Cast away this summer with a flashy reel
A warm afternoon, a cold brew, a top-notch rod, and schools of tailing trout—not much can beat a day of fly fishing. For the die-hard anglers out there, you probably have already found the exact spot for you and your crew. If that’s the case, we can only wish you good weather. But for those needing direction, consider Western North Carolina’s fly-fishing trail in Jackson County—the first of its kind in the United States (flyfishingtrail.com). Fifteen spots offer ample pools of brook, brown, and rainbow trout—and prime waters for mastering the perfect roll cast.
G. Loomis CrossCurrent GLX saltwater rod, 9ft, $680; Nautilus NV saltwater reel, machined aluminum lightweight, $600; Jim Teeny saltwater sight fishing line, call for cost. Luthi’s Outfitters, 22 Butler Ave, Greenville. (864) 233-0551, luthis.com