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“I want to thank you, not only for your expertise but also for your patience – especially with me. You are a true professional, one who is quite proficient at what he does, and one who is able to transmit his love and knowledge of his profession to others.”

– George Ports, Raleigh, NC


“Thanks again for showing us a great day of fishing. Although the conditions were not favorable on the Watauga, your knowledge of the area and dedication to providing a quality trip is greatly appreciated by taking us to the Holston River. Everyone had a great time and are still talking about the trip. I learned a gret deal about the river that will help me in the future as well. I look forward to seeing you in July with my Dad.”

– Bill Wood, Charlotte, NC


“Greetings Fellow Water-Beater, Colton and I just want to say how awesome you were to us today. Thank you so much for such a great day’s fishing. We rolled home around 6:00 pm, burnt, tired, sore and two of the happiest fishermen you’ve ever seen. The whole day was wonderful. We’ll be telling the tales of today’s adventure around many a campfire. I hope our stories drum up business for you for you sure deserve it. Just thought I’d let you know, I’m sending all my friends to Asheville Drifters. Look forward to fishing with you again in September. Always let fish control your mind – your new friends,”

– Jay and Colter Ward, Bryson City, NC

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“We had a great time. I very much appreciate the time you spent with Cy. I too have really enjoyed the exposure to fly fishing, but for him it is a true passion. However, through him, I believe I understand why many make it a lifetime passion. I look forward to seeing the pics. Again, many thanks for your services. I know we have much to learn, but at this point have been exposed to what a great sport it is. I look forward to seeing you next year.”

– Paul C. Young, Newnan, GA


“Thanks for a guided trip well done. My wife and I were extremely pleased with the full day float trip. Neither of us were experienced at fly fishing and were not familiar with NC or East TN. We both enjoyed fly fishing, having all the gear and tackle provided, and having a raft with a professional guide leading the trip. We benefited greatly from having you guide the trip and show us the great spots to hit trout. The hot lunch was a welcome, tasty surprise. Floating is definitely the way to go! Thanks again for a great trout fishing experience. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and business partners traveling in NC and Eatern TN”

– David Rodriquez, Dallas, TX


Asheville Drifters,  I wanted to make sure I thanked you all again for both of the great trips you put together for may family and I last week.  I was very hesitant for everybody to fly fish but they all had a great time and really enjoyed it. The smallmouth trip was great as well and I am still blown away that we were the only boat on the river.  Such a productive and beautiful fishery for us to be the only boat out there.  I'll be booking that trip with ya'll again when I make it back over there -and I would like to reserve the whole river to myself again!!!

-Dillon Smith,  Fayetteville, AR

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