Rise Fishing Company came into town last week to demo their new line of flyfishing rods. Teamed up with guides Walker Parrott and Bill Strickland they set out to fish the famous Davidson River. The day was full of excitement, lots of fish, and sun which is something we have been lacking here lately. For more information about the Rise Fishing Rods check out their website at www.risefishing.com
The 2011 Southeast Regional Fly Fishing Tournament was held this past weekend in the Nantahala National Forest. DRO Guide Bill Strickland finished 6th over all and will be the #2 seated angler to represtent the Southeast in the National Flyfishing Championships which will be held in Cherokee, North Carolina. This tournament is scheduled for May 19th through May 22nd and will host the top 30 anglers in North America. Stay tuned for more information.
2011 Southeast Regional Top 10
1. Randy Hanner Team USA
2. Anthony Naranja Team USA
3. Kurt Finlayson Team USA
4. Josh Stephens Team USA
5. Chris Lee North Carolina
6. Bill Strickland North Carolina
7. Cory Roberts Georgia
8. Brian Katzenmair North Carolina
9. Paul Bourcq North Carolina
10. Kevin Lowe Tennessee
Will Horton lands this nice Davidson River Rainbow with Guide Bill Strickland on New Years Eve. This was Will’s first trout fishing trip and after today he is officially hooked. Even though he is only 13 years old, he has decided he will start mowing lawns in early spring to pay for his next trip guide trip on the mighty Davidson.