Welcome to the East Coast's "Largest and Best" Fly Fishing Trail!
"The Fly Fishing Trail", located in the high country between Boone and Asheville, features some of the best trout waters in Western North Carolina.
These waters are situated between Mt. Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, and Roan Mountain... all of which exceed 6000 feet in elevation.
"The Fly Fishing Trail" details over 500 miles of pristine trout and smallmouth waters. Whether chasing brook trout at 4500 feet, brown trout on a tailrace, wild rainbow trout in one of our many wilderness refuges, smallmouth bass on the North Toe River, or chucking 10 inch streamers after musky, the waters in this region offer the fly fisherman a lifetime of fishing opportunities. Whether you seek quantity or size, open water or small streams, "The Fly Fishing Trail" is your guide to the best fly fishing on the East Coast. Planning your fly fishing destination trip is made easy here on "The Fly Fishing Trail" website.
Complimentary maps, stream detail, hatch charts, lodging information, area attractions and more are available here. Use the Trail Guide to make arrangements for accommodations at one of the local cabins, campgrounds, or inns, learn about local restaurants, shopping, area attractions, and even book a guided fly fishing trip with one of the local guide services
Avery County Fishing Report - 10/17/11Wild fishing remains great. expect a lot of leaves in the water, but also expect a good number of wild fish. I'd recommend small nymphs including hares ears, pheasant tails and birds of pray.
If you are looking for a real treat, go fish upper wilson creek for lovely Rainbows, Browns and Brookies. The fishing is hot here right now. You can still catch fish on dries, or you can through a variety of traditional nymph patterns when fish are not rising.
Burke County Fishing Report - 10/17/11Fishing is great on the Jacobs Fork. You can find all three species of fish here. I'd recommend typical DH flies including wooly buggers, eggs, Y2K's, san juan worms or squirmy wormies. Temperatures are falling, so start getting those flies down deep.
Madison County Fishing Report - 10/17/11Shelton Laurel and Big Laurel DH have been stocked and fishing is great. I'd recommend getting flies deep, because of the air temperature dropping at night. Throw wooly buggers, eggs, Y2K's and different worm patterns. Don't overlook big stoneflies.
McDowell County Fishing Report - 10/17/11Curtis Creek and Mills Creek have been stocked and fishing is great. Fish flies like hares ears, small wooly buggers, and eggs and you will have success.
Mitchell County Fishing Report - 05/02/2012The North Toe D.H. and the Cane Creek D.H. are scheduled for another stocking today. Both of these streams have been fishing pretty good. Most people are still catching fish on streamers, girdle bugs, and rainbow warriors. The wild waters are starting to produce good numbers of fish. Yellow Elk Hair Caddis and Yellow Stimulators are the flies to use. River's Edge Outfitters private waters are fishing great. We have caught several fish in the 20 to 25 inch range this week.
Yancey County Fishing Report - 10/17/11The South Toe River hatchery supported section has been fishing well with bead head flashback pheasant tails. Get your flies deep, and the fish won't be too picky. Your best bet will be to get something with a little flash down deep. I wouldn't waste much time throwing streamers in riffle water, but don't overlook them in deep holes.