Trip Planner

Fishing Licenses

Fishing licenses may be purchased online or by phone, but wait until the day before to make sure we don’t have to change your fishing location.

NC

North Carolina License Information

Purchase license online at NC Wildlife Resources Commission or call 1-888-248-6834
*Make sure to purchase a special trout privilege in addition to your inland fishing license
**Make sure to purchase both the inland fishing license and the trout privilege

TN

Tennessee License Information 

Purchase license online at Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency or call 1-888-814-8972
*You often need your drivers license and social security number for a TN license
**Make sure to purchase an all species license

Clothing & Equipment

Anything you forget or need to purchase can be acquired from the ORVIS Asheville store.
The coupon for $25 off purchase of $50 or more is included in your trip price.

Clothing

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellant
  • Shorts or quick-dry pants
  • Long-sleeve, quick-dry shirt
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Sweater/fleece pull-over
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Hat

Accessories
(just a checklist for those of you bringing your own gear).

  • Fly floatant
  • Snips
  • Forceps
  • 3X, 4X ,5X leaders
  • 3X, 4X, 5X tippet
  • Flies

Fishing Equipment

  •  Equipment rentals are included in trip price and can be provided if you let us know ahead of time.
  • Primary rods are 4 and 5 weight rods. 3 and 6 weight rods may be brought along, but will see little use.
  • Reels: reels with dependable drag systems and floating lines to match rods
  • Waders: breathable chest waders for any conditions, wading sandals or wading boots with neoprene booties for wet wading in the summer.

Restaurants

South Asheville/Biltmore Park

131 Main – American

Tupelo Honey Cafe – Southern American

Hickory Tavern – Bar and Grill

Downtown Asheville

Salsa’s – Mexican

Mela – Indian

Bouchon – French

Limones – Mexican Californian

Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB) – Brew Pub

Curate – Tapas

Lodging

Close Proximity to ORVIS Asheville

Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
43 Town Square Blvd, Asheville, North Carolina, 28803, TEL: 1-828-209-2700

Hampton Inn Asheville – I-26 Biltmore Square
One Rocky Ridge Road, Asheville, North Carolina, 28806, TEL: 1-828-667-2022

Bent Creek Lodge
10 Parkway Crescent, Arden, North Carolina, 28704, TEL: 1-828-654-9040


Downtown Asheville or in Close Proximity 

Renaissance Hotel Downtown Asheville
31 Woodfin Street · Asheville, North Carolina 28801 TEL: 1-828-252-8211

ALOFT ASHEVILLE DOWNTOWN
51 Biltmore Avenue · Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: (828) 232-2838

The Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804 Phone (800) 438-5800

Cancellation Policy

A deposit of 50% of the trip cost is required to confirm your spot.  You may pay your deposit with a check or credit card.  These deposits are non-refundable so make sure you are committed before you book.  If you do have to cancel we will refund your deposit provided that we can rebook the dates that you have cancelled. If you book your trip less than 7 days before departure, we may ask for payment in full at the time of booking and it is refundable only if dates can be rebooked.  If you fail to show up for a trip you will be charged the full trip price.   

If we have to cancel your trip due to circumstances beyond our control (dangerous weather, water levels, etc.) we will refund your deposit in full, or reschedule if the dates are mutually agreeable.   Rain is not considered dangerous weather.