Tips for the Beginner Angler with Guide Ryan Kaufman

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As a beginner fly fisher one faces many difficult challenges.  It can be the ultimate test of patience and dedication as you are constantly tying, and untangling knots.  After spending 15 or 20 minutes rigging up a simple flick of the wrist can leave you with a bird’s nest that requires you to start again...

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Delayed Harvest in WNC

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October 1st marks the beginning of delayed harvest season in North Carolina.  Anglers throughout the region will undoubtedly be checking the stocking report (click for link) to find out what day their local DH streams will be filled with naïve, eager trout.  Those anglers will experience a couple weeks of incredible fishing.  Freshly stocked trout, big...

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Midge Fishing in the Winter

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Every fly shop has a portion of their fly bins relegated to the most seemingly useless little flies.  These flies have but one or two materials incorporated into their design and are so tiny that many folks assume the tedious task of attaching them to a hook must surely be a waste of time.  In...

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Beating the WNC Heat

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This is my third summer in Western North Carolina and without a doubt the hottest and driest I’ve seen. As summer temps hovered consistently around 90 degrees and water levels dropped, the fishing in bigger watersheds predictably slowed down. The solution to the “dog days of summer” quandary is quite simple. Smallmouth bass and small...

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WNC Adventure Guide Highlights Headwaters Fly Fishing Program

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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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