April 21, 2013 – April 25, 2013
“Only those become weary of angling who bring nothing to it but the idea of catching fish.” — Rafael Sabatini, author (1875-1950)
Step into a stream and discover a whole new world of wisdom.
“Fly-fishing is not so much about catching and releasing fish as just being in the stream, observing, having faith, being humbled,” said the Rev. Mark Wilson, retreat coordinator. “It’s a setting where God can teach us a lot about ourselves and following Christ.”
This Sunday-Thursday retreat begins with two days of instruction by patient experts who help newcomers as well as experienced fly fishers. Then you’ll be able to hone your skills on the nearby Davidson River, one of Trout Unlimited magazine’s Top 100 rivers in the nation.
Within 30 minutes’ drive are many other prime trout waters. As rewarding as the fishing is getting to know other people who appreciate this quiet encounter with the outdoors, where anything caught is released.
A North Carolina fishing license is required and can be purchased online at www.ncwildlife.org or during the retreat at Davidson River Outfitters.
FLY-FISHING INSTRUCTOR: Nationally-known fly tier Kevin Howell is the owner of Davidson River Outfitters in Pisgah Forest, N.C., and winner of the 2007 Fly-fishing Masters national championship. He is a certified casting instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers and the fly-tying editor for Fly-Fishing the Mid Atlantic States. He co-edited the book Tying and Fishing Southern Appalachian Trout Flies (Fern Creek Press, 1999).
COORDINATOR/CHAPLAIN: The Rev. Mark Wilson is rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope, Ala., and an avid fly fisherman. He will lead daily worship and spiritual reflections in Kanuga’s chapels, which include two outdoor locations.
|Double Occupancy||$694 per person
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.
|Single Occupancy||$822 per person
Includes same as above. (Based on availability)
|Commuter||$550 per person
Includes program, lunches, suppers and use of recreational facilities. (For residents of Henderson, Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford, Buncombe, Haywood or Greenville counties only)
|Deposit||$100 per person
Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.
|Balance Due||March 21
(To register after this date, please send a check or use a credit card for the full amount.)
|Check-in||4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 21|
|Check-out||After breakfast Thursday, April 25|
|Register Online||Coming soon!|
|Register by Mail/Fax||Coming soon!|
|Financial Aid||Download a printable application – PDF|