I came across some pictures from when I trout fished in North Carolina back in the late 90’s, some great memories. I really liked fishing the Upper Boone Fork, this little gin-clear stream offered boulder hopping and wild trout under a nice canopy of trees. I casted flies into small pools often at eye level since the elevation change was so steep. The Upper Boone Fork drains into Price Lake just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
There are wild trout in this little stream. As you can see (from the fly size), the little fish smack just about anything if you don’t spook them first. The fly is a size 18 Elk Hair Caddis.
Here is a link to the nearby parking area so you can find this nice little & challenging creek (if it’s still like this). Enjoy!