Perhaps a fly casting clinic?
A romantic hike to a remote waterfall, followed by a wine tasting in front of blazing fire – how do you top that for a couple’s retreat on Valentine’s Day weekend? How about a $30 fly fishing class the next day specially designed for sweethearts! On Saturday, Feb. 12, Headwaters Outfitters will host Toxaway Wine & Cheese for a free wine tasting event at the outfitter’s Rosman store from 4 to 6 p.m. Peter Stone, owner of Toxaway Wine & Cheese, will be on hand with samples from two whites and two reds. Stone will be taking orders at the tasting and will offer half and full case discounts to those who attend the event.
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Stone served as owner and head chef at a restaurant in the low country of South Carolina before moving to WNC and opening Maple in Brevard. Stone also worked throughout the Atlanta-based Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, including Pano & Paul’s and The Atlanta Fish Market. The next day, Feb. 13, Headwaters Outfitters will hold a $30 fly casting clinic for couples from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lovers will learn the basics of executing a roll cast, sidearm cast, overhead cast and bow-and-arrow cast, using rods and reels provided by Headwaters. Classes will take place on the banks of the North Fork of the French Broad River, adjacent to Headwaters’ river shop at the intersection of Hwy. 215 and Hwy. 64. Reservations are required and there is a maximum of 6 participants. Call (828) 877-3106 to hold a spot.