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# PIS6842-01


your guide


Heath Cartee

Heath is the owner of PISGAH OUTDOORS, INC., a member of Scott Fly Rods pro-staff, 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.  




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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French Broad Float Trip
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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,



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PISGAH OUTDOORS, INC.  operates in the Pisgah Ranger District of The Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina under Permit# PIS6842-01 and is an equal opportunity provider. 

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