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Upcoming Events

April 2018

South River Fly Fishing Expo

April 21-22
Waynesboro, VA
9 am - 5 pm each day on the banks of the South River. Stream presentations of techniques and kayak fly fishing setups, speakers, demos, vendors, food and drink. $10 for adults; children 15 and under free. All proceeds will fund the South River Fishery and revitalize downtown Waynesboro.
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Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventures

April 28
Downtown City Park, Blue Ridge, GA
The Official Trout Festival of Georgia brings together fishermen, river sports enthusiasts and outdoor recreation fans and their families for a weekend of fishing demos by guides, a breakout marketplace, seminars, beer garden, live music, silent auction, and food trucks. Friday night fundraiser high country boil at Mercier Orchards, 5:30 - 9 pm. Saturday marketplace & seminars, 10 am - 7 pm at the Park.
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May 2018

Trout Unlimited Southeast Regional Meeting

May 19 - 20
Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center, Davis, WV
Hosted fishing day on Friday, May 18 with reception. Saturday will include all day conversations and seminars and an evening BBQ. Sunday is half-day conservation tour. Hosted by TU West Virginia Council. Canaan Valley Resort is located at 230 Main Lodge Rd. in Davis, West Virginia.
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Cherokee's Memorial Day Trout Tournament

May 25 - 27
Cherokee, NC
$10,000 in prizes.
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July 2018

Tim Hill Memorial Tournament

July 14 - 15
Cherokee, NC
$10,000 in prizes.
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August 2018

Qualla Country Trout Tournament

August 31 - September 2
Cherokee, NC
$20,000 in prizes.
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October 2018

4th Annual Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival

October 13, 9 am - 5 pm
Train Depot, Bryson City, NC
Celebrating the rich fly fishing heritage of Western North Carolina at the depot in downtown Bryson City – just one block away from the delayed harvest waters on the Tuckasegee River. Vendors will display and demonstrate all types of fly fishing equipment - rod demos, fly tying, apparel and accessories. For more information contact the Tuckaseegee Fly Shop at 828-488-3333 or email Website

November 2018

Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament

November 3-4
Cherokee, NC
$225 entry and $10,000 prize money
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Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians
210 Main Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Nov 1 - March 31 & September
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

April 1 - July 31 & October
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Saturdays, 11 am - 5 pm

Free Admission
Donations Welcome




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