Mountains to Coast Fly Fishing & Hunting Guide Service

Project Healing Waters Veterans fly fishing

Charlotte Project Healing Waters Veterans fly fishing with Orvis Trained Guide Carl "Trout Whisperer" Freeman on Boone Fork Creek, NC.

U.S.M.C. Wounded Warrior Battalion Marines from Camp Lejeune, NC getting some hands on beginner fly fishing training from Orvis Trained Fly Fishing Guide Carl "Trout Whisperer" Freeman in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Sunday May 20, 2012. Darned good results for beginners!! Thank you to the wounded Marines for their service.

About Your Fly Fishing Guide

Carl Freeman is an Orvis Trained, and Certified Fly-Fishing, Clay Target Shooting, & Wing Shooting Professional Guide. Carl is also a Lifetime Member of Trout Unlimited. He previously has owned two (2) Orvis Fly-Fishing Shops & Guide Services.

Carl is considered one of the top Fly Fishing Anglers, Fly Fishing Guide, Clay Target Shooting Guide, & Wing Shooting Guides in all of The Blue Ridge Mountains and Appalachian Mountain Ranges.

He also offers from The High Country to The Low Country his Upland Bird Hunting & Wing Shooting guests an Action-Packed hunt of a Lifetime. As he says "From the Mountains to the Coast in The Southeast, we have you covered"

His world was opened up to the Great Outdoors over 50+ years ago Fishing and Hunting with his Dad. Carl was first introduced over 25 years ago to his 1st and 2nd passion in 1987, which is Fly-Fishing and His 1st passion is his wife Linda, of course.

He received his formal training from Orvis headquarters in Manchester, VT to obtain his certification. After receiving his certification Carl worked professionally as an owner and a fly fishing guide in NC, TN, VA, & Internationally in Austria.

Carl now owns MOUNTAINS TO COAST FLY-FISHING & SHOTGUN SPORTS GUIDE SERVICE, and also MOUNTAINS TO COAST REAL ESTATE REFERRAL PROGRAM, which helps guest and clients with residential, investment, & commercial real estate needs through LoopNet, #1 in commercial real estate online. Carl was previous owner of High Country Real Estate, Inc. in Blowing Rock, NC.

Carl has hosted guests of all ages and backgrounds in Fly-Fishing and Upland bird hunting. He has taught them The Art of Fly-Fishing & Shotgun Sports and has introduced them to his lives' passion. Your Guide, Carl Freeman is a Veteran of the USA Armed Forces and strongly supports great organizations like, Project Healing Waters Fly-Fishing, Wounded Warriors Programs as well as supporting breast cancer survivors through the organization Casting for Recovery. His firm belief is if he can learn and enjoy these Great Outdoor Adventures, anyone can!!

"I want you to absorb each page of information in hopes; I can help you eliminate the intimidation factors you may presently have."

Whatever your desired sporting activities and destination trips are, Mountains to Coast Fly Fishing and Shotgun Sports Guide Service should be your first and only choice.

When you are a Private Guest of Mountains to Coast Guide Service, you don't have to be a member of a Private Rod and Gun Club, or a member of a Private Fly Fishing Club, or a member of a Private Bird Hunting Club or even a member of a Private Clay Target Shooting Club.

With Mountains to Coast Fishing, Hunting, and Shotgun Clay Target Shooting Sports, it's like you have all the benefits of being a member of a Private Sporting Club without having to pay out thousands of dollars and sign long term agreements and contracts. Hey, you just want to Fish, Bird Hunt, and Shoot Targets. You May view the Sporting Activities and Destination Trips on our Photo Page.

Our booking calendar is filling fast this year for Mountains to Coast Guide Service with, Fly Fishing for Trophy Trout, Wing Shooting, Wetland & Upland Bird Hunting, Clay Target Shooting, Instructional Classes, and Lessons, especially in our North Carolina locations.

We have partnered with numerous Private connections which include fabulous, Waters, Streams, Hunting Preserves, and Shooting Facilities, that will equip you with everything you need for the ultimate Year Round Fly-Fishing or Year Round Shotgun Sports experience.

