“I had a near perfect (except for the rain!) first-time guided Fly Fishing trip by Katala Outdoors and guide, James. From the easy scheduling online, to quick communications, great equipment, expert knowledge, and a most beautiful setting, this was a fantastic trip and I am the one who is now “hooked”!!! I can’t wait to go again!”
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A Great Guide Company!
“Katala Outdoors was an awesome experience. We received a call from our guide the day before our trip to give us the run down about what we’d be doing on the Tuckaseegee River. Our guide was extremely prepared, and knowledgeable, arrived a half hour early ready to roll and the bottom line put us on some nice Rainbows and Brooks. All day we were throwing big streamers and I’m sore just from the amount of time we were fishing/casting, basically nonstop action inbetween runs. They truly care about assisting you and are very helpful if you’re hung up/tangled etc. I felt leaving the trip that we were in the best possible positions to be put on trout and we had great #s of landed fish with even more missed bites (user error lol). James Lambert runs a great guide company and is well prepared to put his customers on fish. Can’t thank them enough for an unreal experience out of the float boat.”
“My sons (18 and 24) and I totally enjoyed our afternoon walking, wading and fly fishing with James outside of Cherokee in the Smokies. We fished a beautiful creek — all to ourselves underneath a high canopy (aka plenty of room to throw flies without hooking trees!). Although there was no lack of fish, hooking them was another story! Our slow reflexes and novice skills were no match for the native little brown trout! Nonetheless, James’ patience and wry sense of humor made it a very rewarding experience. Highly recommend!”
“We had a blast with James from Katala Outdoors! James was extremely knowledgeable and a fantastic guide for both beginner and advanced anglers. We only wish we booked a full-day trip instead of a half day! Highly recommend.”
Made Me Feel At Ease!
“Wow! What an experience! From the first email to the last trout! Josh was a terrific guide! He put me on fish and was very informative. Being a beginner fly fisherman, Josh made me feel at ease and if you follow his instructions you will catch fish! Thank you Josh for a great day of fishing!”
Friendly & Detailed Experience!
“My husband loved his wade trip! Very friendly and detailed experience! They communicated very well through the booking process. Our guide was friendly and helpful. We moved locations when the fish stopped biting. It was great.”
“I have never fly fished before and I caught two! Patient and knowledgeable guide.”
“We had a wonderful time with Josh on our recent wade trip. He was so personable and knowledgeable and was especially good with my young grandson teaching him how to cast, how to rig, and where to look for fish. I highly recommend Josh and Katala Outdoors! They will definitely create a fun and memorable experience for your fly fishing adventure.”
“Great experienced guides! Check out the hand-tied flies that Josh Whorton does, amazing!!”
Fantastic Day of Fishing!
“Our guide was excellent. He took us to a beautiful stretch of river and advised us on how to catch the fish. While everyone around us was having little to no luck, we were catching fish of all sizes every few casts. Thoroughly enjoyed the half-day trip and highly recommend it to anyone. Fantastic day of fishing!”