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Museum Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall of Fame Weekend - November 5-6, 2021

The 2021 Hall of Fame Weekend will feature the following: A Friday, pre-event evening fundraiser: 'Lagers with Legends' at Mountain Layers Brewery, 90 Everett Street, 7 - 10 pm. No cover charge. A beer will be named after each Legend being inducted this year, and a dollar a beer will be shared by Casting Carolinas and the Museum. There will be a benefit raffle and silent auction also at this event. A local food truck will be on site.

On Saturday, the Hall of Fame Ceremony will feature lunch at the historic Fryemont Inn, 245 Fryemont Street. The event begins with a 'Meet and Greet' at 12 pm, with lunch at 1 pm followed by the inductions. Tickets are $40 per person and must be paid in advance. (contact Karen Proctor at 828-488-3681 to pay). John Reinhardt, Council Chair for Trout Unlimited Great Smoky Mountain Chapter, will emcee the induction ceremony.

All of these events plus additional footage on Cherokee trophy waters with local guides Joey Walraven and Michael Bradley, will be filmed to be included in an episode of Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming. He will be present along with past Legends. Meet the legends

2021 inductees

Jackie Greene

Jackie Greene, North Carolina (Ambassador) – Inducted for her many contributions to fly fishing as a volunteer leader, conservationist and fly fisher. Jackie is a full-time volunteer and a true ambassador for the sport of fly fishing.

Phil Bracewell

Don Kirk, Alabama (Communications) – Inducted as the author of numerous fly fishing publications and for trailblazing the online Southern Trout family of magazines.

 

Davy Wotton

Davy Wotton, Virginia (Crafts) – Inducted as a professional fly tyer, tying materials developer, guide and fly fishing industry leader.

Ryan Harman

Ryan Harman, North Carolina (Humanity) – Inducted for his dedication to fly fishing as a volunteer leader, conservationist, fly fisher, competitive fly fisher and co-founder of PHWFF Camp Keystone.

Malcolm Leaphart

Malcolm Leaphart, South Carolina (Conservation) — Inducted for his many contributions to fly fishing as a volunteer leader, citizen scientist, conservationist, fly fisher and writer.

Dave Whitlock

Dave Whitlock, Tennessee/Oklahoma (Recreation) 2019* – Inducted for his many contributions to fly fishing as a conservationist, innovator, fly fisher, fly tier, writer and artist. Dave is a member of the National Fresh Water Hall of Fame, the Trout Hall of Fame, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Game & Fish Hall of Fame. *Unable to make 2019 ceremony.

 

2019 Hall of Fame Banquet

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More than 80 attendees filled the Warehouse dining room
  • More than 80 attendees filled the Warehouse dining room
  • More than 80 attendees filled the Warehouse dining room
  • More than 80 attendees filled the Warehouse dining room
  • Emcee Beau Beasley, Mac Brown and Jim Estes (recipient)
  • Richard Mode and 'Squeek' Smith, recipient
  • Beau Beasley, Wanda Taylor and recipient Joe Brooks' grandson
  • Recipient George Gaines and Ryan Harmon
  • Dick Morgan introduced Bob Nanney
  • Recipient Bob Nanney
  • Recipient Alen Baker and Tim Gestwicki
  • Preview open house at the Fly Fishing Museum Aquarium
  • Preview open house at the Fly Fishing Museum Aquarium