Coastal N.C.
Tenkara Fly Fishing Guide Service

Tenkara - Do You Want to Catch and Release
3 Times More Fish?

Northwestern NC Unreels Tenkara Fly Fishing
NC Mountain Tenkara Fly Fishing Guide Service

What Is Tenkara

For those unfamiliar with Tenkara, it is a traditional Japanese method of fly fishing. It reduces fly fishing to three basic elements, a rod, a line and a fly. It has been used for centuries in Japan's high mountain streams. Tenkara is all about simplicity.

Ideal for Mountains to Coast Fly-Fishing & Shotgun Sports Guide Service's Pristine Wilderness Backcountry Streams

For fishing for brook trout in the mountains we love fishing tenkara!

For the area mountain stream we recommend the 11' Tenkara USA Iwana. For bigger fish or a longer reach on spring creeks or bigger water we recommend the 13' 6" Tenkara USA Amago.

We match them with a 10' 6" traditional tenkara line attached with a simple girth hitch. We add about 6" of 3x tippet to the end of the line, then about 12-18" of 5x or 6x tippet to that depending on the conditions.

Because the rods flex so much in the upper section, especially at the tip, tenkara rods readily protect light tippets. Tenkara style fishing gives you incredible drag free drifts. Often 3 and 4 times as long as you might get with a conventional outfit. And those drag-free drifts are one of the most important elements for fishing success.

NC Mountain Tenkara Fly Fishing Guide Service

Make your dreams happen, live the dream and call us at Mountains to Coast N.C. Fly Fishing & Shotgun Sports Guide Service 828-335-3474

Mountains To Coast Fly-Fishing & Shotgun Sports Guide Service offer an abundance of Southeast Waters, Streams, Public and some of the best Private Trophy Trout Water for the Year Round, All Season, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Fly-Fishing Enthusiast. These waters include the entire Southeast from Mountains to Coast, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

You may be seeking Trophy Trout or Smallmouth Bass in a Free Flowing River or Creek, Wild Trout in a Smaller Pristine Wilderness Back Country Headwater Stream, or Floating down a Tailrace River or Stream. We will get you to your Fly Fishing Destinations. A few examples of where we Professionally Guide our anglers are; the Clinch, Catawba, Davidson, Hiwassee, Nantahala, New River, Nolichucky, Indian Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Raven Fork and Oconaluftee, Stone Mountain State Park, South Holston, Tuckaseegee, Toe, Watauga, Yadkin, Boone Fork Creek, Helton Creek, Elk River & Elk Creek, Wilson Creek, Watersheds of Grandfather Mountain, WNC Fly Fishing Trail, just to name a few.

With our Centralized Locations, you are always within 1 to 2 hours of a number of Major Southeast Airports. Our professional Guide Teams are near to; Blowing Rock NC, Boone NC, Bryson City NC, Bristol TN, Bristol VA, Brevard NC, Atlanta GA, Asheville NC, Abingdon VA, Cherokee NC, Chapel Hill NC, Charlotte NC, Gatlinburg TN, Greensboro-Winston Salem NC, Knoxville TN, Raleigh NC, Elizabethton TN, Johnson City TN, Pigeon Forge TN, Sylva NC, Spruce Pine NC, Linville NC, Banner Elk NC, Newland NC, Foscoe NC, Hickory NC, Morganton NC, Lenoir NC, and Valle Crucis NC.

Exclusive Private Upper Headwaters Stream

Have you ever had a dream of catching a big beautiful line ripping rod bending Rainbow Trout in an ice cold, clean crystal gin clear, high altitude North Carolina mountain stream? If so, your dreams can come true, come enjoy the peace and tranquility of our Exclusive Private Upper Headwaters Stream. A beautiful high mountain valley with pastoral meadows, home to whitetail deer and wild turkey surround our exclusive private stream chock full of trout. Expert professional guided instruction comes with all the Orvis gear needed to catch 12" to 24+" Rainbow, Brown and wild Brook Trout.

