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Davidson River Outfitters

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Morning Fishing

Loved spending my morning fishing with DRO! Caught SO many fish! The tour guide was outstanding... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2019
Holdthebread
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Jacksonville, Florida
Zach was our guide

When we went, we had had only had two free fly fishing lessons from Orvis so we were still pretty... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2019
Pam W
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Kentucky
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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...more
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49 Pisgah Highway Suite 6, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-8818
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

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!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Holdthebread
Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

Glad you had a great morning and lunch. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

When we went, we had had only had two free fly fishing lessons from Orvis so we were still pretty “green.” Available at the store were waders, boots, stocking-foot neoprene waders to go inside your boots. Zach had all the gear, flies, etc we needed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pam W
Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Pam, Thanks for the comments on Zach glad you had a great trip. Zach has been a wonderful addition to our team over the past couple of years. I will see that he gets a copy of this review. Good Fishing, Kevin

Reviewed May 8, 2019

For over a decade now I have relied on Kevin and his staff to support the disabled veteran participants of Project Healing Waters here in NC. We recently descended on the shop as part of our annual Camp Keystone group (11 disabled veteran fisherman ranging...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Thanks Ryan. Always a treat to spend the day the vets, we all owe them so much.

Reviewed May 7, 2019

Landon was my guide for the day and I had an amazing day! He was incredibly patient and helpful, teaching and tweaking casting, drifts, etc. We fished the Davidson and Cathey's Creek, both non-stocked, very difficult places to fish. Even still, he had me on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nick G
Kevin H, Manager at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Nick, Thanks for fishing with us. I will be sure that Landon sees the review, he has been one of our top guides for over 12 years now. Good Fishing, Kevin

Reviewed March 25, 2019

I've taken a public water trip with John and a private water trip with Than. Both were excellent; I'd happily fish with either of them again. To give an anecdote about another reason why I like DRO: I was fishing on my own in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stephen C
Reviewed March 19, 2019

This shop is all about fly fishing and they have the equipment to sell. The inventory is heavy about fly tying but they have just about anything you might want. The guys behind the counter are lackluster so you probably need to know what you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EENG
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Fished DRO private water with guide Deb. Crushed it. Caught 40 trout, including several trophies and one monster 24” 10 lb rainbow. DRO private water guided by Deb is the best NC fly fishing experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Michael, Great to see you in the shop the other day. That was a stellar trout. Congratulations buddy. Good Fishing,

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This was me and my wife's first guided fishing trip. Our guide Brandon done a great job. Very down to earth, easy to talk to. He made this trip feel like we were back home fishing with some of our friends.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lance W
Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Lance, Thanks for fishing with DRO. Look forward to meeting you on a future trip. Kevin

Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

If you find yourself in Western North Carolina and want to do some fly fishing, I highly recommend stopping by Davidson Outfitters and hooking up with John Conits. John is very knowledgeable, as most guides are, but he's also a great teacher, very patient, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Ben glad to hear that you had a great day on the water with John. Look forward to meeting you the next time you are in the shop. Good Fishing

Reviewed May 12, 2018

Monday May 7th was a great day to go out fishing. We had friends from Ireland visiting with us and a fishing trip was on the wish list. I stopped by the Davidson River Outfitters for inquiry and the young lady (with the short hair)...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Dave, Thanks for fishing with DRO, we know you have a lot of choices out there and we pride our selves in trying to do the best job possible. Glad everyone caught fish and had a great trip. Good Fishing, Kevin

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