North Carolina Fly Fishing

“Fishing opportunities in North Carolina abound. Whether you are fishing for native brook trout in a cold mountain stream, lunker largemouth bass in a piedmont reservoir, brawny striped bass in a river or you just want to take your kids fishing at a community fishing lake, our state’s waters offer diverse angling opportunities for everyone.” – N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

  • Big Flies = Big Fish
    The old saying “the bigger the bait the bigger the fish” rings true in the fly fishing world, especially in the chilly winter waters off North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

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Overview of Saltwater Fly Fishing Opportunities
At the beginning of the year there is really only one option for the angler that wants to fish the salt in North Carolina. Bluefins! Big fish that eat flies, pull hard, and bust knuckles and equipment. The fishing takes place out of the marinas on Hatteras Island. There are only a few captains that will take fly fishers-Captain Mitch McFredrick on the Chapin and Captain Steve “Creature” Coulture on Sea Creature. Both of these captains sail out of the Hatteras Harbor Marina and can be reached at (919) 986-2166 for bookings and information. At this time of year, however, plan on booking a trip for three or four days of fishing because you’ll usually fish only one day in three due to weather. Take it from very personal experience-buy some Dramamine or other motion sickness medicine. It can make a miserable but fishable day bearable.

The tactics used to fish for these critters, which range from 100 to 600 plus pounds, is to troll ballyhoo until you hook up a fish. The goal then is to land the fish as quickly as possible. While someone is fighting that fish, the mate will be throwing chunks of menhaden over the side to coax the other fish in the school to the surface. When the fish are up behind the boat the cast you will make is less than 30 feet. One of the best scenarios for the fly angler is for the fleet to find an active school of fish and have 25 to 40 boats all in an area chumming. It keeps the fish interested and on top.

The fish that can be realistically targeted by the fly fisherman are those from 100 to 150 pounds. I don’t care how stout your rod and reel are, you won’t be landing a fish over 200 pounds unless something very unusual happens. The weapons of choice are 15- to 17-weight rods not longer than 8-1/2 feet, and reels that will hold over 500 yards of backing. The Billy Pate Bluefin and the Steelfin Abyss are two reels designed specifically for this fishery. Fly lines are simple and short-not longer than 50 feet. A Teeny TS-750 with the rear 50 feet of running line cut off to allow MORE BACKING on the reel is a good choice. The backing to use, if you can find it, is 50 pound spectra-not so much for the strength, but the strength per diameter and the fact that it cuts through the water much more easily than dacron. Flies can vary from big to small, and all colors of the rainbow. Deceivers in the menhaden-like colors of blue and green, tandem-rigged, from 10 to 20 inches long, seem to be the best.

The rest of the year, from April though December, is a smorgasbord of different types of creatures that all eat flies. The migratory fish-Atlantic bonito, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, tarpon, cobia, dolphin, false albacore, and other offshore species-tend to show up from south to north in the spring, and then from north to south in the fall. The resident fish-redfish, from puppy drum to channel bass, speckled and gray trout, flounder and stripers-are around all year, but are most active during the April to December time period. All of these species are best targeted with rods from 8- to 10-weight, with some of the larger migratory fish requiring 12- and 13-weights. Most saltwater reels work well here-simple, anodized, disk drag reels that are serviceable and that will stand up to fish that pull both hard and fast. If you’re setting up an outfit from scratch, I would recommend getting two extra spools for your reel. It’s best to carry a floating line, some sort of intermediate or sink tip line, and a super fast sinking line or shooting head system.

The flies for these fish vary widely. The smaller fish, such as puppy drum, speckled and gray trout, small stripers, Atlantic bonito, false albacore and Spanish mackerel, eagerly eat all sorts of flies in the three- to six-inch size range. Some of the most popular patterns are Clouser Minnows, Deceivers, Half & Half’s (half Clouser/half Deceiver), and minnow imitations that match the size, shape and color of what these critters will be eating. The bigger fish tend to take bigger bites, and thus the flies need to be sized accordingly. Crab patterns should also be in every fly fisher’s box-any of the epoxy, wool, or yarn styles work well in smaller sizes for speckled and gray trout, puppy drum, and flounder. In larger sizes, crab patterns are one of the flies of choice for anyone trying to become the first person to land a tarpon on a fly in North Carolina.

