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Upcoming Events

August 2018

Qualla Country Trout Tournament

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

Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians Hall of Fame Luncheon
Saturday, September 8
Southwestern Community College / Swain Center
Third annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon. SCC Center is located at 60 Almond School Road., just west of Bryson City on US 19/74. More info

October 2018

4th Annual Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival

October 13, 9 am - 5 pm
New location: The Warehouse at Nantahala Brewing, 116 Ramseur St., Bryson City, NC
See the latest product lines in vendor gear, meet fishing guides and fly tiers, watch casting demos and enjoy the Delayed Harvest waters on the Tuckasegee River at this annual festival. Live music and food. For more information contact the Tuckaseegee Fly Shop at 828-488-3333 or email Website

Fly Tyers Weekend
October 27 & 28
Little River Outfitters, Townsend, TN
Little Rivers Outfitters will have a 40' x 80' tent set up on their store property where the fly tyers will be demonstrating from 9 am - 5 pm both days. There are heaters on reserve if the weather turns cool. There will be no admission charge either day. They are expecting more than 40 fly tyers. Many tie trout flies; others tie warmwater flies; and a saltwater fisherman or two will be demonstrating. Mike Kesselring will be on hand with his extensive collection of flies. Food will be available on site for purchase from Casting for Recovery. Money raised from food sales will go to fund their events.

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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January 2019

Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival

January 12-13
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 in the Farm Bureau building, yet the events center is surrounded by extensive grounds suitable for outdoor classes and the casting pond. Doswell is just a few miles north of Richmond. 9:30 am - 5 pm. 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, Ga 23047.
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