Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

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For Chris, fishing isn't just a passon it's a way of life. 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. Highschool saw him skipping school to fish Copahee Sound beside his highschool. Adult life saw Chris hit the road in "Big Red", his trusty truck. Chris has checked off all the "big" destinations in the US but ultimately he couldn't resist the call of the Blue Ridge.

Chris now lives in Brevard with his sidekick, Tippet the world's best fish licking/spotting Blue Heeler. On his days off Chris can be found tromping around the backcountry looking for trout, or hanging out at the fly shop waiting for his next trip.

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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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