There are a number of inshore and “back country” guides that specialize in fly fishing. In the Nags Head area, the two top guides are Captains Brian Horsley (919-261-1541) and Bryan Dehart (919-473-1575). Both captains have extensive local knowledge, and have been working the waters of the sounds and beach fronts for most of their lives. Moving south along the Outer Banks, focusing on the Hatteras area, Captain Zander Brody (919-995-5269) would be a great choice. He grew up on the water, and is always entertaining when out for a day’s fishing. In the Morehead City-Atlantic Beach part of the world there are again a couple of choices. Captain George Beckwith (919-636-2733) is not only a very experienced angler, and focuses on the waters of the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound, he also has a B.S. in Marine Biology. Another good choice for an enjoyable day on the water is Captain David Dietzler (919-240-2850), and he will fish for anything from albacore to stripers to sharks. On the southern third of the coast, the center of fly fishing activity is in Wilmington, and there are several guides in this area. Captain Tyler Stone (888-325-4285), owner of Intracoastal Angler Fly Shop, focuses mainly on the inshore and near shore fishery.

There are two events in North Carolina that the saltwater fly fisher should try at least once. The first is the run of striped bass that swim up the Roanoke River from Albemarle Sound in the spring. They get all the way to the dam in Weldon, North Carolina, just down stream from I-95, where they stack up and can’t swim any farther upstream. Sinking lines and 9-weight rods are the order of the day. These fish are in spawning mode, so most of the fish landed are 3- to 5-pound males that aggressively strike at everything going by. Occasionally, a big female over 20 pounds is landed.

The second highlight is the run of false albacore that starts on the Outer Banks in October. As the water cools, the fish will move south along the coast past Cape Hatteras by the first of November, and congregate at Cape Lookout and the Shakleford Banks until after Thanksgiving. The equipment here is a 10-weight rod with a reel that has a smooth, strong drag for the explosive runs these 12-to 18-pound fish regularly make. Flies are simple and relatively small-Clousers, small glass minnow imitations, and epoxy-head flies are consistent producers.

There are dozens of shops along the North Carolina coast, and most can supply you with reliable information on where and when the fishing will be hot. This coastline is a large and diverse area that is still being explored. Give it a try. The fish are hungry, they eat flies, and pull hard-really hard! All in all, the North Carolina coast is a great frontier in saltwater fly fishing.

Article & photos by Captain Brian Horsley

Fishing for Stripers on the Outer Banks by Captain Brian Horsley
The recovery of the striped bass in Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds is a feather in the cap of the North Carolina and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Council management plans-a bright spot in North Carolina’s usually-blemished record of resource protection and enhancement. After years of strict regulation and continuing rigid limits and seasons, stripers are again wide spread. Their population continues to grow, spilling over into non-traditional places and seasons.

The striped rascals are everywhere! Methods of fishing vary widely, but the best has to be with a fly. Someone once told me, “Stripers are the perfect game fish. They’re pretty to look at, pull hard but not to hard, readily eat flies, and they’re not overly smart. Their only downfall is they’re good in the skillet.” If you know where to look in Pamlico, Croatan, and Roanoke Sounds, you can find stripers every month of the year. November through early June are the prime months, but they are still around throughout the summer.

The first place to look in late winter and early spring is around the Dare County bridges: Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge, Washington Baum Bridge, William B. Umstead Bridge, and Herbert Bonner Bridge (Oregon Inlet Bridge). You can catch fish around these structures all year with a little specialized fly tackle. Stripers like to wedge in between the pilings and near the bottom waiting for prey to wash by. The first ingredient is to be able to deliver the fly next to the pilings along the bottom. This can be done with any fast sinking line available in your local fly shop, but my favorite is Cortland’s Quick Descent 425 grain on a 9-weight rod. Stripers are not overly leader shy around bridges, so a leader of 12 to 16 inches works best. I like to use 16-pound tippet because it breaks easier when you snag the bridge!

