Fly fishing enthusiasts will be eager to cast their line in the waters around Cashiers, NC. This area of North Carolina is home to some of the best flying fishing. The Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail outlines 15 stops where fishermen can catch brook, brown and rainbow trout. The recommended spots on the trail fit any fisherman’s interest whether fishing for quantity or size as well as options for open water or small stream fishing.
Here are some noteworthy bodies of water on the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail:
- Scotsman and Fowler creeks flow into Chattooga River, where the movie “Deliverance” was filmed. But don’t let that scare you away from fishing for brown and rainbow trout.
- The Tuckasegee River is a more than 4-mile stretch where fishermen have the best chance to hit the “Tuckasegee Slam” – catching all three species of trout in one spot.
- Raven Fork is also known as Cherokee Trophy Water as fish of 20 and 30 inches are common. This area is catch and release fly fishing only and you must have a Cherokee annual permit and daily permit.
- The Lower Tuckasegee River runs more than 8 miles and is a hatchery-supported body of water. You can catch rainbow and brown trout along with smallmouth bass.
Get more information on the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail and download a map at www.flyfishingtrail.com.
If you’re looking for gear and guides, stop off at Brookings’ Cashiers Village Anglers. This local store has an extensive inventory of gear while also offering guided fishing trips. Brookings’ carries just about anything a fly fisherman in Western North Carolina would need along with spinning rod gear and conventional tackle as well as saltwater fly rods and reels.
Brookings’ provides four types of guided trips as part of the Orvis Endorsement program and guides can create customized fishing experiences for individuals or groups. Newcomers to the sport of fly fishing can participate in an all-day fishing school. Beginning anglers will learn casting, knot-tying and fly selection before getting hands-on instruction with experts and guides.
Our guests are just steps from another excellent fishing spot – Lake Glenville. Filled with bass, the lake is also becoming known for its walleye fishing and is home to smallmouth bass, trout, crappie, largemouth bass and bream.
So if you love tossing your line in the water, you’ve come to the right vacation spot. And, if you’re able to keep your catch, give us a call in time for dinner.