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Foscoe Fishing Company Guide - Clay Benfield

Clay grew up in the small town of Morganton, North Carolina. At a young age he was introduced to fly fishing by his uncle. From then on he explored the mountain streams of the Pisgah National
Forest and surrounding areas.

Clay moved to the NC High Country in 2005 to live the easy-going mountain lifestyle and pursue his love of fly fishing. As an avid climber, backpacker, and fishermen Clay is always looking for the next big adventure. When he is not working you can find him chasing wild browns, brooks and bows that thrive in our mountain streams.

Clay's Fly Fishing Tales

Follow along with Clay as he shares his flyfishing adventures in the freshwater streams of North Carolina and Tennessee. Clay posts to this blog regularly so be sure to check back often or subsribe to our newsletter for digest updates.

New water!


When the Delayed Harvest rivers get to crowed try fishing the wild streams. The wild streams in our area fish excellent in the fall and chances are you wont run into anyone else stomping through your fishing hole. The wild browns are starting to get colored up for spawning and are full of life compared to the stocked browns that you find in the Delayed Harvest waters. So don’t forget to bring your camera because a picture of a colored up brown will look good on any wall. If you don’t know of any good wild streams in the area take a guide trip, we will be happy to show you a few prime spots to find some wild fish.


Delayed harvest is back!

Fishing has been excellent  the past few weeks in the high country. The cooler weather has really made the trout more active and willing to feed. The delayed harvest sections of the Watauga river have been stocked and offers anglers a good opportunity to catch high numbers of fish. I helped stock on Monday and we really tried to spread the fish throughout the river evenly. One of the better stocked sections was the Valle Crucis Park which is a good place to go if you only have a few hours to fish. With old man winter just around the corner this is one of the best times to get out on the water and wet a line.63349_10150282518770187_627755186_15171165_219280_n[1]

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone I’m Clay, the new face at Foscoe Fishing Company. I am excited about working at the shop, along with guiding in order to share my love of fishing with others. As an avid fisherman when I am not working I am on the water so if you all have any questions about the local streams or what bugs to use, feel free to stop in and talk with me.

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