Davidson River Outfitters

Davidson River Outfitters, Pisgah Forest: Hours, Address, Davidson River Outfitters Reviews: 5/5

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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We are a full fly- fishing outfitter offering, guided fishing trips, fly tying, instruction, half, full and multi day fly fishing schools, destination fishing travel, custom rod building and rod building instructional classes. We carry Sage, Redington, Rio, G Loomis, Scott, SA, Fishpond, Hareline, Wapsi, Costa Del Mar, Smith, Yeti, Ross, Lamson Tibor, Abel, Solitude, Umpqua, Montana FLy Company, and countless other brands.
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Adam A.
Florida24 contributions
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On a whim, I decided to go to Pisgah a few weeks ago on a solo fishing trip. After getting skunked on another river, I decided to ask the locals for help. I went into the Davidson River Outfitters as it was the first shop I came to. I went in while the staff was eating lunch and caught the shop in what appeared to be a lull as the temps were getting warmer. They were polite and greeted me when I came in and were not pushy or overbearing as I browsed the store.

I then asked the typical question, "where can someone from the other side of the state find some trout". Now, having interrupted their lunch and identifying myself as a non-local that did not know what they were doing, I expected the blow off generic answers some come to expect as fly fishing can be a bit of a closed circle. What I got was anything but.

The employees were quick to drop everything they were doing and answer all of my bone headed questions. They recommended fly selections, showed me on my phone some good spots to hit and did not push a single product on me. The staff was friendly, inviting, and very knowledgeable. I will be booking a trip with them some time when it cools down. I highly recommend this shop to anyone in the area or coming in from afar. Specifically, I spoke to Zach.
Written July 2, 2022
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John B
Summerville, SC13 contributions
My wife and I went fishing with our guide Alleigh Raymond on May 19, 2022, on the private Davidson River waters. Alleigh was great. She asked if we wanted to learn how to improve our fishing or catch more fish. We said to teach us how to do a better job fishing. She did both and have fish to prove it. We will be back.
Written May 21, 2022
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Paul S
Greenville, SC93 contributions
I have been fly fishing for over 50 years, but primarily lake fishing for stripers and bass. I have decided to trout fish this winter on the Davidson and other Pisgah rivers, and called to get a guide to help lower the learning curve. I also have never tried to match the hatch, instead primarily throwing adams and royal wolfs. I called DRO and told them what I was looking for in a half day guided trip on public waters. I wasn't so interested in catching fish as I was in learning technique and information. The lady fully understood what I was looking for, and ultimately recommended Chris.

Chris was great. Very personable, and luckily bwo and caddis were very prominent on this day. He was able to show me how to fish up and down the water column, and how to watch the river to know what to do. He kept things straight forward, and kept reminding me to not overthink my decisions.

I plan to use Chris again in early spring, and also a trip on their private waters. Not only did I learn a lot, it was like fishing with a good friend. I recommend him highly.
Written November 24, 2021
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Scottyb
Valle Crucis, NC665 contributions
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I’ve supported DRO since the day it opened twenty-five years or so ago. It was a much needed addition to the Brevard area and fly fishing community . I’ve found their selection, shop staff and guides to be very good compared to the dozens of fly shops across the country I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Yes, as some have commented prices are mostly full retail and the owner Kevin isn’t the friendliest gentleman I’ve ever encountered .. but DRO is a fine well run shop and worthy of supporting if you’re in the area.
Written October 9, 2021
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Chris H
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5 of us total beginners took a guided morning of fishing private waters with Debbie and J.E.B. Both are very experienced and taught us all we needed to know to get started catching trout. We all caught numerous trout, as well as the "bug" to return. We highly recommend DRO, regardless of your skill level. Great fun!!!
Written September 22, 2021
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E H
Raleigh, NC40 contributions
Family
Great fishing outfitter for fly fishing Pisgah Forest. And the Davidson River. The staff were super friendly and helped us get oriented and figure out where to find great fishing spots, water holes and waterfalls. In addition to fishings rods and tackle, they have hats, clothing, accessories. This is a great place to start your visit and get local recommendations.
Written July 25, 2021
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Benjamin P
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Friends
I have fished with these guys for years. All the guides are knowledgeable, fun and hard working. I highly recommend them to anyone regardless of skill level.
Written July 23, 2020
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Duwayne M
Charleston, SC16 contributions
This was my first time fly fishing. My guide, Brandon, got me able to fish right away and put me on fish all day. I really couldn’t have asked for anything else. Davidson had all the gear in great shape and fit perfectly.
Written July 23, 2020
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drewandbeth2003
New Iberia, LA10 contributions
Last year we fished w/ DRO on the private water, 1 guide per 2-3 people. for a couples trip - We had a great time so returned this year with our kids - The guides (Brandon, Landon, and Kelly) were all wonderful, very patient and helpful, and again despite this not being the ideal time of year to catch trout, they put us on some great fish - I even had a 1st in that a giant brown trout chased my hooked 10" rainbow and he jumped about 5 feet straight up in the air right in front of me (the rainbow) - Amazing to behold - We will be back and I don't see any reason that we should ever have to go anywhere but straight to DRO for a great time fishing - Thanks guys!
Written July 19, 2020
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Jessica S
Jacksonville, FL145 contributions
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Loved spending my morning fishing with DRO! Caught SO many fish! The tour guide was outstanding! Even recommended a good place for lunch! 100% recommend!
Written May 29, 2019
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Glad you had a great morning and lunch. Hope to see you again soon.
Written May 29, 2019
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