All of our trips include terminal tackle and a stream side lunch. Simply bring your personal gear and we will handle the rest.
No experience? Doesn’t matter – our guides can have you casting within 20 minutes!
- 6:00 am Meet in a central location in Charlotte and caravan to the river
- 7:00 am stop for a quick breakfast
- 8:15 – 8:30 am on the water
- 12:30 – 1:00 pm streamside lunch (provided)
- 4:30 – 5:00 pm fishing ends
- 6:30 pm arrive back in Charlotte
What is included?
- Terminal tackle (flies, leaders and tippet)
- Wading shoes
- Fly Rod
- Fly Reel
Public Water Trips
Mitchell River, North Carolina
Located only 75 minutes from Downtown Charlotte, the Mitchell River is a great day trip. The Mitchell is a delayed harvest stream meaning the state of North Carolina Stocks the river October, November, March, April and May with rainbow, brown and brook trout. Fish sizes vary from 12 to 18 inches with an occasional 20 inch rainbow or brown. Fly sizes vary from 14 – 18.
Typically we leave Charlotte around 6:30 AM, eat breakfast on the way at 7:30 and be on the river from 8:15 – 8:30 AM. We return for home at 4:00 pm and arrive back in Charlotte at 5:30.
Davidson River, Brevard North Carolina
The Davidson is one of the most popular fishing trips in the United States. Located at the foot of the Pisgah National Forest, the Davidson River offers fishing for trout on tiny flies. A true angler’s dream – catching a large fish on a size 22 – 26 fly and 6x tippet. The Davidson is about 2 – 2/12 hours from central Charlotte. Typically we leave Charlotte around 6:00 AM, eat breakfast on the way at 7:30 and be on the river from 8:30 – 8:45 AM. We return for home at 4:30 pm and arrive back in Charlotte at 6:30 pm.
The Davidson is hatchery supported with a hatchery on site, yet the fish here are hard to catch. A great challenge for the angler who wants variety.
Private Water Trips/Trophy Streams
A trophy stream DOES NOT guarantee you a huge fish. It DOES guarantee you the chance to cast to one. Often trophy trout are harder to catch than smaller trout – they didn’t get that size by chasing everything that passes by. Some of our clients have caught rainbows in the 27- 28 inch range on trophy water, and browns in the 24 – 26 inch range. Trophy streams are not ‘stockers’, they are a stream open to private clients who pay an additional stream fee ranging from $150 – $250 per rod in addition to guide fees.
Davidson River, Brevard North Carolina
Just below the Pisgah National Forest is a private fishing club which offers amazing opportunities for rainbow and brown trout. Average fish sizes are 18 – 20 inches with 24 inch fish as a possibility. This trip is about 2 1/2 hours from central Charlotte, great for a day trip.
Southeast Virginia offers many different options for Trophy fishing. Travel distances from Charlotte range from 3 – 3 1/2 hours from central Charlotte. We typically leave Charlotte at 5:00 – 5:30 AM and return home before 7:00 pm. These streams offer rainbows and browns in the 24 inch range with an average trout being 18 – 20 inches. These streams are great for two day trips.
Mountains of Georgia
We have seen some of the largest trophy fish in the mountains of Georgia. We’ve seen fish of 28 inches or more with average fish in the 22 inch range. Travel times to Georgia from Charlotte are 3 1/2 hours plus – making this a great trip for a two days.
Two Day Trips
Two day trips are a great way to maximize your chances on the river. A two day trip involves leaving on day one at 5:30 am from central Charlotte and getting on the river at 8:30 – 9:00 am. We fish and have a stream size lunch until 4:30 pm. We breakdown and retire to a local hotel for the night. Both dinner and accommodations are included. The next morning we leave the hotel at 7:00 am and are on the river at 8:00 am. We leave for home at 3:00 pm for arrival back in Charlotte before 6:00 pm.
Of course we can customize the schedule to meet your needs. Many clients fly into Charlotte for these trips. We will pick you up at the airport and transfer you the entire way.