Pisgah Outdoors is located in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina.  The focus of Pisgah Outdoors is patient instruction, assistance, and education to those who are beginning to delve into the arcane world of fly fishing, as well as helping experienced anglers reach their goals of becoming better and more technical anglers. 

Whether you are a complete beginner, intermediate or experienced angler, there is a fish for you in the Pisgah area.  For someone who has never touched a fly rod before, there is an abundance of fish and waters that are suited to simple introductory techniques and a very good chance at catching a fish or two.  For the more experienced angler looking to challenge his or herself, there are fish and waters that will test you to your limits and only when everything is done absolutely 100% perfect will the fish come to hand.  

Fly fishing is a sport made up of steps and levels of angling skill.  While the end goal may be to catch a fish, the sport of fly fishing focuses more on how the fish was caught, and the steps and levels correspond to the difficulty of the technique used to complete what would normally be considered a simple task (that of catching a fish).  It is through these intentionally difficult and technical approaches that the sport is truly experienced, understood and enjoyed.  It is through finding this level of the sport that is suited to the angler at the moment, that the angler is able to immerse his or herself into the focus and concentration required, thereby allowing all other cares and concerns to fade into the background.  This is the "Zen" of the sport.   The goal of Pisgah Outdoors is to assist in an anglers progress, to help them find that moment of being "in the moment," to help instill a passion and love for the sport, and to soak up as much knowledge as possible from each and every varied client and pass that knowledge on.  

PISGAH OUTDOORS, INC. operates in the Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina under Permit# PIS6842


your guides


Heath Cartee

Heath is the owner of PISGAH OUTDOORS, INC., and a resident of the Pisgah area.  He has a passion for teaching and would rather guide than fish on most any given day. He would truly rather see some one else catch fish than catch one himself.  Whether the client be a beginner or a seasoned angler; a challenging fish, drift, or cast can always be found and the partnership between guide and client working in tandem to accomplish a goal is always a thing to be remembered and celebrated.  


Travis Rose

Travis is our newest addition here at Pisgah Outdoors. Hailing from the fishy state of Florida, Travis comes to us with a background as a diving and surfing instructor and brings with him the personality and patience of an experienced teacher. He spent many a summer in the Pisgah area as a young man and now makes it his permanent home. We are happy, pleased, and proud to have Travis and everything he brings to the company and his clients.




You will be contacted by Pisgah Outdoors to confirm your request if dates are available, or to discuss other available dates if your requested dates are not available. 

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Please list the type of trip you are interested in. If your group has more than 2 anglers you should select "Large Group." If you are not sure simply select "not sure" and we will contact you and figure out will work best with your schedule and goals.
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List any question you may have for your guide or any information you would like your guide to know. Also, please list the name and age of each participant, as well as height, weight, and shoe size if anyone will be needing gear such as boots and waders. Finally, please list any medical conditions that may affect you during the trip or that the guide should be aware of (i.e. bad knee, diabetic, food or other allergies, etc.)

Please read our cancelation policy by clicking the button or scrolling down.

After submitting your request you may want to click the button below and check out our F.A.Q. page

Do you think you might be interested in one of our “DEDICATED TRIPS.” If so click the button below to learn more about Dedicated Fly Fishing trips with Pisgah Outdoors.

Small Stream Fly Fishing
Big Brown Trout
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Wild Rainbow Trout


If you are interested in taking up the challenge of the sport of fly fishing, brushing up on or learning new techniques, getting to know the fishing in the Pisgah area, or just looking for a way to take in a day of fresh air, clean waters, and mountain scenery; you can use the form below to send a direct message or request a date for a float or a full or half day wade.   

Or e-mail at heath@pisgahoutdoors.com or call at 828-577-3277.  

Thanks for checking out the site and hope to meet and fish with you soon,


NOTE: This form sends an email, which is checked regularly, but if your message is urgent (example: a short notice booking) please call or send a text to the number listed above. We operate in the forest, and out of service, most of the time, but will respond as soon as we reach cell service again.


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 Cancelation Policy

Our policy is based in a mutual respect for schedules and time.

Pisgah Outdoors does not require or enforce a deposit or cancelation fee. Part of the reason we have chosen this route is our philosophy on fishing guides and clients, and the relationship between them. We want to fish with those who want to fish. We do not want someone to be on the water if they would rather be somewhere else. Your lives are busy and sometimes things come up. You are important people with many irons in the fire, were it not so you would not have the need or financial means for a fishing guide. If you need to cancel try to do it with plenty of notice. If you cannot cancel with notice, then of course you may cancel short notice without any fees or deposits. It is not the policy of Pisgah Outdoors to demand payment for services that were not rendered. Nor is it our place to make any demands beyond what we ask of you on the water. However, there is a flip side to this coin.

No-shows, short notice cancelations, repeated cancelations, and non-payment for services rendered are highly likely to result in an inability to book with Pisgah Outdoors in the future. Payment in full is expected at the end of a trip. If a trip is canceled the onus is upon the client to make things right by either having a reschedule date ready, or a check for at least half, if not all, of the cost of the trip (depending on how late you are canceling and how accommodating your guide has been) already in the mail before the phone call is made.

Remember that your guide never got into the business to make a lot of money, and most likely abhors the stuff. Your guide does the job for the love of the job. The loss of the fee is the last concern when a cancelation happens. The effort on your part to reschedule soon and/or send payment for the cancelation of your own accord, and without being required, keeps him not only fed, but passionate about his job. His job being people.


PISGAH OUTDOORS, INC.  operates in the Pisgah Ranger District of The Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina under Permit# PIS6842 and is an equal opportunity provider. 

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