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The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians with Alen Baker

Segment 3, February 10th, 2024

Many call Bryson City, NC, the Fly Fishing Capitol of the south. With 4 different rivers running into the area as well as Fontana lake, there’s no better place to spend a day wading than Swain County. However, since 2019 there is more to do in Bryson City than just fly fish. The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians now plays host to an aquarium where you can view more than 50 species of freshwater fish, without the hassle of catching them first! Today, we take a closer look at what it took to bring the museum together, and what keeps people coming back. Continue reading The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians with Alen Baker

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Segment 1, May 13th, 2023

Bill Bartee hosts this edition of the Carolina Outdoors.  His goal is to celebrate the outdoors, the activities, & the people that make it all interesting.  Upcoming are conversations with two outdoor newsmakers.

Alen Baker has worked hard in the outdoor, sporting, & conservation community.  In 2013, he spearheaded the opening of the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians.  We’ll learn what’s happening with the exhibits, the Hall of Fame, & a recent move.

Allyn Morton has attended 38-Trail Days.  This festival in Damascus, VA, celebrates the Appalachian Trail & hiking community.  His nickname is the Fix It Man.  We’ll find out why & we’ll find out where to be on May 18-21st.  Hint:  It’ll be with 20,000 other hike friendly people.

This edition is powered by the Patagonia dealer in Charlotte, Jesse Brown’s

The host wore his midweight long underwear during the taping of this segment.  It would be the go-to for any Philmont Scout Ranch, Moondance Adventure trip, or another exciting camp.