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 festival. See the latest product lines in vendor gear, meet fishing guides and fly tiers, watch casting demos and enjoy the Delayed Harvest waters on the Tuckasegee River at this annual festival. Located at The Warehouse at Nantahala Brewing (116 Ramseur St.), with live music and food.

Rod demos

Fly tying

Local flies

Apparel and accessories

Casting clinic with Fly Fishers International

For more information contact the Tuckaseegee Fly Shop at 828-488-3333 or email tuckriverclub@gmail.com.

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.

Map of Delayed Harvest waters


2017 Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival Vendors

Check back as we get vendors for 2018

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

Simms – 2018 product lines for fishing apparel and accessories

Hatch Reels – 2018 product lines

Waterworks Lamson Reels – 2018 product lines

Umpqua Feather Merchants – 2018 product lines for fishing packs, flies, stream side accessories, and fly tying materials

Scott Fly Rods – 2018 product lines for fly rod manufacturer (made in USA)

Nautilus Fly Reels – 2018 product lines

Sage Fly Rods – 2018 product lines for fly rod manufacturer (made in USA)

Rio Fly Lines – 2018 product lines

FishPond – 2018 product lines

Redington – 2018 product lines

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

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

Fontana Guides – Guided fishing service

Flymen Fishing – Fly tying products

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

Walters Fly Rods – Fly rod manufacturer

Tuckaseegee Trout Unlimited Chapter

Casting CarolinasNon-profit benefits women with all types of cancer

Appalachian Furled Leader Co. Furled fishing leader maker (Made in NC)

Phil Watford Art Fresh and saltwater art of fish and environment