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Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC

Brown Trout Fly Fishing LLC is an Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Service in Asheville, North Carolina. We specialize in Guiding and Teaching Fly Fishing for Trout and Smallmouth Bass in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee. Asheville, North Carolina is the epicenter of Southeastern trout fishing and we have more - and more diverse - trout streams within a one hour drive than anywhere around.
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115 of 115(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
Review 1 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Great Day on the Water,
October 8, 2012
By: spartanflyking
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"I have been fishing with Brown twice and have been more than impressed on both trips. I was excited to have a guide close to my age, mid-twenties, who had enough experience to teach a novice. The first trip I booked was with my younger brother. We both required extensive instruction and he never lost patience. It was a very successful fishing trip and the conversation came easily. He was able to relate to my younger brother in college and never missed a beat. I took my 83 year old grandfather on the second trip and don't think it could have gone any better. We again hit the fish pretty hard. My grandfather has been flyfishing for a while and did not need the same instruction I did. Brown did a good job of handling two different stages of fishermen on the boat. My grandfather was most impressed with Brown's knowledge of the river and surrounding areas. He graduated from Sewanee with a background in geology and environmental studies. It was pretty cool to learn more about the river we were fishing! I definitely recommend booking through him and will certainly be going back. He even keeps a blog with current fishing conditions on his website!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Best guide,
August 30, 2015
By: Dick1210
from Charlotte, NC, USA
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"We have fished with Brown at least 2 times per year over the last 5 years. He is consistently the best guide we have ever used. He is always upbeat and has one objective to find us fish and help us catch them. He goes out of his way to provide us the best experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Awesome guides, awesome fishing!,
August 24, 2015
By: tmilton
from Asheville, NC, USA
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"My boys and I have now fished with Brown Hobson twice (once wading and once floating) and have had a ball both times. I have also met a couple of his guides and these guys all really know their stuff, they are patient, enthusiastic and fun to be with. They take good care of their customers and the trout. We will fish with them again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Fun time on the river,
August 21, 2015
By: jla101786
from Charlotte, NC, USA
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"We had a great time flyfishing with Brown. Going in I had never fished before and he really made the experience fun and enjoyable for a novice like me. He is a natural teacher and a fun person to be around. He made everything easy and painless - picking us up at our hotel, providing us a great lunch, and keeping us entertained for 8 hours. I would highly recommend Brown to anyone looking for a great day!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Great Float Trip,
August 16, 2015
By: AlabamaAngler
from Montgomery, AL, USA
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"Brown and his guides took us down the Watuaga River in Tennessee in three float boats and put us on trout from the moment we started until the end of the float. We had varying levels of experience, but Brown and his guides were great at making us all look like experienced fly fishermen. They were great guides, great teachers, and great people. Can't wait to get back to Asheville and fish with Brown again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Great Teacher -- I Caught a 21 inch Rainbow!,
August 14, 2015
By: Kesia
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Additional Thoughts:Super patient and enjoyable companion
"Wonderful trip on the Watauga River in Tennessee. I'd never touched a fly rod before, and in no time, with patient coaching from Brown, I was fooling the trout with my flies! Terrific coaching through the process of setting the hook, playing, and then netting a 21 inch rainbow. It was a pinnacle experience. Thanks Brown!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Brown put us on the Trout!,
August 11, 2015
By: Greenvillefish
from Greenville, SC, USA
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"Brown Hobson of Brown Trout Fly Fishing LLC took my 13 year old son and me on a great float down the Wataugua. It was my son's second time fly fishing and Brown's patience and expertise allowed him (both of us) to catch a lot of rainbows and browns. Can't wait to do it again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Fish On!,
August 11, 2015
By: CraigAVL
from Asheville, NC, USA
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Additional Thoughts:did a super job
"thank you for a great day of fishing- Jake gave the perfect balance of river instruction, guide advice and fun.
We will make a point to keep Brown Trout Fly Fishing on our list of adventures.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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South Holston Trip,
August 3, 2015
By: RickBryant
from Nashville, TN, USA
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"My wife and another couple had a wonderful experience with Brown fishing the South Holston in early July 2015. It is a pleasure to spent time with Brown on the water. He is patient, knowledgeable and a good guide. We enjoyed steady action on nymphs in the mornings and dry fly fishing on sulphurs in the afternoons. The high point of the trip was sight casting to and catching a 23" brown spotted by Brown. The fish took a # 18 zebra midge."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Frown Turned Upside Down,
July 20, 2015
By: 1stTimeAli
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"As a wife and mother who loathed the idea of fishing, I must confess that I truly enjoyed my 1st fly fishing experience on July 17th, 2015 and would definitely do it again. I would even go as far as recommending it to others.
