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Second Annual

Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival

Saturday, October 8, 2016
9AM – 5pm
Bryson City, NC

Celebrating The Rich Fly Fishing Heritage of Western North Carolina in downtown Bryson City – just one block from the Delayed Harvest waters on the Tuckasegee River.

Don't miss this annual event. Vendors will be set up next to the Train Depot on Frye Street to display and demonstrate all types of fly fishing equipment.

Rod demos

Fly tying

Local flies

Apparel and accessories

For more information contact the Tuckaseegee Fly Shop at 828-488-3333 or email

Special thanks to the Swain County Chamber of Commerce, the Swain County Tourism Authority, the Town of Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.


Vendors 2016

Tuckaseegee Fly Shop – Event coordinator/sponsor and Bryson City’s only full service fly shop

Simms – Fishing apparel and accessories manufacturer

Umpqua Feather Merchants – Fishing packs, flies, stream side accessories, and fly tying materials

Scott Fly Rods – Fly rod manufacturer (made in USA)

Sage Fly Rods – Fly rod manufacturer (made in USA)

Echo Fly Rods – Fly rod manufacturer

Raven’s Fork Rods – Custom fly fishing rods by Jim Mills

James Conner – Local fly tier (ties for Tuckaseegee Fly Shop)

Southern Trout – Online southern fly fishing magazine

Bryson City Outdoors – Fishing kayaks, paddle boards, outdoor gear

Flood Tide – Apparel company featuring Paul Puckett’s art

Crooked Creek Holler – Apparel company featuring Danny Reed’s art

Endless River Adventures – Guided fly fishing trips, white water rafting and kayaking

Fontana Guides – Guided fishing service

Flymen Fishing – Fly tying products

On The Fly Products – Fly tying tools

Wildwater – Rafting company

Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians – Fly fishing museum located in Bryson City, NC

WATR – Water Authority of the Tuckasegee River

Blue Chip Fly Fishing – Guided fly fishing trips with Eddie Hudon

Mystic Fly Rods – Fly rod manufacturer

Southern Culture on the Fly – Online southeast fly fishing magazine

Appalachian Flies – Local fly tier

Walters Fly Rods – Fly rod manufacture

Tuckaseegee Trout Unlimited Chapter

Brooks Wolfe – Hand built wooden fly boxes

Swain County and the North Carolina Smokies: 'The Fishing Mecca of the Southeast'