Trip Report 3 days in Asheville, NC

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  1. caljah

    caljah Member

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    My partner had a Massage therapy conference in Asheville this past weekend, and being a dutiful partner, I was her Sherpa :), with a few fly rods on the side. Imagine 2 days with no schedule, no phone reception, a great guide (Will from CurtisWright outfitters), a few new rods, and reels. No meetings, no conference calls, no staff, no children, just me, my guide a river and the fish.

    I started with a nice 30 min drive out of Asheville. We fished on the west fork of Pigeon River and French Broad River, right below Cold Mountain. The temperature was about 35 degrees at 6am, (it would warm up to 60 degrees around 1). The river was calm and quite. It was a perfect day. I started just casting and getting use to the rods, and listened to Will talk about the water, the hatch and what flies he thought would work best.

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    After 4 casts, bang, there she was, our first catch of the day--a small but feisty young trout. We changed flies often, we walked up and down the river, (came close, but did not go for a swim)

    As the day warmed up, it was "Cloudy with a High Chance of Catching Trout"

    We fished for the next 4 hours before breaking for lunch, and then returned after lunch. The next day, was about the same. I caught at least 20 trout on the first day, and less on the second day. It was an amazing trip. My objective was not just to catch any trout, but all three, Rainbow, Brown and Brook. Mission accomplished.

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  2. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Great looking water and fish.
    Really nice looking county and scenery.
    Thanks for the sharing your report.
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  3. Yard Sale

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    Awesome ! I can’t even get up that early for steelhead.

    Well done.
     
  4. Big Rob

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    Nice pictures. Beautiful scenery and trout.
     
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    Nice looking country!!
     
  6. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Thanks for the great pictures.
     
  7. Mark DiOrio (Mike Melfa)

    Mark DiOrio (Mike Melfa) Kicked

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    Sounds and looks like you had a Great Trip, I’ll bet you deserved it.. looked like a beautiful area. But I’m sure you really missed all the Hustle and Bustle of City life didn’t you? NOT !!
     
  8. Gyrfalcon2015

    Gyrfalcon2015 Wild Trout forever

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    Beautiful part of the world ! Great report !
     
  9. MD

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    Pretty water ....Awesome report. Thanks for sharing. I'm heading there for one of my wife's neices wedding in June.....wonder if I'd be missed if I skipped the reception;)
     
  10. SalmoSalar42

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    Great report! That part of the country is beautiful and that particular river is so much fun to fish. I also had a good experience with CWO in ‘15. Thanks for the pics and report. [emoji106]


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  11. Buzzy

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    Really love the photographs (and the fishing report!). Thank you for sharing. Another place to think about............
     

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