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…

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…

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…

Yes! Winter Fly Fishing is Hot

Winter fishing tips from our resident Fish Whisperer, Ken Kastorff Winter is just around the corner but don’t hang up your fly rod yet.  Time to get the waders out and search around in the closet for the heavy rain jacket.  November starts some…

Late Summer Nantahala Fly Fishing

Late summer is no time to put away the fly rod!  The number of white water enthusiasts has dropped to nearly nonexistent number, but the trout have…