Re: Western NC Streams/Advice/Guides
I realize that this is a little late, but next time you're in the area, hop on over to Cherokee. A one day license is only 10 bucks and there are a lot of fish on the reservation . . . a lot.
BTW . . . I've never been able to make myself hire a guide because the research and the work are part of the fun. (But I'll take all the free advice I can get.)