These step-by-step fly-tying guides will help you tie flies to attract trout, bass and musky in Pisgah, Western North Carolina, and throughout the Southeast.

5 Helpful Tips For Better Success With A Nymph

5 Helpful Tips For Better Success With A Nymph
November 23, 2021

I often hear people say that they do not like to nymph fish, that they prefer to dry fly fish. I agree that it is AWESOME to catch a lot of fish on dries, however 85% or more of a trout’s diet is what it finds under the surface of the water to eat.

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5 Tips for Finding Out what the Fish are Eating

5 Tips for Finding Out what the Fish are Eating
October 4, 2021

You’ve arrived at your favorite fishing spot, but find yourself wondering what to put on the end of the line. With more than a few variables to consider, our latest blog helps you determine the best bait for the moment. (Plus, when all else fails, we share a tried-and-true back-up plan.)

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Marabou Bass Snack

Marabou Bass Snack
July 16, 2020

Another Hollow Style Fly for The Summer Basses

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A Friend Of The Devil Is a Friend of Mine

A Friend Of The Devil Is a Friend of Mine
April 11, 2020

This no hackle, high floating Caddis will make a Brook Trout sell its soul for a swipe at it.

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Lieutenant Cahill

Lieutenant Cahill
April 1, 2020

When the Light Cahills start to hatch, call in the Lieutenant to get the job done.

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Partridge and Saffron

Partridge and Saffron
March 27, 2020

Warm days make it seem like late Spring isn't that far away. This Yellow Sally Soft Hackle is sure to bring a little spice to your May and June.

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Warm Water Hollow Fly

Warm Water Hollow Fly
March 25, 2020

This hollow style fly swims like a fish, and is easy enough to tie that you can even drink like a fish, and still manage to crank a few out.

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Squirdle Jig

Squirdle Jig
March 18, 2020

The Zirdle Bug is a popular fly in the bins at the shop. This beaded jig version is tied with Squirrel for a slimmer profile that is perfect for area streams.

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Our area has hundreds of miles of streams and rivers to explore, giving DRO's guides a large canvas on which to create your fishing adventure. Whether you are looking for a two-hour introduction to fly fishing for trout or a full-day float trip in the hunt for Musky, we've got the perfect guided fishing experience for you.

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Argentina Trout Fishing

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Argentina Trout Fishing

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Bahamas Bonefishing

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Bahamas Bonefishing

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Canadian Trophy Northern Pike

Fishing for Trophy Northern Pike in Canada

Canadian Trophy Northern Pike

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Stream Report

We are finally starting to get into proper summer fishing! Terrestrials are starting to work better and better including your favorite hopper and inchworm patterns. Put those waders away because the wet wading season is here! Read More

 

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