May 17-19, 2019 Pisgah Forest, NC
The Carolina Conclave is a gathering of fly fishers in the Pisgah Forest (Brevard, NC) - enjoying the beauty and fish of western North Carolina. This is a time to meet up with old and new friends, cast some (mostly fiberglass! but all are welcome) rods, swap some gear, eat some good food and go fishing.
I’m doing it a little differently than years past as I’d like to keep it simple (= more fishing). No registration fee, just come! We won’t have any ‘formal’ meals or raffles. Just hanging out, fishing and if you’d like to gear swap that’s always welcome.
At this point is sounds like we have some informal meals coming together Friday and Saturday - donations gladly accepted to cover costs.
Friday and Saturday evenings we will meet up at Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter in Pisgah Forest, NC, along the Davidson River. EDIT 13 MAY: Due to some kind of conflict our reservations for Saturday ONLY at the Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter were cancelled (Friday is still good to go) and reserved by someone else. It sounds like some kind of glitch in the reservation system. I’ll find a place for us to hang out - probably a nearby picnic shelter, Ecusta Brewing or someplace like that.
There is a lot of fishing in the area: delayed harvest, hatchery supported, wild and wary and everything in between in the immediate area. And if you're willing to explore the possibilities are unlimited! Trophy water at the Davidson River Outfitters as well! I know some guides who'd be willing to take a few guys out too (book early to ensure yourself a spot).
FRIDAY starting around 5pm: We'll have a time of meeting, greeting, and casting, and gear swapping as well as a casual cookout (cash donations accepted to cover costs). This will be a good time to make fishing plans for the rest of the weekend.
SATURDAY: GO FISH! Repeat of Friday night - just hanging out somewhere (see the edit above)
SUNDAY: Fish some more!
Thanks very much and I'm looking forward to seeing you in western NC!
It'll be just outside of Asheville, NC near the town of Brevard in the Pisgah National Forest.
We'll be HQ'd at Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234744
The Davidson River Campground is a great campsite and is very close to Sycamore Flats. https://www.recreation.gov/camping/davidson-river/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70204 I’ll be camping in the Poplar Loop. Looks like other loops are filling up so make reservations ASAP!
Nearby are many other lodging possibilities (make reservations soon to make sure you've got a place to say):
-Brevard/Pisgah Forest Area
-Airport Area (20 min from location)
-Outlet Mall Area (30 min from location)
There are quite a few breweries and tasty BBQ in the area we're looking for help from as well as so come thirsty!
Some photos from last year…