Knowledge Base

Is DIY the Way to Paddle Down South in the Winter

With 27+ years’ experience running trips and paddling in Latin America – we’ve got some pretty good beta on paddling DIY (Do It Yourself) in a foreign country  specifically in Latin America; even more specifically, in Ecuador. The short answer to paddling on your...

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.-...

Learning to Fly Fish

Of course you want to learn to Fly Fish It is the perfect sport to get outdoors, enjoy being by the river, and spend time with your best bud - whether that bud is your mom, dad, brother, sister, friend or just you. Fly fishing is a sport based off of technique,...

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...

Is a “Bombproof Roll” too Much to Ask for?

Is a “bombproof roll” too much to ask for? Doesn’t everyone, well—nearly everyone, eventually go for a swim? Which would mean to say that there is “no such thing” as a bomb-proof roll. We say not true. It is time to differentiate between the inevitability of having an...

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...