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Is the name enough to lure you in and get you on the hook? If not, here’s some more bait: There will be lessons on fly-casting; lectures on fishing and kayaking; walk-up family-friendly classes; and booths from gear retailers, tour guides, conservation groups and more. And for those 21 and older, there will be craft beer tastings included with the cost of admission, plus beer by the glass for purchase. Participating brewers include Dallas’ Four Corners Brewing Co. and Oak Highlands Brewery, plus Real Ale Brewing Co., SweetWater Brewing Co., Tupps Brewery and others.
Don’t know much about fly fishing? Then this is the perfect event to learn every aspect of the quiet sport. Not sure if fly fishing is for you? Wander the festival grounds, learn how to fish from a kayak, watch a casting or fly-tying demo, take a casting or fly-tying class, test out the latest fly rods – and then sample a series of microbrews.
For patrons 21 years and older, festival admission includes a limited number of microbrew tastings as well as beer education classes. Beer by the glass will be available for purchase.
Children 16 years and younger are admitted free with a paying and supervising adult.