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Guided fly fishing trips in Waynesville, NC

Posted by on May 23, 2013

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of guiding two of my repeat clients from the Atlanta, Ga. area.  Bruce O. and Chuck P. had never fished the West Fork of the Pigeon so we decided to head out there for a full day wade trip.  The fishing was absolutely fantastic.  Bruce started the day out with a very beautiful wild brown that took a #14 tan caddis off the surface.  He quickly got into several more nice fish including a 16-17″ bow.  Chuck had a little slower start with a decent brook  and rainbow.

Guided fly fishing on the West Fork of the Pigeon

After getting a quick bite to eat and waiting out a thundershower the fishing really headed up in the afternoon.  Bruce landed a beautiful wild brookie and several other decent fish.  Chuck made up for a slower morning by landing around a dozen more fish including a 17″ bow.  Chuck had another 17-19″ bow on that got him so excited he tried to swim after it. Chuck wasn’t about to be slowed down by a quick dunk in the stream and ended up landing several more nice bows before we called it quits.  Dry fly dropper rigs with Elk Hair Caddis and Just Add Water and Rainbow Warrior droppers were effective as well as Euro nymph rigs with various #12-14 jig style flies as point flies and a #14 Orange UV Frenchie as the dropper.

Nice underwater shot on a guided fly fishing trip near Waynesville, NC

If you are interested in booking a fly fishing or spin fishing trip on this river or any other river or stream that we cover please email or call.   828-587-HOOK

Happy Client on the West Fork of the Pigeon


West Fork of the Pigeon River