Land of the Noonday Sun

I’ve now been to the Nantahala River in North Carolina three times.  It definitely won’t be the last.  This time I had the pleasure of fishing with professional guide, friend and fly fishing enthusiast Clint DePriest.  Watching Clint fish reminds me how much I still have left to learn. You can check out his website here:

And go ahead and look him up: Noon Day Fly Fishing on

The weekend marked another trip full of amazing fish, good food and relaxation.  Of course, some people wouldn’t call standing in cold water, climbing incredibly steep cliffs, and hiking around a valley relaxing.  Plenty of fish were landed, and new scotch was sampled!  I was fortunate to be able to shoot enough video to capture the weekend.

One of my favorite parts about fly fishing is exploring the unknown in search of those more challenging fish.  What do you like most about fly fishing?  Post it in the comments section below.

4 thoughts on “Land of the Noonday Sun

  1. My favorite part of fly fishing? Catching a fish!

    Yep. I’m that shallow.

    But I do remember the first fish I ever caught on a fly rod. In California. I was stunned! All on a hook covered with feathers!

    What a beautiful video! Most impressive. And some great fish, too!

    I found you via The Amateur Angler. Tell him I said hello!

    Tight lines!

    Roger, The Smiling BassHole


    • Will do, thank you for the kind remarks! I remember my first fish on a fly rod as well. It was with my father when I was very young, and by now most of the memory is faded, but the most important bits are still there in my head.


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