Mountains To Coast Fly-Fishing & Shotgun Sports Guide Service provides or makes available all equipment and complete instructions that will have you fishing, wing shooting, upland / wetland bird hunting, or clay target shooting, with confidence even if you've never stepped foot in a stream, or shot a shotgun before.

Please go to our Concierge Program Page and consider Booking a Combination of Guide Services.

Mountains to Coast Action Packed Blast and Cast or Cast and Blast Packages

Ask Us About and Book Your Action Packed Blast and Cast or Cast and Blast Packages!


We can assist you in Booking Preferred Lodging as well. Just let us know at time of booking your Action-Packed Trip Of A Lifetime!


Specially Priced All Inclusive Trophy Water Packages!

North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains Professionally Guided Overnight 2 Day Huge Trophy Trout Fly Fishing Trip


You will be special guests of legendary North Carolina Orvis Trained Appalachian Mountain Fly-Fishing Guide, Carl "Trout Whisperer" Freeman. Carl's the owner of Mountains to Coast Fly-Fishing & Shotgun Sports Guide Service.

You will be guests for 1 night lodging, 2 day fly private fishing trip package for 2 people (or up to 6 guests total 3 groups of 2) in Northwestern North Carolina to fish and stay in one of our mountain lodging cabins nearby to fish for Huge Trophy Trout of a Lifetime!

An overnight trip with Professional Guide Carl and or one of his Pro Guide Team guides is what you might call, "The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Adventure for Huge Trophy Trout of Your Lifetime!"

Your accommodations will be a well-appointed Mountain Cabin. Some lodging is just a few short steps from your own personal Private Section of a Trophy Stream. Our overnight trips begin with a full day of fly fishing, with a streamside picnic lunch followed by a gourmet dinner, and a night of relaxing sounds of a pristine mountain stream. You'll wake up to a hearty breakfast followed by another full day of fishing with a streamside picnic lunch. There's no better way to get away to slough off the hectic real world.

Tenkara Fly Fishing

Try Action Packed Trip of a Lifetime, Ancient Japanese Tenkara Fly Fishing


Tenkara is the traditional Japanese method of fly-fishing where only a rod, line and fly are used. Tenkara is about fly-fishing simplicity and mountain-stream effectiveness. Eleven to fourteen foot long rods allow anglers to fish mountain streams in a way that is nearly impossible with western fly gear. Telescopic rods collapse down to a mere 20 inches, and few things are needed making tenkara ideal for backpacking. Tenkara is perfect for those in search of a pure, effective and simpler method of fly-fishing.


Letter from David L. Hughes

Dear Carl,
I finally got around to getting my film developed and this one enlarged. It was the best of them and the trout looks most like a 5 pounder in it... maybe we don't have to lie about it! That day with you and James is still the highlight of my fishing year. I haven't much chance to get out since. Best, Dave

Dave Hughes

Dave Hughes is an author of more than 20 books about fly fishing for trout. He has written articles for such diverse magazines as "Salmon, Trout, Steelheader," "Fly-fishing & Tying Journal," "Fly Rod & Reel," and "Fly Fisherman." He wrote the "Fly Fishing Success" column for "Fly Rod & Reel" for five years; those articles, and many others, were gathered into the book Taking Trout. Dave has been a contributing editor to "Field & Stream," and has written for the classy "Gray's Sporting Journal," and for eight years was editor of "Fly-fishing & Tying Journal."

Letter from Bob Timberlake

In my 75 years of hunting and fishing all over the world, I've never had a more helpful and enthusiastic fishing guide anywhere. Carl, The legendary "Trout Whisperer" is also that way with all my friends and everyone I know who has fished with him at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC, The Refuge at Twin Rivers or anywhere. And he's a great friend." "I just can't wait to hunt quail, grouse, turkey or anything else he wants to go out and find - or we can just enjoy talking about it." "

Bob Timberlake

Bob Timberlake is an American realist artist primarily known for his watercolor paintings as well as for designing and licensing lines of home furnishings, clothing and various other products. He began his career as an artist in 1970 and began his home furnishings line in 1990. He founded Linwood Furniture, LLC in 2006. In the fall of 2004, the Manor House Estate House at the Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock was renamed the Bob Timberlake Inn at Chetola Resort. His primary studio was created from a historic barn built in 1809 and moved to its current location in 1986.