Have you ever wondered about the history of fly fishing or just happened to watch A River Runs Through It too many times in the nineties? Bryson City, North Carolina has a solution to those burning questions about throwing a string into a stream to catch some tasty mountain trout. On September, 24th, the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians is reopening in its new location, Bryson City, NC. Since one of NC’s most popular pastimes is fishing, it only made sense that we’d do a little pre-investigating for you.

Photo courtesy of Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Applachians

Photo courtesy of Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Applachians

If you, like me, were curious as to the types of things you could possibly find in a fly fishing museum, you will be pleasantly surprised by the variety and thoughtfulness put into every exhibit at the Fly Fishing Museum. Things like the type of gear a fly fisherman wears, an interactive fly tying station, and a collection of antique reels and rods from the 18th and 19th centuries piques even the most novice of fishermen to check out exhibits. Coupled with several varieties of native fish displayed and a guide to fishing streams via a mapping system of the Appalachian waterways, even old hands might find a reason to pop in.

Photo Courtesy of the FLY FISHING MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS

Photo Courtesy of
the FLY FISHING MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS

This museum isn’t just for the grownups either. There is a kids’ station complete with scavenger hunt, coloring books, backyard safari, and replica bugs to play with (Yuck!). These activities will encourage the kidos to develop an interest in fly fishing so you can pass on your fly fishing passion to the next generation.

What this museum promises that many others don’t, is an interactive and educational experience that is sure to thrill visitors. Not only the history but the passion and art behind fly fishing is an explorable topic for those willing to pay the entry fee. The best part is, thanks to its downtown location, you will still have time to grab some delicious food at local restaurants or grab another ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railway.

Planning on checking out this new area attraction? Let me know what you think. Who knows? You might see me popping in to develop a new hobby in the process.

Photo Courtesy of the FLY FISHING MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS

Photo Courtesy of the
FLY FISHING MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS

FLY FISHING MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS

http://flyfishingmuseum.org

210 Main Street

Bryson City, NC

828-488-3681

Fly Fishing Museum

210 Main Street

Bryson City, NC