Walking up to two miles on trails of varied terrain. Wading in mountain streams with banks and bottoms that are rocky. Participants should bring their own fly fishing gear: fly rod and reel, fly line, boots or waders, vest or chest pack, flies, a net, and other personal equipment. Also sunglasses, hat, rain gear, sunscreen and insect repellent should be brought. The Center will provide small box of flies (seasonally appropriate) and tippet material. All programs are catch and release.
Dining Hall at 4-H Center.
Participants will travel to one of multiple stream options, depending on program date. Possible excursions are to Whitetop Laurel (downstream), Whitetop Laurel (tailwaters), or South Holston River. Once participants arrive at the stream, the guides will review the skills learned the previous day and overview the stream that participants will be fishing in that day.
Picnic lunch along the river.
Participants will continue their fishing. Once the participants are done fishing, the guides will review the skills learned that day and answer questions. Afterward, participants will return to the hotel for free time to explore the town of Abingdon, VA. Optional yoga at the 4-H Center. Participants must provide their own transportation.
Dining Hall at 4-H Center
Participants will enjoy a professional performance at the world famous Barter Theatre, the State Theater of Virginia.