Wild Bearings 2023 Webcast Series

Wild Bearings 2023 Webcast Series

The following schedule of topics will be recorded live on Zoom, and then posted to the Wild Bearings YouTube, Facebook and Instagram accounts. This schedule is intended to work in concert with The Country Network’s “Trout Whisperers” pilot series scheduled to premier early in 2023. Other dates / topics may be added throughout the year.

Q1 Schedule

Free Webcast:  Fly Fishing the Amazing Bradley Fork in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

One of the truly great Smoky watersheds! Sam Johnson, author of "Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway", and Wild Bearings partner Chris Sloan, provide a firsthand look at the many trout chasing opportunities along this historic and accessible river and its feeders – getting there, where and what to fish, and lots of history, images and maps. It’s free but you gotta preregister. More at: www.wildbearings.com

Date: February 28, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM / Eastern

Register: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oP1S16IeTYiPMeinP15vFw

Q2 Schedule 

Free Webcast: Fly Fishing the Historic Curtis Creek Watershed in Pisgah National Forest

A great trout stream located in the very first land purchase in the eastern US by the USFS. Sam Johnson, author of "Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway", and Wild Bearings partner Chris Sloan, provide a firsthand look at the many trout fishing opportunities along this historic and very accessible river and its feeders – getting there, where and what to fish, and lots of history, images and maps. It’s free but you gotta preregister. More at: www.wildbearings.com

Date: May 23, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM / Eastern

Register:  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_arA5JR2YSPiEx_K0tDGtXg

Q3 Schedule 

Free Webcast: Fly Fishing Majestic Stack Rock Creek in the Wilson Creek Watershed

This creek is in the famous Wilson Creek watershed located just under the Blue Ridge Parkway on the south face of iconic Grandfather Mountain. Sam Johnson, author of "Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway", and Wild Bearings partner Chris Sloan, provide a close look at the fishing opportunities along this beautiful trout infested creek – getting there, where and what to fish, and lots of history, images and maps. It’s free but you gotta preregister. More at: www.wildbearings.com

Date: August 23, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM / Eastern

Register:  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LBEG9v7CSUytdoce0sjVgA

Q4 Schedule 

Free Webcast: Fly Fishing the Scenic Garden Creek Watershed in NC’s Stone Mountain State Park

Located in NC’s Stone Mountain State Park, Garden is surrounded by iconic trout waters such as Bull Head, Widows, and the East Prong. Sam Johnson, author of "Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway", and Wild Bearings partner Chris Sloan, provide a firsthand look at the trout fishing opportunities along this great trout creek – getting there, where and what to fish, and lots of history, images and maps. It’s free but you gotta preregister. More at: www.wildbearings.com

Date: November 14, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM / Eastern

Register:  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cJDOLqmpSgGPBnZVNw5rug

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