Debbie was born in upstate SC, and grew up in a fishing family . She spent much of her formative years chasing stripers and largemouth in the large reservoirs of SC. While attending college in the mountains of SC, she became a competitive mountain bike racer and spent her free time exploring the hills of western NC. While ripping around the local trails had taken her all over the Appalachians, the explorer in her longed to see parts of the mountains you can't get to by bike. Picking up a fly rod was a natural progression, and Debbie was hooked. She has fished for trout all over the country, and learned to row on Montana’s Yellowstone River. Debbie has spent time on most of the popular trout streams in Western NC, and some that most people have never heard of. She prefers small ,difficult to reach wild trout streams.....which are plentiful in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Always excited to teach aspiring fly anglers, Debbie realizes fly fishing is a sport that can take a lifetime to master. She is constantly looking for ways to turn your next trip into an adventure.

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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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Recent rains have left the greater Pisgah area with great winter streamflows, and ample opportunities to fish. Fishing is better as the water warms through the day, no need to be on the river much before 10am. Read More

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