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left field 11-03-2012 10:11 PM

Asheville NC guide recc
I will find myself in Asheville tomorrow night for two days and can go fishing all day Monday. Hoping a 1/2 day with a guide can get me pointed in the right direction.

Any recommendations? There seem to be a hell of a lot of guides in the area.


ghocevar 11-04-2012 07:33 AM

Not sure which way you are going to be wanting to travel from Asheville, but check out R&R Fly Fishing. they are just over 100 West of Asheville.
I haven't used them myself but have spoken with them and listened to their podcasts.

left field 11-04-2012 08:06 AM

Re: Asheville NC guide recc
Thanks. I think I'm looking in Asheville proper as I will be staying in the town.

The two big shops/guides seem to be Hunter Banks and Curtis Wright. Any have thoughts on those guys?

ghocevar 11-04-2012 06:23 PM

Don't know about either of them, but Hunter Banks sounds fishier than Curtis Wright.
Give 'em both a call and feel them out and decide who you like after the conversation.

left field 11-04-2012 08:32 PM

Re: Asheville NC guide recc
Talked to the hotel bartender who fishes and he hooked me up.

All is good. Thanks.

stimulator2 11-05-2012 01:05 PM

Re: Asheville NC guide recc
Sorry i didn't see this just got back into work this morning but Hunter Banks is good in the Asheville area so is Waynesville Fly Shop.

left field 11-05-2012 03:23 PM

Re: Asheville NC guide recc
Thanks. I ended up with with a guy who also guides out of there. Great morning - many fish - beautiful river. Will return.

rccola712 11-12-2012 03:47 PM

Re: Asheville NC guide recc
Where did you wind up fishing? I'm in the Asheville area but haven't used any guides around here yet.

left field 11-12-2012 09:21 PM

Re: Asheville NC guide recc
Not sure I can recall the river. East or West fork of the something. About 40 minutes outside town. Above a small private lake that is owned by a church or religious organization. Some plants; some wild.

I really enjoyed this guide if you want a recc. Nice chat on the way there, then nothing but fish talk on the water. He corrected a few of my faults and taught me a new thing or two. Would use him again in a minute.

PM me if you'd like his info.

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