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Fall - Vivid Colors
Fall is turning, the leaves are starting their transformation into a spectacular palate of color and mountain trout are peaking in their own spectacular colors. The Southern Appalachian Brook Trout are donning bright orange bellies, with their sides painted in red spots with blue halos, and fins lined in black and white. The Brown Trout are showing deep yellow bellies, with their sides also painted in vivid red spots, and red spots also showing on their top fins.
The wild trout waters in the Pisgah National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains and the premier waters of the Davidson River, the South Holston River and Cherokee Trophy water are all fishing great. The catch and release waters of North Carolina’s Delayed Harvest Program are about to be stocked with great numbers of highly cooperative, hungry trout as well.
Delayed Harvest Streams – Each county in Western North Carolina has at least one designated Delayed Harvest stream, so whether you’re fly fishing in the Asheville area or any of the surrounding WNC areas you are not far from great trout fishing. Some of the streams that have been stocked include Shelton Laurel/Big Laurel, North Mills River, Tuckaseegee River, East Fork of the French Broad River, Little River, the Green River and Curtis Creek,. Good numbers of fish are being caught on a wide variety of flies such as San Juan Worms, Egg patterns and flashy Wooly Buggers.
We would love to help you enjoy the beautiful Fall colors by getting you on the water with a guided fly fishing trip, whether it be a wade trip, float trip or backcountry experience. To book a guided fly fishing trip with one of our expert local fly fishing guides give us a call at 828.645.8700 or check out our Guide Service page. We look forward to sharing the great fly fishing waters of Western North Carolina with you soon!