Float your way down the river with Doug and get ready for an action-packed day of fishing in Leicester! On this fly-fishing trip you'll be targeting Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout....Read More
This float trip is Doug's most popular guide trip option. Anglers will get to cover miles of river that are often inaccessible to the wading public, and will have the opportunity to float a wider variety of rivers and flow conditions to keep you on the water during peak fishing periods.
Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, Doug is eager to help. He has been fly fishing rivers his whole life so don’t be surprised when he puts you on a fish! He’ll help you reel ‘em all in throughout your 4-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure through North Carolina's beautiful rivers.
Doug gears his trips toward education, conservation, river awareness, and of course leaving you with an unforgettable outdoor experience in the beautiful North Carolina mountains that he calls home.
Doug will outfit you with all equipment needed (Flys, Rods, Boots, Waders). He will also provide snacks and cold beverages. Enjoy your day out on the river with Doug!
Captain Doug offers unparalleled guided Asheville fly fishing trips across the many fertile waters in Western North Carolina....Read More
Captain Doug has remained an avid fisherman and outdoorsman his entire life. He was introduced to fishing at just 16 months old when his father introduced him to brim fishing in Alabama.
Since then, he has spent countless days on the water to improve his understanding of fish behavior and to conserve the bountiful fisheries and ecosystems Western North Carolina provides.
Catching the fly fishing bug in his early days, Captain Doug ventured west to Montana and Colorado before making Western Carolina his home outside of Asheville. His greatest joy is sharing his fly fishing knowledge and conservation strategies with beginner and expert anglers alike.
Whether fishing quiet mountain streams or a whitewater rivers, Captain Doug provides knowledge and insights from his experiences that will help anglers on their trip and beyond!
126 Peaceful Valley Drive, Leicester, NC 28748, USA
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No cleaning service provided.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Drift Fishing, Fly Fishing
Where to Buy a Fishing License
To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.
Rest easy with free cancellation up to 14 days before the trip.
Receive a full refund in the event of inclement weather.
May 2, 2022
Doug is great at his craft! Took a bunch of rookies out and all caught fish despite our inexperience. Fun trip with knowledgeable guides! Highly recommend!
October 11, 2021
Loved this experience! I would recommend this a million times over and we will definitely be back!
October 5, 2021
Rainy day but lots of fish were available. Very technical fishing but productive. Water was crystal clear. Thanks.
July 24, 2021
We had a blast. Neal was a great guide and did everything he could to get the fish to bite! His knowledge of the river and fly fishing was second to none.
June 14, 2020
Had an awesome time on the water with Doug. The float trip for small mouth bass was full of beautiful scenery and loads of nice fish. Very talented angler who is willing to share his knowledge to help put you on the fish of a lifetime!
January 3, 2020
I went fishing with Doug for the first time ever fly fishing this week I had a great time caught several trout and learned a lot about fly fishing I would recommend Doug for both experienced or not so experienced fly fishermen he is very knowledgeable and very patient if ...Read More you’re a beginner in the fly fishing world and even though I was only a beginner we caught a lot of fish And had a great experience will most likely be booking another trip soon and would recommend anyone interested in fly fishing in this area do the same
July 27, 2019
We had the absolute best time exploring fly fishing for the first time with our son. Doug put us on about every different type of species in the creek. Very accommodating, prepared with all the right gear and great company to talk with on the trip. We hope to come ...Read More back in November and enjoy more time on the water with Doug. Until next time, The Charlestonians