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davidsonriverchallengeExcerpted from an article by Karen Chavez for Asheville Citizen/Times –

“Some of the best fly fishers in the country will compete November 6 in the “Tie One On for Casting Carolinas” Davidson River Team Challenge, presented by Mission Health to benefit the 501(c)3 Casting Carolinas.

The non-profit was founded in 2015 to combine fly fishing instruction with medical education and support for women surviving cancer.  The program is committed to working with local communities across North and South Carolina to make free retreats possible for all survivors.  Understanding that some women are not able to attend a three-day retreat, there is also a program that includes one-day retreats and activities.

Among those competing in the professional division are:  Wanda Taylor, who was recently inducted into the Southeast Fly fishing Hall of Fame, and Mac Brown, author of “Casting Angles,” Michael Yelton, who has placed in national fly fishing competition along with Tony Brooks, both members of the NC Fly Fishing Team; Starr Nolan, Brookside Guides and Jeff Curtis, Curtis Wright Outfitters, Asheville guide services and outfitters; and many others.

The tournament begins at 8:30 am with a special Alumnae Mini-Tournament designed just for the women who have attended Casting Carolinas retreats.  Pro and amateur divisions compete at 11 am and 2 pm.

This will be a  lively event, hosted by Davidson River Outfitters.  There will be live music, barbecue, and lots of friendly fly fishing competition, all to benefit Casting Carolinas.

For more information, visit www.castingcarolinas.com or contact executive director Starr Nolan at starr@castingcarolinas.com or 828-215-4234.”

SOURCE:  Karen Chavez for Asheville Citizen-Times

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