Monday, September 30, 2013

Competitive Fly Fishing's $10,000 purse

The "Rumble In The Rhododendron" is quite arguably the single best named fly fishing tournament ever. I'd probably say that even if I didn't have a part in coming up with the moniker back in the day. The event, sponsored by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, takes place November 1st - 3rd with a prize purse of $10,000.
This two person team fly fishing competition is held on the 2.2 miles of Trophy, Catch-and-Release water on the Cherokee Reservation. A modified fips mouche format will be used with a tag out system being incorporated as only one team member may fish at a time. Fishing sessions are three hours long. Registration fee includes tournament registration for two people, competitor swag, several meals during the competition and more. November 1 - Anglers meeting November 2 - Competition day November 3 - Competition Finals and awards
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