Enjoy fall color in the mountains and the Delayed Harvest waters on the Tuckasegee River in Bryson City, NC, when two regional fly fishing events take place the weekend of October 6-7, 2017.
Smoky Mountain Hook, Hackle & Rod Show
Friday & Saturday, October 6-7, 9am - 4 pm
Swain County Indoor Recreation Facility, 240 West Deep Creek Road
Free admission. Fly tyers, fly casting, rod builders, vendors and non-profits. Casting and fly tying demonstrations. Museum 'yard sale' and door prizes. Educational booths. Food by Casting Carolinas; Music by All Strings Considered (1-4 pm Saturday.
3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival
Saturday, October 7, 9 am - 5 pm
Train Depot Plaza, 226 Everett StreetFree admission. Meet vendors like Simms, Umpqua, Scott, Sage, Raven's Ford Rods, Echo Fly Rods, Hatch Reels and more. Watch local fly tyers and casting demonstrations. For a complete vendor list visit GreatSmokiesFishing.com/flyfishfest.
Bordering the southern side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bryson City is a laid-back, easily stroll-able town with local bookstores, galleries with working artisans, the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians, breweries, and a surprising variety of lodging and restaurants. From June-October you can enjoy free, live music concerts every Saturday night at Riverfront Park. Learn more at GreatSmokies.com. Bryson City is one hour west of Asheville; two hours from Knoxville, Greenville/Spartanburg and Chattanooga; and three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte.