Further up the river Dee valley,there are wild and remote areas where there are some small populations of wild brown trout and these are fished for by enthusiastic trout fishermen. Here is a list of some areaswhere wild brown trout fly fishing is carried out locally in the upper catchment.
Another impressive fishery in Central California is the Merced River, which rolls through Yosemite and offers beautiful wild brown trout all the way up to the Half Dome Trail area. While the fishing inside the park isn’t considered blue ribbon, the views certainly are, and you’d be hard pressed to find a more scenic place to cast a line. Outside the park boundary down by El Portal offers some of the best brown trout fly fishing the state has to offer.
Jeremy Edge is a jack of all trades and a master of none. This son of the south grew up fishing the warm water rivers and lakes of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina before discovering the beauty of Western North Carolina. He moved to Asheville, NC for the mountain biking and fell in love with the fishing! Jeremy has a “Do What You Love,Love What You Do” mentality which shows through his passion for fishing. In addition to guiding for Brown Trout Fly Fishing Jeremy is also on the fly fishing staff at ORVIS Asheville. An avid angler, fly tyer, father, streamer junkie Jeremy enjoys chasing warm water species ranging from Bass, Carp, Musky, Gar during the warmer months and you can find him looking for “Ole Leroy Brown” during the winter months. His overall enthusiasm, knowledge, and love of fly fishing are all the right ingredients for a good time on the water.
Brown Hobson likes to geek out on fish. The Asheville-based fly fishing guide spent several years managing an Orvis store in Jackson Hole where he fished often, but not often enough. “I wanted to be on the river every day and see how trout react to different things. I wanted to nerd out on the trout stuff.” And that’s exactly what he’s been doing since he moved to the Southern Appalachians and started his guide service, Brown Trout Fly Fishing, six years ago. Brown, an Orvis-endorsed guide, is also a member of the U.S. National Fly Fishing Team.