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Asheville Fishing Adventures

Our guide to the best Asheville fly fishing rivers and fly fishing streams near Asheville will get you out and on the river exploring some of the absolute best fly fishing options the Asheville area has to offer whether you’re ready to take a guided float trip or just looking to do some wade fishing. The Asheville area is blessed with some of the finest wade fishing opportunities east of the Mississippi. Whether it’s crawling from pool to pool casting dries to weary brook trout on the headwater streams or stalking super selective brown and rainbow trout on the tailwaters of the nearby Watauga and South Holston, the WNC region has it all.

Fly Cast for Predators on the French Broad River

“Musky Mile”: This is a local favorite spot for trying to go toe-to-toe with the closest thing a river may have to a shark, a Musky. These toothy critters are more formally known as Muskellunge and are the largest member of the Pike Family. They are apex predators in the freshwater bodies of water that…

Smallmouth On The French Broad (Asheville)

Hook A Smallmouth On The French Broad (Asheville): Float for smallmouth through the Biltmore Estate. For those who want to play Huck Finn for a day, float by raft or drift boat through the Biltmore Estate is the way to go. Drift past forests and vineyards, casting crease flies and poppers to feisty smallmouth bass…

Oconaluftee River Fly Fishing

Hook A Hawg On The Cherokee Reservation: Ready to hook up with a hawg on the fly rod? We recommend heading to the Oconaluftee. While most mountain trout average 9″ – 10″, on the heavily stocked Oconaluftee trout are measured in pounds, not inches. A 2.2-mile stretch near the Blue Ridge Parkway offers catch-and-release fishing…

Fish The Rocky Broad | Chimney Rock

Fish The Rocky Broad River: This beautiful river offers access for fishing only as it runs through the town of Chimney Rock on its way to Lake Lure. Along the Rocky Broad River, a series of pools and rapids make for excellent fishing opportunities where trout lie waiting to put up a big fight. Truly…

Nolichucky River Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Nolichucky River Smallmouth Fishing: From its origin in North Carolina at the confluence of the Toe and Cane Rivers, the “Chucky”, as the locals call it, comes out of the rugged mountains into the quiet town of Erwin, Tennessee. Our trips begin from here and work their way down river towards Limestone, Tennessee. From the…

South Mills River Fly Fishing

Formed by numerous feeder creeks high along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the South Mills River becomes fishable for fly anglers by the time it enters the Cradle of Forestry Historic Area off Hwy. 276. There, this candidate for federal Wild & Scenic River designation is packed with beaver ponds full of small, wild brown trout….