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    Spring Fly Fishing Western North Carolina

    The fishing has been great in western North Carolina!!  All of the Delayed Harvest waters Tuckasegee river, Snowbird Creek, Nantahala River, and Fires Creek are putting up healthy numbers on guided trips!!  The bugs have been everywhere the last month or two!  Here are the bugs I'm seeing out there!  Black Caddis, Tan Caddis, Small Dark Stone, Yellow Sallies, Small midges, Blue Quill, Red Quill, Craneflies (looks similar to a mosquito), Quill Gordon's (some but tapering off), Golden Stones (some), Blue Winged Olive (Nantahala tailwater)!!  Small dark Mayfly imitations in sizes 12-18 will be perfect!  If you see a lot of fish feeding, fish in the upper water column, and fish everywhere (even the bony water)  If no activity, focus on the pools and runs until the fish get moving!!  Now is the time, get out there and enjoy it!!  If you want to be guided, call 724-986-2652 today!!

    Tight lines,


    Location:  Nantahala, Tuckasegee, and Ravens Fork, fly fishing only section!!

    September Fly Fishing Western North Carolina

    Well, The summer weather is slowly slipping past us.  As it happens the fishing is starting to improve with the cooler temperatures!  We are about to have some of the best fly fishing of the year in our grasps.  October 1st means the start of North Carolina's Delayed Harvest season!  What does that mean???  Well, let's just say trout fishing is about to go through a big change for the better.  Starting the first week of October, North Carolina will start stocking the Tuckasegee river, Nantahala River, West Fork Of The Pigeon River, Snowbird Creek, and Fires Creek!!  All of which are in western North Carolina and on our radar for guide trips!!  We will also have float trips on the Tuckasegee River for trout!!  This time of year is an absolutely perfect time for a new fly angler to have a go at fly fishing!!  The fish will be waiting, and are quite friendly to the new fly fisher!  We here at Turning Stones Fly Fishing hope we can be a part of your first fly fishing adventure!

    CALL NOW FOR GUIDE TRIPS!! 724-986-2652

    Tight lines,

    Gordon Vanderpool