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Fall Fly Fishing Invasion in North Carolina


The fall fly fishing invasion in North Carolina really began in mid September. Over the last few weeks I have been fortunate to work more visitors from Europe and Oceania than ever for the fall. Many think of Western Carolina as the stockie bashing that goes on from the first of October to the First of June. What they do…
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Stewards Of The River Or Pillagers


This short piece is my attempt to increase awareness about┬áproblems facing many of our trout waters, in my region as well as many around the globe. In our hemisphere, high summer water temperatures stress the local trout fisheries, and should be a sign to concerned anglers that it is time to leave the stream for another day. Independent guides and…
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Best Trout Fishing Seasons For The Smokies


I receive an overwhelming amount of calls during the influx of folks on vacation in and around Bryson City during the summer season. The tourist season usually is at peak from June, July, August, and October. The best trout fishing seasons for the Smokies is at a lull at best during these hotter months of summer. The longer days and…
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