BLOWING ROCK — Anglers are invited to register for the first Blue Ridge Parkway Masters Fly Fishing Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 24, to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. The single-angler event led by Chetola Resort Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing will be held on private trophy waters near Boone.
“So many people who love the Blue Ridge Parkway, also love to fly fish,” said event organizer and fly fishing guide Morgan Tarbutton. “This is a way to enjoy the sport and the outdoors and support an amazing park.”
The guest of honor for the tournament will be artist and angler, Bob Timberlake. Prizes include a two-night stay in the Bob Timberlake Inn at Chetola Resort, a refuge trophy waters fly fishing adventure, and a half day float trip with the Chetola Orvis Fly Fishing Lodge.
The catch-and-release tournament features both morning and afternoon sessions and a online awards ceremony in the evening.
The event is sponsored by Double Wood Farm and The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop, box lunches and tournament gift bags will be included for all participants.