Float trips in Western North Carolina have been great this.   Come take a float with us and see what fly fishing in Western North Carolina is all about.  We float many sections of the Tuckasegee for Trout between October and early June.  After early June the smallmouth action is in full swing.

 

Float trips in Western North Carolina November 10th, 2017 Photo credit Jason Cole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of our trips are on the Delayed Harvest sections of the Tuckasegee in Webster and Bryson City.   Both of these sections are heavily stocked in October, November, March, April and May.   The delayed harvest provides some of the best fishing in Southeast.   Anglers will catch plenty of Rainbow and Brook Trout as well as stocked and wild Brown Trout.

Float trips in Western North Carolina. Longtime client Dan C. with a nice Tuckasegee Brown Trout. October 2017 Photo credit Jason Cole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is not uncommon to find trout 20″ and up on these float trips.   You may land yourself a monster Brown or Rainbow or a chunky Brook Trout.   Brook trout here can be well up into the six to eight pound range.

Longtime client Brenden with a very chunky Brook Trout from a recent float with guide Jason Cole. Float trips in Western North Carolina have been on fire lately. November 22nd, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter fishing on our floats trips do not slow down.   This is actually some of the best fishing all year.   The tailwater of the Tuckasegee will produce good numbers and big fish all winter long.   The river is also less crowded than the fall and spring months and some days you may even have the river all to yourself.

Longtime client Jeffrey with a very nice Tuckasegee Rainbow Trout. November 2017. Float trips in Western North Carolina are on fire. Photo cred Jason Cole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come take a float with us and you will not be disappointed.   We offer 1/2 day, 3/4 day and full day trips on both Delayed Harvest areas of the Tuckasegee River.   Our 1/2 day is $300.00, 3/4 day is $350.00 and the full day is $400.00 per two anglers.

Float trips in Western North Carolina November 2017

Book now by calling 828-587-4665 or book through our online store.

 

 

 

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Guided fishing trips in Cherokee, NC

We offer 1/2 day, 3/4 day and full day wade trips to all waters in and around Cherokee, NC.   Cherokee has both stocked streams and streams that are full of wild trout.  Choose from the general waters that are stocked 2-3 times a week or the Fly Fishing only/Catch and Release area that has some of the biggest trout in the area.

Guided fishing trips in Cherokee, NC

Large Brown Trout on Raven Fork – October 2016

We provide all the gear on all of our guided trips at no extra cost.  During the summer it is comfotable enough to wet wade or you can wear our chest waders.   You are also more than welcome to use your own gear.

Large Raven Fork Rainbow Trout – 2016

Come see what Cherokee has to offer.   Give us a call 828-587-4665

Email at hookersflyshop@yahoo.com

Guided fishing trips in Cherokee, NC

28″ Raven Fork Rainbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guided Smallmouth Trips in North Carolina

Our guided smallmouth floats here in North Carolina have been hot lately.  Clients are catching good numbers and some big smallmouth bass.

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Guided smallmouth trips in North Carolina July 2017

The best way to enjoy our guided smallmouth trips in North Carolina is by drift boat or raft.  Enjoy a 1/2, 3/4 or full day float trips on the Tuckasegee or Little Tennessee Rivers.

 

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We also offer wade trips on the Little Tennessee when the water permits.   We provide all the gear needed to enjoy a day on the water.  Our guests can choose from fly fishing or spin fishing gear or use both.

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Guided smallmouth bass trip in North Carolina. June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book your next smallmouth bass adventure with us.   Call 828-587-4665 or email us at hookersflyshop@yahoo.com

 

Video of Matt landing a big river smallmouth bass. July 2017

 

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Sylva NC Fly Fishing Guides

Hookers Fly Shop is Sylva’s oldest Fly Shop and Guide Service.  We offer wade and float trips near Sylva, NC and other surrounding areas.

Sylva NC Fly Fishing Guides

Sylva NC Fly Fishing Guides

Book a 1/2 day, 3/4 day or full day wade or float.   We guide all of the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail including the Tuckasegee, Raven Fork and Scott Creek.

