The 2021 Hall of Fame Weekend featured: A Friday, pre-event evening fundraiser: 'Lagers with Legends' at Mountain Layers Brewery, 90 Everett Street, 7 - 10 pm. No cover charge. A beer was named after each Legend being inducted this year, and a dollar a beer was shared by Casting Carolinas and the Museum. There was a benefit raffle and silent auction also at this event. A local food truck was on site.
On Saturday, the Hall of Fame Ceremony luncheon was at the historic Fryemont Inn, 245 Fryemont Street. The event began with a 'Meet and Greet' at 12 pm, with lunch at 1 pm followed by the inductions. Tickets were $40 per person and were paid in advance. (contact Karen Proctor at 828-488-3681 to pay). John Reinhardt, Council Chair for Trout Unlimited Great Smoky Mountain Chapter, was the emcee for the induction ceremony.
A very special thanks to Curtis Fleming, host of Fly Rod Chronicles; Ryan Harmon; the production crew; Michael Parker, Destination Marketing Director, and Mike LaVoie, Agriculture and Natural Resources Manager with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Cherokee Fisheries & Wildlife Management; and Swain County
Tourism Development Authority. All of these events plus additional footage on Cherokee trophy waters with local guides Joey Walraven and Michael Bradley, were filmed to be included in an episode of Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming, who was present at these events, along with past Legends. Meet the legends.