South Holston Fly Fishing Festival
Bristol, TN 37620 June 26 & 27 2010

River’s Way will again be hosting the South Holston Fly Fishing Fest June 26 and 27 along the banks of the South Holston River outside of Bristol, TN. This year’s festival promises to be even more successful and dynamic than last year’s event, with nearly double the number of distinguished speakers, fly fishing & nature artists, fly tyers, bamboo rod builders, manufacturer representatives, and regional fly shops and guide services.

Headlining the distinguished list of speakers and anglers will be Lefty Kreh and Joe Humphreys. Mr. Kreh (sponsored by Possum Creek Retreat and Conference Center on the South Holston River) and Mr. Humphreys (sponsored by Caster’s Fly Shop in Hickory, NC) will be speaking several times throughout the festival and will be available to the public both days. Other noteable anglers and artists are Bill Oyster, Harrison Steeves, Jim Casada, Capt. Cory Routh, Don Holbrook, John Conrad, Mitch Tinney, Ian and Charity Rutter, and Tim Landis, along with many others.

Each hour of the Festival will be saturated with multiple presentations for the intrepid and curious angler with topics ranging from fly fishing destinations around the world (Labrador, Patagonia, Chesapeake Bay) to strategies for stalking trophy trout, casting in tight places to hunting the elusive muskie with a fly rod. Capt. Cory Routh, along with Mountain Sports Ltd., will be conducting on-stream kayak fishing demos and seminars throughout the weekend, too! In addition to the dozens of educational and instructional workshops the Festival will also have two casting ponds available for demos and instruction. Very attractive raffle packages will be available both days!

Breakfast and coffee will be available each morning, with BBQ in the afternoon to help sustain you through the afternoon’s events. This is an event for anyone who loves the art and sport of fly fishing, from beginners to experts, children to seniors, with women’s clinics, too! We hope that you can be a part of this growing Festival and look forward to meeting you.

Important Festival Details:

Date & Time: Saturday, 6/26 9 AM-6 PM, Sunday, 6/27 9 AM-4 PM
Location: 889 Stoney Hollow Rd, Bluff City, TN 37618

Admission to the Fest is $10 minimum donation/person with weekend passes available for $15/person. Veterans/military personnel and children 12 and under are free. All proceeds will go towards supporting River’s Way, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working primarily with local youth with disabilities and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. To learn more contact Knox Campbell at (423)538-0405 or knox@riversway.org.