The rivers and streams of the NC mountains and foothills are among the most popular destinations for anglers, especially those who are avid about fly fishing.
The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians, now located in Bryson City, is filled with exhibits and videos showcasing profiles of legendary “Stream Blazers,” the evolution of rods and reels, basic knots, fly-tying, types of gear, types of gamefish, regional fishing waters, and the history of fly fishing in the Southeast.
A large number of anglers come to Bryson City each year to fish the Delayed Harvest section of the Tuckasegee River that runs through the center of town, as well as other nearby streams.
The museum also includes a gift shop with logoed jackets, caps, shirts, umbrellas and more.
Fly Fishing Hall of Fame
The museum honors prominent proponents of the sport of fly fishing in the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. The 2016 inaugural inductees include Jim Casada (Communications), Walter Cary (Crafts), Wanda Taylor (Recreation), and Phil Bracewell, Sr. (Conservation).
Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm.
Swain County Chamber of Commerce Building
210 Main Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
(Across the street from the Swain County Visitor Center)