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    Fly Fishing Western North Carolina in February 2014

    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!

    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