Fly Fishing Museum Cherokee

Fly Fishing Museum Cherokee North Carolina

Fly Fishing Museum Cherokee, NC
Fly Fishing Museum Cherokee, NC

The Fly Fishing Museum in Cherokee North Carolina is a real hidden gem.  The volunteers and benefactors have donated fly fishing equipment, including rods, reels, vests, flies and sundry equipment to the museum to show the American history of fly fishing.

There are displays of all of the categories of equipment with descriptions, in the museum tradition.  There are displays of the file fishing flies that are especially effective in Western North Carolina including the Oconoluftee and Ravens Fork Rivers that run through Cherokee.

 

Roger Lowe's Smoky Mountain Flies
Roger Lowe’s Smoky Mountain Flies

 

There is a small theatre that the visitors are invited to utilize for a party of one or many.  The videos are of interest to any fly fisherman who would like to increase his skills at catching fish with the “long rod”.

The museum also has a facility for classroom instruction that are conducted by accomplished local fly fishermen and western North Carolina fly fishing guides. These classes, including fly tying, are conducted on a schedule that typically conforms to the week ends.

 

Cherokee Fly Fishing Museum vintage fly rod display
Cherokee Fly Fishing Museum vintage fly rod display

There is a gift shop that includes Fly Fishing Museum tee shirts, cups, caps, umbrellas and accessories.  The museum hostess will be glad to answer any questions you have regarding the museum and also general local information.

The beautiful building that houses the museum is, for all intents and purposes, donated to the fly fishing community by the Cherokee Nation.  It is a privilege to have it at our disposal.  Please make a point to visit it.

Vintage fly fishing reel display Fly Fishing Museum Cherokee NC
Vintage fly fishing reel display Fly Fishing Museum Cherokee NC

 

 

For any questions regarding the museum or anything fly fishing…..or to book a fly fishing trip in Cherokee, please feel free to call me 828.342.6480 .www.westernncflyfishingguide.com