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  • Apr 27, 2012 · 10:00 AM
  • Unicoi State Park


The Federation of Fly Fishers is putting on the Fly Fishing Festival for everyone.

Fly casting, fly tying, seminars on how to fish for different species, where to fish, auctions, raffles, the latest equipment, art, fly casting obstacle course, EVERYTHING fly fishing.

Every and any facet of fly fishing is available and you can be hands on to learn or observe.

The venue is perfect for what is offered. There are lodge rooms available if you want to catch some seminars, go fish in the lake or Smith Creek then have dinner and turn in for the night and do it again the next day.

A day trip is a good way to go as well. If your family isn't in to fly fishing they have the town of Helen to explore, Anna Ruby Falls and much more to enjoy.

The special guest is Tim Rajeff. If you don't know who he is check out his bio. And better yet meet the guy. He not only is a World Record Holder in fly casting---he is a very funny guy. He has a great personality.

Go to the website below and register for any classes or seminars in advance so you're sure to get a place for the event.

Plan on going to the BBQ on Friday night, and there is a banquet/auction on Saturday night.

I will be doing a 2 hour 'Fly Casting For Accuracy' seminar, and coaching people on the fly casting par course which is at the casting fields 3 blocks past the lodge.....I hope you can join me.

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  • Rene J. H.

    I hope you that attended got as much out of the event as you could. I sure did! There was so much casting and face time with Tim Rajeff and Bob Clouser that I feel like we are friends from way back. The classes I attended were full of theory, controversy (opens the mind) and fun.
    The classes I gave were very well received and with full attendance--that's a nice feeling.
    I took the Advanced Casting class with Rajeff and the Spey Casting class with him as well.
    But the part that made me the happiest was the fact that two of our meetup members won the Distance and Accuracy compitition. Congratulations Steve and Kelly Bryant! I wonder if there has ever been a husband an wife team to win the two divisions? I'm sorry I could not spend more time with those of you that attended and I hope you got as much out of the event as I did.

    April 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Much more than expected. Men, women, children, fishers and non-fishers all having enjoyable time. Tons of great info, instruction and incredible connections. We are very grateful to have found Renee and this Meetup group shortly after relocating to Georgia. His efforts have "hooked" us up with a special group of people. This Meetup has truly enriched our lives! We will do this again, and also look forward to this Meetup's next opportunities!

    April 28, 2012

  • Circe

    Hi Rene, Thanks for the tips. It will be my first time at the festival. See you up there.

    April 26, 2012

  • Rene J. H.

    Let me know what day you will be there if you can. I'll be off the internet as of Friday a.m. until Sunday late p.m.

    April 24, 2012

  • Rene J. H.

    If you have not been before here are some tips; Bring a few drinks and snacks. Go to Unicoi Lodge and 'check in' at the table up stairs to get registered. Check out the booths and fly tiers there and maybe catch a seminar. If you are taking a casting class get down to the casting field early and check in at the tent. While you wait you can do the casting course. You can do it by yourself however there are instructors there to coach you through it...I hope it can be me.

    April 24, 2012

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