The Museum seeks to recognize those who have made outstanding and unique contributions to the art, science and sport of fly fishing. We encourage you to nominate those who meet the nomination criteria and are deserving of such recognition. Once nominated, the candidate remains in nomination for current and future consideration.
Nominations may be made in each of the awards categories:
To make a nomination, download the nomination form here. It's a three-page writeable PDF that you can complete by filling in the form on your computer. Save the completed form and attach it to an email addressed to Mac Brown email@example.com. We recommend sending the completed form as a compressed (zipped) archive.
The purpose of the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians Hall of Fame is to recognize and perpetuate the noteworthy fly fishing traditions of the Southern Appalachians by honoring and memorializing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to fly fishing traditions of the Southern Appalachians, and who have maintained exemplary character.
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
A: The candidate must be or must have been a resident of a southeastern state (WV, MD, KY, VA, TN, NC, GA, SC, AL or other southern states by exception subject to the unanimous vote of the selection committee) for at least five years.
B: The candidate must have been an active participant in the fly fishing activity of the submitted category for at least four years.
C: The candidate must be of good character and reputation.
D: While a citizen of a southern state, the candidate’s fly fishing achievement(s) and/or contribution(s) must have been recognized locally to regionally as enhancing the fly fishing activity he/she represents.
E: All candidates shall be considered without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, handicap, sexual preference or national origin. Also, over time, the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians Hall of Fame intends to honor the geographical diversity of the region.