The fall foliage season is coming, and the fabulous hiking trails in Western NC will soon be alive with activity as people come from all over to view the country’s longest-lasting display of nature’s changing colors. And, of course, the mild foothills weather also makes it an ideal time to experience the many pleasures of North Carolina trout fishing.
Whether you’re a pro or a neophyte, you can easily find all the information, gear and accessories you’ll need to take full advantage of what the local waterways have to offer. There are more trout streams within an hour’s drive of Asheville, North Carolina, than anywhere else in the Southeastern United States. So you have plenty of opportunities to explore on your own or let a local expert take you to where the action is.
Popular choices for trophy rainbow trout walk-and-wade trips in the area include David Hise at Casters Fly Shop in Hickory, who is consistently ranked among the top four finalists for Orvis-Recommended Guide of the Year. He cites the September through December period as offering some of the year’s best fly-fishing. Foscoe Fishing Company in Boone is the only full-service fly-fishing outfitter and guide service in the North Carolina high country that’s Orvis-Endorsed. You can book an all-inclusive full-day trip with them year-round. Asheville’s Brown Trout Fly Fishing is also Orvis-Endorsed and offers expert guide service and teaching for trout and smallmouth bass fishing in Western North Carolina streams and rivers.
David Hise has been named Orvis Fly Tier of the Year, so be sure to plan a trip to see his renowned handiwork and pick up tips for tying your own flies. You can even take lessons from a professional Orvis-Endorsed instructor. You’ll find literally anything and everything you need at Casters for North Carolina trout fishing.
Compared to other Western North Carolina land for sale, owning property at The Coves Mountain River Club in Lenoir means having a rare opportunity to enjoy over five miles of spectacular frontage on the Johns River, where Wilson Creek ends its 23-mile wandering journey from Grandfather Mountain in the Pisgah National Forest. The rainbow and brown trout in its sparkling clear water can reach 20 inches in length, and feeder streams such as Lost Cove Creek, Gragg Prong, Harper Creek and North Harper Creek offer great fishing as well. The middle section of Wilson Creek is stocked with about ten thousand trout each year.
The fresh, clean mountain air, the laid back lifestyle, the many outdoor activities, the rich culture and the hiking trails in Western NC make the area a magnet for retirees wanting to spend their golden years in an environment that allows them to remain both physically and mentally active. Whether it’s boating, swimming, biking, fishing or just wandering the trails that sparks your interest, what better way to end the day than relaxing at the Pisgah Mountain Lodge, taking in the hundred-mile views and watching the sun set behind Table Rock Mountain?
The layouts of The Coves Mountain River Club homes are uniquely configured to make the most of their breathtaking views. You’re sure to find a design that’s just perfect for you, and you’ll have a front-row seat every year when the leaves start to turn and the panoramas outside your window become even more breathtaking.
If you’re looking for Western North Carolina land for sale because your ideal retirement involves fishing for trout whenever you want to, put us at the top of your list of places to live. Take a tour, see the gorgeous surroundings and the many amenities and talk to some of the residents. When you consider all we have to offer, you’ll see that there’s really no better choice than the Coves Mountain River Club for living the good life in the Western North Carolina foothills.
Call us at 828.754.0700 to schedule your visit.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84-page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide, which gives you more information about living in the foothills of North Carolina.