Fly Fishing

Courses
Beginner and Intermediate courses are designed for those who are new to fly fishing and would like to learn more, or for those who want to brush up on fundamentals. Topics covered include: casting, fly tying, reading the water and much more. Both courses are led by local, experienced fly fisher, Tommy Thomas. Participants do not need a fishing license for the beginner and intermediate courses. Loaner rods are available for those who do not own a rod. Courses are $10, paid at registration. Both courses will be held below the dam at Lake Junaluska with a field trip to the West Fork of the Pigeon River. For more information or to register, please contact Haywood County Recreation at 828-452-6789 or email ian.smith@haywoodcountync.gov.


Course Schedule:


May
Beginner: May 7, 14, 21 & 22. 10am-12pm.

June
Beginner: June 4, 11, 19 & 25. 10am-12pm.
Intermediate: June 4, 11, 19 & 25. 1pm-3pm.

July
Beginner: July 9, 16, 24 & 30. 10am-12pm.
Intermediate: July 9, 16, 24 & 30. 1-3pm.

August
Beginner: August 6, 13, 21 & 27. 10am-12pm.
Intermediate: August 6, 13, 21 & 27. 1pm-3pm.

Expeditions
For intermediate and advanced participants, expeditions are a three-hour journey through Haywood County’s finest trout streams and rivers. Expeditions are led by local, experienced fly fishermen, Ray Sugg and Reid Warren. A fishing license is required for participants and expeditions are limited to seven participants. All expeditions are $10 paid at registration. For more information or to register, please contact Haywood County Recreation at 828-452-6789 or email ian.smith@haywoodcountync.gov.


Expedition Schedule:

May 8 - West Fork of Pigeon River, 8:00am.
May 22 - Richland Creek, 8:00am


June 5 - West Fork of Pigeon River, 8:00am.
June 12 - West Fork of Pigeon River, 8:00am.
June 26 - Richland Creek, 8:00am.

July 10 - Sorrells Creek Trout Farm, 8:00am.
July 17 - Richland Creek, 8:00am.
July 31 - Richland Creek, 8:00am.

August 7 - Richland Creek, 8:00am.
August 14 - Jonathan Creek, 8:00am.
August 28 - Jonathan Creek, 8:00am.