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​Current events and news related to the Southeastern Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers

Last Minute Guests

Pre-registration is enormously helpful for your Festival committee so we can plan numbers and coordinate programs.  Plus, pre-registrants get first dibs on classes and tickets.  But that doesn't mean it is too late to bring a friend.  

So if you have a buddy that might want to try fly fishing, and has the weekend free, bring the friend along. And, if you can, pull the kids out of school for a day; they won't mind.   There is no better reason anywhere in the Southeast to skip work on Friday or for a kid to get a serious case of Spring Fever.  Everyone is welcome.  As they say, "the more the merrier."  We hope to see you and a crew on Friday!


Steve Rajeff (MCI, CBOG)

Steve Rajeff (MCI, CBOG)

Leslie Holmes (MCI. THCI, CBOG)

Leslie Holmes (MCI. THCI, CBOG)

The Festival Committee is proud to have Steve Rajeff and Leslie Holmes lead our casting instruction team at this year's Southeastern Fly Fishing Festival held on May 16th and 17th at Western Carolina University's Ramsey Center.  Steve has been an institution in fly fishing for many years.  Leslie recently moved to the United States from Ireland and is regarded as one of the best two-handed instructors in the world.

Steve will be teaching classes in accuracy and distance.  Leslie is offering classes in beginner and intermediate spey casting.  All classes are $55.  Space is limited.  Register today!

Don't Miss Anthony Hipp's Fly Tying Class on May 24th!

On Saturday May 24th Anthony will be teaching a fly tying class at Little River Outfitters in Townsend, Tennessee.  He will be instructing students in the art of tying the Hipps™ Soft-Bodied Popper.  The cost is $65.00 per student.  Please contact Little River Outfitters at 865-448-9459 or e-mail (Daniel Drake - [email protected]) to reserve your slot for this class.

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Festival Auction

We hope everyone is planning to come to this year's Festival.  The auction at this year's Festival will be better than ever.  We are planning to have fewer items but better quality for our live auction.  So far, and with thanks to Jesse Brown's Outdoors, we will auction a Sage One fly rod, a Yeti Cooler and pair of Costa sunglasses.  That's some seriously good stuff.

The "better but shorter" format will certainly allow for some auction fun, while leaving plenty of time to visit with friends.  

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.  And be sure to join us at the dinner so you can take part in the fun.