North Fork French Broad Fly Fishing: The North Fork is a wide-open stream well suited for fly fishing. Like its sister to the west, the North Fork runs through a deep, rocky gorge, plunging over several major waterfalls on its way to the mainstream of the French Broad River near Headwaters Outfitters. Several unmarked trails lead into the gorge from Hwy. 215, but they are not for the faint of heart. Likewise, wading can be sketchy at higher water levels. But the fast runs and dark holes hold big browns and rainbows averaging 10 inches. Hook up with a guide at Headwaters Outfitters and head out for local’s insight into the fishing on the North Fork.
Directions from Brevard: Take US-64 W out of downtown for 8.5 miles. Turn right onto NC-215 N. Headwaters Outfitters is located immediately on the left.