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Satellite Exhibits

Satellite Exhibits of the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians

1. Caldwell Heritage Museum
112 Vaiden Street
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-758-4004
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Three display cases present the many aspects of fly fishing primarily focused on the 1950s vintage equipment. Six Stream Blazer exhibits highlight the fly fishing legends who lived in the area and fly fished in the local waters, including George F. "Cap" Wiese, Newland Saunders, Joseph Russell "Joe" McDade and Cecil Harmon.

2. Coffey's General Store and Museum
8971 Edgemont Road
Collettsville, NC 28611
828-757-2801
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Four display cases present the many aspects of fly fishing primarily focused on the 1950s vintage equipment. Twelve Stream Blazer exhibits highlight the fly fishing legends who lived in the area and fly fished in the local waters, including Joseph Russell "Joe" McDade, Stanley Tuttle, Bill Barlowe, Charles "Charlie" Carlton Bean and John Turner. 

3. Davidson River Outfitters Fly Shop
49 Pisgah Highway, Suite 6
Pisgah, Forest, NC 28768
828-877-4181
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Three Stream Blazer exhibits highlight the fly fishing legends who lived in the area and fly fished in the local waters, Don Ray Howell, Dwight G. Howell and George T. Chapman, Jr. Kevin Howell, son of Don Howell continues the fly shop tradition for the family and serves on the fly fishing museum board.

4. The Patterson School Foundation
4646 Patterson School Drive
Administration Building
Lenoir, NC 28645 828-394-9264
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George F. "Cap" Wiese is renowned as the Headmaster of Patterson School for Boys. His original fly tying materials are on display. Donated by Gayle Jones, wife of a former “Cap”” student, Ed Jones. Aging “Cap” passed his fly tying collection to Ed when he could no longer tie flies. George F. "Cap" Wiese and his fishing buddy, Newland Saunders are the two Stream Blazer exhibits displayed.

5. South Mountain State Park
3001 South Mountain Park
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
828-433-4772
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A television screen in the Nature Room provides a short slide show of the area history, Southern Ap-palachian stream conservation and fly fishing information as an historic recreation for the South Mountain area. 

6. Transylvania County Library
212 South Gaston Street
Brevard, NC 28712
828-884-3151
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Eight panels are displayed on occasion upstairs in the Historical Section of the library, rotated annually or more frequently among other displays. Panels provide fly fishing information as an historic recreation for the Brevard area. Nine Stream Blazer exhibits highlight the fly fishing legends who lived in the area and fly fished in the local waters, including Don Ray Howell, Dwight G. Howell and George T. Chapman, Jr.

7. Wilson Creek Visitor Center
7805 Brown Mountain Beach Road
Collettsville, NC 28611
828-759-0005
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A display case presents the many aspects of fly fishing primarily focused on the 1950s vintage equipment. Four Stream Blazer exhibits highlight the fly fishing legends who lived in the area and fly fished in the local waters, including George F. "Cap" Wiese, Newland Saunders, Joseph Russell "Joe" McDade and Stanley Tuttle. Upstairs a television screen provides a short slide show of the area history, Southern Appalachian stream conservation and fly fishing information as an historic recreation for the Wilson Creek area. 

Additionally, while enjoying local comfort food in Bryson City at the Everett Street Diner, note the mural with bamboo rod. Each of these exhibits replicate and share a small element of the museum in a public place where the visibility of fly fishing can "lure" folks to come to Bryson City and see the full museum.

Everett Street Diner
126 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-0123
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