Fly selections should be basic and easy to tie-some mornings you’ll go through a dozen Clousers. Other productive flies are Dan Blanton’s Whistler and Lefty Kreh’s Deceiver. I tie my Clousers with bead chain eyes, as lead eyes don’t fair well slapping the concrete. As with most stripers flies, “if it ain’t chartreuse, it ain’t no use.” When the water is dirty, or in low light conditions, try black flies with purple flash.

Moving water is very important to feeding stripers. I like to fish up current and cast the fly at the pilings, letting it drift down before starting my retrieve. I know people who fish it just the opposite. Fish it any way you feel comfortable-just get the fly down and next to a piling.

Another good place to fish for stripers is around marsh islands, and in the rips that sometimes form around them. No pilings here, so you can scale down your tackle some. The rips off of marsh islands are slow enough that an intermediate line gets the fly down, and a cross-current cast works best.

Some of the area’s best fishing is along the rips closer to Oregon Inlet. The rips tend to be deeper, have a lot stronger current, and hold more fish. As the current just starts to move, a 5weight rod with a 175-grain line is the perfect choice. As the current increases, and 8-weight rod with a 325 line becomes the better choice. Late March, April, and May are the peak months for these rips, when most of the fish will run from 15 to 27 inches. The flies that work best here are half & halfs, rattle flies, Clousers, deceivers and whistlers. Chartreuse or chartreuse and white are good colors in clear water, and black with purple flash in muddy water.

A little more protected place is Bodie Island Light, which offers good springtime action. These are schoolie fish, so bring your 5-weight. Wading around the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center can produce good catches in the spring and late winter. On the south side of Oregon Inlet, stripers lurk on the points spring and fall. The best wading spot is off the jetty on the south side of Oregon Inlet.During late fall and early winter experienced fly anglers can land fish up to and over 40 inches.

The main wintering grounds for most East Coast lie between the Virginia state line and Cape Point on Hatteras Island. This is home to some of the most exciting striper fishing on the East Coast. On ebb tide the waters of the Pamlico empty into Oregon Inlet, spilling shrimp, menhaden, croakers, eels and other bait fish onto the shoals. Hoards of hungry stripers line up to feed on this smorgasbord. The key here is to get close enough to hook fish without getting beaten to death in the breaking surf.

When packing for a striper trip to the Outer Banks be sure to include 7- to 9-weight rods (10weight for the surf), intermediate lines, and 300- to 500-grain sinking lines (or a shooting head system). Fly boxes should be well stocked with Clousers, Deceivers, Whistlers and your favorite stripers patterns in sizes from 1/0 to 4/0. The basic colors should be chartreuse/white, chartreuse, black or gray/white.

