Kevin Howell and the DRO crew invite you to come fill your mugs and crank out some bugs this January and February. It's fly tying season at Davidson River Outfitters. Whether you are new to fly tying, looking to improve your skills, or just wanting to get out of the house and be social, we have an event for you.
2019 Winter Schedule
Intro to Fly Tying (Monday Evening Class, Jan. 7th, 14th, & 21st)- Three nights covering fly tying basics, along with a variety of patterns that work in our area.
Intermediate Fly Tying (Monday Evening Class, February 4th, 11th, & 18th)- This class covers advanced techniques such as dubbing loops, articulated flies, and spinning deer hair.
Intro to Fly Tying (Saturday Morning Class, Jan. 15th, 9:00am-1:00pm)- A coffee infused introduction to the world of fly tying.
Ladies Fly Tying Class with Debbie Gillespie- Feb. 16( 9:00-1:00)- A women's only introductory fly tying class.
Ecusta Brewing Tyin' and Lyin' with Landon Lipke- Monday nights starting Januray, 7th, right next door to the fly shop at Ecusta Brewing.
Sip Finish Sundays with J.E.B. Hall at Wedge Brewing @ Foundation in Asheville's River Arts District- Each Sunday in January and February from 4:00pm-7:00pm.
Specialty Classes: Southern Appalachian Flies w/ Kevin Howell, Tenkara Flies w/Landon Lipke, Midges w/ Jeff Furman. Call the shop for dates and availability.
Muskies Love the Cold, and So Do Our Guides
HHave you been curious about chasing the elusive "Wolf of the Water"? If you are like many of our local anglers, the the answer is yes. Muskies are one of the hottest species in the fly fishing world right now, and it turns out the French Broad River is home to a good number of them. Davidson River Outfitters offers Winter Musky trips to those anglers who are ready to put a dent in the 10,000 casts it takes to entice one of these toothy beasts to the end their line. We are booking both half, and full days, but we would recommend a half day excursion for those who have never tried it before. There are both fly and conventional tackle options as well, so don't hesitate to bring a non fly fishing buddy along for the ride.
Musky Float Rates
Half day $375
Full Day $500. Whether you are new to fly tying, looking to improve your skills, or just wanting to get out of the house and be social, we have an event for you.