Environment

Tailwater Roundup - Watauga River Clean up

Tailwater Roundup - Watauga River Clean up

We had a great day cleaning up the Watauga River in Elizabethton, TN this past weekend as part of the Tailwater Roundup.

Safety First! AFFC guides are certified to the highest level.

You can rest assured that you will be in safe hands with Asheville Fly Fishing Company.  Our team has the highest level of Swift Water Rescue and River Rescuecertification in addition to the minimum required CPR / First Aid certification.  

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • ACA - Level IV Swift Water Rescue Certified
  • Rescue 3 International - Level III River Rescue Certified
  • Adult, Child, Baby First Aid / CPR / AED Certified

 

Here's a few highlights of what is required of us with these certifications:

  • Swimming in 40-50 degree water for extended periods.
  • Swimming class III whitewater rapids
  • Swimming/ Rescue wearing boots & waders
  • Hydrology and Hazards
  • Technical equipment
  • Trip Planning
  • Risk prevention and assessment
  • Rescue techniques using throw-bags, zip-lines and roping systems
  • Knots and anchor systems
  • Flipped, wrapped and pinned boat rescue. 

 

Here's what Swift Water Rescue education looks like... 

 

Featured on Field and Stream

Thanks to Fin & Field for adding us to Papa-Would-Be-Proud Adventure Series featured on Field and Stream. 

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Featured in Dun Magazine "Page 5 Guide"

A big fishy thanks to the fine folks at Dun Magazine.  We love them and Dun magazine.  The magazine is available online and in print for your enjoyment. 

It was fun answering their questions and that is what its all about!  Thanks for keeping it fun!  Check out the feature and this great fishing magazine by clicking the following link. 

DUN MAGAZINE

Asheville Fly Fishing Company

Fall Fishing Season is here: Smallmouth Bass & Trout

70 degrees and Fall is in the air! The fish are happy and hungry and flying out of the water.  The leaves are already changing here in Asheville. The #Trout and #Smallmouthbass fishing is REALLY good right now and we are loving it.  Here's a handful of highlights from the last week of guided trips...  #wataugariver #southholstonriver #flyfishingasheville

Make your reservation now for fall season.     BOOK A TRIP: (828) 779-9008  

 

 
 

Smallmouth Bass Season is here

Smallmouth Bass Season is here

Guided Smallmouth Bass trips near Asheville, NC.  BOOK A TRIP:  (828) 779-9008

2015 Summer Fishing Video with Asheville Fly Fishing Company

Happy 4th of July!   We are looking forward to watermelon, fireworks, homemade peach ice cream and good days on the water.  Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!  

Asheville Fly Fishing Company owner Galen Kipar feature in Laurel of Asheville Magazine.

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Asheville Fly Fishing Company - Galen Kipar