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
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North Carolina Fly Fishing Articles
12 Flies
This list is only intended as base point of reference for the fly angler traveling the southeast coastline.
www.sefly.com/12_flies.htm
36 Great North Carolina Fishing Trips
Tar Heel anglers are a lucky lot. No matter where they live or what time of year it may be, hot-action fishing destinations are within a day’s drive.
www.ncgameandfish.com/nc_aa023804a
A Guide to Fly Fishing North Carolina mountain trout streams
The trout streams in the Blue Ridge , Appalachian , & Great Smoky mountains of North Carolina from Cherokee to Asheville to Boone host the best fishing streams there are in North Carolina .
www.flyfishingnc.com
Angler Services
Angler Services is dedicated to passing on the skills and knowledge we’ve mastered over the years…
www.donyager.com
Best Saltwater Fishing in North Carolina
www.ncgameandfish.com/nc_aa023704a
Bonito fishing at Wrightsville Beach
by Capt Gordon Churchill
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/bonito.html
Bull Head Creek
…the mountains of northern and western North Carolina have approximately 4000 miles of designated trout water… – by Jamie Dickenson
www.flyfishamerica.com/ArticlesReports/SoutheastRegion/Southeast/SED
ickinson97JF/SEDickinson97JF.html
Bullhead Creek
www.sefly.com/bullhead_creek.htm
Cape Look Out primer
Any fly angler who has experienced the knuckle busting, reel smoking, tippet shredding, run of a False Albacore, knows what a “Tunny Melt” is.
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/cape_look_out_primer.htm
Cape Lookout False Albacore
Everything you always wanted to know about false albacore fishing
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/albiechapter.html
Cataloochee Creek
from GORP.com
www.gorp.com/gorp/publishers/menasha/fis_cata2.htm
Catawba River Triple Play Stripers
Lookout Shoals, Hickory and Norman offer three great spots for some winter striper fishing on the Catawba River.
www.ncgameandfish.com/nc_aa013804a
Cherokee Indian Reservation Fishing
Fishing Haven in the Great Smokies
http://www.cherokee-nc.com/fishing_main.php?
Cold Weather Speckled Trout
www.sefly.com/cold_trout.htm
Daddy Joe’s Fishing Hole
Just a little more than 50 miles north of Myrtle Beach….
www.sefly.com/daddy_joes.htm
Davidson River
Trout Unlimited rates the Tarheel’s very own Davidson River as one of the top 100 wild trout streams in the United States.
www.sefly.com/davidson.htm
Davidson River info
www.flyfishnc.com/NC_Streams/Hot_Spots/Davidson_River.cfm
Delayed harvest trout fishing
by Capt Gordon Churchill
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/delayed.html
Double Up On Bald Head Specks & Reds
Bald Head holds some great trout and redfish hotspots. Here’s the inside scoop on where the experts go to get bit.
www.ncgameandfish.com/nc_aa083804a
False albacore fishing
by Capt Gordon Churchill
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/oct99.html
False Albacore: Built for Speed
False Albacore may be the fastest, strongest gamefish you ever hook with a fly rod. Learn here where to find these inshore speedsters and how to catch them.
www.flyfisherman.com/south/tealbacore/index.html
Find the South Fork’s Smallmouths Now
The South Fork of the New River may well be the best smallmouth stream in the Tar Heel State.
www.ncgameandfish.com/nc_aa063704a
Fish for Trout in Fayetteville
www.ncwildlife.com/news_stories/pg00_NewsRelease/pg00_feb05_3.htm
Fishing for Striped Bass on the Roanoke River
from www.ncwildlife.com
www.ncwildlife.com/pg03_Fishing/pg3d_striperguide.htm
Fishing for white bass and hybrid
by Capt Gordon Churchill
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/june99.html
Flies to use in Western North Carolina Flies
a small listing of flies that work for trout here in WNC
wnctrout.com/flies.htm
Fly Fish North Carolina
Fly Fish North Carolina is a fly fishing site for fishermen traveling to North Carolina who want information about streams, hatches, fly shops, trout species, and fishing regulations.
www.flyfishnc.com/
Fly fishing for bass in the reservoirs
by Capt Gordon Churchill
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/reservoirbass.html
Fly Fishing for False Albacore at Cape Lookout North Carolina
Fly Fishing for False Albacore at Cape Lookout North Carolina
www.sefly.com/cape_lookout.htm
Fly Fishing for Lady Fish in North Carolina
