Jason Marquardt

Jason Marquardt

The outdoors have always been a huge part of Jason's life despite growing up just miles from Chicago. Before he could drive he was begging everyone to take him to fly fishing in Wisconsin's small driftless area streams or to the other amazing trout streams that Michigan had to offer. After high school, his love for teaching and fishing led him to an outdoor adventure-based summer camp where he helped to develop and run a fly fishing program in the front range of Colorado. Being not only an angler but, a mountain biker, paddler, and climber, Brevard seemed like a perfect fit to pursue a degree in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education while chasing wild fish and racing bikes.

Jason now spends most of his days chasing bluelines in Pisgah's backcountry, bikepacking whenever he has the time, building fiberglass fly rods, and answering questions in the shop.

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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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Stream Report

The river has stabilized around 100 CFS, which is still a little higher than normal for early September, but is probably the best level for fishing. Read More

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