Doug Matthews

Doug Matthews

kdmatt31@gmail.com

Born and raised in the mountains of West Virginia, Doug was introduced to fishing and hunting at an early age; mainly going after Smallmouth Bass and Trout. While attending college, the fly fishing bug struck and has been his main recreation ever since. Although chasing large critters with his bow is still a hobby, his focus is being a good father and husband. A self-proclaimed trout junkie he once quit a high paying position and spent several months living in a tent and travelling the East Coast looking for epic fishing. He has also paddled and fished most of the major river systems in West Virginia. Seeking new adventures and a better way of life for his family, he has uprooted and moved to the beautiful Appalachians and is already calling WNC home. Leaving behind a career as an Environmental Scientist, he wants to focus on his passions in life, and one of those is sharing a love for the outdoors and all things fishy. Whatever the fishing may be, with Doug you will always get a positive attitude, and a lot of laughs. Though, typically with him as a guide, the fishing is pretty darn good.

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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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