Located in the heart of the new Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail, High Hampton Inn is perfectly poised to capitalize on the finest regional fly fishing. Being the first and only trail of its kind in the U.S., fishermen can experience peak fishing in an area with temperatures that are generally 15 degrees cooler than lower-lying regions because of the 3,600-foot elevation.
Teaming up with local guide and expert Alex Bell and Albright Outfitters, High Hampton Inn offers expert instruction, half- and full-day river trips to the area’s best trout waters, and all the amenities of High Hampton Inn’s 1,400-acre estate.
The Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail, situated in Jackson County, features some of the best trout waters in the Great Smoky Mountains. The trail takes you to 15 excellent spots for catching brook, brown and rainbow trout .
“Whether you’ve fished for years or never had a fly rod in your hand, fly fishing the Western NC Trail is the experience of a lifetime,” Bell said. “I can guide you to quantity or size, open waters or small streams—the WNC Fly Fishing Trail has it all.”
Highlights include fishing on the Nantahala, Chattooga (where Deliverance was filmed), Tuckaseegee or Davidson Rivers for Brown Rainbow and Brook Trout. Fly fishing equipment will be provided if needed or attendees can bring their own gear.
Alex Bell owns and operates AB’s Fly Fishing Guide Service and is one of the creators of the WNC Fly Fishing Trail. Bell is a long time resident of North Carolina with an intimate knowledge of the area’s streams and tributaries. For more information on Bell, visit abfish.org or to learn more about the WNC Fly Fishing Trail, visit www.FlyFishingTrail.com.
In addition to this unique fly fishing experience, guests at High Hampton Inn are invited to enjoy the many activities and amenities on the High Hampton Inn estate. Indulge in the fresh mountain air during a round of golf or a tennis match, or grab a paddle and spend a peaceful evening boating on the lake. For those seeking a day of pampering, the Hampton Health Club & Spa features a variety of total body relaxation and de-stressing treatments.