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JUST ARRIVED….. Ross Evolution LT Brown Trout Limited Edition


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Ross Evolution Brown Trout Fly Reel - Limited Editions

These bad boys just arrived today and we wanted to get the word out.  Awesome brown trout print on one of Ross’ greatest reels.  Limited edition, numbered and will not last long.  From our site….

We are pleased to announce the upcoming availability of an exclusive, limited edition series of fly reels. The Ross Evolution LT reels with a Brown Trout photographic finish. All reels will be custom engraved with a special edition number. The finish of these reels is like nothing you have seen before! Once the reels have been anodized, a photographic image is then applied to each reel with a proprietary process. The photograph is actually absorbed into the anodized aluminum, providing incredible graphics and a finish that is more durable than anodize alone. It really is quite amazing! The special series is being produced in limited numbers and will be available December, 16th 2011. We are now taking orders on a first come, first served basis!


Evolution LT Reels (Brown Trout Photographic Finish)

Size Line Rod Size Retail Price
Limited Qtys Made
#0 1-2 wt $325.00 25 Reels
#1 2-4 wt $335.00 35 Reels
#1.5 3-5 wt $345.00 75 Reels
#2 4-6 wt $360.00 150 Reels
#3 5-7 wt $380.00 75 Reels
#4 7-9 wt $400.00 40 Reels

As with all limited edition series, no spare spools will be produced.


Click here to purchase yours today!

Cape Lookout NC – Albie Fishin

For those folks not on our WCO Facebook page http://facebook.com/wilsoncreekoutfitters thought I’d share a few pics from our recent trip to Cape Lookout NC (stayed on Harker’s Island).  False Albacore or albies for short sure put up a fight.  Bend a 10 or 11 weight flyrod clear to the reel seat.  Sore hand, busted knuckles but no broke rods this trip.

Such an intense fishery, watch birds, chase busting fish and throw like hell, then HOLD ON!!!!  It’s a great relief to see the butt end of your fly line after reeling and reeling in your backing.

Trout Fly Fishin Camp 2011

Once again we have decided to offer our annual Trout Fly Fishin Camp on the banks of Wilson Creek.  This will be a full day camp with seminars for the beginning flyrodder to the flyflinger who wants to hone up their skills.  This camp is open for anglers (both male and female) from age 16 and up, for those anglers under 16 we’ll be offering a youth camp later in the season.

This year’s Trout Fly Fishin Camp will be Saturday October 15th.  As with all of our camps we will be break the camp into 3 parts..

Trout Fly Fishin 101 – for those anglers new to the sport ($150 for first person $50.00 for second person)

2 part program – Intro to Flyfishing and Casting for the morning session, lunch break and then On Stream Tips and Tactics in the afternoon.

Trout Fly Fishin 201 – for those anglers still struggling with getting the basics down ($150 for first person $50.00 for second person)

2 part program – Casting and fishing dynamics for the morning session, lunch break and then On Stream Tips and Tactics in the afternoon.

Trout Fly Fishin 301 – for those anglers wanting to move to the next level ($125 per person)

1 part program – On Stream Tips and Tricks in the afternoon.

WCO will provide our professional guides to work with you throughout the day.  We will also provide a group picnic lunch, waters and snacks.  We will not provide equipment, of course we’ll be happy to make recommendations.  All guests must provide their own wading gear, rod, reel, leaders and tippet.  We’ll be happy to provide a list of recommended gear for all camp guests.

To sign up click here! Keep in mind we only have a few slots open and they will fill quickly.

September Fishing Report

The rains have come and gone, the rivers are back up to normal maybe even a little above normal levels.  With the cooler night time temps the trout fishing has begun to heat up!  Our guides reported very good results from their trips on Wednesday.  Wild trout slamming Gray Foxes (parachutes and traditional), Olive Elk Hair Caddis and Hare’s Ear dry flies.

Customer stopped in the shop yesterday to show off his 16″ Wild brown he caught Tuesday working a black wolly bugger downstream.  Very nice fish indeed.  He asked us to not tell where he caught it, but we’ll give you a hint…..  tributary to Wilson Creek.

Smallies are still crushing the top water poppers and should continue for the next few weeks.  This is THE time of the year for those big number days as the smallies fatten up for winter.

Our guiding schedule is filling quickly but we still have a few smallie float trip dates available as well as some trout wade trips.

Here’s our guide Chad Stevens with a nice brown….


Here’s a quick link to book your trip today!

Let it rain!!!

So nice to see the rain falling, we sure need it.  This is just what the streams and river were so desperately waiting for, a good soaking rain.  Keeping an eye on the gauges (UGSG River Gauges) to see where the rain falls (Automated Flood Warning System) and which stream to fish on Tuesday.  Check out these links  for a great resource to help you keep up with what’s going on with the local streams and rivers.  Hope this helps!