The basics of Fly Fishing

This story was co-written with Ashley Kairis Fly fishing is immensely popular in western North Carolina. According to The WNC Fly Fishing Trail, Jackson County alone has more than 4,000 miles of trout streams and is the home of the state record for the largest rainbow trout ever caught. Living in an area that has such a […]

New club takes advantage of fly fishing’s growing popularity

In the Fall of 2016, two WCU students and avid anglers combined their passion for fishing as well as the opportunity of the area to start a new student club on campus. Jackson County, home to WCU, has recently been named the trout capital of North Carolina. Cole Cantrell, junior, and Tyler Cornett, freshman, recognized the growing […]

Catch of the day

It’s a mid-April weekend in Cullowhee and the Tuckasegee River has been stocked with different types of trout, bass and crappie. Along with the fish, the river is filled with fly-fisherman trying to catch them, one of them is Jordan Grant. With sunglasses and a visor covering his face, he stands out in the water […]

Pennsylvania flooding effects north east fly fishing team USA regional

State College, PA— Anglers from across the United States and Canada gathered in Central Pennsylvania in hopes of securing a spot in the National Fly Fishing Championship, which will be held in Cherokee, NC from May 19-22, 2011. Snowstorms on Monday dropped between 10 and 15 inches of wet snow throughout Central Pennsylvania. Tuesday’s unseasonably […]

National Fly Fishing Championship coming in May

The North Carolina Fly Fishing Team presents the Fly Fishing Team USA National Championships, which will be held May 19-22, 2011 and based on the Reservation of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.