You will experience
Trophy Trout of a Lifetime!

RATES & DATES

Multiple Day Hunt, Fly-Fishing, Shooting, & Ski Packages - $$-Can Be Arranged-$$

Action Packed Fly-Fishing Packages Price Includes:

Round Trip Transportation to Packages Locations (Under 75 miles one way-No Fee) Airport Transfers Can Be Arranged for additional fee.

Miles based from our Resort Town of Blowing Rock / Boone, North Carolina Location (other town & state locations may vary) Where we feature the Wing Shooting Bird Hunting Packages, Mountain Trout Fly Fishing on Trophy Water Packages, and the Clay Target Shooting Packages.

NC Preserve and or Hunting license and Fishing license required

Experienced Guides for All Packages

Also includes all Fly-Fishing Equipment & Gear, Rods, Reels, Waders, Boots, Flies, Leaders, Tippet Material, etc.



Action Packed Fly-Fishing Packages Price Not Included:

Fishing Licenses(where required), Lodging & Taxes, Tipping & Gratuities to Your Guide.



PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

Pre-Pay in full including options & extras at Time of Booking are Non-Refundable. If cancelled by guests, a 100 % credit will be given to you to be used for another booked, future agreed time. Rescheduled guided trip must be within 12 months of cancellation.

We DO NOT accept cancellations based on a future weather forecast. Local Weather changes fast.
We fish, shoot, or hunt Rain, Snow, or Shine. Exception, extended time of lightning & high water.


Guests can purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance at 1-800-487-4722

THIS IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE BOOKED TIME
Please understand, if you cancel and want a refund, I not only would lose income as a small business owner from your exclusively confirmed booking but lose income from guests I could have booked in your exclusive time slot. In addition, I pay up front non-refundable fees like, guide fees, rod / access fees, and other overhead, to confirm your exclusive book time slot. This is why the policy of no refunds, but will give you 100% credit within next 12 months.

TIPPING & GRATUITIES
OUR GUESTS ALWAYS ASK??...How Much?? Gratuities/Tips-(Normal & Customary 20%-25%) are not included in Guide Services Pricing, but are Anticipated & Appreciated by your Hard-Working Guide.

A simply explanation is; you are being helped by a wait staff person in a restaurant for maybe 1 hour, We as your professional guide are helping you for at least 4 to 8 hours and certainly appreciate your Gratitude.

Please be assured that my guides and I are going to give you 100+% effort, utilizing our many years' experience to provide you with a most memorable, fun and exciting opportunity to catch & release mountain trout, hit clay targets or harvest wing-shooting birds. Please do not gauge my or our other Guide's tip / gratuity on what "you" may not hit or "you" may not catch. And thanks for understanding we have overhead like, insurance, equipment cost, fuel cost, rod fees and access fees cost to private property and private streams, licenses, etc. This is why we really need and appreciate your tips / gratuities.

We all thank you!
Carl and the Mountains to Coast Fly-Fishing and Shotgun Sports Guide Team.


Need assistance with licenses?

Contact customer service by phone at 888-248-6834 or by email at licenses@ncwildlife.org

Resident - $5.00
Nonresident - $10.00


About Your Fly Fishing Guide

Carl Freeman is an Orvis Trained, and Certified Fly-Fishing, Clay Target Shooting, & Wing Shooting Professional Guide. Carl is also a Lifetime Member of Trout Unlimited. He previously has owned two (2) Orvis Fly-Fishing Shops & Guide Services.

Carl is considered one of the top Fly Fishing Anglers, Fly Fishing Guide, Clay Target Shooting Guide, & Wing Shooting Guides in all of The Blue Ridge Mountains and Appalachian Mountain Ranges.

