The 5th Annual WNC Fly Fishing Expo is set for Dec. 6 and 7 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. This two-day fly-fishing extravaganza provides anglers a forum to sharpen their skills and learn about the latest innovations in their sport. This has become the Southeast’s largest event for fly-fishers, averaging more than 1,000 visitors over the course of the weekend.
The expo will feature local fly shops, angling organizations, fly-tying demonstrations and fly-fishing art. Attendees will also have the opportunity to shop the latest gear from premium fly-fishing companies such as Simms, Orvis, Fishpond plus many more.
This year’s featured speakers will address the distinctive tactics for fishing in this area, from trout fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains to casting for redfish in the Low Country to angling for musky in the Southeast.
The Southeastern Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) is sponsoring the 3,200 square-foot indoor casting pond. Certified casting instructors will instruct attendees of all skill levels on technical casts and guide them through the course. There will also be fly-tying demonstrations and instruction from area certified FFF fly-tying experts.
Hours for the 5th Annual WNC Fly Fishing Expo are Friday, Dec. 6 from 2 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for children 15 years of age and younger. The WNC Agricultural Center is located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd. (NC-280) in Fletcher, just to the southwest of the Asheville Regional Airport.
For more information, visit www.wncflyfishingexpo.com.