dedicated trips

Dedicated trips are for the dedicated angler. These trips are either full or multi-day and require advance planning and preparation; as well as advanced angling skills and good physical conditioning from the participants. Dedicated trips are designed to be both mentally and physically challenging. They are not designed to be leisurely or luxurious. The likelihood of a giant trophy for a social media post is slim to none, and the likelihood of being wet, tired, cold, hungry, uncomfortable and maybe even skunked is fairly high. So why book a dedicated trip? Because you want to do what we do. You want to know what the guides do on their “day off.” Because you want to “suffer” as we do. You want to be challenged as part of the experience. You want to earn it. You want to make a memory rather than document an outing. You don’t need the validation of likes or comments at the end of the day, you need a tired and weary satisfaction knowing that you met a challenge, did your best, and look forward to the next beating.

Backcountry Trout Pisgah National Forest

BackCountry overnight

Group size is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 anglers. Advanced booking required. 50% nonrefundable deposit required. Click link for more details.

French Broad Musky

Winter fly or die musky

The fish of 10,000 casts. Might as well add another zero to the end of that number when pursuing this large predator on the fly. Click the link for more details.

Fly Fishing Canyon Pisgah National Forest

Canyon crawl

Participants must be in good physical health and able to navigate difficult terrain. Advanced booking and discussion with your guide is required. Click link for more details.

French Broad Smallmouth Bass

Fly or Die Summer Smallmouth

Participants should be able to consistently cast for distance and accuracy for the duration of the trip. Trip is subject to water and weather conditions and may require a plan B, rescheduling, or ability to show up on short notice when conditions are right. Click link for more details.


Tight Spot Trout float

Participants should be able to consistently cast for accuracy at short and long distances. Participants should also be prepared and able to play and land fish, retie tippets and flies, and avoid overhanging and midstream vegetation, with little assistance from the guide. This trip is for advanced anglers who will be responsible for their gear and rigs, while the guide manages the boat. This trip is open for certain booking dates. Please click the link for more details

Tight Spot Trout Float