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YOUR WESTERN NC FLY SHOP and OUTFITTERwhere trout and happiness collide

A Destination Experience

Brookings is a fly fishing outfitter that has become a destination for anglers to experience what WNC fly fishing is all about. Located in Cashiers, NC our fly shop and cabin rental is located in a perfect location to fish many different watersheds and offer a variety of trout fishing as well as smallmouth bass fishing. Staffed by some of the most experienced (and friendliest) fly fishing guides in NC, you will always leave with more knowledge than you came with.

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Guided Trips Making memories one cast at a time

Here at Brookings we love teaching others the great sport of fly fishing. A big part of our business is our guide service, and we can accommodate all experience levels. Brookings employees some of the most experienced fly fishing guides in Western North Carolina. We offer fly fishing schools for the beginner, wade fishing trips, and float trips.

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Cabin RentalA mountain escape only a short walk from town

If you are a little further away, find a couple days to stay in our cabin and let us show you what WNC fly fishing has to offer!

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  • This is a lovely cabin in Cashiers, NC. We had booked into the cabin for a 1 night stay to attend a wedding and once we arrived we wished we had time to stay longer. ~ Erin Brown

  • Everything was perfect and just as described. Very easy check in and check out. The location was great and so convenient to everything we needed to get to. The house itself is so lovely, very nicely and simply decorated - no more and no less than it needs to be to feel rustic yet very comfortable. And the perfect amount of space and supplies for seven people. We especially loved the fire pit and outdoor chairs. I hope to come back someday! ~ Meredith Pittman

Our Fly Shop Outfitting Anglers since 1988

Our fly shop is always growing. We have one of the largest inventories of any NC fly shop. We love that the sport of fly fishing is forever evolving, and we like to keep up with the latest and greatest gear, but at the same time we don’t forget about the “old standards” that never quit working. We carry almost all of the major fly fishing brands, and then some. NC trout fishing is very diverse, and we try to stock the right gear to make every situation that much more enjoyable.

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River Levels

Stream Flows

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73.04 F°
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69.08 F°
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Summer Smallies

When the heat arrives, and the trout fishing starts getting tough, its time to start thinking about bronzebacks! Smallmouth bass eat best when the water gets low, clear, and hot. Its the perfect summer time fishery here in the south. Consider booking a float trip with us this summer and we'll show you the ropes.


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