Pisgah Fly Masters Emerging as Fly Fishing Competition

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Pisgah Fly Masters Emerging as Fly Fishing CompetitionBREVARD, N.C. – Organizers believe the Pisgah Fly Masters, a casting and fly-fishing competition preparing for its second year on March 21-22, could emerge as a premier event with continued success.

“Having the inaugural event under our belt helps,” said Emilie Johnson, “And I believe adding a youth category this year for anglers younger than 16 will enhance the competition and gain popularity.”

Hosted by the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, a free-to-the-public learning facility operated by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, the Pisgah Fly Masters challenges anglers’ casting skills off-stream, with finalists moving on to catch and release competition on the river.

Registration is open to the first 125 entrants through March 3, 2009 for $50, with a late registration available for $75 until March 21, space remaining. The event is sponsored by Davidson10:11:17 River Outfitters.

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is located near Brevard, adjacent to the Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery. Aquatic ecosystems and cold water conservation are a large part of the exhibits and displays.

All proceeds from the tournament will go toward wildlife and aquatic education programs at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. For the competition format, rules, prize list and entry forms, contact the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education at (828) 877-4423 or e-mail emilie [dot] johnson [at] ncwildlife [dot] org 
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