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"The SEC-FFF is always a win-win for the participants. Attendance was down a bit this year, but quantity and quality of exhibitors was terrific. And the seminars and programs were as good as you'll find anywhere. 

Since the crowd was slim, all participants got plenty of individual attention. Just for example, I was hanging out down at the casting field Saturday afternoon to help. Things were slow and I asked a friend to watch my casting and help with a problem. Within a few minutes, I actually had 4 Master-Certified casting instructors diagnosing and helping with my cast. We worked for about an hour, i.e., about $400 worth of help for my measly $20 (or whatever) registration fee. Plus, one of the instructors even provided a cold drink half-way through the session.

It was great to see old friends and make some new ones. The fly tyers, as always, were amazing.

If you weren't there, you blew it. Don't make the same mistake again. Next year it will be at Unicoi again, but a earlier in the year (last weekend of April). That'll make it even better as it will be a cooler."

And in prime trout season (Ed.)

 

 

 


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2011 Flyfishing Festival



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The 21st Annual Southeastern Council Fly Fishing Festival

(what used to be called Conclave) was held June 2 - 4, 2011 at
Unicoi State Park Lodge in Helen, GA. For A quick glimpse of the
activities, click here.


IF YOU ATTENDED AND WOULD LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE
YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THE EVNT, OR OFFER CRITISISM TO HELP
US MAKE IT BETTER NEXT YEAR, OR TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS
ON WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO MAKE IT BETTER ...

Please fill out one of the forms below and mail it to us:

2011 Flyfishing Festival Comment Form


Festival Logo 2011 small
We thank artist ALAN FOLGER for designing the Festival Logo.
Alan is a very talented artist and one of our exhibitors at the Festival. He has a
 gallery in Hendersonville, NC and a website


MANY THANKS TO OUR SEMINAR SPEAKERS, INDOOR PROGRAM PRESENTERS
 AND CASTING PROGRAM PRESENTERS:

MIKE ARNOLD, ANDY BOWEN, MAC BROWN,
JIM CASADA, ED CHAMBERLAIN, ERIC COOK,
DAVID DIAZ, KENT EDMONDS, OSCAR FELIU, 
MICHAEL FRANK, REX GUDGEL, JIMMY HARRIS,
RENE HESSE, ANTHONY HIPPS, STEVE HUDSON,
BECKY HULSEY, DAVID HULSEY, ED JAWOROWSKI,
JIMMY JACOBS, JOHN JOHNSON, DAVE LAMBERT,
AARON McDANIEL, JULE McDOWELL,
ALLEN McGEE, STEVE MOORE, BRET NELSON,
NEAL OSBORN, PAUL ROSE, CHRIS SCALLEY,
ROSS SCHWEINFORTH, DUSTY SPRAGUE, BECKY STRAIN


We couldn't have put this great show on with out the help of
our COMMERCIAL EXHIBITORS. Please support these folks!

NEXT YEAR 

Attend the 22nd Annual Southeastern Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers Southeastern Fly Fishing Fesitval at UNICOI STATE PARK LODGE
in Helen, Georgia
  APRIL 27-29, 2012.  

ONLINE REGISTRATION and
ONLINE and Printable Registration Forms (
Word Document and Adobe PDF versions) was supposed to be available on this website DECEMBER 1st (payment options will include ONLINE PAY PAY and major credit card use on the mail-in forms) but ... as all things go it's not ready yet -- and probably won't be until the first of 2012. 
The problem isn't with online registration ... it's with trying to finalize the Registration Form itself. Until we know for sure what seminars and classes we will have, we cannot publish a Registration Form. We're close ... so please be patient and we'll get things posted as soon as they are available. My apologies for this delay.
 


Activities include fly fishing at Smith Creek and The Lake and the surrounding areas,
casting instruction and programs on various aspects of fly fishing techniques and locations,
as well as fly tying and other exhibitors, auctions and raffles and entrance to certain Unicoi State Park activities.
 

 PLUS NON-Fishing Activities for the rest of the family! Organized tours of Helen, GA Shops,
Tubing Trips, Wine-Tastings. Click HERE for more details.




Fly-tying demos and instruction by dozens of the best tiers in the country

 

Free fishing on the public Unicoi Park Lake - Special regs apply to Smith Creek 

 


Casting Programs and Instruction
for novices to experts including the FFF Certified Casting Instrustor testing.

 

 

Low-cost hosted fishing trips on local trout waters and warm-water lakes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 FREE GENERAL ADMISSION for:
any Disabled (50% or>) Veteran;
any Veteran participant in Project Healing Waters or Wounded Warriors or similar veteran programs
any Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel;
any non-Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan;
any Scout (under the age of 16) IN UNIFORM (Webelo, Cub, Tiger Cub, Boy, Daisy, Brownie, Cadette,
Girl or Ranger);
any past or current participant in any Casting For Recovery Retreat
any past or current participant in any Reel Recovery Retreat


Festival Collage

     

 

 

 


More photos from PAST Fly Fishing Shows, Conclaves & Festivals

 

 
Flyfishing FESTIVAL Info

  

 FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE
 IS STILL AVAILABLE
Fishing Opportunities 
around HELEN, GA 

Check out the SPECIAL DEALS on local fishing trips these guides & fly shops are offering to Festival Attendees and FFF members:
        Unicoi Outfitters
        River Through Atlanta
        Southeastern Anglers
 

including LOCAL AREA MAPS (NEW FOR 2011'S FESTIVAL)

NON-Fishing Activities around Helen, GA
         
2011 FFF CASTING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM and SPECIAL CONTINUING EDUCATION EVENT FOR CI's and MCI's ONLY
Unicoi State Park info
North Georgia Tourism Association
Helen, Georgia  Chamber of Commerce
Map to Helen, Georgia
Map of Park Area

UNICOI STATE PARK - SITE MAP PDF
 

Volunteer

Volunteers are what make the FFF work, and the Festival is no different. We thank all those who helped us out and hope that you will be back next year.

 
Donations

Our Festival Raffles/Auctions Chairperson says THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! to all those who donated items to our raffles and auctions.

 
Exhibit

Here is a listing of our exhibitors - give them your support.

 
 
 


The South Eastern Council annual events, whether they were called "conclaves", "fly fishing shows" or "festivals" ALWAYS have more certified fly-casting instructors and better fly-casting seminars than any other council in the Federation. Click HERE to see a list of all the great fly-casting instructors from this year's event.