www.sefly.com/ladies_night.htm
Fly Fishing for Trout in Western North Carolina
Some General Guidelines – By Bill Lemke
www.main.nc.us/PCTU/local_info.htm
Fly Fishing in the Outer Banks
Fly fishing has, in recent years, become a popular way to take advantage of the area’s rich and bountiful waters.
www.outerbanks.org/activities/water_activities/fly_fishing.asp
Fly Fishing North Carolina’s Outerbanks
Fly Fishing North Carolina’s Outerbanks
www.sefly.com/hatteras.htm
Fly Fishing the Mountains of WNC
www.davidsonflyfishing.com/waters.php
Fly Fishing Trophy Striped Bass along North Carolina Outerbanks
Fly Fishing Trophy Striped Bass along North Carolina Outerbanks
www.sefly.com/trophy%20striped%20bass.htm
Fly Patterns Entomology of NC
Fly Fishing NC – There are over 12 pages of fly patterns and entomology
www.flyfishingnc.com/a/flymain.asp
Fly-Fishing In North Carolina
South Toe River, Curtis Creek, Cane Creek info and pics
www.tarheelangler.com/tarheefish.htm
Fly-Fishing in the Carolinas
from Carolina Living
www.carolinaliving.com/life/flyfishing.asp
Flyfishing for Shad
www.sefly.com/nc_shad.htm
Flyfishing the Crystal Coast
lots of good info
www.kbrcomm.com/trout/cryscoast.html
FlyFishNC.com
Fly Fish North Carolina is a fly fishing site for fishermen traveling to North Carolina who want information about streams, hatches, fly shops, trout species, and fishing regulations
www.flyfishnc.com
Flytying with Capt Gordon Churchill
From this page I will have links to pages with information concerning tying the flies that I have found to be successful for my friends, clients and myself on the waters I fish.
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/flytying.html
Getting started in Saltwater Flyfishing
by Capt Gordon Churchill
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/gettingstarted.html
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Streams in the North Carolina portion
wnctrout.com/smokys.htm
Greendrake Hatches in NC
Wild Trout and the Greendrake Hatch – By Jason Robinson
www.flyfishingnc.com/articles/article2.asp
Hatteras Bluefin on a Fly
February in Hatteras Village is the venue-the time and place for the best bluefin tuna fishing in the world… – by Capt. Brian Horsley
www.flyfishamerica.com/ArticlesReports/SoutheastRegion/Southeast/Hor
sley-Bluefin/HorsleyBluefin.html
Head Northwest For Carolina Trout
Top-drawer trout fishing is closer than most of North Carolina’s city-dwelling anglers know.
www.ncgameandfish.com/nc_aa043804a
Inside the Outer Banks
North Carolina’s offshore fishing has been making headlines since the first 1,000-plus-pound Atlantic blue marlin ever caught on rod and reel was taken out of Oregon Inlet in 1974 – by Raiford Trask
www.flyfishinsalt.com/article.jsp?ID=32025
Lake Jordan & Neuse River Stripers
May is the month that really kicks off striper fishing on B. Everett Jordan Lake and on the lower section of the Neuse River.
www.ncgameandfish.com/nc_aa053704a
Lake Norman, A Striped Bass Story
from www.ncwildlife.com
www.ncwildlife.com/pg03_Fishing/pg3d12.htm
Last Stop for Stripers
If you’re a diehard striper nut who just can’t bear to call it quits, pack your gear and head for North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where the action is just heating up. – by Ric Burnley
www.saltwatersportsman.com/saltwater/fishing/article/0,12746,1014006
,00.html
Little Cataloochee Creek
from GORP.com
www.gorp.com/gorp/publishers/menasha/fis_cata3.htm
Local Flies for North Carolina
local flies from Land O’ Sky TU
www.landoskytu.com/localflies.html
Morehead City info
Morehead City NC is a doorway to an area of Eastern North Carolina known as the Crystal Coast.
morehead-city-nc.com/index.html
Mother’s Day Madness, flyfishing for spring spanish macs at Cape Looko
by Capt Gordon Churchill
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/may02.html
Nantahala Offers Angling Opportunities
www.tablerocktu.org/musingspring.htm
NC Wildlife Rescources Commission
www.ncwildlife.com/main_index.htm
North Carolina Beach Driving rules
outerbanksflyfishing.com/index.cfm?pid=beachdriving
North Carolina Fish and Game
Community site detailing fishing opportunities in North Carolina.
www.ncfishandgame.com/fish/index.html
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Fishing info
www.ncwildlife.com/fs_index_03_fishing.htm
North Carolina’s Saltwater Smorgasboard
At the beginning of the year there is really only one option for the angler that wants to fish the salt in North Carolina. – by Jamie Dickinson
