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Freedom Fishing Co.

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Fly fishing with David is a different type of experience. I had been in the past, but people always... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Toledo, Ohio
Great Guide!

David did a great job with my group, we all caught! Even those with little to no fishing... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Guided fly and spin fishing. Wade trips, floats trips and guided instruction by David Forkner. Learn to fly fish or finesse your craft in beautiful western North Carolina. We can accommodate individuals and large groups alike with custom trips...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
35 E Main St, Outdoor 76, Parking Area, Franklin, NC 28734-3025
+1 828-226-0600
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Fly fishing with David is a different type of experience. I had been in the past, but people always told me that "you don't go fly fishing in North Carolina if you're trying to catch anything." I had similar expectations with David. While I have...More

Thank wkoury
Reviewed 17 July 2018

David did a great job with my group, we all caught! Even those with little to no fishing experience. His guidance is easy to follow, simple and best of all gets you on fish.

Thank johnY1879RM
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

A unique experience! When you visit Franklin Freedom Fishing is a must! David is a great guide! We had a wonderful time, enjoyed the scenery and had a great catch. It is a must!

Thank indracristina
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Took my teenage son fly fishing for the first time and we picked the right guide. Not only was David patient, he was knowledgable and passionate about what he does. We kept him busy and had a great time. Would definitely book a trip with...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 5 April 2018

My husband and I have brought our two boys to Franklin twice in the last year for time away. Both times we have arranged for them (17 & 20 years old) to spend a half day with David to teach them how to fly fish....More

Thank TheCarterFamily1993
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

David was patient, attentive and knowledgeable in teaching my two boys age 9 and 13 to fly fish. They had a blast. We will be repeat customers.

Thank Lea L
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had a wonderful day with Dave our guide. We fished a full day with 4 people (my dad, 2 brothers, and myself) all with different skill levels and we ended up landed 21 fish in total with one huge brown and one huge rainbow....More

Thank zanderson514
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I spent the day with David fishing the Nantahala River and had a great time. David put me on the fish, and educated me on techniques to become a better fly fisherman. He was patient, attentive and knowledgable. Couldn't have asked for a better guide...More

Thank Wigjiggy
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgeable guide with a servants heart. We had a great trip!! I was not expecting an amazing lunch, but him and his wife are amazing cooks.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 25 September 2017

My wife and I have been fishing for over 20 years. We've hired several guides over the years and had pretty good experiences. We hired David for a full day float trip and words cannot express how much fun we had. David not only knows...More

Thank jvann45370
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Steve C
5 June 2018|
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Response from DavidForkner | Property representative |
Oh no! I did not realize TripAdvisor had a messaging feature. I do apologize for leaving you hanging. I hope you guys had a great trip!