He also offers from The High Country to The Low Country his Upland Bird Hunting & Wing Shooting guests an Action-Packed hunt of a Lifetime. As he says "From the Mountains to the Coast in The Southeast, we have you covered"

His world was opened up to the Great Outdoors over 50+ years ago Fishing and Hunting with his Dad. Carl was first introduced over 25 years ago to his 1st and 2nd passion in 1987, which is Fly-Fishing and His 1st passion is his wife Linda, of course.

He received his formal training from Orvis headquarters in Manchester, VT to obtain his certification. After receiving his certification Carl worked professionally as an owner and a fly fishing guide in NC, TN, VA, & Internationally in Austria.

Carl now owns MOUNTAINS TO COAST FLY-FISHING & SHOTGUN SPORTS GUIDE SERVICE, and also MOUNTAINS TO COAST REAL ESTATE REFERRAL PROGRAM, which helps guest and clients with residential, investment, & commercial real estate needs through LoopNet, #1 in commercial real estate online. Carl was previous owner of High Country Real Estate, Inc. in Blowing Rock, NC.

Carl has hosted guests of all ages and backgrounds in Fly-Fishing and Upland bird hunting. He has taught them The Art of Fly-Fishing & Shotgun Sports and has introduced them to his lives' passion. Your Guide, Carl Freeman is a Veteran of the USA Armed Forces and strongly supports great organizations like, Project Healing Waters Fly-Fishing, Wounded Warriors Programs as well as supporting breast cancer survivors through the organization Casting for Recovery. His firm belief is if he can learn and enjoy these Great Outdoor Adventures, anyone can!!

"I want you to absorb each page of information in hopes; I can help you eliminate the intimidation factors you may presently have."



Whatever your desired sporting activities and destination trips are, Mountains to Coast Fly Fishing and Shotgun Sports Guide Service should be your first and only choice.

When you are a Private Guest of Mountains to Coast Guide Service, you don't have to be a member of a Private Rod and Gun Club, or a member of a Private Fly Fishing Club, or a member of a Private Bird Hunting Club or even a member of a Private Clay Target Shooting Club.

With Mountains to Coast Fishing, Hunting, and Shotgun Clay Target Shooting Sports, it's like you have all the benefits of being a member of a Private Sporting Club without having to pay out thousands of dollars and sign long term agreements and contracts. Hey, you just want to Fish, Bird Hunt, and Shoot Targets. You May view the Sporting Activities and Destination Trips on our Photo Page.

Our booking calendar is filling fast this year for Mountains to Coast Guide Service with, Fly Fishing for Trophy Trout, Wing Shooting, Wetland & Upland Bird Hunting, Clay Target Shooting, Instructional Classes, and Lessons, especially in our North Carolina locations.

We have partnered with numerous Private connections which include fabulous, Waters, Streams, Hunting Preserves, and Shooting Facilities, that will equip you with everything you need for the ultimate Year Round Fly-Fishing or Year Round Shotgun Sports experience.

Mountains To Coast Fly-Fishing & Shotgun Sports Guide Service provides or makes available all equipment and complete instructions that will have you fishing, wing shooting, upland / wetland bird hunting, or clay target shooting, with confidence even if you've never stepped foot in a stream, or shot a shotgun before.

Please go to our Concierge Program Page and consider Booking a Combination of Guide Services.



Mountains to Coast Action Packed Blast and Cast or Cast and Blast Packages

Ask Us About and Book Your Action Packed Blast and Cast or Cast and Blast Packages!

OFFERED IN OUR NORTH CAROLINA LOCATION WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING LOTS OF RESERVATIONS FOR GUIDED FLY FISHING & SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS TRIPS THIS YEAR & NEXT...CALL, TEXT, EMAIL, REAL SOON TO RESERVE YOUR TRIP. New

We can assist you in Booking Preferred Lodging as well. Just let us know at time of booking your Action-Packed Trip Of A Lifetime!