www.flyfishamerica.com/ArticlesReports/SoutheastRegion/Southeast/SED
ickinson98JF/SEDickinson98JF.html
Opening Day
Every fisherman yearns for the first day of the season. – by Farrow Allen
www.flyfishamerica.com/ArticlesReports/SoutheastRegion/Southeast/SEA
llen98MA/SEAllen98MA.html
Outer Banks Fishing, NC
The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a chain of barrier islands midway on the Atlantic seaboard.
www.rent101.com/Destination_Guides/Outer-Banks-Fishing.html
Outer Banks Fishing.com
This site is locally run from the Outer Banks of North Carolina in Kitty Hawk and it has the latest fishing information for the northern coast.
www.outerbanksfishing.com
Outer Banks Stripers
The recovery of the striped bass in Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds is a feather in the cap of the North Carolina and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Council management plans-a bright spot in North Caro
www.flyfishamerica.com/ArticlesReports/SoutheastRegion/Southeast/SEH
orsley97ND/SEHorsley97ND.html
Public Fishing Access
from NC Wildlife Resources Commission
http://216.27.49.98/pg03_Fishing/pg3a.htm
Redfish Radio Activity
Captain Gordon Churchill radio interview with Dr. Bogus from August ’01, Redfish Radio
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/redfishradio.html
Roanoke River Stripers
by Capt Gordon Churchill
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/stripers.html
Rock On!
Spring Stripers on the Roanoke – by Ed Jaworowski
www.flyfishamerica.com/ArticlesReports/SoutheastRegion/Southeast/SEJ
aworowski99May/Rockon.html
Romance on the Fly
from The Edge Outer Banks
www.outerbankspress.com/edge02_fly-romance.html
Shallow water redfishing
Drums Along the Intracoastal by Gordon Churchilll
www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/3853/redfish.html
Small Stream Trout
…when May arrives in the Southern Appalachians, the weather is fairly stable, and for the next several weeks you should enjoy better than average fishing…by Farrow Allen
www.flyfishamerica.com/ArticlesReports/SoutheastRegion/Southeast/SEA
llen98MJ/SEAllen98MJ.html
Stocking Schedules Fishing Seasons
The best resource for hunting, fishing, and boating information, educational programs, WILD Products, and other wildlife services for the citizens and visitors of North Carolina.
216.27.49.98/fs_index_03_fishing.htm
Stone Mountain State Park
Stone Mountain State Park
www.rockyrivertu.org/trips/stone-mountain.html
Tarheel Angler’s Outfitters Guide To The The Great Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains National Park has about 2,115 miles of streams within its boundaries, and protects one of the last wild trout habitats in the eastern United States…
www.tarheelangler.com/gsmnp.html
Thinking Deep
Flyfishing the Graveyard of the Atlantic – by Capt.Brian Horsley
www.flyfishamerica.com/ArticlesReports/SoutheastRegion/Southeast/SEH
orsley99Jun/ThinkingDeepHorsley.html
Trout Fishing in North Carolina
from www.rockyrivertu.org
www.rockyrivertu.org/fishnc.html
Trout on the Upper Nantahala
Successful strategies for one of the Carolina’s best delayed harvest streams – by Roger Lowe
www.southernanglers.com/visitors/vnantahala.html
Trout Regulations
The best resource for hunting, fishing, and boating information, educational programs, WILD Products, and other wildlife services for the citizens and visitors of North Carolina.
216.27.49.98/fs_index_03_fishing.htm
Trout Unlimited – Rocky River Chapter
Trout Unlimited – Rocky River Chapter
www.rockyrivertu.org/
TroutNC.com
troutnc.com
Tusquitee Creek
from toutnc.com
www.troutnc.com/reports.shtml#anchor3803577
Twenty Best Streams
Alen Baker’s Twenty Best Streams from www.rockyrivertu.org
www.rockyrivertu.org/baker/ad_baker.htm
Western North Carolina
trout fishing in Western North Carolina
www.bricom.com/kenneth
Western North Carolina Trout
Western North Carolina Trout – Guide to trout fishing in Western North Carolina including fly fishing throughout the mountains of NC.
www.wnctrout.com/
Where to fish Western North Carolina
Western North Carolina has many miles of fishable trout waters, wnctrout.com and Wilson Creek Outfitters will try to give you an edge on finding these locations
wnctrout.com/whereto.htm
Wilmington North Carolina and the Cape Fear Coast
Wilmington has many natural advantages…
www.ego.net/us/nc/ilm/ilm.htm
Wilson Creek info
from www.rockyrivertu.org
www.rockyrivertu.org/trips/wilson-creek.html

