Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Guide

Fly fishing with fly fishing guide Tom Hopkins on the  Nantahala River is one of the best ways of catching trout on the Nantahala.

The Nantahala River runs through the Nantahala Gorge and is the tailwater to the Lake Nantahala.  Popular for its fast and turbulent waters for kayakers and rafters it is also a wonderful fishery.  The river can be fished before and after the release of the water by Duke Power which is approximately before 9-10 am and after 5 pm, though the schedule is quite flexible. 

A wonderful part of the Nantahala are the waters above the power plant.....all year long, not just the Delayed Harvest times Oct-May. This river is surrounded by breathtaking beauty, including a 250 ft water falls.  The fish tend to be a bit smaller the further upstream you go, but the whole experience is really big!

To book a charter call Tom Hopkins 828.342.6480 or e mail:

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