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Upcoming Events

Project Smoky Mountain Rebirth

In support of Gatlinburg, TN that was so affected by the November 2016 wildfires, Chad Fouts, guide and manager of Smoky Mountain Angler in Gatlinburg, has organized a series of events to benefit National Guard, firemen, first responders, residents and volunteers, as well as Smoky Mountain Angler (this fly shop was directly affected by the fire). Sign up soon because participation is limited. February 25, March 25, April 29 and May 27 are the dates for the events. Learn more

March 2017

Tie One On! for Project Healing Waters

Sunday, March 5, 1 - 6 pm
Rendezvous Restaurant, Maggie Valley, NC
Bring your fly tying stuff and tie some flies for a veteran's fly box. If you don't tie, come out, talk fishing and see some of the best fly tyers in the Southeast. Rendezvous Restaurant is in the Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center, 70 Soco Road in Maggie Valley. For more information, contact Bob Nanney at or 828-246-8015.

Beginners Fly Tying Class at the Museum

Saturday, March 11, 10 am - 2 pm
Several experienced tyers will be on hand to provide one-on-one fly tying instruction.Students will be taught the basics of tying with the emphasis on tools, knots, patterns and general tying knowledge. Class size is limited to six. $10 covers the cost of provided materials; pre-registration is required. To register contact Tammy Neal of Georgia Women Flyfishers at, 770-500-7420; or Bob Nanney at, 828-246-8015.

Cherokee’s Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament

March 25-26 (Opening Day is March 25th)
Cherokee, NC
$11 entry fee plus $10 permit/day and $20,000 tagged
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April 2017

Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival

April 8-9
Meadow Event Park, Doswell (Richmond), VA
Festival attendees listen to lectures from various experts and practice hands-on skills at the two-day, family-friendly event. Several wineries from throughout the Old Dominion provide free wine tastings for those 21 and older. All vendors are under roof, yet the events center is surrounded by extensive grounds suitable for outdoor classes and wine tastings. Doswell is just a few miles north of Richmond.
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Trout Unlimited Southeast Regional Meeting

April 21-23
Glenstone Lodge, Gatlinburg, TN
Hosted fishing day on Friday, April 21 with reception and film in the evening. Saturday will include all day conversations and seminars and an evening BBQ. Sunday is half-day seminars and recap. Hosted by Tennessee TU State Council. Glenstone Lodge is located at 504 Historic Nature Trail in Gatlinburg.
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Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventures

April 29
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 2017

Cherokee’s Memorial Day Trout Tournament

May 26-28
Cherokee, NC
$11 entry fee plus $10 permit/day and $10,000 tagged
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July 2017

The Tim Hill Memorial Trout Tournament

July 15-16
Cherokee, NC
$11 entry fee plus $10 permit/day and $10,000 tagged
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September 2017

The Qualla Country Trout Tournament

September 1-3
Cherokee, NC
$11 entry plus $10 permit/day and $20,000 tagged
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October 2017

2nd Annual Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival
October 7, 9 am - 5 pm
Train Depot Plaza, Bryson City, NC
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Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament

October 27-29
Cherokee, NC
$225 entry and $10,000 prize money
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February 2018

Atlanta Fly Fishing Show

February 2-3
Infinite Energy Center, Duluth (Atlanta), GA
Programs, seminars, classes, featured fly tiers, casting demos and special events make this a great 2-day show for the Southeast. The Center is north of Atlanta at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway (I-85).
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