Western NC Trout Streams

There are 1000s of small and large streams nestled throughout the Asheville, Bryson City, and Hendersonville region

Harboring native Brook Trout, Brown, and Rainbow trout the fishing equals that of Montana.  These streams are typically surrounded by Rotodendrum, Mountain Laurel, and White Pine.  Each stream offers fly fishermen different challenges.  Some house spooky Brook Trout that need finesse and precision and others harbor monster Brown and Rainbows ready to engulf a large terrestrial fly.  These NC streams are perfect for wade fishing the shallow waters of the National Forest and larger streams such as Davidson River, featured in Tout Fishing Magazine Top 100 Rivers.

Wild trout Streams

Focusing on the back country of the national forest, Up-Close Outfitters has stream lined the finesse and precision techniques used to catch wild trout. The further you hike in, the less pressure the trout get. These fish average 4-7 inches and combined with wild rainbows can offer some exhilarating areal displays.  Commonly these streams are small and the guide will focus on small nooks and crannies where an untrained angler would never consider.  Up-Close Outfitters offers trips into the Smokey National Park for the ultimate wild trout experience. There is nothing better than fresh fried wild trout!