Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

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For Chris, fishing isn't just a passion it's an obsession. Chris grew up in Charleston, SC stalking tailing redfish on the flats behind his house and taking trips to the mountains to fish for trout. High school saw him skipping school to fish Copahee Sound. Adult life saw Chris hit the road in "Big Red", his trusty truck, so he could sample all that the West had to offer from a climber's and angler's perspective. 

Chris now lives in Brevard with his sidekick, Tippet the world's best fish licking/spotting Blue Heeler. You've probably seen Chris driving around, wooden drift boat in tow, on the way to any one of the technical SE tailwaters, dissecting the local hatches of the Davidson or casting to cruising carp near his home.

Favorite Fish: Redfish

Favorite River: South Holston River

Special Skill: Fishing Midges

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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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