Webinars

 

2021 Webinar Series

This free webinar series focuses on many of the most popular, and in some cases, unknown rivers and streams along the NC Section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. From time to time other topics will be mixed into the schedule such as bamboo fly rod making, fly tying, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Sam’s Book, etc. 

February 10th   

Fly Fishing the Bull Head Creek Watershed

Sam R. Johnson, author of "Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway: North Carolina Section", is hosting a live, virtual presentation on one of the great rivers contained in his book – Bull Head Creek. This month is a firsthand, highly detailed account of the fishing opportunities along amazing river and its feeders. Registration is free, but space is limited to 200, so register below and mark your calendar. For more information on Sam, the book, etc., please visit: www.wildbearings.com

Click HERE to register for the February 10th Bull Head webinar

 

March 10th   

Fly Fishing the North Fork of the French Broad River Watershed

Sam R. Johnson, author of "Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway: North Carolina Section", is hosting a live, virtual presentation on one of the great rivers contained in his book – North Fork of the French Broad River. This month is a firsthand, highly detailed account of the fishing opportunities along amazing river and its feeders. Registration is free, but space is limited to 200, so register below and mark your calendar. For more information on Sam, the book, etc., please visit: www.wildbearings.com

Click HERE to register for the March 10th North Fork of the Broad River webinar

 

April 14th   

Fly Fishing the South Toe River Watershed

Sam R. Johnson, author of "Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway: North Carolina Section", is hosting a live, virtual presentation on one of the great rivers contained in his book – South Toe River. This month is a firsthand, highly detailed account of the fishing opportunities along amazing river and its feeders. Registration is free, but space is limited to 200, so register below and mark your calendar. For more information on Sam, the book, etc., please visit: www.wildbearings.com

Click HERE to register for the April 14th South Toe River webinar

 

May 12th   

Fly Fishing the Oconaluftee River Watershed

Sam R. Johnson, author of "Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway: North Carolina Section", is hosting a live, virtual presentation on one of the great rivers contained in his book – Oconaluftee River. This month is a firsthand, highly detailed account of the fishing opportunities along amazing river and its feeders. Registration is free, but space is limited to 200, so register below and mark your calendar. For more information on Sam, the book, etc., please visit: www.wildbearings.com

Click HERE to register for the May 12th Oconaluftee River webinar

June 9th   

Free Webinar – The Art of Making Fine Bamboo Fly Rods

Join us as world class bamboo fly rod aficionados Sam R. Johnson and Chris Sloan, hosts a live, virtual presentation detailing the steps and techniques of making their Rubicon and Touchstone bamboo rods, as well as a bit of bamboo rod history, and the benefits of fishing them. If you ever wanted to know the details of how these pieces of functional art are made and fished, this highly detailed webinar will answer your questions. Registration is free, so register below and mark your calendar. For more information on Sam, Chris and their world class rods, please visit: www.wildbearings.com

Date:  June 9th

Time:  7:00 PM

Register:  Click HERE to register for the June 9th The Art of Making Fine Bamboo Rods presentation

 

October 6th   

An Interview with Mark H. Woods, Superintendent, Blue Ridge Parkway (Retired) - Traveling and Fishing the Parkway, and More...

Sam R. Johnson, author of "Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway", and Wild Bearings Webinar Series Co-Host, Chris Sloan, host this live discussion with Mark about traveling and fishing the Parkway, as well as its history and future. Don’t miss this insider’s take on the Parkway and its treasures. It’s free if you pre-register below. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Folk Art Center, and Hunter Banks Fly Fishing. For more information on Sam or his book, visit: www.wildbearings.com

Date:  October 6th

Time:  7:00 PM

Register:  Click here to register

 

November 10th   

Fly Fishing the Davidson River Watershed in NC

Sam R. Johnson, Wild Bearings Webinar Series Co-Host, and author of "Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway", will host a live, firsthand account of the fly-fishing opportunities along this storied river and its feeders. Learn why Trout Unlimited calls it one of the “Top 100 Trout Streams in America.” It’s free if you pre-register below. Sponsored by Davidson River Outfitters, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, and Wild Bearings, LLC. For more information on Sam or his book, visit: www.wildbearings.com

 

Date:  November 10th

Time:  7:00 PM

Register:  Click here to register

 

December 8th   

TBD

 

 

Bio

Sam R. Johnson

Outdoorsman, Author, Bagpiper & Do Gooder @Wild Bearings

Sam has been described as a part yesterday – part today, red-blooded, flag waving American, performer, Christian, traveler, “sensible” conservationist, kilted fly fisherman, talker, loyal friend, gentleman, do-gooder, mountain man, and occasional prevaricator…. as well as few other slightly demonstrative adjectives! But here’s what we know for sure about him as far as fly fishing: Charter Member, Past President and current Board Member of Trout Unlimited’s Gold Rush Chapter. He learned to fly fish in his family’s lake in AL for largemouth bass, bream and shell crackers. Been fishing the waters of North Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia most of his life, also loves fishing Western US waters – especially the Rockies, Cascades and Sierras. Author of the First in Class book: “Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway”, Forwarded by Mark Woods, Superintendant of the BRP, published by Mountain Arber Press, and reviewed by American Fly Fishing Magazine