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Good Things Come to Those Who Bait

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not THAT time of the year, where the weather outside is frightful (or at least drear) and chestnuts are roasting on an open fire. As we enter into the month of May after another seemingly endless winter, avid lovers of the outdoors are rewarded with plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. 

How do you plan on taking advantage of the outdoors this spring and summer? Perhaps you are planning an ambitious hike with family and friends. Maybe you prefer to pack up the car with your camping gear and spend a weekend or two in the woods. But there are few activities as simultaneously exhilarating and peaceful as fly fishing. And there’s no better place to fly fish this summer than in beautiful North Carolina.
 
Yes, North Carolina is stunning, filled with countless picturesque locations that are seemingly ideal for fly fishing. So how do you narrow down these locations and choose the ideal spot?
Here are a few places in North Carolina where expert fly fishers flock to this time of year:
 
The Upper French Broad
According to the Southern Appalachian Anglers Guide Service, the East Fork of the Upper French Broad combines easy access and great technical fishing. These waters are easy to wade in and feature an accessible drop down the bank from the pull off.
 
The Davidson River
Only a short drive through Pisgah National Forest, the Davidson River features easy pull-offs, small midges, and bushy terrestrial bites. It can also be fished with a 5wt.
 
Wilson’s Creek
Wilson’s Creek is a peaceful place to spend a day or a weekend fly fishing. It features beautiful scenery, fishy waters, and plenty of both rainbow and big wild trout to be caught.
 
While some might define the most wonderful time of the year as December’s holiday season, fans of fly fishing might avidly disagree and say the summer season is certainly the highlight of the calendar year. Whether or not you are experienced at this sport or if you are trying it out for the first time, consider casting your line in Western North Carolina this season, where the fish are biting, and the scenery is stunning.
 
Of course, after a long (and hopefully successful day) of fly-fishing, the perfect place to rest your head is the Best Western River Escape Inn and Suites. Whether your suite overlooks the gorgeous Tuckasegee River or the historic railroad tracks, our spacious accommodations make for a memorable escape to the mountains. It’s the perfect complement to a weekend devoted to the excitement and tranquility found in fly-fishing.
 
Make your reservation today by calling 828-586-6060. We are located at 248 WBI Drive in beautiful Dillsboro.
 

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