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Book your trip with us.  828-587-4665 or email us at hookersflyshop@yahoo.com

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Sylva North Carolina Fly Shop

Sylva North Carolina Fly Shop

Hookers Fly Shop is located in Historic Downtown Sylva, minutes away from the Tuckasegee River and in the heart of the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail.  We are the closest outfitter and guide service to the world famous Tuckasegee Delayed Harvest section.  As this areas oldest fly shop and outfitter let our friendly and experienced guides show you what Sylva and our surrounding has to offer.  We will make sure day on the water is informative and fun.

Sylva North Carolina Fly Shop

Sylva North Carolina Fly Shop

We offer classes that are free to the public. We work with TU and other various organizations to bring fly fishing to all that want to learn. Our shop is conveniently located near WCU, Dillsboro, Cherokee, Whittier, Waynesville, Bryson City,Nantahala and just a short drive from Asheville.  Our guide service covers most of Western North Carolina including Cherokee, The Smokies and theWestern North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail.  We offer both wade and float trips for trout and smallmouth bass.  You can choose from a half day, 3/4 day or full day or if you are the more adventurous type we also offer overnight backcountry fly fishing trips to remote areas of the Smokies and Nantahala National Forest.

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Sylva North Carolina Fly Shop

We carry great brands to fit every budget. From TFO, Redington, Fishpond and Lilypond, Ross Reels, Waterworks Lamson Reels, William Joseph, Rio, Rising, Columbia, Sage, Korkers, Umpqua, Sage, Rep Your Water and many more. We also carry an extensive fly tying selection with products from Montana Fly, Wapsi, Hareline and Umpqua.

Click here to visit our Online Store.

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Big Brown Trout from a Tuckasegee Float Trip 2016

Sylva North Carolina Fly Shop

If you are interested in any of our fine fly fishing products we will be happy to ship to you.  Free Shipping available on most orders within the US.  International Shipping also available upon request.  Call or email to place an order or click this link to order online.  Order Online.

Float trip on the Tuckasegee River.

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Hookers Fly Shop

546 W. Main St.

Sylva, NC 28779

Hours of operation: Hours

  • Mon.-Thurs. 9:00am-5:30pm
  • Fri. 9:00 am-5:30pm
  • Sat. 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun. 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Call anytime for online order questions or trip booking.

Hours are subject to change.

Book your next fly fishing adventure with the friendly and experienced guides at Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service, Sylva’s oldest fly fishing outfitter.

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Guided fly fishing trips on Raven Fork in Cherokee, NC.

Sylva North Carolina Fly Shop

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Fly fishing trips on the Tuckasegee River

Fly fishing trips on the Tuckasegee River

The Tuckasegee River has been producing some impressive numbers and some of the biggest fish we have seen in the last few seasons. With the recent March and April stocking on the delayed harvest sections fishing on the Tuckasegee has been fantastic. One more stocking in early May will add another 10,000 fish. With the May stocking the Webster and Dillsboro delayed harvest section average over 9,000 trout per mile. Now is the time to book a wade or float on this section of the Tuckasegee River.

Fly fishing trips on the Tuckasegee River

 

We offer both wade and float trips on the Tuckasegee River. Most of our trips between October and early June are on the delayed harvest sections. From June to late September we offer float trips on the upper and lower sections of the Tuckasegee for trout and bass. We target mainly Smallmouth Bass on the Tuckasegee River but we also see Spotted Bass, Perch and plenty of trout.

 

Fly fishing trips on the Tuckasegee River

 

Wade Trips include all the fly fishing gear needed for the day at no additional cost. Wade trip prices are:

Half Day Trip – $150 1st angler and $60 for each addtional.

3/4 Day Trip – $190 1st angler and $65 for each additional.

Full Day Trip – $225 1st angler and $75 for each addtional. Includes lunch.

Float Trips include all the fly fishing gear needed for the day at no additinal cost. Float trip prices are:

Half Day Trip – $300 per boat.

3/4 Day Trip – $350 per boat. Includes lunch.

Full Day Trip – $400 per boat. Includes lunch.

 

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The Tuckasegee River has something to offer all skill levels. If you are a beginner looking to get into the sport or a seasoned angler the Tuckasegee River has something for you. The river can also be very kid friendly depending on water levels.

