Jim Tanner

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Jim Tanner has worked as assistant sports editor at the Times Free Press since late 2006.
He started at the Times Free Press in 2001 and worked as a news copy/design editor from 2001 through 2006. In addition to working as a night and weekend editor producing local and national sports coverage for print and online readers, Jim occasionally writes local sports and outdoors stories.
Jim grew up in Ringgold, Ga., and is a graduate of McCallie School in Chattanooga. He earned an associates degree from Oxford College of Emory University and attended Emory University before earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to joining the staff at the Times Free Press, Jim worked as a sports copy editor at the Chattanooga Times and was news editor at the Dalton (Ga.) Daily Citizen.
Jim lives in the Ferger Place community near downtown Chattanooga.

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Choosing the right fly line

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Winter Wonderland for Fishing

Many anglers in the south tend to take the colder months off from fishing, especially on the big reservoirs, preferring the warmth of the living room to the wet and cold on the lake until later in the spring.

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Long to lead state mountain bike-racing efforts

The Chattanooga Chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association has grown the sport of mountain biking locally in recent years.

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The Facts on Boat Fishing

There are advantages to fishing with the help of boats but at the end of the day, they are machines.

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Fat Bike Frenzy

Fat bikes are mountain bikes with enormous tires that can be ridden at extremely low tire pressure for better handling in sloppy conditions.

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The Facts on Boat Fishing

Although fishing can be done in many ways with just the help of your legs (and a good pair of waders), many local anglers use boats to go fishing.

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Winter Riding

As cold weather begins to ramp up in the Chattanooga area, rain and sometimes icy weather can make mountain biking a bit trickier than in the spring and summer.

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Lake Legend

Sammy Lee spent most of his life hauling in big bass for fun and profit.

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Reel Competition

The competitive side of fishing continues to grow in Chattanooga

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CBA Classic

Another successful season is winding down for the Chattanooga Bass Association’s annual tournament trail.

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