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Davidson River Outfitters

49 Pisgah Highway Suite 6, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-8818
+1 888-861-0111
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What a day!

If you find yourself in Western North Carolina and want to do some fly fishing, I highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben A
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Best fly fishing experience

Monday May 7th was a great day to go out fishing. We had friends from Ireland visiting with us and... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Dave K
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Gainesville, Florida
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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, Redington, Rio, G Loomis, Scott, SA, Fishpond, Hareline, Wapsi, Costa Del Mar, Smith, Yeti, Ross, Lamson Tibor, Abel, Solitude, Umpqua, Montana FLy Company, and countless other brands.
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49 Pisgah Highway Suite 6, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-8818
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+1 888-861-0111
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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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

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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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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

This was the second time I booked with DRO and the repeat booking should say something. It was also a second time with Landon as our guide. I fly fish pretty regularly and in Europe too and DRO is top notch. Water conditions were on...More

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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Timothy, Glad you were able to get out with the high water. Look Forward to seeing you in the shop again soon. Good Fishing, Kevin

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

My son and I spent 4 days in early April 2018 fly fishing with Jeb from Davidson River Outfitters. We could not have been more please with this group but more importantly with Jeb. We fished a full day each day and Jeb spent every...More

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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Jim, Thanks for the review and choosing us as your outfitter here in WNC. Look forward to seeing you in the shop again soon. Good Fishing, Kevin

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Great guided experience with DRO! DRO was recommended by a work colleague as the best in the area. They did not disappoint, staff is friendly, patient and helpful towards beginners like me and those in my group. Shop is well stocked and gear included with...More

Thank Michael K
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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Michael, It was great having you in to fish with John. Thanks for the review and look forward to seeing you on your next trip. Kevin

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

First, DRO is the best fly shop in the Eastern US. And their guides and the private water they own on the Davidson River are incredible. On my trip this weekend, conditions were tough. High, fast water, full moon, and bright sunny days. But my...More

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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Michael, Was a pleasure having you in the shop to fish. Glad we you were able to fish the high water last week was definitely a challenge for us all week. Look forward to seeing you in the shop again soon. Good Fishing, Kevin

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

First of all, Davidson River Outfitters is a great business and a invaluable asset to regional flyfishermen ... for decades. My single "issue" is one that I have infrequently encountered over 40 years of fishing across the country ... but for the 1st time at...More

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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Harrison, Sorry that you had a bad experience. As the owner I am highly embarrassed and upset that this is the way you were treated. This is definitely not the way we want to treat customers nor would we want to be treated this way....More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

This is my third time on a guided trip on their private waters. It is more expensive but as I have taken one or more of my kids each time, I feel like it is worth it. This past trip I took my entire family...More

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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

John, It was great to have back on the water with the staff. Hope to see you soon. Good Fishing, Kevin

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

I have been fishing with Davidson River Outfitters for over seven years. Over that time I have fished their private water and the wild water in the area and also float trips to the Tuck. Most of these trips have been with Jeff Furman who...More

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Kevin H, Owner at Davidson River Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thanks for the review. Look Forward to seeing you on your next trip into town. Good Fishing, Kevin

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

If you are looking for overpriced merchandise and a staff that seems bothered that you walked in the door, this is the perfect place for you. My son and I stopped by this fly shop a couple weeks ago before fishing the Davidson River. We...More

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