Jay grew up fly fishing with his father beginning when he was 8 yrs old. In his youth, they frequently fished the South and North Platte Rivers. During summers and other break times, he stayed on his aunt and uncle's ranch fishing the San Juan River in New Mexico. At the tender age of 10-11, he learned to tie flies under the watchful tutelage of Bob's Bait and Tackle in Denver.
Throughout high school, he was active in sports, especially football. His talents led to a football scholarship at the University of Northern Colorado which he accepted. He graduated in 1995. Despite a busy schedule with athletics and studies, he fished almost every weekend. Throughout school breaks and summer months, he frequently ventured to Montana with his father to fly fish the many rivers of the state.
During college, Jay developed an interest in music. In the summer of 1995, he moved to Cooke City, Montana, at the eastern entrance to YNP-Yellowstone National Park, where he met up with his lifelong friend, Chad Olsen (April TU Speaker.) At night, Jay played music in local establishments, but fished during the day on nearby Slough Creek and in the Lamar Valley. In order to continue living his dream, he tied flies for Arrick's Fly Shop in West Yellowstone.
His music and songwriting abilities continued to take him back and forth to Nashville. After two years of reflection, in 1997, Jay made the move to relocate to Nashville and further his musical career. On a personal note, he was engaged to Heather, and they soon married. After their arrival in Nashville, he had heard about a small fly shop near Vanderbilt.
Jay grew up fly fishing with his father beginning when he was 8 yrs old.
Soon after acquiring a taste for striper fishing, Jay began developing flies targeted for stripers drawing upon skills learned at home as a child, tying original flies for trout.
Jay hooked up with John Allen of Game Fair, Ltd in 1999 and began his guide service as an Orvis Endorsed Guide while managing the fly shop.
After Gary had caught a 19" rainbow, Jay took this opportunity to communicate the reasons and rationale for slot limits on the Caney Fork River.
Please come and welcome Jay Clementi at our next TU meeting at Le Peep Restaurant on Monday, May 15, 2006 (directions on page 2 in the News Reel).
TOWA News, 14 Mar 2005 [cached]
Those interested in more information or reserving a seat can view information at the chapter's web site: or may contact Jay Clementi - Trout Unlimited Cumberland Chapter Board President at: 353-0602
MTFF.ORG - Middle Tennessee Fly Fishers Inc., 10 Oct 2004 [cached]
June 7 is the MTFF meeting and Jay Clementi will be the guest speaker.Jay is the President of the Cumberland Chapter of TU and guides locally out of Game Fair LTD.He will be sharing some of his experiences about guiding over the last 10 years.
I'm sure Jay will fill us in on all of the details about the TU fundraiser.
Bass Fishing » Fishing, 23 June 2006 [cached]
"I've always loved fishing for trout," said Jay Clementi, a Colorado native who moved to Nashville a few years ago and currently serves as president of the Cumberland Chapter of Trout Unlimited."But I also
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