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Fly Fishing Western North Carolina in February 2014

Fly Fishing Western North Carolina in February 2014

Friday, 28 February 2014 15:18

The fly fishing only section has been fishing stellar for a couple of months now, and will only get better in the coming days!  The first major hatch here in the Smoky Mountains is coming upon us very soon, the Quill Gordon's!!  The smaller Blue Quill's are on the water now, along with Midges, and Dark Winter Stoneflies in really good numbers.  The fish are looking up at times to take these small meals, and you will see the increasing surface activity as the water continues to drop!!  But believe me, folks, that's the calm before the storm!!!  When the Gordon's show up, it's on!!  That is of course if landing a 20 plus inch Rainbow Trout on the surface sounds good to you!!  So now is the time to be on the water!!  If you don't know how to approach this, give us a call and we'll guide you to them!  Tight Lines!!

Location: Raven Fork/ fly fishing only water, Oconaluftee River!

All Delayed Harvest streams will be getting a heavy stocking of trout the first week of March!!  This is a perfect time and place for someone new to the sport of fly fishing to give it a try!  Let's just say these trout are user-friendly so to speak!  So, if you've been wanting to try fly fishing, now is a great time to give it a go!!  Let us at Turning Stones Fly Fishing, LLC guide you to your first trout on the fly!  It's a sight that me as a guide of many years never get's tired of seeing!  I love it when someone catches their first trout on the fly on my watch, it's priceless!  Call now to book your trip! 724-986-2652

Location: Tuckasegee River, Nantahala River, Snowbird Creek, and Fires Creek!

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Gordon began fly fishing as a teenager in southwestern Pennsylvania, where he was raised. He has snagged great catches from as far away as Nevada, California, and Belize. However, he and his wife decided to settle in western North Carolina, where they started Turning Stones. Gordon is a Certified Casting Instructor for the Federation of Fly Fishers and the  Southeastern Coach of the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team.