DEBBIE GILLESPIE WILL BE OUR MARCH SPEAKER. COME JOIN US MARCH 18 TO HEAR HER PRESENTATION
“CATCH AND RELEASE: THE RIGHT WAY”
Debbie was born in upstate SC, and grew up in a fishing family . She spent much of her formative years chasing stripers and largemouth in the large reservoirs of SC. While attending college in the mountains of SC, she became a competitive mountain bike racer and spent her free time exploring the hills of western NC. While ripping around the local trails had taken her all over the Appalachians, the explorer in her longed to see parts of the mountains you can't get to by bike.
Picking up a fly rod was a natural progression, and Debbie was hooked. She has fished for trout all over the country, and learned to row on Montana’s Yellowstone River. Debbie has spent time on most of the popular trout streams in Western NC, and some that most people have never heard of. She prefers small ,difficult to reach wild trout streams.....which are plentiful in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Debbie is a full time guide at Davidson River Outfitters in Pisgah Forest NC, and lives in Travelers Rest SC.