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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WNC Adventure Guide Highlights Headwaters Fly Fishing Program

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Headwaters Outfitters Fly-Fishing Adventures from Land of Sky Media on Vimeo.

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The ins and outs Buyers Guide for Fly Fishing

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A few days ago I was working behind the counter in our shop when a couple came in to do some browsing and pick up some fly fishing odds and ends.  They checked out with a dozen or so flies, a new traditional braided Tenkara leader, some hemostats, nippers, a zinger or two, etc.  You...

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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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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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