Location: Waynesville, NC
Dates: April 6th – 9th, 2022 (Wed thru Sat)
Michael Ragan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 502-489-7078
Mike Parker, email@example.com, 530-440-5645
Level 2 Trip – You Should be able to manage your leader and tippet and tie-on flies. You should also be able to cast at least 30 feet. Instruction will be available upon request. This is a wading trip and some of the wading can be moderately challenging. A wading staff is highly recommended, and many past participants use studded wading boots.
Number of spots 12-20
Equipment: 3-6 wt rods, floating lines, #8-14 nymphs, #10-12 bead head crackle backs, midges, egg patterns, mop flies, Chicago Flies (white, black, and olive), woolly buggers and misc. other streamers.
A NC fishing license is required. As of Sept 2019, a Trout Stamp is no longer required. Click here to purchase.
Outing Details: We’ll be staying in the Waynesville, NC area to trout fish in several of the delayed harvest (i.e., catch and release) streams in the area. The Tuckasegee River, West Fork of the Pigeon River, the Upper Nantahala River, Laurel River, Davidson River, and the Shelton-Laurel Creek are all within a 1-hour drive of Waynesville and provide some of the best fishing in the area. Past trips have produced a very successful catch with fish in the 17–20-inch range common.
Lodging: You will be responsible for making your own lodging arrangements. The group will be staying at the Econo Lodge in Waynesville, NC (828-246-6201.) The Econo Lodge provides a complimentary continental breakfast starting at 6:30am. When booking your room at the Econo Lodge, ask to speak with the manager, Kevin, and tell him you are with the DCFF club for the $86 room rate.
On the past several trips many participants have stayed at the Jonathan Creek Inn in Maggie Valley www.jonathancreekinn.com. This is an option as well.
Meals: You will be responsible for all meals. Usually, we arrange a group dinner at a local restaurant on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for those who are interested. The trip coordinators will gauge interest and decide as needed.
Estimated Cost: The three-night trip will cost approximately $350 – $400 per person for lodging (based on shared room), license, gas, and food; there is no deposit required as each participant is responsible for their own costs. You will also be asked during sign up if you are willing to share a room and if you want to carpool.
Click here to sign up.