2017 WNC Fly Fishing Expo December 1 & 2

The 9th Annual WNC Fly Fishing Expo is set for Dec. 1st and 2nd 2017 in the Expo Building at the WNC Agricultural Center in Asheville, NC. Over 60 booths of fly fishing industry businesses under one roof!

Hours for the 9th Annual WNC Fly Fishing Expo will be Friday, Dec. 1st from 12pm to 7pm and Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 9am to 4pm

Tickets are $15 at the door for adults and free for children 16 years of age and younger. Special promotion: Friday’s ticket purchase is good for Saturday too!

Reasons to come to the WNC Fly Fishing Expo, all included in the price of admission:

  • Regional Speakers to share their knowledge of fly fishing tactics.
  • Beginner Fly Fishing Classes and Instruction for every level: Learn the basics of fly fishing.
  • Fly Casting instruction: From learning how to cast a fly rod to improving upon your skill level, certified casting instructors will be available to talk with you and show you how free of charge.
  • Gear Demos: Dozens of fly rods and fly lines will be available for you to try out on the indoor casting pond at any time.
  • Learn fly fishing techniques to target Smallmouth bass, Carp, Musky, Stripers and saltwater species.
  • Fly Tying Clinics: From the Novice to Advanced, tyers will be available to help you sharpen your skills
  • Meet Fly shops from around the region: Every fly shop has a niche and this expo gives you the opportunity to meet all of them under one roof.
  • Gear Manufactures: Reps will be showing the latest innovations in fly fishing gear.
  • Find special deals on everything fly fishing!
  • Great food and beer
  • Inspiring fly fishing films
  • Meet the areas fly fishing organizations: Casting Carolinas, Project Healing Waters, Trout Unlimited and many more!

Western North Carolina has one of the most diverse fly fishing communities in the country due to its abundance of angling opportunities. From trout to bass in rivers and lakes, there’s something for every style of fly fishing.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s show!


Alan Kirkpatrick, Expo Director




With the immense fly fishing opportunities around the Southeast, the WNC Fly Fishing Expo has selected a vast array of fly fishing professionals to share their knowledge and techniques with you.



Fly Tying Clinics

Professional fly tyers from around the region will be demonstrating fly tying throughout the expo giving you an opportunity to sit with them and learn practiced tying techniques.



Fly Casting Clinics

Casting instructors will be available to instruct attendees of all skill levels on technical casts.