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  • Randy C
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    After speaking with Alex, he knew the exact type of guide I needed. I had a wonderful day on the river with Josh Smith. I am a neophyte when it comes to fly fishing so Josh placed me at the front of the boat so he could keep an eye on me as well as teach me. Josh is an outstanding teacher. He is very patient and teaches with a bit of humor…never condescending and always encouraging. In the end, the true measure of a guide is to put you on fish and holy cow did we get some fish. I would highly recommend Josh for anyone looking for a guide who will fish as long as you like (never in a rush to end the day), teach/refine your technique and do so all the time having fun. Great job Josh.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Terry R
    Northport, AL17 contributions
    I did a half day wade trip with Brandon while I was passing through Sylva. What a great day on the water! The action was very steady the whole time. I netted 15 fish and missed several more. I am not a beginner, but am far from a seasoned fly fisher. Brandon was very helpful with techniques and tips for improving my experience. We fished the Tuckasegee River in Webster. I will certainly use Hookers Guide Service the next time I am in the area.
    Written 2 December 2021
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  • UnclTrvlngMatt
    Richmond, VA169 contributions
    The downstairs is an overwhelmingly awesome selection of fly fishing equipment for every age, stage, and desire of the angler. The upstairs is a broad selection of everything you need to hit the trails in and around Jackson County and beyond.

    The staff is very helpful in finding “just the right thing” you need; even if it’s a buckle for a strap repair on your pack.
    Written 17 July 2018
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  • Ruby
    Bryson City, NC6 contributions
    Cool little self guided puzzle tour that had us Wandering around downtown sylva (not a huge place so fine) and solving puzzles. Learned a few things about sylva's ghosts too. Would play again!
    Written 10 April 2021
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  • sara c
    Bokeelia, FL2 contributions
    EVERYTHING was perfect. !!!!! first time fly fishing. With the extremely patient Mike, we caught 8 fish, totally enjoyed the rafting down the river, often thru small but exciting rapids !! He was so professional and experienced in handling the river and us !
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Michael Hurley
    Maggie Valley, NC2 contributions
    Susan gave our group the best and most fun/exciting guided walking tour of downtown Sylva with interesting information about the characters that shaped this area! She's funny, knowledgeable and unique.
    Written 9 April 2022
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  • Annebritt B
    Lake Lure, NC8 contributions
    Colin and Wes are absolutely fantastic guides! They will get you out to where the fish are when the conditions are best and they know what the fish will or won't bite based on conditions. They spend thousands of hours fishing and hunting and it shows. Not only do they know how to get you to optimal fishing, they also know how to coach you into higher skills and always go out of their way to set you up for success.

    High caliber people who deliver professional and friendly service that made two fishing trips I booked with them in mid and late Oct 2021 fantastic!
    Written 4 November 2021
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  • Chad S
    Mooresville, NC22 contributions
    A buddy and I hired James at 153 Charters to do some lake fishing while we were in Bryson City. James communicated well and had us set up for success. He asked lots of questions about what we wanted to fish for and such and we left it up to him on what was biting. He had great equipment and knew Lake Fontana like the back of his hand. He put us on the fish right away and he knew when to move to new areas and when to stay and keep fighting. His boat was a center console so had room to move and keep us from being on top of each other. He was ready with a new rod if and in my case when I became snagged or lost the lure in a tree. Haha. He knew when to switch the lures for what the fish were biting. He had all the latest technology-fish finders, depth finders and trolling motor. We caught whites, small mouth, crappie, spotted bass and a few hybrids. He took care of cleaning the fish and all we had to do was take them home and cook them. I will be sending my son to see James for a trip very soon. Great guide and great guy.
    Written 16 June 2018
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