Guided Trout Wade Trips
Suited for: Beginner, Intermediate and Expert Fly Fishers
Possible destinations: the Davidson River; the East, North or West Forks of the French Broad; Courthouse Creek; Looking Glass Creek; the North or South Mills Rivers; the West Fork of the Pigeon River; or our Private Water section on the Horsepasture River in Lake Toxaway, NC.
Description: If you want to immerse yourselves in the wild domain of Appalachian trout, this is the trip for you. Although some of our trips are done on roadside rivers, most wade trips involve some walking (typically less than a mile, unless you ask your guide for a backcountry adventure.)
Once on the water, we’ll gear up in waders and boots, and work our way slowly upstream as we try to spot trout before they see us. Using short, accurate casts (usually 30 feet, max), we’ll present our flies to visibly feeding trout, or to areas proven to be productive holding spots. Around noon, we’ll munch on sandwiches and enjoy he beauty of the Appalachian forest, the soothing sound of water purling over rock. All of this makes for a relaxing outing in the company of our veteran guides, who will go the extra mile to put you on fish. If solitude and bigger trout are on your wish list, check out our Horsepasture River Private Waters.
- A licensed, knowledgeable fishing guide who can assist you with casting, locating fish, and whatever questions you may have.
- Transportation from Headwaters’ shop to and from the stream(s) you will be fishing
- Fly Fishing equipment- including Waders, Wading Boots, Fly Rod, Reel, and Fly Line
- Full Day Trips include- Picnic Lunch including Water and Sodas.
Rates Do Not Include
- A North Carolina Fishing License with Trout Stamp (you can purchase both ahead of time by visiting NCwildlife.org)
- Dressing appropriately for the weather- We recommend wearing quick dry clothing even though your Waders will be waterproof. Wear fleece or polyester layers during colder months, and bring a good rain jacket no matter the forecast. Wear thick wool socks.
- Hat, Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Camera, Insect Repellent, and a change of clothes just in case.
- Camouflage- Try to avoid brightly colored shirts and hats that may spook the fish. Earth tones are better.
Headwaters Outfitters Operates under permit by the Pisgah National Forest
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