Fly Fishing Fair thank you
The first WWW/Southern Trout Fly Fishing Fair at the LeConte Center was a big success. Special thank you to Butch, Brandon and Tom for giving us a shot at putting on a day long event. Attendance far exceeded our expectations.
Programs presented by Joe Fred St. Clair Maps), Jason Sparks (Appalachian Tenkara), and Josh Callihon (Project Healing Waters) were outstanding---big crowd pleasers.
Fly tiers on hand all day; Roger Lowe (Brookings Fly Shop), Joel Dean (Tennessee Traditional Flies). Dave Carson (Orvis), Davis Erkison (Deep South Fly Shop). Eugene Shuler (Fly Fish the Smokies), and Chad Williams (Smoky Mt. Angler) were great. Beau Beasley, STM Editor-at-large showed to offer help in case ole Don got in over his head (which I would have bet would have been the case...)
We are already talking to the WWW people about next year being a 2-day even with casting pools and more space.
Thank you everyone for making this event as successful as it was. We at STM are grateful. Anywho, off to Winston-Salem for another show this week. I hope to see some of you there too.