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Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service is the closer to the Tuckasegee than any other Outfitter. Many of our guides grew up fishing here and the know every mile of this beautiful river. Come let our guides show you what fishing the Tuckasegee River is all about.

 

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To book your next fly fishing adventure with the guides at Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service please call 828-587-4665 or email us at hookersflyshop@yahoo.com You can also book your trip through our online store.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

The Tuckasegee River has been producing some impressive numbers and some of the biggest fish we have seen in the last few seasons.  With the recent March and April stocking on the delayed harvest sections fishing on the Tuckasegee has been fantastic.  One more stocking in early May will add another 10,000 fish.  With the May stocking the Webster and Dillsboro delayed harvest section average over 9,000 trout per mile.  Now is the time to book a wade or float on this section of the Tuckasegee River.

Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

Chunky Brown Trout from a Tuckasegee Float Trip – Photo Credit Jason Cole

We offer both wade and float trips on the Tuckasegee River.  Most of our trips between October and early June are on the delayed harvest sections.  From June to late September we offer float trips on the upper and lower sections of the Tuckasegee for trout and bass.  We target mainly Smallmouth Bass on the Tuckasegee River but we also see Spotted Bass, Perch and plenty of trout.

Tuck River Fishing Trips

Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

Releasing a big Tuckasegee Brook trout. April 2016 Float Trip

Wade Trips include all the fly fishing gear needed for the day at no additional cost.  Wade trip prices are:

Half Day Trip – $150 1st angler and $60 for each addtional.

3/4 Day Trip – $190 1st angler and $65 for each additional.

Full Day Trip – $225 1st angler and $75 for each addtional.  Includes lunch.

Float Trips include all the fly fishing gear needed for the day at no additinal cost.  Float trip prices are:

Half Day Trip – $250 per boat.

3/4 Day Trip – $300 per boat.  Includes lunch.

Full Day Trip – $350 per boat.  Includes lunch.

Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

Beginner fly fishing trip on the Tuckasegee River with Hookers Fly Shop Owner and Lead Guide Jason Cole

 

The Tuckasegee River has something to offer all skill levels.  If you are a beginner looking to get into the sport or a seasoned angler the Tuckasegee River has something for you.  The river can also be very kid friendly depending on water levels.

 

Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

Big Tuckasegee Brown Trout from a recent wade trip with Hookers Fly Shop guide Chris Maney.

Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service is the closer to the Tuckasegee than any other Outfitter.  Many of our guides grew up fishing here and the know every mile of this beautiful river.  Come let our guides show you what fishing the Tuckasegee River is all about.

Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

Nice Tuckasegee Brown Trout with Hookers Fly Shop Guide Chris Maney. April 2016.

To book your next fly fishing adventure with the guides at Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service please call 828-587-4665 or email us at hookersflyshop@yahoo.com   You can also book your trip through our online store.

 

Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

Big Tuckasegee Brook with Hookers Fly Shop guide Jalen Morton, April 2016.

Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

Nice rainbow on the Tuckaesgee. Photo credit Jason Cole.  April 2016.

 

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Tuckasegee Brook Trout with Hookers Fly Shop guide Jason Cole. April 2016.

 

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Nice Tuckasegee Rainbow with Hookers Fly Shop guide Jalen Morton, April 2016.

 

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Big Brookie on a Tuckaegee River float trip with lead guide Jason Cole.

 

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Nice brown on a Tuckasegee River Float trip with lead guide Jason Cole. March 2016.

 

Tuckasegee Fishing Trips

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Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

 

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

Big Tuckasegee Brown Trout on a recent float trip. Photo Credit – Jason Cole

 

Spring fishing here in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee has been hot.  Recent guided trips on the Tuckasegee, Nantahala, Raven Fork, West Fork of the Pigeon and the Smokies have been producing some very nice fish.  Our float trips on the Tuckasegee River Delayed Harvest have been some of our best trips.  Pictured above is big brown trout new client Tanner landed a couple of weeks ago.  This big fish couldn’t resist a #8 Black/Olive Hot Head Marvin Stonefly.

