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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…

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…

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…

Spring Fly Fishing

April is the time for delayed harvest, catch & release, barbless hooks and spawning season. Each year North Carolina Wildlife Resource stocks 34 different delayed harvest streams throughout the state.  This gives a variety of outstanding…

Fall Fly Fishing in Western North Carolina

  Fall is in the air! Already the days are getting shorter and the leaves will start changing color soon.  For fly fishermen, fall means the delayed Harvest streams will be stocked with trout and anglers will have more places to trout fish…

April 2015 Fly Fishing Season is Here!

April is finally here!  The best part of April is that fishing season opened the first Saturday.  All of the hatchery supported streams in North Carolina are stocked and ready for you to test your fishing skills. The main Stem of the Nantahala…

March is Delayed Harvest Fly Fishing

Trout fishing on general waters is closed from March 01 – April 04.  The best fishing will be on Delayed Harvest sections like the Tuckaseege and Upper Nantahala.  Late March and early April will start bringing steel head, walleye and white bass…