The Elk River and Watauga River offer some of the finest fly fishing in the East. There are several area schools and guides available. We have listed a few of these below:
Foscoe Fishing Company Schools and Trips
Located between Boone and Banner Elk, Foscoe Fishing is North Carolina’s only Orvis endorsed outfitter and dealer. A favorite among locals and has been serving fly fisherman for 15 years.
(828) 295-7636 or on the web at www.foscoefishing.com
Appalachian Angler Outfitter and Guide Service/Schools and Trips
Located off Highway 105 near Hound Ears Club, the Appalachian Angler has been dedicated to guiding and outfitting fly fisherman in the High Country for 20 years. Their cozy shop is stocked full with fly tying materials, books, and accessories but guiding is their specialty. Give them a call at (828) 963-5050 or visit on the web at www.appalachianangler.com
Whitetop Laurel Fly Shop & Outfitter/Trips and Schools
Located in beautiful Ashe County, but only a twenty minute drive from Boone, Whitetop Laurel is a full service outfitter specializing in guided trips for brown, brook, and rainbow trout, as well as smallmouth bass, throughout Ashe County and southern Virginia. Please call (336) 246-FISH or visit on the web at www.whitetop.com