 

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

Longtime friend and client Tom C. from Florida with a beautiful Tuckasegee Northern Brook Trout. This big fish fell for a #10 Natural Pine Squirrel Leech. Photo Credit – Jason Cole

 

The fishing on the Delayed Harvest Streams will get even better next week when they receive the April stocking.  The Webster/Sylva section of the Tuck will get another stocking just shy of 10,000 trout.  We still have some openings for April wade and float trips on this river.

 

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

Beginner Fly Fishing Trips in Gatlinburg, TN.  

 

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

Raven Fork with repeat clients. Hookers Fly Shop guide, Miller Watson, putting his client on a big Raven Fork Rainbow. March 2016.

Streams in the Smokies have been hot this spring as well.  With recent warmer temperatures the hatches have been good and fish are beginning to look up.  Dry fly fishing will only get better from here on out as we start seeing more bugs on the water.  Hot flies for the next few weeks will be:

Blue Quills #14-16

Red Quills/Hendricksons #12-16

Quill Gordons #12-16

Blue Wing Olives #14-18

Midges #16-22

Later on in April hatches will include:

Light Cahills #12-16

March Browns #10-14

Sulphurs #16-18

Yellow Sally #14-16

Cream Caddis #12-16

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

The Raven Fork in Cherokee, NC has been producing some nice big bows this spring.  You may not find the numbers here like you would on a delayed harvest stream but these fish are definitely healthy.  Trout here average 18″ or more.  It is not uncommon to hook into 20-25″ rainbows and browns.

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

A big Raven Fork Rainbow from early March 2016. Photo Credit – Jason Cole

 

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

A group of repeat clients getting ready to hit the water with the guides at Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service. March 2016.

If you are a beginner that is looking to get into the sport of fly fishing or an advanced angler looking to hone  your skills or fish some new water Hookers Fly Shop has the trip for you.  We offer trips for single anglers up to large groups such as corporate outings, team building retreats, church groups. boy scouts and more.

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

Getting ready for a Tuckasegee Float Trip.

Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina

All hatchery supported streams will also re-open this coming Saturday April 2nd.   Tight Lines!

Book your next fly fishing adventure with the guides at Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service.  Call 828-587-4665 or email us at hookersflyshop@yahoo.com  Visit our Online Store book your trip online.

Repeat client with a nice Tuckasegee Rainbow Trout. Photo Credit – Cole Cantrell

 

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New clients fishing the Tuckasegee River. Photo Credit – Christopher Maney

 

Nice brown on a Tuckasegee Float Trip.

 

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Fly Fishing is fun for the whole family. March 2016.

 

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Big Tuckasegee Brook Trout.

 

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Tuckasegee Brown Trout

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Fly Fishing Hazel Creek in the Smokies

Fly Fishing Hazel Creek

Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service offers both day trips and overnight trips to Hazel Creek.  Hazel Creek is one of the most famous streams located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  This stream is a tributary of the Little Tennessee River and flows out of the GSMNP and into Fontana Lake.  This area offers some of the best fly fishing in the Smokies.  It is also a fantastic place to hike and camp.  You can start at Fontana Lake and hike all the way up to Clingmans Dome but most hikers usually start at Clingmans Dome and hike down.

Fly Fishing Hazel Creek

Avery with a nice lake run brown on lower Hazel Creek.

We have several options to get to Hazel Creek.  We can hike in, boat in or even paddle in.  Hookers Fly Shop can help you customize a trip that will make memories to last a lifetime.  Boating in from Fontana Marina is the quickest option.  

We can hike in, boat in or even paddle in. Hookers Fly Shop can help you customize a trip that will make memories to last a lifetime.

Campsite at Protor on Hazel Creek

Fly Fishing Hazel Creek

Camping here is remote.  There are not any motorized vehicles here except for the occasional park maintenance vehicles.  On these trips we take care of everything.  We use large garden carts to get all of our gear in there and we will set up camp while you explore the area.  All meals are provided and campers can choose from guided or unguided options for fly fishing.

Fly Fishing Hazel Creek

Setting up camp on Hazel Creek.

Our Back Country Trip leader, Jason Cole, has a degree in Outdoor Leadership and has experience leading small and large groups into backcountry settings.  He is also CPR and Wilderness First Responder Certified.  Jason has over 30 years of backcountry experience.  He has led numerous backcountry trips with clients, family members and classmates for the past 17 years.  Jason began backpacking, camping and fishing on Hazel, Forney and Eagle Creeks when he was only five years old.  His grandfather Henry Lambert taught Jason how to fish, backpack, setup backcountry campsites and how to respect the land and animals in the backcountry.

