Guided Fly Fishing
FLY FISHING IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: The area hosts the most picturesque trout waters east of the Mississippi River. With a large concentration of rainbow, brown and brook trout, the opportunity exists daily to achieve the Tuckasegee fly fishing grand slam - catching all three species of trout in the same day.
Our guides accommodate the serious angler as well as the beginner. Whether you have fished for years or have never had a fly rod in your hand, book a fly fishing trip with us. Learn when and where to catch trout while taking in the soothing waters of Western North Carolina. With a few basic skills, you will enjoy many fun and productive hours on the water.
Most trips are staffed by Alex Bell. Alex is a co-creator of the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail, the nation's first of is kind, as well as a certified adaptive fly fishing instructor. He is an easy-going guide who knows his sole job for your day is to keep you happy. You'll cast your line, enjoy the views, eat when hungry, warm up when cold, and take a break or keep fishing based on your desires. Alex will do his best to make sure you catch a few fish too.
Hunting, fishing among top industries in N.C.
Hunting and fishing in North Carolina is big business. It is among the top industries, ranked 12th by the N.C. Dept. of Commerce. A recent report by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said, "Numbers of resident hunters are increasing and North Carolina is ranked 10th in the nation for the number of non-resident hunters... Just this year Bassmaster magazine ranked four of our lakes among the top bass fishing spots in the nation. The American Sportfishing Association ranks North Carolina No. 4 in visiting non-resident anglers’ destinations, and Field & Stream magazine ranks our whitetail deer hunting some of the best in the country."
We have fly fishing packages that include locally crafted beer! Book a trip with Play on Adventures and receive a flight (five 5-oz.glasses of craft beers in variations from light to dark) from Innovation Brewing as part of your trip!