Robert Satterwhite will offer an introduction to Western North Carolina flyfishing at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the community room of the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.
The free program will help attendees identify the three types of trout found here and explain the basic rules for fishing streams in the national forests, national parks, and streams regulated by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Other topics will include the basic flies for trout fishing, basic knots and casting techniques. A question and answer session will follow Satterwhite’s remarks.
Satterwhite has been fishing trout streams in WNC all of his adult life. A retired English instructor at Southwestern Community College, he is a former outdoor columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times and currently writes a monthly column on trout fishing for North Carolina Sportsman magazine. This program is co-sponored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.