Carolina Fly Fishing Club

Curtis Creek - Tuesday DH Day Outing

  • 09 Oct 2018
  • 8:30 AM
  • Old Fort, NC


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Curtis Creek
McDowell County
Old Fort, NC

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Meetup at 8:30 am

DH Day Trip
DH Stocking is October 3rd.

Curtis Creek is nestled in the mountains at the base of the Blue Ridge just minutes from the quaint town of Old Fort and less than an hour from the popular city of Asheville. Located in the first tract of National Forest land in the eastern US at the site of an old Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) camp, the campground is surrounded by old growth forests and roaring trout streams. The gravel road through the campground ascends to the Blue Ridge Parkway, providing easy access to the Mount Mitchell area.

Suggested length of 8’ to 10’ works well with 3 to 6 wt line.  Leader to match rod length in 3X to 5X.  Shorter leaders make casting weighted flies a little easier.  If desired, you can always add more tippet to lengthen leader.


 Insect  Emergence  Pattern
Delayed Harvest Flies All Day 

Egg Patterns
Mop Flies
Woolly Buggers (black, brown, olive, orange)
San Juan Worms (red, pink are good color.)
Squiggly Wiggly (red, pink, green, purple, etc)

 Blue Winged Olive
 Caddis Flies
 (Dry Flies)

12-18 Blue Winged Olive
14-24 Black CDC Comparadun 
12-16 Elk Hair Caddis

 Stone Flies
 All Day

14-16 Girdle Bug
12-16 Pats Rubber Leg
14-18 Black Adult Stone Fly

 Nymphs and Midges  All Day

18-24 Zebra Midge
16-20 Pheasant Tail Nymph
18-24 Olive Midge
14-18 Black Stone Fly Nymph

 Quill Gordon Early Afternoon 

 12-14 Quill Gordon, Wet Fly & Dry Fly

The fish will generally be in deep slow water. So use lots of weight to get fly down.  Fish dry flies mid to late afternoon or if you see a hatch coming off.  Size is not cast in concrete, so experiment with fly size and pattern.

Google “Fly Hatch Charts in NC” or…read more > > >

See pictures of Fly Patterns > > >

Need Help?
Let us know if you would like some help with getting started, lining rod, knots, casting, where to fish, etc.?  So we can have someone there to give you a hand.  Don't be bashful, we're here to get you started on the right track.  Click HERE to send an email request > > >


  • I-40 West take Exit 75.
  • Turn left onto Greenlee Road.
  • In 1.2 miles there will be a stop sign at Route 70 (E. Main St.).
  • Go straight across Route 70 onto Curtis Creek Road.
  • In 1.5 miles bear left onto a gravel road (FR4030).
  • Go across Curtis Creek bridge to parking (N35.65568/W082.17738).

This location has a handicap ramp with easy access and parking.  There is another handicap ramp .8 miles up the road where Deep Branch comes in and the DH starts.  From this point 2.8 miles is Curtis Creek Campground.  From here you are really blue lining. 

Click here for a larger-printable map.

Click here for a larger detailed picture of parking area.

Google Map link

YouTube link -Fishing Curtis Creek.

Club Outings: Due to CFFC liabilities anyone attending a club outing must be up to date with their CFFC and FFI memberships. Guests or lapsed members must sign a release form at the gathering or you can link to the release form. You can print, fill it out and bring it with you to the outing. Release Form

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