orvis storeSpring days mean Orvis Days! From seminars to food and drink, Orvis Asheville invites you to celebrate and learn about the outdoors. Come enjoy Sierra Nevada beer and help support the French Broad Riverkeepers efforts to protect our mountains’ most important watershed. Munch on free lettuce wraps from the gourmets at P.F. Chang’s while learning about fly-fishing, fly-tying, and our local rivers.

APRIL 26 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Title: Tradd Little Fly-Tying 
Tradd Little is an 11-year-old fly-tier with an uncanny skill for tying precise and creative fly patterns. Completely self-taught,
Tradd will be demonstrating throughout the day his intense and
unique approach to creating one-of-a-kind flies. Be prepared to
see old standbys as well as Tradd’s own variations that not only
are beautiful, but also catch fish!

APRIL 26 | noon- 1 p.m.
Title: Blue Wheel Drive
Blue Wheel Drive is a high energy, hard driving bluegrass band that is based out of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. The band is keeping the future of bluegrass music alive with hot instrumental playing and tight harmony singing inspired by the traditional music of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Charlie Moore, Don Reno, and the Stanley Brothers.

APRIL 26 | 1-2 p.m.
Title: Bamboo with Lou
Lou Dondero is a local bamboo rod-builder and vice president of the Pisgah chapter of Trout Unlimited. He will be discussing the lore of bamboo fly rods as well as what it takes to build one of your own. Anyone who is a bamboo-phile or simply curious about the origins of modern fly fishing is welcome.

APRIL 26 | 2-3 p.m.
Title: French Broad Riverkeeper Presentation
French Broad Riverkeeper, part of the Western North Carolina Alliance, is dedicated to protecting a vital watershed right here in our backyard. Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson will give a presentation about the state of the French Broad, their efforts to keep it clean and healthy, and what locals can do to help. All donations throughout the day will go to benefit the Riverkeeper’s efforts right here in Western North Carolina.

Please see store associates or call 828-687-0301 for details. Schedule subject to change without notice.