Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

A Charleston, SC native, Chris got his start walking the flats for tailing redfish. His first fly rod was purchased at DRO when he was 6 years old on vacation in the area. As an adult, he lived out of his truck, "old red", traveling and fishing most big rivers out west. 

Our resident "newbie", he joined DRO in July of 2020. He loves fishing for wild trout. On his days off, you can find him on one of the many wild streams that Western North Carolina has to offer. 

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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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Located in Pisgah Forest, N.C., with the legendary Davidson River right out our back door, DRO carries a full line of fly fishing gear and apparel, as well as a wide range of fly tying materials and tools. Advice is always free, and we love pointing anglers in the right direction.

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Water levels are near perfect on the Davidson, and Spring hatches have begun. All Delayed Harvest streams are stocked up for March, and are fishing well. Read More

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