Looking Glass Creek Fly Fishing

Looking Glass Creek Fly Fishing

Looking Glass Creek Fly Fishing: Starting high on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this major tributary of the Davidson is paralleled by Hwy. 276 as it drops steeply through the Pisgah Ranger District. The half-mile stretch below Looking Glass Falls receives the most attention from fly anglers, but the entire stream is full of small, wild rainbows and some browns, most under 9 inches. Plunge pools, cascades and pocket water characterize the majority of holding lies. Parts of the stream are heavily overgrown with rhododendron and alder, but there are trout lurking in their shadows. In the summer, a 20-plus fish day is not uncommon for skilled anglers who get on the water early.

Directions from Brevard: Take NC-280 East. Take a left onto US-276 West into the main entrance for Pisgah National Forest. Proceed on US-276 for 5.8 miles to the parking area on the right just after the prominent fork in the road.

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