About NC On The Fly

As a partnership between two High School best friends Chad Stevens and Scott Cunningham have had the honor to flyfish throughout this great state.  From climbing boulder to boulder chasing southern Appalachian brook trout to stalking shallow water redfish at the coast, Chad and Scott have spent countless hours throughout NC On The Fly.

Based in Marion, less than 2 hours from Charlotte NC, Knoxville TN and Greenville SC, the plethora of flyfishing options in this area abound.  With over 50 years of combined guiding knowledge of this area, these not so young men can put you on that fish of a lifetime.

Our guided fly fishing trips in beautiful western NC offers the visiting angler incredible opportunities:
– Aggressive brown trout in the Catawba River Tailrace below Lake James
– Smallmouth bass in the North Toe, French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers
– Wild trout throughout the mountains of Western NC

Not your run of the mill flyfishing guide service….
Professional fly fishing guides who enjoy leaving the crowds and mainstream behind.

Not your typical fishing “bums” working the local rivers until it’s time to move along to Alaska or the Bahamas.  Chad and Scott are hard working, fun loving, local outdoorsmen that have a passion for flyfishing!

When booking with On The Fly Guide Service, you’ll fish a local stream that our guides fish when they are not guiding.  A trip with OTFGS will always be a pleasant day on the water with a knowledgeable, friendly, local guide that we hope you will consider a friend from that day forward. We do not hire college students to row our boats, a trip with OTFGS means you’ll be fishing with Chad or Scott!

Cuttybowbrown on the fly!

Chad Stevens
Lead Guide / Big Fish Junkie

Raised here in McDowell County, Chad has spent his entire life in the hills of western NC.  From deer hunting to trout fishing Chad spent his childhood tromping through the local mountains along side his father.  Early in life he was taught how to be an all around sportsman, with this came respect for the local resources.  Of course being a proud Boy Scout also helped.
Chad’s passion for big fish has lead him to develop techniques to bring the bigger than average fish to the net.  Spending a day with Chad will help you realize what it takes to boat those big fish that leave you with lasting memories.

Scott with nice top water smallie on the fly!

Scott Cunningham
Sight Fishing Fanatic

Scott wasn’t born here but since moving here at age 15 he has covered many many miles throughout western NC and eastern TN.  Being the son of an fishing guide, you could safely say fishing is in Scott’s blood.  His passion and respect for the local fisheries is very evident to everyone who has spent time on the water with him.
Scott’s knowledge of fish habitat and feeding patterns allows him to find great fishing throughout the year.  A day spent with Scott will allow you a chance to see first hand just how great the sight fishing in this area can be.

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