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Museum Hall of Fame Inductees

2019 Hall of Fame Weekend

The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians 4th Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon & Induction Ceremony was held on Saturday, March 30 at the Warehouse at Nantahala Brewing in Bryson City. Beau Beasley, well-known author and angler, emceed the induction ceremony.

2019 inductees

Alen Baker, North Carolina (Ambassador)
Joe Brooks, Maryland (Communications)
James Douglas 'Jim' Estes, North Carolina (Crafts)
George Gaines, Maryland (Humanity)
Bob Nanney, North Carolina (Ambassador)
Michael R. 'Squeak' Smith, North Carolina (Conservation)
Dave Whitlock, Tennessee / Oklahoma (Recreation)

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