Carolina Fly Fishing Club

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November 17, 2022

6:00PM to 10:00PM


2831 The Plaza

Charlotte, NC

This is really a safe and nice location if you do not know Charlotte. 

The raffle and auction prizes are growing every day!

 This will be a great event with many raffles!

This event will feature silent auction and bucket raffle items consisting of fly rod outfits, guided trips, fly fishing products, fly tying equipment and materials, books, artwork, and a host of other fantastic prizes.




Monthly Meetups

     Click the link 'Join Trip' link below each trip if you have any intention of going.  The form will ask for basic contact info, and ask if you may need assistance or are willing to serve a point of contact for the trip.  I will serve as a POC for any trip I attend, but welcome the assistance of more experienced anglers in making each trip a more enjoyable experience for all.

     Any questions about any trips, please reach out to me.

William Boswell - 'Boz'

     text or call 336.477.5137

     Sat Oct 29:  Mitchell River (DH) 9am until...

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     My apologies for getting this out late.  For the Mitchell River this weekend, I will plan to be there for the better part of the day, and probably get an early start.  Text me upon arrival if you don't see me - I will likely be parked at the last lot of the upper stretch.

     Sat Nov 5:  Old Fort, NC (DH, HS, and Blue-lines)

          End the day relaxing at riverside brewery, Hillman Beer

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     Thurs Nov 10:  Wilson Creek (DH and HS waters)

          meet at Mortimer Campground parking on Hwy 90 9am

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Many times a fishing buddy or you will put a hook in a body part. Do you need to quit fishing? Probably not. There are several good YouTube videos out there.

Word of advice, medical professionals caution, never push the hook farther through the body part to cut the barb off. there is a significant risk of tissue damage. 

Bear in mind, we are not physicians and have never even played a physician, that's why we fly fish. When in doubt seek competent medical advice.

String Technique

When and Why?

  • Helpful for quick removals and requires few resources
  • Can be performed in the field
  • Careful with removal as the hook may fly off in an unpredictable fashion
  • Should not be used on parts of the body that are free-floating, such as the earlobe


  • Fly line or String or Heavy dental floss


  1. A string or suture should be wrapped/tied around the midpoint of the bend of the hook.
  2. Exert downward pressure on the shank of the fishhook to dislodge the barb as much as possible from the local soft tissue.
  3. Using a quick motion, pull parallel to the barbed tip with the suture.
  4. Be careful as the fishhook will be propelled out very rapidly and can cause additional injury.

fishhook removal string

Upcoming Planned Trips


2022 Trips


November 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2022

The Whistle Stop Lodge 

Arrive Thursday and leave Sunday.

The cost is 150.00 per person. There is a ten person limit. 

To sign up email:

The annual Spring CFFC spring Nantahala Trip. That's 3 nights and 4 days in some of the best fishing country North Carolina has to offer.

This year the club will be staying with our old friends at the Whistle Stop Lodge in Almond near Fontana Lake.  It is 15 minutes from the Nantahala Outdoor Center, 25 minutes from the Delayed Harvest Section of the Nantahala, and 20 minutes from the Tuckaseegee River in Bryson City and the Tuckaseegee Fly ShopThere are many more streams within easy reach, such as Deep Creek, Noland Creek, Oconaluftee River, Cherokee Reservation trophy water, the Tuck at Dillsboro, Snowbird Creek, and many more Hatchery Supported and Wild Trout streams close by. 

Actually, more than you could fish in a year.  

For more information on where to fish, what flies to use and the current active steams, contact the Tuckaseegee Fly Shop in Bryson City or Sylva. You can also look at on the NC Wildlife Commissions Interactive Fishing Access Map web page to see just how many places there are to fish in the area.

The Whistle Stop Lodge will accommodate 12 comfortably.  There are 4 private rooms with queen beds.  As always, couples and single ladies will be getting priority on the private rooms.  Room assignment will be based on registration date.

Cost for the entire weekend is $150.00 for 3 nights per person which is Thursday thru Sunday. 

We will discuss meal options as we get closer and see how many sign ups we have.

South Carolina has more than great football!

For many of our members, South Carolina remains unexplored. It offers some excellent trout fishing opportunities.

Make a promise to yourself to fish a new location in North Carolina this spring.

Follow this link to adventure. 

Every public fishing opportunity is located for your next trip. Find an area of North Carolina you want to explore and zoom in on the prospects. River, lake or pond, are all covered here. Pro tip: Use Google maps separately to explore the terrain and access points.

Wild Brook trout caught in Grassy Creek, NC (Crabtree Falls) : r/NCOutdoors

North Carolina Stocking Schedule

Another awesome trout fishing locator.

PISGAH OUTDOORS The Fish of Pisgah National Forest and Surrounding Area

Meeting at REI, Northlake Mall, CLT.

6:30 PM Meet and Greet  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Club Meeting.      

The December CFFC meeting will be a casual get together and a swap meet.  A good chance to bring some of your stuff that you don't need and be able to sell or swap for other items. From what I am seeing there should be a lot of good stuff that will be put out. So load up all of your stuff and come on over for an enjoyable evening. 

Also this meeting will be the final chance to get one of the special raffle tickets for the two rods that we will be giving away this meeting. They will raffled separately and will make a couple of folks a nice Christmas present. 

Look forward to seeing you there. 

Monthly Fly Tying Sessions


We are looking to schedule more fly tying classes now that the weather is turning cold. We will be announcing dates and times for the fly tying classes for beginners, intermediate and experienced tiers soon. So keep watch for the dates 

Carolina Fly Fishing Club PO Box 3451 Huntersville, NC 28070

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