Fly Fishing in the North Carolina Mountains

The High Country of North Carolina is incredibly fortunate to have an abundance of local streams, creeks, and rivers. A favorite activity on the water and a popular pastime for residents and visitors alike is fly fishing.

Prepare for fly fishing in the North Carolina mountains and High Country’s headwaters of the Watauga and New River with our tips for your next adventure near Boone.

The Best Place to Fly Fish Near Boone

Whether a novice or expert fly-fisherperson, the Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk area are a perfect place to cast a rod.

Valle Crucis Community Park

Some of 828 Real Estate’s favorite places to fish include the Valle Crucis Community Park.  This wonderful park is located in the heart of historic Valle Crucis, just behind the Mast Store! Here you will find the beautiful Watauga River.

Make a day of it and bring the whole gang! There is something for everyone at this 100% Community Funded park.

Delayed Harvest and Hatchery-Supported Streams

Before deciding where to fly fish near Boone and the North Carolina mountains make sure you check out The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website, to get the full scoop on where the best spots are for Delayed Harvest and Hatchery Supported streams.

Species of NC Mountain Fish

Waterways like the ancient New River are filled with a variety of fish. While fly fishing in near Boone you can catch many common species of North Carolina Mountain fish such as trout, small-mouth bass, and brim.

Some portions of the Watauga River especially near Valle Crucis Community Park are frequently stocked with Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.

If you want to blaze your own trail, our area is bursting with streams that allow you to get lost in the wilderness of Pisgah National Forest! These waterways are home to the beautiful and NATIVE Brook Trout, local folks refer to these beauties as Speckled Trout.

Local Fly Shop and Guide Services in Boone

If you need help finding the right fly or setting up your rod and reel head down to Boone’s Fly Shop in downtown Boone off Depot Street. Here you can find everything you need to have an epic fishing adventure.

If you want to hire a guide, we highly recommend it! A local fly-fishing guide will make your time spent on the water that much more productive and educational.

High Country Guide Service is located within Boone’s Fly Shop and there you can find a wide range of guides to fit every level of angling ability! Fly-Fishing is something for all ages, make sure you incorporate this fun activity during your next visit to Boone!

About the Author
I believe in creating your own adventure. Writing your own story. That’s why, in the middle of a global pandemic, my wife and I decided to move our family from the comforts of our small South Georgia community to the magical mountains of Boone, NC. After several years of exploring, we’ve found that we’ve only scratched the surface of all there is to discover! We’ve fallen in love with the rivers, trails, and trees, and with the people that make Boone such a special place to live.

My wife, Erin, and I are parents to three amazing children (Scout, River, & Forest) and two mostly-amazing dogs (Lewis & Remus). We spend our free time paddling the rivers in the summer, snowboarding and skiing in the winter, and eating and drinking at the most amazing local restaurants year-round. So, if you’d like assistance creating your next adventure, and you hear the High Country calling, please let me know! I’d love to help you write the next chapter of your story.