The Casting for Hope Team is super excited to announce the 3rd Annual Cherokee Classic coming June 17, 2017. All participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt, lunch, and any other swag that the Casting for Hope team can gather before the event. The Fisheries and Wildlife Management Program of the Cherokee Tribe has brought $6,000 in prize money for the top three teams to the table–$3,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd place, and $1,000 for 3rd place.
Teams will be limited to the first 16 two-man teams to register. We are extremely excited to be partnering with River’s Edge Outfitters for the event to basecamp for the morning, lunch, and awards!
Teams will fish four, one-and-a-half-hour sessions, with two sessions on the Trophy Water on the Raven’s Fork and two sessions on the Enterprise Waters in this volunteer-controlled event.
This will be a volunteer-controlled event. Entry Fees are $200 per team ($100 per angler) and includes your permit for fishing, a Casting for Hope shirt, and three meals. If you want to volunteer to learn what competitive fly fishing is all about, it's a great way to watch and learn, get a free shirt, and get three free meals. You can send your entry fee via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to pay by check or cash, please contact us at email@example.com.
Fips Mouche scoring rules will determine final placings in the event. But Fips fishing rules will be modified to allow for strike indicators, split shot, and tying off the bend of hooks. Barbless/debarbed hooks will be enforced.
Please see the schedule of events below:
7:00-8:00: Angler Meeting and Beat Draw at River’s Edge Outfitters
8:00-8:30: Travel to and scouting of beats for Session 1
8:30-10:00: Fishing Session 1
10:00-10:30: Travel to and scouting for Session 2
10:30-12:00: Fishing Session 2
12:00-2:00: LUNCH at River’s Edge Outfitters
2:00-2:30: Travel to and scouting for Session 3
2:30-4:00: Fishing Session 3
4:00-4:30: Travel to and scouting for Session 4
4:30-6:00: Fishing Session 4
6:00-6:45: Travel back to River’s Edge Outfitters
6:45-7:15: Scoring at River’s Edge Outfitters
7:15-8:00: Announcement of Winners at River’s Edge Outfitters