"This was a great way to spend a Saturday. Steve, the guide, was an expert and was very patient and informative. I highly recommend this company."
-William Youngblood, Charlotte, NC
"Guide trip far exceeded our expectations and a great value for the price! Chris Roche is knowledgeable, patient, and extremely helpful. It was my adult son's first experience and Chris converted him to a fly fisherman. I would sign up again in a heart beat!"
-James Leinker, Charlotte, NC
"Chris is the very best, I've used several other guide services in the area and Chris's service for the money exceeds everyone else"
-Kevin Sullivan, Cornelius, NC
"Excellent guide trip, 5 stars, I live in trout country in Colorado and have used dozens of guides here. I caught bigger trout and more trout in Virginia than I did in Alaska, for a fraction of the price too!!"
- Ken Moncnick, Buena Vista, CO
“This was a wonderful experience and I would recommend NC Fly Fishing Guide Service to anyone! Chris was an exceptional guide and teacher and very personable. The instructions were very good, and I feel confident I could now try fly fishing on my own.”
-Patsy Cashion, Denver, NC
"Had an amazing time with Chris. Through all the tangled line and lost flies he never got upset or short. We will definitely use Chris again. By far the best fly fishing experience I have had since I started."
-Stephen Davis, Charlotte, NC
"This was our second trip with NC Fly Fishing Guide Service and once again it was an excellent experience. We are looking at another trip already. If you and friends enjoy the outdoors and want to learn about fly fishing this is the deal for you. Chris stayed in touch with details we needed before the trip, provided everything we needed during the trip and has a vast amount of knowledge about trout and the streams we fished. Excellent day!"
-Elizabeth Farnsworth, Charlotte, NC
"Perfect as a beginner fly fishing session. Friendly, experienced guide who "knows fly fishing"."
-Worth Williamson Jr. Charlotte, NC
Great way to spend the day. From the more experienced to beginner fly fisher, Chris was a very knowledgeable and patient guide. I would definitely book a trip again with Chris and the NC Fly Fishing Guide Service.
-George Sutherland, Weddington, NC
Chris is an excellent guide and a fun person to be with. I highly recommend him as a guide.
-Eugene Robbins, Charlotte, NC
Chris our guide was fantastic. Well organized, very good equipment, very knowlegeable, lots of patience, and very informative. We will definitely use him again!
-Tom Shea, Rock Barn, Conover, NC
"WOW!! What an awesome day! Chris is such a nice guy and such a skilled fly fishing guide. Had us on the fish all day and really helped us learn the art of fly fishing. I will definitely be back for more."
-Jim Morgan, Charlotte NC
"Great experience. Laid back and fun but very informative. Extremely patient with first time fly fishers. He got us on fish quick and often and kept us moving and trying different techniques. I highly recommend."
-William Giuffrida, Charlotte NC
I booked this trip for my sons birthday. It met and far exceeded my expectations. We had a FABULOUS day! picked up some new skills and my son picked up a lot of new tips. Chris was an incredible guide, showing us the best places to fish and explaining why we should choose the flies we used. It was a perfect day and a great time was had by all.
-Buffy Farnsworth, Charlotte NC
"What a great experience. Chris, our guide, was an excellent teacher. It was a beautiful day and we began catching trout almost immediately. Chris takes the mystery out of fishing with a fly rod and provides simple and effective techniques for any level fisherman or beginner for catching fish. Best guide trip I have purchased.
-Carl Hefner, Denver NC
I met Chris when I moved to North Carolina from Florida...since I used to fly fish for trout in NJ, NY, VT over 30 years ago, I decided that I'd like to try it again in NC. Chris guided me for a half day at East Prong Roaring River and I literally caught my first huge Brown trout on my second cast...and then another dozen(at least) ending with a huge 16" Brook trout...I actually gave up counting because of all my screaming! The reason that Chris is such a great guide...he really loves to see people catch and release preserving the natural resource...that day he had as much fun as I did, he's 'trout smart'!
- Edward Kopec, Huntersville, NC
Chris, I wanted to drop you a note, THANK YOU!!! Most relaxing weekend we've had in a long time. You made learning to fly fish so much fun and you are a very patient teacher. I'm amazed that we caught so many fish, we couldn't have done it without your expert guidance.
- Kristen Broadwell, Charlotte, NC
Chris is the best fly fishing guide I've ever had.
-Mitchell Price, Miami FL
Thanks again Chris. I can't express our gratitude. Great job guiding, you picked the right fly one after another. The South Holston river is a beautiful place to fly fish and we enjoyed the our stay in the farmhouse. I'm looking forward to booking another guide trip with you in a few months. The fly fishing, food and lodging were first class, we loved the prime rib!! No need for me to spend $6000 to go to Alaska for a week and not catch any fish, for now on I'm booking my guide trips with you.
- Tom Overcash, Columbia, SC
Bearspray, thanks man, awesome job! Can't wait until next time, I can't believe I caught that many trout, kudo's to you guy you know what you're doing. I hope one day you will tell me the story on how you got that nick name?
- Colton Hagel, Las Vegas, NV
Chris, I wanted to drop you a line just to thank you for being such a wonderful fly fishing guide and a gracious host. You are an amazing fly fishing teacher and very patient, you picked the right job it fits your personality perfectly. Denise and I had so much fun laughing and acting crazy every time we hooked and netted one of those huge trout, what a total blast, you made it so much fun. The scenery was amazing, beautiful river, thank you for taking us fishing there. We both laughed all the way home, Denise couldn't stop laughing about having to do a dance & sing every time she caught those huge trout, that was hilarious! Thanks
- Will & Denise Bennett, Charlotte, NC
Bear Spray, You're an excellent fly fishing guide. Again, thank you for the great fishing trip. I've fly fished all over the world and have met very few guides that are as knowledgeable about fly fishing. You seemed to always be able to find the fish and find the exact fly and right set up for the particular situation, job well done my friend. I will book another trip next Spring.
- Harlan Simpson. Charlottesville, VA
Chris' fishing skills and knowledge of the areas' waters are exceptional. He knows where the fish are, what fly to use, and where to cast. He make fly fishing easy and fun while increasing your skills.
- Jay Kalter, Huntersville, NC
Chris is a great fly fishing guide, great food and he mixes a great bloody mary too!
-Clarke Crawford. Cornelius, NC
Chris, Our fly fishing trip to Wilson creek gorge was wonderful, very nice scenery. It reminded me of fly fishing out west in Colorado or Wyoming, Wilson Creek is a beautiful place. You are a very patient guide and you are very helpful....my wife complimented you multiple times that she thought you were the best fly fishing guide and teacher we have ever had. She was thrilled to catch 7 nice trout. Just being in such a beautiful place listening to the water was very relaxing in itself. We will very likely hire you next Summer to do the Eagle Creek trip you mentioned in the GSMNP.
- Derek & Jenn Toomey. Marrietta, GA
Nightcrawler is a great guide and fly fishing teacher, he taught me everything I needed to know to catch huge trophy trout on a fly rod in about a hour and everywhere he showed me to fish I caught nice trout. He knows what he's doing when it comes to fly fishing. This is exactly the type of outdoor sport I needed to take up after being wounded in Iraq, its very peaceful and relaxing.
-Cpl Randal R., Camp Lejeune, NC