Fly Fishing Hazel Creek

Hookers Fly Shop guide Jason Cole teaching his daughter Stella how to fly fish for bass.

Fly Fishing Hazel Creek

Our back country trips practice Leave No Trace camping. We are fully insured and registered to operate inside the GSMNP and Nantahala National Forest.  Trips include three backcountry meals per day.  All the necessary fishing equipment (i.e. rods, waders, boots, leaders, tippet and flies).  Tents, sleeping bags and packs can be provided Hookers Fly Shop.  You will need to bring toiletries, appropriate clothing for the outdoors and various weather conditions including proper rain gear, and any prescription or non-prescription medicines you may need.  It is recommended that you talk to your Backcountry Trip Leader about proper gear/clothing, prior to your trip.

Fly Fishing Hazel Creek

Fly Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains.

If you have any questions or concerns about our backcountry trips please feel free to call or email our trip leader, Jason Cole.

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Fly Fishing Hazel Creek Overnight Prices

Number of Days/ Nights Solo Camper Double
2 days 1 night $550 $850
3 days 2 nights $995 $1295
Our guides can accommodate two people per guide on back country trips.
Groups are welcome.  Call or email for group rates.  Additional guide and/or transportation/shuttle fees may apply.

Fly Fishing Hazel Creek

Smoky Mountain Brook Trout

We also have lower rates for anyone looking for an unguided back country trip.  Click our online store tab for more pricing options.

Call 828-587-4665 for more information or email us at hookersflyshop@yahoo.com

Fly Fishing Hazel Creek

Hazel Creek Rainbow Trout

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Tuckasegee River Fishing Report March 2016

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

The past few days of floats have been extremely productive for us here Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service.  Our clients have been putting some impressive numbers of fish in the net as well as some healthy big fish.

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

Longtime client Tom C. with a huge Tuckasegee Brook Trout. Book now 828-587-4665.  Photo credit – Jason Cole, March 2016

The flows on the Tuckasegee have been lower in the morning hours so the opportunity for wading is possible.  With the current schedule for March 8th-10th, 2016 you can wade up until 11am until the East Fork hits on the upper end of the DH.  This schedule is also subject to change without notice so it is best to look at it each day.  Click here to see the three day generation schedule.

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

Big Tuckasegee Brook Trout.  Photo credit – Jason Cole, March 2016

Hot flies have been:

#10-14 Squirmy Worms (tan, neon, red, purple and pink)

#10-14 Eggs (pink, orange, yellow and chartreuse)

#6-10 Stoneflies (v-rib stones, prince nymphs, hot head marvins, little black stones and girdle bugs)

#14-18 Rainbow Warriors

#14-18 Tungsten Surveyors

#16-18 Just Add Water

#14-18 Frenchies (pearl, orange, pink)

#12-16 Caddis Pupa

#14-16 Black Caddis

#6-10 Streamers (pine squirrel leeches, polar buggers, bh or ch buggers, zonkers, muddler minnows)

 

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

Big Tuckasegee Streamer Eating Brown Trout.  March 2016.

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

Hookers Fly Shop

Tuckasegee River Guided Trip Prices:

We offer 1/2, 3/4 and full day wade and float trips on many sections of the Tuckasegee River.

Half Day Wade – $150.00 1st person and $60.00 for each additional.

3/4 Day Wade – $190.00 1st person and $65 for each additional.

Full Day Wade – $225.00 1st person and $75 for each additional.

Our guides can take up to three people on most wade trips.

Half Day Float – 2 anglers $250.00

3/4 Day Float – 2 anglers $300.00

Full Day Float – 2 anglers $350.00

Single angler floats are 10% cheaper.

We have multiple full time guides and boats available.

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

Hookers Fly Shop guide Jason Cole with a nice Tuckasegee Brown Trout. March 2016.

 

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

Big Tuckasegee Brook Trout March 2016. Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail. Book with us 828-587-4665

Tuckasegee River Fishing Report

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