My wife and I were planning to be in the area for a wedding and decided we wanted to try out fly fishing for mountain trout. We fish for saltwater species frequently around our home closer to the coast and were excited about trying out a new type of fishing experience. We did a half day wading trip on the Cane River with Mychal and had a great time.
It was my wife's first time fly fishing and she was quite excited to catch the first trout of the day! (A testament to Mychal's ability to instruct newbies on fly casting.) We each caught plenty rainbows with a few brook trout mixed in. Learning more about fly fishing, the types of trout, and general information about the area from Mychal was a treat. He was a very knowledgeable and attentive guide, who kept us on the fish and having fun the whole time.
I highly recommend using SAA if you are interested in a guided fishing trip in the Asheville area.
A true full-service fly fishing outfitter. Paul picked us up from the Grove Park Inn and took us smallmouth fishing for the day and then dropped us back off. We did absolutely nothing but fished. We recommend!!. - Todd Wagner: Raleigh, NC
Weaver - Ohio
My buddy and I had an amazing day on the water with SAA this past weekend. My buddy had some experience, but this was my first time fly fishing. We couldn't have asked for a better guide than Mychal Hamby. He was friendly, experienced, and tailored his instruction accordingly for the both of us. We both caught fish and learned a lot from Mychal. This experience will certainly have me coming back for more.
I would certainly recommend SAA & Mychal to outfit/guide your fishing trip. Mychal's personality, experience and knowledge of the area would definitely meet the needs of anyone searching for a positive fishing experience, regardless of your experience.