About Davidson River Outfitters

About Us

Welcome to Western North Carolina’s premier fly shop and fishing guide service!  Located on the banks of the Davidson River in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, we are within an easy drive of Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Hendersonville, Asheville, Greenville, SC, Charlotte, and Atlanta.  Our shop is open daily throughout the year, and offers a wide range of fly fishing gear, fly tying materials, clothing, and more.  Our guide service is second to none and we offer trips in every season for every skill level.

Guide Services

Our world renowned staff of 10 professional guides is anchored by Fly Fishing Master’s Champions Kevin Howell and Walker Parrott. Our guides specialize in wading for trophy mountain trout and drift boat fishing for trout and smallmouth bass. Our guides operate in Pisgah, and Nantahala National Forest; Dupont and Gorges State Parks and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We also have access to 3 miles of privately managed and limited access trout streams. Being a Clacka Craft pro shop, our guides offer float trips on the French Broad, Pigeon, Tuckaseegee, Watauga, and S. Holston Rivers.


Our fly fishing schools were designed by the Fly Fishing Master’s National Champion Kevin Howell. Our instructors are all certified casting instructors, which have dedicated their lives to educating and sharing the joys of fly fishing.


Davidson River Outfitters sells only the best flies and gear.  We carry rods from G.Loomis, Sage, and Winston. Reels from Lamson, Ross, Sage, and Nautilus.  We also carry wading gear and clothing from Simms, Patagonia, and Chota.  Our fly selection is the biggest in WNC.  Stop in next time you are on your way to the river and see for yourself.

Skip work and go fishing, we will never tell that you were here! And as we say Go Early, Stay Late, and Fish Hard!