My husband, Charley, was in ‘hog heaven’. My daughters, Brianna and Daja, and my friend/ partner, Dawn, enjoyed themselves as well.
Our guides, Christian and Josh, from Brown’s Trout Fishing were the bomb! They were friendly, personable and knowledgeable about their craft and made it a great deal of fun.
A heartfelt thanks to Mr. Brown Hobson and his crew!!
Sincerely,
Alison Williams
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Great for the beginner and the experienced,
July 13, 2015
By: MLBryant622
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Additional Thoughts:Takes an intellingent and personable approach to teaching a great sport.
"My husband and I just returned from a great two days of fishing with Brown and Jake of BrownTrout Fly Fishing. I am a novice and my husband has years of experience fly fishing but we both had a great time and caught plenty of fish. I received patient and targeted instruction on casting that enabled me to enjoy the process as much as reeling in a brown or a rainbow. Cheerful and knowledgeable, Brown and Jake ensured that we had a memorable time and we look forward to working with them again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Great Guys, Great Time,
June 22, 2015
By: kaceybenson1
from Asheville, NC, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Christian on day 1 also
"Brown and Christian were not only skilled but, guys you'd actually want to hang out with. All of us had little to no fly experience and caught fish after fish. Waded one day and floated another, still can't decide which was more beautiful. Lunch was amazing, guides walked us through and explained every special situation leading to way more fish than others around us. Word can't explain how incredible this was.
Don't hesitate to book Brown Trout if you're in the area."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Excellent Guide,
June 21, 2015
By: StAugMark
from Asheville, NC, USA
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"Last week my son and I went on a float trip with guide Jake Chiles. He is an excellent guide. He is knowledgeable, friendly, fun, and an expert of his local waters. Each time I have fished with Jake we have caught tons of fish. He understands where they are in the rivers and has excellent eyes at spotting them. His equipment is first rate and he is a true professional. This is the second year in a row we have fished with Jake and we will be back again next year!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Incredible Time on Green River!,
June 18, 2015
By: ZackWilson
from Greenville, SC, USA
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"I started fishing last fall and could never manage to catch anything until we went out with Brown this past May. Not only did I learn more than I anticipated, but we caught a ton of trout in the process! Brown is very hands on with his teaching and actually makes you want to learn more. I definitely plan on going again in the future to see how my skills have improved! This trip is great for all ages and all skill levels."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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All we could ask for,
June 18, 2015
By: BryanBell
from Raleigh, NC, USA
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"This was our second trip with Brown and Jake. They are the best. All of us had great success, but I was really hoping for a lifetime memory for my 8 year old son. We did. Last year he caught 11 on his dream day. This year he did even better, landing 18 including a 15" brown beauty. Several other people fishing nearby had a "bad day" so we need to give full credit for our wonderful day to Brown and Jake. We are hoping we get to fish with them every year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Great Time on the Pidgeon,
May 7, 2015
By: thoover
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"Our guide Jake was the best, even though it poured rain the whole day he put us on fish on a river that was not too impacted by the deluge. I would definitely hire them for a return trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Great experience!!!,
May 5, 2015
By: JoshAmmons
from Charlotte, NC
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"Brown & Jake made my first fly-fishing adventure as easy and seamless as possible. Our entire group picked it up quickly and I doubt that can be attributed to our natural fishing abilities.
I would recommend either or both of our guides, Brown and Jake, to anyone consider a fun client, family, or friend outing in the Asheville area."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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Best fishing experience ever,
May 5, 2015
By: Brooksbbc
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"I grew up fishing in the mountains but I have never had an experience like I did with Brown. This was my first fly fishing attempt so I wasn't sure how the day would go. An hour in I felt like a pro and already caught more trout than I've ever caught in a day! Brown did a phenomenal job teaching me how to handle casting and some much needed "trout psychology". I would recommend them to anybody I know!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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First Class Experience,
May 5, 2015
By: LowcountryAngler
from Charleston, SC, USA
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"My first attempt at fly fishing and because of Brown, it couldn't have been better. He's extremely knowledgeable and patient with beginners. Overall, it was a first class trip and I will most certainly schedule another trip in the future with him!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Brown Trout Fly Fishing, LLC., NC
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First Timer & I'm Hooked,
May 4, 2015
By: DrewMood
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"Brown & Jake were the ideal guides, very personable and laid back. Great instructors for a bunch of first timers. They made sure we caught a ton of fish by moving around and changing up our flies continually. They also delivered a first class lunch when we needed it most."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes