Cooler Weather Has Fall Trips Booking Fast


As we begin closing another chapter on the season we call summer, the cooler crisp nights and early mornings have the trout eager to sip a locally tied October Caddis or stone fly pattern making our hearts race with anticipation wondering if this is the large Brown Trout that has eluded us all summer. Mother Nature has began painting on some of her leaves leading us to believe that fall is only weeks away. With the onset of cooler nights one can only anticipate wading or drifting their favorite river or stream while wearing our favorite jacket as the frost on the pumpkin glistens in the early morning sunlight.

Turning the calendar page to October signals changes for many anglers who live here or travel to the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains. October 1st is the start of the Delayed Harvest Season with stocking dates taking place the first two weeks of the month in the most popular areas. Fall can be some of the best fly fishing in the wild streams as fish are taking advantage of the cooler water temperatures. It is not uncommon for anglers to land some real nicely colored Brown Trout as they aggressively feed on a well drifted fly or streamer as Bull Elk bugles in the distance.

We know that many are looking forward to experiencing fall fishing in the picturesque mountains based on the high volume of advanced bookings we have received for October and November. We highly recommend that if you want to book a trip that you do it now!

Being that Tuckaseegee Fly Shop operates two locations, Bryson City and Sylva, we are your destination prior to your fishing adventure. We carry all the major brands including but not limited to Simms, Sage, Scott, Echo, Orvis, Patagonia, Fishpond, Rio, Scientific Anglers, Hatch Reels, and Trout Hunter. Our fly tying selection is second to none and our fly selection is spot on making a stop at the shop a must. Being that we are the oldest and most consistently open fly shop in Swain and Jackson Counties our staff and guides have the knowledge to direct you to a location or even teach you a new technique that may increase your chances of success on the water.

The smell of pumpkin spice and apple cider will tickle your senses at breakfast and the sound of a reels drag screaming signaling that the big one is on will send shivers down your spine but you have to be here to experience it. Don't delay and miss out on the outing of a lifetime. Be smart and book your trip and lodging. Tuckaseegee Fly Shop offers exclusive private waters and lodging if you are looking for something a bit different. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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