We're just a week away from NOC's first-ever Nantahala One-Fly Fishing Competition. With the water now turned off by Duke Power, it's a great time to practice those casts on the Nantahala River.
The competition begins early Saturday morning, October 17, when anglers register for the weekend's event. Saturday features several casting-based qualifyer competitions, including "Hoop There it Is", "High Roller", "Quick Fish" and "Handy Angler". In addition to these competitions, NOC Fishing will offer 40% off all gear in the Wesser General Store & Fly Shop. A gear swap is free and open to the public.
Bluegrass group "The Tuckaseegee Playboys" take the stage at The Pourover beginning at 7pm. With members from The Freighthoppers, The Bluegrass Lumber Company and Queen Anne's Revenge, the Playboys are like a WNC supergroup converging at NOC.
Sunday features the actual One-Fly Tournament, where anglers will go head to head in four hours of fishing with a single fly for a cash prize. For a complete list of competition rules, click here.
Grab your gear, practice those casts and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery here on the Nantahala River. You might even win some cold cash!