Due South Outfitters is a professional fly fishing guide service and full service fly shop located in Boone, North Carolina, servicing the High Country and surrounding areas. Due South Outfitters was the recipient of the 2017 Best of the Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Outfitters award. 

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or have never held a fly rod in your life, it is our goal at Due South Outfitters to take the guess work out of learning to fish, or to catch more fish. With our approach toward fly fishing, we work diligently to shorten the learning curve and to help advance you as a fly angler. Here at Due South, we strive to provide our clients with a truly unforgettable fly fishing experience. Let your worries go, throw the cell phone to the curb, grab your fishing buddy and head Due South for memories that will last a lifetime. 

Our Story

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Due South Outfitters was originally started by Patrick and Meredith Sessoms. They laid the ground work to create one of the most prestigious outfitters in Western North Carolina. In 2020 they passed the business on to a member of the Due South family, Max Beck and his wife Macy (pictured above). Max started his guiding career under Patrick at the age of 19 years old and guided full time throughout his years at Appalachian State University, where he received a degree in Business Management. He is now the head guide and owner, averaging over 200 days on the water each year. Macy became part of the Due South family after meeting Max and the crew at ASU and volunteering at the first Due South Classic tournament in 2018. She has a degree in Business Marketing from Appalachian State University and is now the business and marketing manager of Due South Outfitters, ensuring that everything runs smoothy in the shop as well as behind the scenes. Together they offer the only fly shop in the Boone Area that is owned and operated by a full-time fly fishing guide. Whether you are an advanced angler or simply looking into entering the sport of Fly Fishing, Max and Macy will gladly share their experiences and expertise with you! 

Meet The Team

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Owen Swavely

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Owen also grew up in Charlotte, NC. He is the newest addition to the Due South crew, though it feels like he's been here forever. You will not leave a trip with Owen without a smile on your face. He is an excellent fisherman, natural guide and extremely kind person that we are very lucky to have.