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. 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.