The North Carolina Fly Fishing Team, in conjunction with its sponsors and various state and local agencies, is pleased to announce the inaugural "Rumble In the Rhododendron." The rumble is a two man team fly fishing tournament to be held in the Western North Carolina Mountains October 17th - 19th with a purse of $2,500. The event will be televised on The Sportsman's Channel by the show Fly Rod Chronicles which is hosted by Curtis Fleming.
The tournament features a day one fly casting tournament. Cast your own fly rod of any length up to a 9' 5wt rod, to various targets placed at realistic distances for a combined team score.The top twelve placing teams will advance to Sunday's fly fishing portion of the tournament.
In the first round of fishing on the Delayed Harvest Section of the Tuckasegee River, both anglers on each team will catch and score as many fish as possible from their beats in a three hour session. Each beat will have an assigned judge, judges will measure and score fish.The top 6 placing teams from the first fishing round will advance to the final round of fishing on the Oconoluftee River in Cherokee on the new Trophy Catch and Release Section, where they will again catch and score as many fish as possible from their beat in a three hour session.
Trout in the section of water will average from 5-10lbs!! A sure bet for a barn burner!This is strictly a catch and release tournament, all flies must have the barbs removed.
Entry Fee is $250 per team. Each participant receives an event shirt and gifts from our sponsors. For more information and to pre-register visit www.rumbleintherhododendron.com or call 828-421-0172
Here's your chance to test yourself against your fellow anglers and possibly bring home some cash.
PS. Catchy name isn't it? We helped with that part and will be covering the event via FlyFishMagzine.com.