2021 NC Clinic


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2021 North Carolina Clinic
September 10-12, 2021
Bryson City, NC
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Please fill out Google form here immediately after you have paid via this website.

Registration is not complete until the payment has been made, and the form has been filled out. The only way to secure your spot is to pay. Once 24 Spots are filled, a waitlist will be started in the order emails requesting to be on the waitlist to thorne@usangling.org. Anglers must be between 13-18 years old at the start of the clinic.

This year’s clinic will be capped at 24 anglers to accommodate for COVID protocols. 2 anglers will be in a room. By signing up, you are agreeing to the USYFFT COVID-19 Protocols (FOUND HERE)

*If you don’t have the ability to pay, you can fill out the google form to be added to the waitlist. Waitlist spots will be added in the order they are received.

Tentative Schedule

Friday September 10th, 2021
1 p.m.
Dogwood Motel, Nantahala Outdoor Center
Parents drop off kids, claim bunk area, set up tying space, gather/prepare fishing gear. Come not hungry. We won’t serve lunch.

Drop off until 2 p.m.
After the above is done, tie flies that you will use for the weekend.

2:30 p.m. Group Meeting (Dogwood Motel)
Introductions, Expectations, Facility Orientation, Discuss Clinic Agenda, Safety Overview

3:30 p.m. – Group Gear Meeting
Break into groups
Instructors look over gear; (Check rods, leaders/sighters and flies)
Instructor input on gear and casting. Help/Adjust as needed.

4:30 p.m. – On the Water Instruction from Instructors – Upper Nantahala

7:00 p.m. – Dinner

8:00 p.m. – Fly Tying, Pattern Selection
Modern Nymphing DVD Screening

Saturday September 11th, 2021

8 a.m. – Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – All groups ready to go fish. Waders on and gear ready.

Noon – Lunch on the River

1 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Fishing Instruction 6 p.m. – Head Back to NOC

6:30 p.m. – Dry Fly Presentation by Mac Brown

7 p.m. – Dinner 8 p.m. Talking about Competition Preparation

Sunday April 7, 2021

8 a.m. – Breakfast All anglers will clean-up (tying area, bunk area and facility) and gather gear.
All gear and luggage will be packed and ready to go in the fly tying room.

10 a.m. – Presentation on the Lower Nantahala
After presentation, free fishing until noon.

Noon – 1 p.m. – Pickup (Klienrath Hall)
Make sure you have all of your personal belongings.