The North Carolina Mountains around the High Country are one of the top destinations for fly fishing in the south. Fly fishing enthusiasts come from all around to enjoy the Watauga River, the New River and all the many streams and brooks in between. There are several ‘hot spots’ around this area, and we have provided some information on local areas to fish and local guide shops that will actually take you and your loved ones out for a fishing excursion, some of which are overnight trips complete with a camping experience near the river. Our gorgeous Blue Ridge Cabin Rentals are located from many great fly fishing spots and guide services; when you stay with us you can enjoy many vacation activities you love.
Boone’s Fork Creek, which spans from the Price Lake area all the way to Foscoe NC, is a great catch and release location to fish for trout. Dutch Creek just near Hwy 194 in Valle Crucis also provides an excellent location and is well stocked with both wild and hatchery bred fish in this area. To catch monster trout, visitors should definitely try fly fishing along the Watauga River. Originating at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, this river is full of trout and other varieties and has many a spot you can pull over and park, just a short walk down a steep hill to the river.
Stop by many of the local fishing guide shops in town and they’ll give you a few pointers, or reserve a special spot for your group on one of their excursions. Fishing guides take guests to their preferred spots and provide all the necessary equipment and details. Guides like Appalachian Angler and Foscoe Fishing Company are right on the river and their shops are close to excellent fishing spots.
For those that would rather just try their hand at fishing in a well-stocked pond, spend the day enjoying Grandfather Trout Farm in Banner Elk, just near the entrance to Seven Devils. This trout farm has many ponds and even stocks rainbow trout. You pay for only what you catch, and we’re sure you’ll come home with plenty of tasty trout.
Whether you spend the day on the river, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Blue Ridge, or take a group trip to a local spot with a guide, you’ll enjoy spending the day fly fishing. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the mountains, get some peace and quiet and truly take advantage of all that nature gives us. Here are a few local shops and spots.
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