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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

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WNC Fly Fishing expo to draw a crowd

The Southeast’s biggest fly fishing event, the WNC Fly Fishing Expo, will be held Dec. 5-6 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Asheville, noon to 7 p.m. Dec 5 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6.

The program lineup will include a presentation by Bryson City resident Mac Brown, a guide and master casing instructor, as well as a variety of other top experts in the field. More than 70 exhibitors are expected to attract upwards of 1,000 visitors over the two days.

Showcases of the newest gear, exhibits from area fly shops, angling organizations and artists, fly tying clinics and fly casting clinics will  all work toward the goal of helping anglers sharpen their skills and learn about the latest innovations in the sport.  

Fly fishing is a growing sport, both nationwide and in North Carolina, with WNC gaining increasing recognition as the fly-fishing Mecca of the East. 

$15 adults over 16 and free for children 16 and under. Tickets sold at the door.


Thanksgiving with Trout (Unlimited) 

The Tuckaseigee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited will celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey dinner at its next meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the United Community Bank in Sylva. 

Attendees should bring a side dish to share and can buy a chance to win a new fly rod made by Whittier resident and chapter member Jim Mills. The rod is four-piece, 7.5 feet, IM-12 and 3-4 weight and comes in an aluminum case. Election of 2015 officers will follow. 

The chapter is one of 431 nationwide and serves Jackson, Macon and Swain counties. 

Ted Kubit, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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