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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. March 25, April 29 and May 27 are the dates for the events. Learn more

March 2017

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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August 2017

Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachian
Hall of Fame Luncheo
Saturday, August 26
Southwestern Community College / Swain Center
Join us for our second annual Hall of Fame Induction. SCC Center is located at 60 Almond School Road., just west of Bryson City on US 74.

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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Smoky Mountain Hook Tyer Weekend
October 7-8
Swain County Parks and Rec Center, Deep Creek Road.
Tentatively, this event will include fly tying, fly casting and fly fishing instruction by SE IFFF, include the Casting Carolinas Retreat and Fly Fishing Tournament and the local Trout Unlimited Chapters river clean-up.

Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament

October 27-29
Cherokee, NC
$225 entry and $10,000 prize money
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November 2017

Fly Tyers Weekend
November 4 & 5
Tremont Lodge & Resort, Townsend, TN
Little Rivers Outfitters will be errecting large heated tents, on their store property where the fly tyers will be demonstrating. There will be no admission charge either day. Treemont Lodge is located at 7726 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend.

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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