Shiver in the River fly-fishing tournament coming to Cherokee

Wet those lines, anglers, and you could get your hooks into $10,000 in prize money during Shiver in the River Feb. 3-5.

The tournament will take place on a 2.2-mile stretch of trophy, catch-and-release stream on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. The format is for two-man teams, using “Fips Mouche” rules. There is a separate casting competition, too.

The tournament is limited to 30 teams. There will be 15 teams competing on Saturday morning and 15 on Saturday afternoon. The top seven teams from each session move on to fish Sunday morning. Those who make the cut from Sunday morning’s competition will move, in turn, to fish Sunday afternoon for cash prizes.

Registration is $225 per team.

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