Davidson River, North Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Davidson River, North Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
We had a nice rain last night and the river jumped up just above 400 cfs. This weekend should be really nice fishing with the dropping flows. Remember the forest service has closed the majority of the parking on the river so you'll have to get there early.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Davidson River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
David Hise
Brown Hobson

Water flow:

Visibility: 35 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: afternoon

Best stretch: The Main River from the national forest boundary to Looking Glass Creek, the hachery is not producing as many fish as the lower river is

Best access point: Any of the pull offs along hwy 270

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis Craneflies Yellow Sallies Golden Stones

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Charlotte, Asheville, Greenville/Spartanburg

Davidson River Description

The catch and release regulated section of the Davidson River is known, to many anglers, as one of the top fly fishing rivers on the east coast. This is due, in part, to its excellent population of large trout and regularly occurring hatches throughout the year. In fact, there is a potpourri of aquatic insects evident at all times. The browns, rainbows, and brook char all take advantage of these insects; however, ...

Techniques & Tips

dry dropper, nymph, streamer

7-Day Forecast

Temps look awesome. Be aware of COVID-19 restrictions! Be safe!


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