NC On The Fly

Welcome to the redesigned NC On The Fly website!  Established in 1995, On The Fly Guide Service has withstood the test of time, from droughts to floods we have been right here in the Ol North State. Our location in Marion NC allow us to easily access the streams and rivers on both sides of the Eastern Continental Divide. With Mount Mitchell in our back yard, the Blue Ridge Parkway skirting along the mountain ridges and streams flowing in all directions this area is a fly fisherman’s mecca.  Centrally located between Asheville, Hickory and Boone our location in McDowell County provides easy access to the beautiful high country mountain trout streams as well as the downstream rivers.   From wild mountain trout, to big brown trout that can eat wild mountain trout, to top water hitting, hard fighting smallmouth bass we have you covered.

Our eastern side of Mount Mitchell “home river”, the Catawba River tailrace below Lake James, provides the best of both worlds.  Power generation discharge provides trout friendly cold water flowing through the wide riverbed, making an excellent home to big brown trout and big smallmouth too!  As North Carolina’s only Special Regulation Trout Stream, the Catawba Tailrace provides the opportunity to land that fish of a lifetime.  It just so happens to be within minutes of our home base, and where we spend countless hours stalking the elusive next big fish.

North of the Blue Ridge Parkway we are blessed enough to have the Toe River system to call home.  With miles and miles of public trout waters the North Toe and South Toe Rivers provide easy access to great mountain trout fishing.  No big crowds here, plenty of water for anglers of all skill levels.  Once the North and South Toe join flows the river gets wider, rougher and full of smallmouth bass.  Top water, bone crushing hits in crystal clear water by furious smallies will make you see why we choose to live here.

As a Catch and Release guide service we’ll be happy to share with you the knowledge we have gained from fishing these waters over the past 25 + years.  And of course we will be happy to assist you in landing that one that didn’t get away, take a quick photograph of you admiring your trophy and then gently release that beast to fight again someday!

Please have a look around our site, enjoy the pictures, show us a little love with a Like or Share or even better yet give us a call to get your day(s) on our calendar.  We appreciate your support and look forward to sharing this great part of our country with you.

From our state toast….

Here’s to the land where the galax grows,
Where the rhododendron’s rosette glows,
Where soars Mount Mitchell’s summit great,
In the “Land of the Sky,” in the Old North State!

On The Fly Guide Service  470 Yancey Ridge Lane  Marion, NC 28752