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Upper Neuse Greenway
Raleigh, NC, 27614
United States


Flyfishing Guide Service 




EJ Stern

Overview Section

Our goal is to provide our clients with the best flyfishing experience. We pursue a variety of freshwater and anadromous species. Our clients can choose between floating and wading options on our trips. All skill levels and ages are welcome.
Locally we fish the Neuse, Tar, Eno, Haw, and Cape Fear Rivers. Great spring white bass and shad fishing. Summer provides excellent river largemouth bass fishing on topwater.
We also provide float trips for trout on the Smith, Catawba, Jackson, South Holston, and Watauga Rivers tailwaters


Largemouth bass, white bass, trout, smallmouth bass, gar, carp.


Spring: Striped Bass, Shad, White Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Tailwater Trout
Summer: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Longnose Gar
Fall: Largemouth Bass, Tailwater Trout
Winter: Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Tailwater Trout

Region and Terrain

All of our river levels fluctuate depending on discharge from rainfall, runoff, and release schedules. We float tailwaters that generate on a release schedule coming out of the dam.

Typical Weather

Month Low High Precip
Jan 29.6°F 49.8°F 4.02in.
Feb 31.9°F 54.0°F 3.47in.
Mar 38.9°F 62.5°F 4.03in.
Apr 46.4°F 71.8°F 2.80in.
May 55.3°F 78.7°F 3.79in.
Jun 63.8°F 85.5°F 3.42in.
Jul 68.5°F 89.1°F 4.29in.
Aug 67.2°F 87.2°F 3.78in.
Sept61.0°F 81.3°F 4.26in.
Oct 48.2°F 71.8°F 3.18in.
Nov 39.5°F 62.4°F 2.97in.
Dec 32.6°F 53.3°F 3.04in.


Starting from $200

What Is Provided

We provide all tackle(rods and reels), flies, leaders, and tippet
We provide lunch, drinks, and snack on full day trips
We provide snack, and drinks on half day trips

What To Bring

Fishing License for the area your trip is scheduled(NC, VA, or TN)
Small Pack for you extra clothes
Water Can (no plastic bottles are allowed)
Polarized Sunglasses
Long Sleeve UPF 50 shirt in summer
Rain Jacket
Old Sneakers or wading shoes with NO CLEATS, SPIKES, OR SCREWS
Long Pants in cooler months for floats and waders for wades
Bathing Suit or Quick Dry Pants in late spring, summer, early fall

Gear Recommendations

Largemouth Bass 8 weight rod, Line: Orvis Bass, Power Taper
White Bass: 4 weight rod, Line: Power Taper, Hydros Class V Sink Tip
American Shad: 5 or 6 weight rod, Line: Hydros Class V Sink Tip, Hydros HD Depth Charge
Trout (Nymphs and Dries): 3 or 4 weight rod, Hydros HD Trout, Hydros HD Easy Mend
Trout (Streamer): 5 or 6 weight rod, Hydros Class V Sink Tip, Hydros HD Depth Charge
Striped Bass: 8 or 9 weight rod, Line: Hydros HD Depth Charge , Power Taper

Additional Activities Other FAQs

We practice catch and release
We prefer customers get transportation to the trip site but we can arrange for a pickup at your hotel if necessary
No Pets Allowed
We can customize multiple day trips with a camp and float or cabin and float option
We have access to a cabin rental right on the South Holston that sleeps 6