We Survive the Charlotte Fly Fishing Show

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It was a long weekend but we survived. We left Townsend last Thursday to get our booth set up at the Charlotte Fly Fishing Show and didn’t make it back home until last night. Anyone who even casually passed a television set over the weekend or lives anywhere in the Southeast knows what the weather was like.

The crowd was about average on Friday and I think a few folks came out early to beat the ice and snow. The weather obviously affected the turnout on Saturday, but we still met some great folks and enjoyed talking fishing with everyone. Our seminars were well attended, even on Saturday when it didn’t seem like many people were even at the convention center. Thanks to all who came out to see us!

Living the dream as a fly fishing guide. This was the interstate in Charlotte Saturday morning on the way to the show.

Living the dream as a fly fishing guide. This was the interstate in Charlotte Saturday morning on the way to the show.

Charity's Casting Program was well attended on Friday morning

Charity's casting program was well attended on Friday morning

The view from our booth on Saturday afternoon

The view from our booth on Saturday afternoon

We knew the weather was bad, but both of us couldn’t help but laugh when we saw Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel broadcasting live from  Charlotte. They usually reserve him for hurricanes and floods. We always say that if you see Jim Cantore in your town things are not good!

Back to the Smokies…

This morning was cold but beautiful here in the Smokies. We had the relatively rare event of freezing fog which creates a crystalized world.

The view out back

The view out back

You have to see things up close to really appreciate how pretty it is

You have to see things up close to really appreciate how pretty it is

Even weedy brush along the side of the road is stunning

Even weedy brush along the side of the road is stunning

The weather forecast for the week shows some great conditions for fly fishing in the Smokies. It would be good for the tailwaters too, but there’s still just too much water.

We’re getting the house back in order after being gone for several days, but we’ll keep you posted on the how the fishing is when we get out later this week.

Hazel Creek spring 2010