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GUIDED TRIPS Fall/Winter 2017
Its been a busy season for us, for many reasons, and the fishing has been exceptional.  We are presently booking for fall and winter trips and looking forward to a great cool fishing season coming up.   Contrary to common thought, things don't 'slow down' for us or become the 'offseason' ...quite the opposite.  In some ways I'd argue its our best fishing of the year.  Certainly for numbers, certainly for big fish.  Certainly very busy.

We are constantly trying to improve what we do.  Its been a busy year, and as many of my clients know with the passing of my mom we've been working through settling my folks' estate over the past few months.  In addition to fishing trips Jeff has been doing a ton of maintenance work, repair work, going through over 50 years worth of stuff, etc.  So there have been times I have been unavailable.  Completely unavailable.  I continue to appreciate our customers' patience as this has been a daunting task to say the least.

The locations where we fish have poor cell service.  Doesn't matter who the "carrier' is .  The same is true of where I've been working at my folks estate.  Poor service.  As a reminder to customers and friends trip openings /open dates/availability for 6 months is always listed two places on our website, the Contact Us page here and the Guided Fishing Trip page here .  In an effort to facilitate your ability to book a trip or set up a trip I always post the upcoming 6 months of openings several times a week so that its now possible to know if a date is open before we even communicate.  During busy times the easiest way to reach me is by text 336-944-3628 or email here .  For whatever reason, a text can reach me when a call cannot.  How this is I haven't a clue, but its so.  

We still have a lot of fall dates available, NC waters are fishing great as they always do.  The South Holston and Watauga continue to fish lights out as we continue to have sluice flows, blue winged olives on both and the Soho continues to have a great sluice flow sulphur hatch in the late afternoon that offers excellent dry fly fishing and many days zero folks.  I have floated there the past few weeks and had several days where we hammered fish on dry flies and no other boats. None.  The brown trout spawn is coming soon too as well as the high country brookies as soon as we get some chilly weather.  All in all a great time to be on the water.  You can check out some recent trip reports by clicking the link .....



OCTOBER 17, 2017 
Escatawba Farms has always been a premium destination for us, and for good reason.  The Farm is an equisitely manicured, well-maintained fly fishing haven with an abundance of heavy rainbow, brook, and brown trout.  Located in Alleghany County, Virginia, Escatawba is situated on Dunlap Creek, a spring-fed stream that runs between wooded mountainsides and fenced pastures.  Its the perfect balance of superb angling and picturesque scenery that keeps calling you back, time after time.  For novice anglers and seasoned experts alike, Escatawba boasts a beautiful one and a half acre spring fed lake;  in addition to the nearly two and a half mile stretch of water you'd swear was Montana.  And, with three ponds teeming with huge trout where you can try out your technique or watch them laugh at you from the comforts of the underbrush, there's something for everyone, at every skill level.  

With only 8 rods permitted on the property per day, you'll have no trouble spending a little extra time matching that perfect fly.  Most outings are spent catching fish and seeing no one.  We will take up to 6 anglers per trip.  While on each trip we will usually "highlight" a particular method or technique,  it could be said we'll use many methods during the day to catch fish.   The point is to catch fish but also to give our guests something to learn that they can take back to their home waters and catch fish. 
Trip Rate is $200.00 per angler , which is $75.00 off our regular rate and it is a special and includes guided fishing, flies, transportation if needed, Lodging, license, lunch and gratuity not included.  As of Oct 10, 2017 we have 2 spaces open. 
The $200 trip rate will not be offered again after this trip as rod fees have increased on our private water accesses.

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FREE Printable October Hatch Chart here
I have just posted a few items on our sale/closeout page

We had an excellent time in Wyoming, caught a lot of fish, had some great fellowship, saw a ton of countryside and wilderness, and enjoyed some great food also.  A picture of yours truly below, holding a 25" plus Wind River Wilderness cutthroat landed by client Dr Pat Burney on a Hippie Stomper dry fly.  You can read our full day by day report here .
We are doing two weeks next year.....Aug 11-18 and Aug 18-25, 2017.... time to get your name in the hat!

NOVEMBER 4-5, 2017

This year's event will be held right behind Little River Outfitters in Townsend.  More than 40 of the Southeastern US's best fly tyers will be on hand demonstrating everything from tiny midges to large saltwater patterns.  This is the premier event of its kind of the year.  There will be a 40 x 80 ft tent set up behind the shop.  There are heaters on reserve if the weather turns cool. This is the largest fly tying event in the SE United States.  Tyers will be demonstrating between 9am and 5pm both days.  The event is FREE.  For more info check out LRO website here .
I will be demonstrating some of my favorite fly patterns each day between 9am and 1pm.  Come visit me at the show!

Looks like a great fall is ahead of us....hope we can put one in the net together....

Tight Lines.....

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