, Smokey Mountain Hook, Hackle & Rod Builders Show, Bryson City (Free)
Bob Nanney 828-593-1467
Swain County Indoor Recreation Facility, Bryson City
Fly tyers, fly casting, rod builders, vendors and non-profits. Casting and fly tying demonstrations. Silent auctions and educational booths. Food by Casting Carolinas. Location: 240 West Deep Creek Road. Free admission, but donations for the museum are welcomed.
, Fly Fishing Skill Day - Jim Brady is offering a day long class, hands-on seminar learning the basics of fly fishing.
Jim Brady will teach the course and be ably assisted by experienced members of the club. All participants must bring their own tackle. They will learn how to sharpen a hook, tie several basic knots, the basics of fly casting as well as some special casts such as the roll cast and bow and arrow cast. Several slack line casts will also be discussed. Everyone should be able to make all casts at the end of the day. How to dress for concealment, how to wade and how to approach the water will be discussed.
The goal of the seminar is for all participants to learn all of the material and be able to demonstrate each skill. Everyone will receive individual attention throughout the day. Everyone will be given handouts that summarize the seminar and include helpful references and websites.
The course is expected to last about six hours, beginning at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided. The course fee is $10 per person. Because this will be first time the course is offered, the number of students will be limited to the first fifteen who sign up. Please contact Neal Mitchell at our September meeting to reserve your spot.
, Tuesday @ 7pm Leonard Recreation Center - Chris Barclay, owner of C. Barclay Fly Rod Co. is going to talk about fly rod design, development, and building.
Chris is a designer and maker of fine small batch fiberglass fly rods. He builds rods on a custom basis upon client request on a wide variety of blanks and materials. He also has his own line of fiberglass rod blanks that he designed.
, Fly Tyer's Weekend, Townsend
, TN (Free) littleriveroutfitters.com/pages/events/flytyersweekend.html
, Tuesday @ 7pm Leonard Recreation Center
- Joey Walraven, owner of Rivers Edge Outfitters in Cherokee, NC
will talk about Euro Nymphing.
Rivers Edge Outfitters is located within an hour of some of the best fly fishing on the east coast. For those who remember George Daniel from our 2013 banquet will also remember his euro nymphing presentation. Joey was coached, and competed on the NC team under George and is currently Vice President for Team North Carolina.
December 12th, Tuesday @ 7pm Leonard Recreation Center - Dale Collins, owner of Tuckaseegee Fly Shop in Bryson City, NC. Topic to be decided.
January 9th, Tuesday @ 7pm
Leonard Recreation Center
- Jake Rash, Coldwater Research Coordinator for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission
will give us an overview of what's going on in NC as well as any stream designation changes made or anticipated.
February 17th 2018 Annual Banquet - Kevin Howell