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Today, I’m sharing items from Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Expo, DoubleHauled, & Cheeky Fishing.
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December means that winter is right around the corner. And with winter, comes the slate of fly fishing expo shows around the country. If you live in the south or mid atlantic, the WNC Fly Fishing Expo in Asheville, NC, is the first big event on the calendar. December 2nd & 3rd, there is a full slate of vendors, classes, and exhibitions. If you’re nearby, stop in to do some shopping and some mingling. Plus, learn more about a region that is exploding in the fly fishing world.
If the crowds keep you away from the fall runs of big fish maybe getting at it after everyone else has headed in for the night is the answer. Assuming your state is okay with it, night fishing can be incredibly rewarding. Gabriel from DoubleHauled retells some stories and shares some lessons from a few nights chasing big fish by headlamp. Consider the challenge that this kind of fly fishing entails, but also think about the opportunities.
The bright and powerfull reels that Cheeky make have made waves in the fly fishing world. Their newest series, the Limitless, promises to continue that trend. 5 sizes will cover you in situations where you’re chasing trout to big game. Durable construction, a solid drag, and striking aesthetics will put these reels in magazines, awards considerations, and a lot of anglers’ Christmas lists. They come out on December 12th, so look for them soon!