North Carolina Fly Fishing Clubs
Blue-Ridge Fly-Fishing Association
Dedicated to Fly-Fishing in Western North Carolina.
www.geocities.com/Yosemite/5731
Land O’ Sky Chapter of TU
www.landoskytu.com
Nat Greene Flyfishers
Nat Greene Flyfishers is the Greensboro, NC affiliate chapter of both Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Federation of Fly Fishermen (FFF)…
www.greensboro.com/flyfish
NC Trout Unlimited State Council
North Carolina Trout Unlimited State Council
www.nctu.org/
Northwestern Chapter of TU
Hickory, NC
www.nwtu.org
Pisgah chapter of Trout Unlimited
www.main.nc.us/PCTU/index.html
Tuckaseigee Chapter Of Trout Unlimited
Tuckaseigee Chapter of Trout Unlimited in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina dedicated to the preservation and education of cold water fisheries through the south east.
www.smokyonthefly.com/tucktu/
FlyFishNC.com message boards
www.flyfishnc.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi

North Carolina Fly Fishing Guides
Anchorage House Bed and Breakfast
accomendations and breakfast at Anchorage House Bed and Breakfast. Inquire for specials. Fly-Fishing guide can be for land or sea. Located in Beaufort,NC
www.anchoragehouse.net

North Carolina Hatch Charts
B.R.F.F.A. Hatch Chart
www.geocities.com/Yosemite/5731/HATCH.HTM
Blue Ridge Trout Hatch Chart
www.kbrcomm.com/trout/blue_ridge_hatch_chart.htm
Hatch Chart for the NC, VA & TN Mountains
www.highcountryflyshop.com/nc_hatch_chart.html
Hatch Charts for North Carolina
Match the Hatch with our comprehensive hatch chart database of Rivers, Hatch data and recommended Patterns.
www.tffr.com/Hatch_Charts/top_100_trout_rivers_usa.asp?State=NC
Hatch Charts for WNC Rivers
www.davidsonflyfishing.com/hatch.php
High Country Outdoors Hatch Chart
Hatches & Fly Patterns of the Southern Appalachians
www.highcountryoutdoors.net/index5.html
North Carolina and Tennessee hatch chart
from High Country Anglers Guide Service
www.highcountryangler.com/hatchchart.asp
North Carolina Hatch Chart
www.flyfishnc.com/NC_Streams/Hatch_Chart
Nowth West NC Hatch Chart
Paisley’s Hatch Chart for North West NC
www.geocities.com/Yosemite/5731/HATCH.HTM
Table Rock Chapter of Trout Unlimited Hatch Chart
Hatch Chart for the Southern Appalachians
www.tablerocktu.org/hatch.htm
Western North Carolina hatches
from Hunter Banks company
www.hunterbanks.com/wnc_hatches.html
WNC hatch chart
from Brookside Guides
www.brooksideguides.com/hatch.htm

North Carolina Fly Fishing Maps
Cataloochee Map
Overview Map of the Cataloochee Trail in North Carolina – from GORP.com
www.gorp.com/gorp/publishers/menasha/hik_cata6.htm
Davidson River Area map
from The Blue Ridge Fly-Fishing Association
www.geocities.com/Yosemite/5731/dav1map.jpg
Graham County Trout Stream Map
www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_Fishing/graham.pdf
Haywood County Trout Stream Map
www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_Fishing/haywood.pdf
Jackson County Trout Stream Map
www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_Fishing/jackson.pdf
Macon County Trout Stream Map
www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_Fishing/macon.pdf
Maps for County Trout Streams for North Carolina
Trout streams map and stocking schedule for fly fishing NC North Carolina maps
www.flyfishingnc.com/a/streams.asp
North Carolina Trout Fishing Maps Book
The best resource for hunting, fishing, and boating information, educational programs, WILD Products, and other wildlife services for the citizens and visitors of North Carolina.
216.27.49.98/fs_index_03_fishing.htm
North Carolina Trout Maps
www.hunterbanks.com/trout_maps.html
Swain County Trout Stream Map
www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_Fishing/swain.pdf
Trout Maps
The best resource for hunting, fishing, and boating information, educational programs, WILD Products, and other wildlife services for the citizens and visitors of North Carolina.
216.27.49.98/fs_index_03_fishing.htm

