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“GO FUND ME” For Bryson City Fly Fishing Museum

leah kirk

Southern Trout has embarked upon a Go Fund Me drive to help fund of one of the aquariums planned for the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians, in Bryson City, NC. The fundraising goal is $5,000 for the Go Fund Me project. This will enable the museum to fill out its ambitious building program that includes 17 tanks.

               “We’re pleased to partner with Southern Trout Magazine and have the publication step up to do this,” says Alen Baker, the curator and driving force behind the creation of the museum. “The publication and its publisher Don Kirk have long supported the museum and its goal to preserve the heritage of fly fishing in the Southern Appalachians.”

               Founded in 2014 in Cherokee, and then relocated to Bryson City, the museum already contains several impressive displays, but nothing that compares with the current expansion. The new addition will contain tanks dedicated to native species such as brook trout and exotics such as rainbow and brown trout. Other cool water fishes include smallmouth bass and musky as well as scores of different shiners, darters and chubs and even river sturgeon. This addition will greatly enhance the museum’s ability to attract tourism.