This tournament was sanctioned as a Hybrid tournament today by Trout Legends. Even if you're not in tournament fishing for points, we hope you'll come out to support an extremely worthy cause--and hey, you get a rod from my workshop just for entering!

We are excited to announce the Casting for Hope Fly Fishing Tournament on April 21, 2012 to benefit The Hope Chest, a regional nonprofit in Asheville, North Carolina, where Taylor Sharp's mother was treated for five years before passing away in December of 2010. All proceeds from this tournament go directly to The Hope Chest, and entry fees should be made payable directly The Hope Chest--and as such are tax deductible!

The tournament will be limited to the first sixteen two-man teams entering, with a waiting list going into effect after that.

The tournament will take place on the private trophy waters at the fishing club on Rock Creek owned and operated by the good folks at River's Edge Outfitters in Spruce Pine, NC and also a delayed harvest water nearby. All fishing teams will fish two three-hour sessions--one session on the private trophy water and one session on the delayed harvest water. See the tournament packet for specifics.

Prize money will be awarded to the top three finishing teams at these levels: 1st place: $1,000; 2nd place: $500; 3rd place: $250.

Please follow this link to the tournament homepage where all information can be found: Casting for Hope

The online entry form is located here: Online Entry Form

On the tournament homepage, you can find the tournament packet, but it is also located here:

Entering the tournament via the online entry will be easiest, but all mailings (including entry fee mailings following online entry) should be sent to the following address:

Taylor Sharp
116 Riverside Court
Morganton, NC 28655

All entrants to the tournament will receive:

*official tournament t-shirt
*a custom-built fly rod of your choice from Upper Creek Angler--entrants responsible for the cost of materials, but all work will be provided by UCA as a thanks for participating in the tournament.

Please email us at with any questions you have!

Hope to see you there!