North Carolina Fly Fishing Reports
Cape Lookout Charters reports
reelbuzz.com/fishreports/lookout/default.asp
Davidson River Outfitters Stream Report
www.davidsonflyfishing.com/conditions.php
Davidson River Report
www.altamontanglers.com/davidsonreport.htm
FlyFishNC.com Fishing Reports
www.flyfishnc.com/NC_Streams/Fishing_Reports
Foscoe Fishing Company & Outfitters report
located between Boone and Banner Elk
www.foscoefishing.com/report.php3
Frank & Fran’s Outer Banks reports
Frank & Fran’s – The Fisherman’s Friends
www.hatteras-island.com/FReport.htm
North Carolina and Tennessee Fishing Report
from Asheville Drifters
www.ashevilledrifters.com/report.htm
North Carolina Fishing Reports from the NC coast
www.ncoif.com/report/report_map.html
Outer Banks reports from Pirates Cove Marina
www.fishpiratescove.com/reports/index.php
Saltwater Flyfishing Reports for North Carolina
www.wmi.org/saltfish/reports/NORTHCAR/index.html
The NorthWestern Chapter of TU reports
www.nwtu.org/fishing_reports/fish_reports.html
Weekly Outer Banks Surf, Sound, Pier & Offshore Report
Brought to you by Joe Malat – Your Outer Banks Fishing Authority.
www.outer-banks.nc.us/obifishreport
Western NC Fly Fishing Report
from Diamond Brand Outdoors
www.diamondbrand.com/cgi-bin/DiamondBrand.storefront/EN/catalog/1491
Western NC Stream Report
Rivers near the Highlands/Cashiers Area from www.highlandhiker.com
www.highlandhiker.com/fishing/streams.shtml
Western North Carolina and East Tennessee reports
from Hunter Banks Company
www.hunterbanks.com/streamreports.html

North Carolina Fly Fishing Forums

Outer Banks Fly Fishing
Captain Brian Horsley & Captain Sarah Gardner
oregoninlet.us/flyfishing
Fishmojo.com Outer Banks reports forum
fishmojo.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=3

North Carolina Fly Fishing Shops

CCS Fly Fishing Outfitters
PO Box 2396, Cherokee, NC 28719; 888-243-5274
www.ccsflyfishing.com
Davidson River Outfitters
26 Pisgah Highway , Pisgah Forest, NC 28768; (828) 877 – 4181
www.davidsonflyfishing.com
Lowe Fly Shop
15 Woodland Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786; (828) 452-0039
www.loweflyshop.com
Whitetop Laurel Fly Shop
1223 Mount Jefferson Rd., West Jefferson, NC 28694; 888-WHITETOP
www.whitetop.com/index.html
Diamond Brand Outdoors
2623 Hendersonville Rd. Arden, NC 28704; 800-459-6262
www.diamondbrand.com/flyfishing
Casters
3034A N. Center St. Hickory, NC 28601; 828-304-2400
www.castersflyshop.com
Foscoe Fishing Company
9400 Highway 105 S. Foscoe, NC 28604; 828-963-6556
www.foscoefishing.com
Intracoastal Angler
7220 Wrightsville Ave., Suite A, Wilmington, NC. 28403; 910.256.4545
www.intracoastalangler.com
Jesse Brown
14825 John J Delaney Dr., Suite 140 Charlotte, NC 28277 ; 1-888-8GOHIKE
www.jessebrown.com
Tarheel Angler
280 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 828-766-9515
www.tarheelangler.com
ezflyfish.com
121 East Union Street – Morganton, NC 28655 – 828-430-3593
www.ezflyfish.com
Hunter Banks Co.
29 Montford Avenue Asheville, NC 28801; 1-800-227-6732
www.hunterbanks.com

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