Private Waters

Private water fly –fishing brings you the best fly fishing North Carolina has to offer.  Choose this trip and you will not see another angler all day.

Many fly fishermen spend a lifetime trying to acquire rights to private waters that hold trophy trout.  Now, Up-Close Outfitters has them ready and waiting for you!  The Big Hungry is setting a new standard in the fishing industry, and we have exclusive access to a long section of this productive creek.

Up-Close Outfitters is now proud to offer several stretches of exclusive private waters to fish.  We offer two of these just minutes from Hendersonville, Flat Rock, and Lake Lure.  The Big Hungry Creek and Clear Creek private waters offer some outstanding opportunities for fly fishermen.  The best fly fishing North Carolina has to offer is on private waters, Period.  With the increase in pressure from anglers, the public water fishery really takes a pounding.   By securing our private stretches, we can guarantee that you are fishing trophy-class, productive waters, which receive little fishing pressure.

The Big Hungry

Our most prized fishery, the headwaters of the Big Hungry Creek, offer a truly amazing experience.  Behind locked gates flows over a mile of private trout water, for which Up-Close Outfitters has sole access.  We have worked with a local biologist to prescribe just the right formula to grow and consistently harvest trophy-size Rainbow and Brown Trout.  Having a fully-stocked trout stream allows us to monitor the pressure on the fish, resulting in a higher number of hookups.  Upon entering the 3,600 acre estate you and your fishing guide can choose from a multitude of pools, cuts, and riffles to pinpoint the abundantly stocked trout.

Once you fish these unbelievable waters you will be itching to return!

Visit our rates page for pricing.

What is included: Transportation to/from the river, rod & reel, flies and tippet, wading gear (if needed), beverages, lunch (full day trips only), snacks (1/2 day trips)

What is not included: Fishing license, guide gratuity.

Fishing license:  One day North Carolina fishing license  $20

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