"The Snowshoe Mountain zip line runs through Snowshoe Village. From 4 to 6 p.m., we'll hold a 'trout bombing' competition on it. People will be able to ride the zip line and try to drop a big stuffed salmon into a bucket. There might be a charge for that, but right now we're not sure," Smith said.
People who attend the festival's 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Trout Fishing Expo won't need to worry about the weather. Smith said that portion of the day's proceedings will be held indoors.
"That part will be like a regular hunting or fishing show," he explained. "It will feature vendors and groups who will have their wares on display. There will be a $10 fee to attend the expo."
From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., festival attendees in the village will be able to listen to free live music. At 8:30, the Fly Fishing Film Tour will begin.
"That will be held in the village, too," Smith said. "It features films about fly fishing from prominent filmmakers all across the country.
"This year, we'll get to see the western version of the tour, primarily because it has more trout-related stuff than the eastern version. During the hours of the film tour, we'll also be selling beer and raffling off some fishing gear."
The festival's second day will be held at the nearby Elk Springs Resort near Monterville.
"We're going to have a one-fly trout-fishing tournament on the Elk River," Smith said. "For those not familiar with the concept, it's a fishing version of a golf scramble.
"The tournament will be open to two-man teams. The two men will pick out a fly each, and they'll work together to see which team catches the most and biggest fish. The entry fee for the tournament is $100 a team."
Smith said Trout Unlimited would apply 100 percent of the profits from the festival to trout conservation programs in West Virginia.
"TU doesn't operate like some other conservation organizations," he said. "Any money raised by [the organization's] grassroots members stay inside the state to be used for grassroots projects."
Smith said Snowshoe Resort is offering discounted room rates for the weekend, and will have restaurants open during the event.
Additional information is available on the West Virginia TU website, http://www.wvtu.org.
Reach John McCoy at johnmc...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1231.