Fly Fishing

So You Want to Learn to Fly Fish

Picture a well-placed fly rod cast landing the fly under an overhanging mountain laurel. The fly sits on the surface of the water for just a second, with a small twitch of the fly rod it moves with the appearance of a living thing and then there is an explosion of water.  The game is… Continue reading So You Want to Learn to Fly Fish

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Spring is the Harbinger of great fly fishing in WNC

Our waters feature brown, brook and rainbow trout Once again April is here and with it the most versatile fishing of the year.  There are not enough days in the month to take advantage of all the different fishing opportunities here in western North Carolina.- All of the delayed harvest streams are stocked through April… Continue reading Spring is the Harbinger of great fly fishing in WNC

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May Jump Starts Fly Fishing Season

May jump starts fly fishing season with warmer weather and longer days. May is the month of change when it comes to fishing here in the mountains. This is the last month that delayed harvest streams will be stocked until next October. Delayed harvest streams will change from catch-and-release to catch-and-keep the first Saturday of… Continue reading May Jump Starts Fly Fishing Season

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Best Time for Fly Fishing in WNC: Dont Overlook the Off-Season

Advice From Ken Kastorff and the Fly Line When is the best time to come and fish in western North Carolina?  The short answer is that western NC has outstanding fly fishing year round. Many anglers put their gear up  during the "off season" of late winter/early spring, but that's when you can enjoy some… Continue reading Best Time for Fly Fishing in WNC: Dont Overlook the Off-Season

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Proper Fishing Catch and Release Technique

Thoughts from Ken Kastorff and the Fly Line A concern among fishermen is that if a fish is handled, it will die – if not that day, in less than a month.  The good news is that seasoned guides will assure you that, over time, they often see a particular fish that they know has… Continue reading Proper Fishing Catch and Release Technique

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Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Season

by Ken Kastorff Fall is right around the corner and so is the delayed harvest trout fishing season. We are fortunate to have a wide variety of delayed harvest streams to choose from here in western North Where to go for the best delayed harvest trout fishing If you are looking for small remote streams… Continue reading Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Season

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Spring is a Favorite Angling Time in the Southeast

By resident guide and "fish whisperer" Ken Kastorff Spring is my favorite angling time of the year here in the southeast.  All of the delayed harvest streams are stocked from March through May. Rivers like the Upper Nantahala, Tuckaseege and Snowbird Creek will give anglers the opportunity to enjoy some of the best early season… Continue reading Spring is a Favorite Angling Time in the Southeast