Euro-Nymphing the Chattooga

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Any avid fly fisherman will tell you that the pursuit never stops.  We talk to each other, we read, watch videos, attend seminars; all in the hope of gaining new insight to make time spent on the water more productive.  Sometimes it’s as simple as a new tying technique or slight alterations in rigging.  Sometimes...

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What’s your take on Delayed Harvest?

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Well there is no doubt about it folks… delayed harvest is in full swing.  That means a lot of different things to different people.  For a lot of people the inception of delayed harvest regulations means some of their favorite local streams are packed full of fish and this is the best time to get...

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Autumn Brings Ideal Season for Fly Fishing

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Standing in the river on a guided trip a few days ago I noticed the arrival of a cool breeze and saw a few leaves slowly fluttering toward the ground.  I thought to myself… finally, fall has arrived.  That means some of the best trout fishing of the year is just around the corner.  Summer...

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Creating a Family Tradition

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As a young boy I was fortunate to spend a great deal of time with my father.  We spent many evenings shooting hoops in the driveway, playing catch out in the yard, and most memorable of all, fishing.  He would get home from work and with a slight smirk ask, “What do you think, should...

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Fishing the North Fork Gorge

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The wild and beautiful state of New Mexico has a fitting slogan, “Land of Enchantment.” Here in Transylvania County there is a stretch of river that is also wild and beautiful, a true “river of enchantment.” This stretch of river is located on the North Fork of the French Broad. Accessed via highway 215 the...

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Fishing Hatchery Supported Waters in Western NC

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On April 7 the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission opened over 1,000 miles of hatchery supported waters to the public.  Though I am personally a huge proponent of catch and release, I understand the temptation to put a tasty trout on the dinner table from time to time.  There are several hatchery supported streams right...

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Fishing on the East Fork

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Attention East Fork of the French Broad fly fishers!!  Fishing on the East Fork?  Run out of tippet or need to re-up on flies or other supplies?  No need to call it a day!  Headwaters Outfitters is located just minutes from the delayed harvest stretch of the East Fork.  We are open and prepared to...

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Fly Fishing Update with Ryan Kaufman

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Spring is in the air in Western North Carolina and prime fishing conditions are upon us.  Headwaters Outfitters is pleased to be open and prepared to help with any of your fly fishing needs.  We have a great selection of equipment and flies and are always willing to lend advice on where to fish and...

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