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Cullasaja River Highlands NC

Can't I Just Drive to the Mountains and Start Fishing?

The Blue Ridge and the Great Smoky Mountains are the perfect backdrops for any outdoor activity. The beautiful cold rivers and streams that crisscross our region are full of prized trout. However, without the proper guidance, you could easily find yourself spending all day in the water with nothing to show for your trouble. Worse yet, it is easy to get lost out in the vast forests of the Appalachian Mountains.

Guided Lower Nantahala River

Should I Hire a Fly Fishing Guide?

Whether you are new to fly fishing or an experienced angler, hiring the right guide is key. While experienced guides can all but guarantee a great experience, you don't want to waste time and money on an inexperienced guide. The right guide will be able to set you up with the best gear, provide lessons and tips for every skill level, and get you to the places fish are most likely to bite.

Tuckasegee River Turning Stones Fly Fishing

Why Should I Choose Turning Stone's Fly Fishing?

If you want a fun crew with tons of experience on these waters, you're not going to find better guides than the team at Turning Stone's Fly Fishing. We have fished all over the world, but we chose to make our home here in the Cashiers area for all the amazing fishing in the region.

Tuckasegee River

When Should I Book a Fly Fishing Excursion in Cashiers?

We are humbled at how much support we get from our clients. Word-of-mouth has gotten around about guided trips with Turning Stone’s, and our Cashiers fishing excursions are booking rapidly. 

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Rainbow Trout Turning Stones Fly Fishing

Why Should I Go Fly Fishing in Cashiers?

You will not find a more picturesque place than the area surrounding Cashiers. The small town got its first post office in 1850. While the number of full-time residents remains in the hundreds, Jackson County welcomes thousands of visitors every year from all over the world. It is a popular getaway for people from Atlanta, Augusta, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg, Charlotte, and even nearby Asheville. Surrounded by some of the tallest mountains east of the Mississippi River, the waters that flow through this valley are clean, cold, and full of wild fish. 

Two of our favorite places to fish near Cashiers are the Cullasaja and Tuckaseegee Rivers. The Cullasaja flows from Highlands to Franklin. Its waters are a little more technical and better suited for experienced anglers. The Tuckaseegee (or the Tuck as it's often called) is great for all skill levels. You can land a large number of large, beautiful hatchery-supported brown, rainbow trout, and brook trout in both rivers. All you need is the right guide.