Banff Film Fest review & outdoor news

(Segment 1, from 03.18.23)

Bill & Wes recap the recent Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour held at the Knight Theater on March 12, 2023. Wes served as the MC to two crowds totaling 1,000+ adventurers and lovers of independent films.

Then, they answer listener questions related to fishing Hatcher Supported waters, hiking gear, and much more. It’s a show intro worth catching.

Don’t forget to shop our ongoing sale before you next big trip!

F3T is Coming!

(Segment 3, from 03.18.23)

Music, captivating films, friends new & old, and raffle prizes can only mean one thing: The 2023 Fly Fishing Film Tour hosted by Jesse Brown’s Outdoors at the historic Visulite Theatre.

This year the films will take us deep into the mangroves of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cape York Australia, the tarpon flats of Cuba, to the home of Bull Reds in Louisiana and more!

Live music runs from 5pm until 7pm with the movies coming on immediately following. This is a family friendly event in the middle of the Elizabeth neighbor. While the bartenders at the Visulite can pour a great drink, plan to stop at any of the outstanding neighboring restaurants as there is no food served at the theatre.

This is the fly fishing event you don’t want to miss!

CCA in NC with Matthew Wallin

(From Segment 2; 03.18.23)

Matthew Wallin, Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina Assistant Director, joins Bill & Wes for a Spring fishing report from Down East. The Shad are running up the rivers with Striped Bass hot on their heels. Speckled Trout are moving and the False Albacore and Bonito are making runs near Cape Lookout.

This leads into a discussion about how CCA NC works to improve our marine fisheries for abundant enjoyment through programs, advocacy work, and lobbying the State to update and improve regulations to protect pressured and overfished species while increasing public access to those resources.

Matthew and The Outdoor Guys will be at the Fly Fishing Film Festival March 22nd at the Visulite Theatre and at CCA Charlotte Chapter Banquet March 23rd at The Palmer Building.

Upcoming Jesse Brown’s Events

(Segment 4; from 03.18.23)

Spring is a busy time for Jesse Brown’s Outdoors! Come join us at any, or all, of these great events:

March 22: The Fly Fishing Film Tour at the Visulite Theatre. Live music from 5pm until 7pm with the films to start immediately after the music ends.

April 21-23: Tuck Fest at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Family friendly weekend long festival centered around music, outdoor pursuits in our area, vendors, gear demonstrations and so much more!

April 23: Urban Hike 2023 with Jesse Brown’s Outdoors. The weather convinced us to change dates, so come on out and enjoy a fun 7.7 mile hike through undiscovered parts of the Greater South Park area.

April 27: Come hear a neighbor’s story at the much loved Storyteller’s Night at Jesse Brown’s.

May 1: Jesse Brown’s Outdoors celebrates 53 years of outfitting folks for adventures near and far!

You can always keep your eyes on the Jesse Brown’s Outdoors events page and social media accounts (@jessebrownsclt on Facebook and Instagram) to stay up to speed with what we have going on and where we are.

Longer Days are Coming!

(Segment 1, From 03.11.23)

Another busy week at Jesse Brown’s Outdoors and on the website as the Jesse Brown’s Outdoors crew packs and ships their wares all over the United States. How do we gauge a good week? Well, one way is by counting the number of days that Lead Guide Dave Bergman is on the water. So far this week we have only seen Dave in the store once. That means he has been taking clients out to the stream!

While Dave is doing that everyone else has been flipping the store to make space for Spring apparel from Saxx, Patagonia, Free Fly, and Tasc. Meanwhile, the footwear area has been relocated to give you more space and so we can fit all of the new boots and shoes from Salomon, Asolo, Oboz, Keens, and On Running.

We all Spring Forward one hour as Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 2AM. What does that mean? Longer days to make it happen outside!

What’s Happenin’ at The Visulite Theatre

(Segment 2, From 03.11.23)

Few people have booked more talent in the Charlotte area than Bernie Brown. With thousands of live performance bookings under his belt, Brown, owner of the Visulite Theatre chats with Bill & Wes about the 80+ year old staple in the Elizabeth Neighborhood.

