Nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina is a maze of rhododendron lined spring creeks, plunging mountain streams, and cold, clean rivers making this one of the greatest fly fishing and backpacking regions in the U.S.. These creeks, streams, and rivers offer a variety of fly fishing conditions and are the perfect setting for a beginner to learn to fly fish, and a experienced angler to fine tune their skills. We will start with a three day fishing school and then we will put our skills to use on wild, backcountry trout. After leaving the backcountry we will spend two days volunteering with Trout Unlimited to help conserve and protect this amazing trout habitat. As a reward for our hard work the final days will be decided between catching trophy trout on a private section of the famous Davidson River, and casting flies to hard fighting smallmouth bass from drift boats all with expert guides from Davidson River Outfitters. Cap that off with a delicious banquet dinner and this 12 night Adventure Academy is perfect for the first time backpacker and fly fisher or the experienced angler looking for a shorter expedition.