April 23, 2014

2nd Annual Cohutta Fly Fishing Tournament

Well we just finished up with our 2nd annual fly fishing tournament this past weekend at Eastern Fly Fishing Club.  Congratulations to the father and son team of Mark and Ryan King who won this year’s event! Second place went to Paul Kirbabas and Kevin Knight, and in third place was last year’s winners Harlin Smith and Vance Perry. Everyone who participated in the event received a tournament t shirt, with logos of all of our sponsors of the event on the back. I want to thank all of our sponsors again for their contributions Scott Fly Rods, Hardy of North America, Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures,  Eastern Fly Fishing Club, United Distributors, and Abita Brewing Company. A special thanks goes out to all of the judges that donated their time for the day of the event: Capt. Dane Law and Capt. Mark Scarborough of Southeastern Anglers, Bob Davidson, John Lawson, Capt. Joel Dickey, Phillip Butler, Kurt Russell, and Ben Austin. I hope we can continue having this event every year, it is a lot of fun and everyone seemed to enjoy the competition and the Bar-B-Q lunch. Also, I want to thank my wife and daughter for bringing the Bar-B-Q  and all they did to help with the catering. Rodney Cole also played a very important role in set up and breakdown, thanks again Rodney, and Charlie Butler for the beverages and shuttling everyone to their beats to fish. If anyone hasn’t  fished EFFC you should check out their website and call Erik Ashlin to join the club, it is a great private section of water that is very well managed!

Merry Christmas and Good Fishing!

Andy Bowen