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 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

Fly Fishing: Adapting To The Conditions – Transylvania County, NC

I have been very fortunate in my life to literally travel and fish the world. In all of my travels there is one common denominator. Regardless of how prepared I am when I leave the... — Updated 7/15/2019

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

Fishing Tips To Help Beat The Winter Blues

As I travel around to fishing shows, I often hear people talking about wanting to get on the stream and go fishing once it warms up. In reality, some of our best fishing of the... — Updated 1/21/2019

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

River Runs: Five Tips For Fall Fly Fishing

As we transition into the fall fishing pattern, there are several things that anglers can do to increase their catch through out the day. Here are my top fives suggestions for impro... — Updated 9/17/2018

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

Nymph Fishing Western North Carolina Streams

In the current fly fishing world it seems that all the glory has shifted to fishing dry flies to large gaudy streamers that look like a small chicken being drug through the water.... — Updated 5/21/2018

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

Tips For Finding Out What The Fish Are Eating

Through the years I have been amazed at how often I arrive to the stream to find fish actively feeding only to struggle to catch a fish. We have all been there fishing away to... — Updated 4/9/2018

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

Getting Ready For The Season

Whether you are a mountain biker, hiker, fly fisherman or any other type of outdoor enthusiast, you rely on your gear to provide a quality experience and keep you safe. As we approa... — Updated 2/12/2018

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

Beating The Winter Blues Outdoors

Wintertime, for me, means show season and a lot of travel to places that are often far colder and icier than Brevard. The one thing I find intriguing is how often I hear people talk... — Updated 12/22/2017

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

Pack It In, Pack It Out: Enjoy The Outdoors Responsibly

The nice spring weather has everyone out enjoying the forest and rivers. As the number of users in the forest has grown dramatically over the past several years, it is more... — Updated 4/17/2017

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

The Best Trout Waters In The Mountains

From the Cherokee who lived and prospered in the mountains for centuries, to the modern angler who flies into Asheville in his jet from Miami for a weekend in the mountains, the... — Updated 3/6/2017

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

Protecting Trout And Hellbenders

Every summer thousands of people travel to the mountains to enjoy the cool mountain air. They inevitably find their way into the mountain streams, where they enjoy fishing, tubing,... — Updated 8/15/2016

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

Children In The Outdoors Cutting The Electronic Leash

When I was growing up in Transylvania County, it was common for me to leave the house at lunch with a friend and walk or ride our bikes to the French Broad River or Cathey's Creek... — Updated 6/6/2016

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

Turning Bad Weather Into Good Times

For most of us, our time in the outdoors is built around family and work schedules, which means vacations and time on the water or in the woods are often booked weeks, months, or... — Updated 4/11/2016

 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors

Fishing The Davidson – Pisgah Forest NC

The Davidson River has long been known as the best freestone stream in the Southeastern United States and is considered one of the top 100 Trout Streams in America. (A freestone str... — Updated 12/23/2015


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