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Fishing Info

Technique

Fly Fishing, Drift Fishing

Water Type

River

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Species

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

About Your Guide

Doug McElvy and the team at Mountain Fly Anglers of Leicester, NC offer unparalleled guided Asheville fly fishing trips across the many fertile waters in Western North Carolina.

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, 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, Doug provides knowledge and insights from his experiences that will help anglers on their trip and beyond!

Reviews

Jessie L.
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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!

Dylan M.
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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 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

Williamsam H.
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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 back in November and enjoy more time on the water with Doug. Until next time, The Charlestonians

Amenities

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Weather

You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Rods, reels, flies, tippet

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, foods, and drinks

Required Items

North Carolina fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.

Details

Start Location

126 Peaceful Valley Drive, Leicester, NC 28748, USA

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM

Duration(s)

4 hours, 8 hours,