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As a Professional Fly Fishing Guide Service and Full Service Fly Shop Located in Boone, North Carolina, We Feel We Have the Best Group of Guides in the High Country. Serving Boone for over a Decade, 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

Due South Outfitters Owners Fly Fishing in Boone North Carolina

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. 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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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. 

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Karson Decker
Local & Float 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.

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Lucas jenkins
Local Guide

Lucas is a native of Buladean, NC. He has spent 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.

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Drayton moore
Float Guide & Euro Nymph Specialist

Drayton is from Morganton, NC and 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.

*Ask about our Euro Nymph trips*

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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.

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Bise Blevins
Local Guide

Bise is from Fort Mill, SC and learned to fly fish on a creek that ran through his family farm in Virginia. He thrives both fly fishing conventionally, as well as euro nymphing. School will sometimes be put on the back burner so that he can go explore a new creek in the area. 

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Tyler camp
Local Guide

Tyler grew up in Charlotte, NC and was introduced to fly fishing through his grandfather. He moved to Boone after high school and that was when the fly fishing bug really bit him. On a daily basis Tyler finds himself exploring the many creeks Boone and the surrounding area has to offer and specializes in streamer fishing these small creeks.

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