Brown and his Visulite staff have been supporters of Jesse Brown’s Outdoors for years and have let us in to their historic show space to host The Fly Fishing Film Tour for nearly 15 years. On top of that, Brown books performance for many other Charlotte venues such as The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and The Levine Center for The Arts.

To purchase tickets for the 2023 Fly Fishing Film Tour hosted by The Carolina Outdoors and Jesse Brown’s Outdoors at The Visulite Theater click here. Tickets are also available at Jesse Brown’s Outdoors and at The Visulite day-of the show.

If you need another critically acclaimed film tour to add to your calendar, Brown also booked Banff Center Mountain Film Festival World Tour at The Knight Theatre for 2 shows on Sunday March 12, 2023. Wes will be on hand for both shows as the Host and Master of Ceremony which also means he will be handing out the raffle prizes. Show times are 1:30pm and 7pm. There are a few tickets left so act fast! This is an event you do not want to miss…especially when it is shown at The Knight Theater.

Trout In The Classroom…and so much more

(Segment 3, From 03.11.23)

Paul Duffy, the incoming President of the Rocky River Chapter of Trout Unlimited calls in from the streamside to talk about Trout in The Classroom. More than two dozen schools in the Charlotte Metro area have benefitted from this partnership which includes a 50 gallon coldwater tank, trout, and expert education from Rock River Trout Unlimited.

Duffy and Bill discuss how Trout Unlimited began in Michigan in 1959 by a small group of anglers and has grown to one of the preeminent conservation organizations in the United States.

Make sure to stop by and say hey to Duffy and his crew of merry anglers at the Fly Fishing Film Tour hosted by Jesse Brown’s Outdoors on March 23 at The Visulite Theatre.

How to Save on Your Next Purchase

(Segment 4, From 03.11.23)

With all of the new arrivals from Asolo Footwear, Salomon, Oboz, and so many others Jesse Brown’s Outdoors wants to help slide into your new Spring look. How? When you shop at use Code Hike25 at checkout to save $25 on your boot purchase.

Urban Hikes & International Film Festivals

(Segment 4, From 03.04.23)

March Madness isn’t just for Basketball. The Outdoor Guys will be out in the wild participating in community focused hikes and hosting 2 different renowned film tours.

Sunday, March 12th at 1PM.
Conclusion is after 7.7 miles at Legion Brewing at Southpark in the later afternoon.
The Annual Urban Hike is taking place this March 12, 2023. The hike is led by Urban Hike founder & Charlotte-native, Drew Thrasher, & sponsored by Charlotte outfitter, Jesse Brown’s Outdoors.

Wes Lawson, Co-host of The Carolina Outdoors and General Manager of Jesse Brown’s Outdoors, will be on hand at The Knight Theatre on March 12 as he plays the role of Master of Ceremonies for the Banff Center Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Shows are at 1:30PM and 7PM with different critically acclaimed films shown at each.

Wednesday, March 22nd at 5PM

Kickback and relax with some fishing on film: the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) is back for 2023! Join the coolest and hottest anglers from across the Carolinas inside Charlotte’s historic Visulite Theatre on March 22nd. We will have a great raffle with amazing prizes, plus, representatives from local fly fishing organizations will be in attendance!

Jesse Brown’s Outdoors is excited to once again sponsor this event! Live music begins at 5PM and the movies start rolling at 7:00PM.

Andy Montgomery, Major League Fishing Pro prepares for Lake Norman

(Segment 3, From 03.04.23)

Blacksburg, SC native and top ranked Major League Fishing Professional Andy Montgomery joins The Carolina Outdoors Show as he prepares for the upcoming REDCREST 2023 at Lake Norman for 5 days of highly competitive professional bass fishing March 8-12, 2023.

Montgomery talks pressure (on the anglers and on the fish), strategy, & winning. Listen in to what happens if a sponsor with Gamecock colors asks this Clemson engineering grad to wear Garnet & Black. Fans are invited to the Takeoff Ceremony at Blythe Landing Wed-Sat at 7 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. & watch the action LIVE starting at 7:30 a.m. on or on the MLF app. Lastly, remember that the General Tire Outdoor Sports Expo is open Friday-Sun, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.