Guide’s Choices

Fishing Experts Reveal the Region’s Top Springtime Bites It’s been a relatively mild, extra wet winter. Ask most fishing guides, and they’ll tell you these...

March 2021: The Fly Fishing Guide

Read or download the March issue for FREE HERE On the Cover: Nathan Jordan on Toxaway Creek in Transylvania County on a spring morning. Photo...

Diversity in Guiding Grant, BRP Visitation in 2020, and Lees-McRae honored as Gold Bicycle Friendly University

NRAC, Climbing 4 Change, and Appalachian Mountain Guides Launch Diversity in Guiding Grant Late this morning, the New River Alliance of Climbers (NRAC) announced its...

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Dark Night Rises

The Transcendence of a Roadside Piss My life changed forever at a rural exit along Interstate 44. I was seven years old, and I had...

Biking Boom

Since spring shutdowns, cycling has become extremely popular. For those finding a new passion for pedaling, we asked seasoned riders of road, trail, and...

Top Ten Flatwater Paddling Paradises

Don’t miss out on these flat water paddling Meccas this summer.

Modern-Day Thoreau: Meet the Woodsman

Meet Robert McGee, a modern-day Thoreau living in the woods on the outskirts of Asheville.

GEAR OF THE WEEK

Korkers | River Ops Boot

This brand-new wading boot brings the tough mindset of tactical gear to fly fishing. The key is a construction that leaves no stitches exposed while wrapping around the foot, warding off the abuse of sharp rocks and submerged sticks, while also offering plenty of drainage with each step. And the plush soles (available in felt or Vibram studs) offer plenty of support and traction, even in fast water.

TIGHT LINES

Fly fishing guides, news, and information on the small streams and big rivers of the Southeast. Trout, bass, musky, and panfish all catch a line here in the Blue Ridge, and we’ve got the skinny on everything you’ll need to hook ’em. Get gear, make plans, and find rivers here.

Trout Towns: 8 Fly Favorites

What makes a trout town? Does it hinge solely on an area’s proximity to coveted rivers, lakes, and streams? Or is it the confluence...

Fridays on the Fly | The Mysterious Musky

The Fish of 10,000 Casts, fly guides stalk the menacing and mysterious musky.

Kayak Fishing: The Best of Both Worlds

The nature of kayaks, which can maneuver in very little water, can put them in places that bigger boats could never access. Navigating shallow tidal tributaries with vegetation growing to just below the surface without a kayak is virtually impossible.

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77 Days Alone in the Arctic

Q&A with Jordan Jonas, Winner of the TV Series Alone He was left in the Arctic with only a few tools to survive the winter....

Riding the Iditarod

Appalachia's John Logar won the 1,000-mile Iditarod footrace in 2014. He's headed back to the Alaskan race in 2018—this time, on his bike.

Fridays on the Fly: Top Five Flies for Cold Weather Fly Fishing

When the mercury dips, make sure these 5 bugs find a place in your fly box.