Meet Our Guides

Max Beck

Owner/Head Guide

Max is our head guide at Due South, averaging over 200 on the water each year. His favorite thing to do is chasing picky tailwater trout on flies he tied the night before. Max really values teaching beginners as well as seasoned anglers. 


Travis Neal

Float Guide

Travis grew up fishing farm ponds and lakes in Greensboro NC, however fly fishing came very easy to him. He specializes in tailwater fishing but is never against stalking wild trout in our NC creeks. If you fish with Travis you'll be hard pressed to find a fishier guide.

Karson Decker

Local Guide

Karson is a native of Boone, NC. His local knowledge of everything involving fishing in the High Country is not something that could ever be taught. Rather, only learned through years of experience and countless hours of exploration in the Boone area.


Drayton Moore
Float Guide
Euro Nymphing Specialist
**Ask about our Euro Nymph trips**

Drayton is the swiss army knife of Due South. Whether you want to explore local creeks, stalk elusive tailwater trout or learn to euro nymph, he is your guy. His work ethic will become evident when he gives everything he has to ensure that his guests have a great day.

Paco Eby
Local Guide

Paco is another native of Boone and a true expert on our areas local creeks. Joining Due South in 2020, Paco has quickly become the person we rely on to take clients to some of our most secluded and pristine waters. He is also an expert fly tyer, and can often be found tying his new creations in the shop.


Lucas Jenkins
Local Guide

Lucas is a native of Buladean, NC. He has spend his childhood in the woods hunting trout in the mountains of Appalachia. His appreciation and knowledge of the outdoors will be seen when you take a trip with him. Lucas is extremely hardworking and will go leaps and bounds to ensure you have a great day on the water.

Austin Vogel
Float Guide

Austin and Max started out in this industry together, at the same exact time. They have spent countless days learning the rivers together. Over the years Austin has developed a very unique skill set. He is wonderful at teaching beginners and can also fish some of the most technical waters with ease.

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