ALSO ASK US ABOUT AND BOOK YOUR EXTREME KAYAKING FLY FISHING AND CLAY TARGET SHOOTING GUIDE TRIP
AND ASK US ABOUT AND BOOK YOUR EXTREME TENKARA TROPHY TROUT FLY FISHING AND A ZIP LINE GUIDE TRIP... "ZIP TRIP"



Specially Priced All Inclusive Trophy Water Packages!

North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains Professionally Guided Overnight 2 Day Huge Trophy Trout Fly Fishing Trip

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You will be special guests of legendary North Carolina Orvis Trained Appalachian Mountain Fly-Fishing Guide, Carl "Trout Whisperer" Freeman. Carl's the owner of Mountains to Coast Fly-Fishing & Shotgun Sports Guide Service.

You will be guests for 1 night lodging, 2 day fly private fishing trip package for 2 people (or up to 6 guests total 3 groups of 2) in Northwestern North Carolina to fish and stay in one of our mountain lodging cabins nearby to fish for Huge Trophy Trout of a Lifetime!

An overnight trip with Professional Guide Carl and or one of his Pro Guide Team guides is what you might call, "The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Adventure for Huge Trophy Trout of Your Lifetime!"

Your accommodations will be a well-appointed Mountain Cabin. Some lodging is just a few short steps from your own personal Private Section of a Trophy Stream. Our overnight trips begin with a full day of fly fishing, with a streamside picnic lunch followed by a gourmet dinner, and a night of relaxing sounds of a pristine mountain stream. You'll wake up to a hearty breakfast followed by another full day of fishing with a streamside picnic lunch. There's no better way to get away to slough off the hectic real world.



Tenkara Fly Fishing

Try Action Packed Trip of a Lifetime, Ancient Japanese Tenkara Fly Fishing

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Tenkara is the traditional Japanese method of fly-fishing where only a rod, line and fly are used. Tenkara is about fly-fishing simplicity and mountain-stream effectiveness. Eleven to fourteen foot long rods allow anglers to fish mountain streams in a way that is nearly impossible with western fly gear. Telescopic rods collapse down to a mere 20 inches, and few things are needed making tenkara ideal for backpacking. Tenkara is perfect for those in search of a pure, effective and simpler method of fly-fishing.

Testimonials

Letter from David L. Hughes

Dear Carl,
I finally got around to getting my film developed and this one enlarged. It was the best of them and the trout looks most like a 5 pounder in it... maybe we don't have to lie about it! That day with you and James is still the highlight of my fishing year. I haven't much chance to get out since. Best, Dave

Dave Hughes

Dave Hughes is an author of more than 20 books about fly fishing for trout. He has written articles for such diverse magazines as "Salmon, Trout, Steelheader," "Fly-fishing & Tying Journal," "Fly Rod & Reel," and "Fly Fisherman." He wrote the "Fly Fishing Success" column for "Fly Rod & Reel" for five years; those articles, and many others, were gathered into the book Taking Trout. Dave has been a contributing editor to "Field & Stream," and has written for the classy "Gray's Sporting Journal," and for eight years was editor of "Fly-fishing & Tying Journal."

Letter from Bob Timberlake

In my 75 years of hunting and fishing all over the world, I've never had a more helpful and enthusiastic fishing guide anywhere. Carl, The legendary "Trout Whisperer" is also that way with all my friends and everyone I know who has fished with him at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC, The Refuge at Twin Rivers or anywhere. And he's a great friend." "I just can't wait to hunt quail, grouse, turkey or anything else he wants to go out and find - or we can just enjoy talking about it." "



Bob Timberlake

Bob Timberlake is an American realist artist primarily known for his watercolor paintings as well as for designing and licensing lines of home furnishings, clothing and various other products. He began his career as an artist in 1970 and began his home furnishings line in 1990. He founded Linwood Furniture, LLC in 2006. In the fall of 2004, the Manor House Estate House at the Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock was renamed the Bob Timberlake Inn at Chetola Resort. His primary studio was created from a historic barn built in 1809 and moved to its current location in 1986.