Elements of High-Water Paddling

With winter finally dwindling away and spring pushing in heavy rainfall, many paddlers are anxious to get out on the water! Here at Headwaters Outfitters we want to give a heads-up reminder that high-water brings additional increase of hazards and risks during these...

How to Dress for WNC’s Fall Paddling Season

Dressing for WNC’s Fall Paddling: Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worse As many would say, it is always a practical idea when paddling to “hope for the best, but to plan for the worse”. Paddling naturally holds an inherent risk of the water-sport to possibly get wet,...

Fall Paddling Along the French Broad River

Fall is finally here, waking to the crisp misty mornings, following into the shimmer of the afternoon falling foliage of leaves. Vibrant colors consisting of red, orange, yellow, and green fill the Appalachian Mountains; telling a farewell story to those blazing...

When Should I Hire A Guide?

I’ve heard before that there are several stages of one’s fly fishing evolution.  There is a great article discussing the subject called “Atop the Angling Mountain,” by Todd Tanner, that appeared Hatch Magazine on June 24, 2014.  I also recently had a question from a...