Events, festivals, fairs, and more abound in Cherokee throughout the spring, summer and fall, all of them as diverse as they are delightful.They’re a great way to have a great time, and often they provide an easy opportunity to absorb some intriguing Cherokee culture through dance, food, craftmaking, and more.You will find, I believe, that the colonial angler, whether it be George Washington or some nameless urchin living with parents along a creek on the frontier; or the mountain man of the next century following in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, had virtually the same motivation and used much the same approach as we do today.
I hope you will find this site a "window" to our collective angling past, and that you share my interest in the history of fishing, the equipment available in different eras, and the techniques used by those who fly or coarse fished the waters in prior centuries.
We supply historically correct hooks, "antique" flies tied by us to reproduce specific historic patterns from earlier eras, horsehair fly lines and natural fiber coarse fishing lines, and other original and reproduction fishing tackle from .... for re-enactors, historians, or anglers who just want to sample a bit of angling little sense, perhaps, but like many thousands of men, women, and children in the United States and indeed, around the world, I find great pleasure in attempting to replicate, in every aspect that is reasonably possible, life in earlier eras.
Lures: Wooden lures, sometimes called plugs, are the mainstay of this category.
The first wooden lures in general use were made in the late 1800s, the golden age of wooden lures was from about 1915 to the 1950s. A "mint" lure, with no damage will bring far more than the same plug in average or less condition.
No explosion yet, and no changes in the chemistry of hot waters that emerge from the north basin hydrothermal dome.