Enjoy fall color in the mountains and the Delayed Harvest waters on the Tuckasegee River in Bryson City, NC at the Second Annual Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival on Saturday, October 8. Twenty-five vendors will be set up from 9 am - 5 pm on Frye Street at the train depot.

Watch local fly tyers and casting demonstrations.Meet vendors like Simms, Umpqua, Scott, Sage, Raven's Ford Rods, Crooked Creek Holler, Flood Tide and more. For a complete list visit GreatSmokiesFishing.com/flyfishfest.

Licensed anglers will be able to try out the 2.2 mile Delayed Harvest section of the Tuckasegee River in downtown Bryson City just one block away from the festival.

Bordering the southern side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bryson City is a laid-back, easily stroll-able town with local bookstores, galleries with working artisans, the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians, a brewery, and a surprising variety of lodging and restaurants. From June-October you can enjoy free, live music concerts every Saturday night at the Depot.

Bryson City is one hour west of Asheville; two hours from Knoxville, Greenville/Spartanburg and Chattanooga; and three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte.