Mike Ippolito

Mike Ippolito

Much like the meandering rivers of Western North Carolina, Mike “Ippy” Ippolito has just gone along with the ebb and flow of life, eventually finding his way to our area. While details of his story are murkier than the French Broad after a rainstorm (like his claims to be from both Michigan and Florida simultaneously) one thing is abundantly clear: this dude loves to fish. 

At 6’7”, make sure you do a double check before you tell your buddies you came across bigfoot prowling the waters in and around Brevard, chances are it was probably just Mike.

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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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