Tucked away in the heart of Transylvania County, Headwaters Outfitters serves the Rosman, Brevard, Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Highlands, Hendersonville, Asheville, and Greenville areas; and are just a short weekend trip from Charlotte, Atlanta and Knoxville.
Headwaters Fly Shop and Outdoor Outfitters sits at the confluence of the West and North forks of the French Broad River, where the historic French Broad River begins. Minutes from the famous Davidson River and the Delayed Harvest section of the East Fork. Headwaters Outfitters is surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, Nantahala National Forest and Gorges State Park.
They offer Guided Fly Fishing Trips on the many public trout streams Western North Carolina has to boast about. They also have pristine private waters where you are guaranteed solitude. Professional guides have decades of experience on the streams and rivers of the Appalachians to offer you the best experience possible on your guided trip.
The School of Trout is an introductory course where you will learn basic knots, casting, etymology, how to read water, and everything in between.
Canoe and Kayak river trips down the main channel of the French Broad offer fun for the whole family. Enjoy a 3, 4 or 7 hour trip on beginner friendly Class I water. Camp overnight riverside at a private canoe-in-only campground. You may also choose to cool off with a lazy river tube ride.
All trips including the canoeing and kayaking are self-guided with the exception of our seasonal special events and personalized paddling instruction courses. Headwaters Outfitters also carries a great selection of canoes, kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP) for sale in the river shop.
The Fly Shop is stocked with everything you need to have a successful day on the water.
Check out the Forks of the River Taproom while you are here! With rotating food trucks and a variety of local craft brews, ciders and wines, you can relax and enjoy an fun day!