My name is Elijah McKenzie, Owner and Guide of McKenzie Fly Fishing Co. I ‘am a locally owned fly fishing guide based out of Morganton, North Carolina. Though, I was not born and raised here in the Southern Appalachians, Being native to the Matsu-Borough of Alaska it was a way of life fishing for Trout. With a decade of experience and knowledge not only in Trout Fishing but Fly Fishing as a whole.
Whether you are a fly fishing junkie or its your first time picking up a fly rod it would be my pleasure to take you out on my local fly fishing adventures. Not only to show you the awesome fishing that we are blessed with here, but also the beautiful scenery we have here in the Appalachia. Live locally and want to get out on the water? Just visiting for a long weekend and just not sure where to go? Give me a call and we can schedule a time to get your line tight!
Specializing in Fly Fishing for Trout and Smallmouth. All of my guided trips are based out of Morganton, North Carolina but will meet anywhere that will accommodate your trip. With The Pisgah National Forest being in our back yard it offers a wide variety of Spring Creeks that hold an abundant amount of Wild Trout. NCWRC does a excellent job at keeping our Delayed Harvest streams stocked up every spring and fall for everyone to enjoy. The Catawba River is right out our back door as well, not only does it offer a excellent Spring and Fall Tailwater for Trout and Smallmouth but Striped Bass, Large Mouth, and many other Species as well!
We have all licenses and permits to guide all public waters in the Pisgah National Forest. We are Insured as well as First Aid & CPR Certified to make sure we take best care of our customers if the unexpected happens during their trip.