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Blackrock Outdoor Company

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570 W Main St, Sylva, NC 28779-5543
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Find what you need to enjoy the outdoors

Yes, you can find cheaper stuff at Wal-Mart or probably on-line, but I like to see what I'm... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
dlpickle31
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Sylva, North Carolina
Mountain brookies and a big brown

I was fortunate to spend two days fishing with Shannon from Blackrock Outdoor Co. Sylva, NC. A... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2017
gjowaisas
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Based out of Sylva, North Carolina, we are fortunate to be surrounded by world class fishing rivers and streams, including the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail and the rivers and streams within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We specialize in full and half day wade trips, as well as float trips for many species including trout, smallmouth bass, and more. All gear is included.
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570 W Main St, Sylva, NC 28779-5543
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Yes, you can find cheaper stuff at Wal-Mart or probably on-line, but I like to see what I'm getting and compare for myself the various quality available brands. Also the staff is very helpful and able to answer questions, plus, they do have bargains in...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2017

I was fortunate to spend two days fishing with Shannon from Blackrock Outdoor Co. Sylva, NC. A water release prevented my daughter and I getting on the Tuck so Shannon took us small stream fishing. My 19 year old had been fly fishing once in...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

You'll enjoy shopping in this small, yet well-stocked, local store where you can find anything you'll need to enjoy our scenery in western North Carolina.

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Reviewed January 19, 2017

Shannon Messer is a terrific teacher! He was patient and encouraging while also providing very simple instructions, without a lot of complicated and intimidating equipment. Most importantly - we caught FISH! We had a wonderful experience with Shannon and Blackrock Outdoor Company and I highly...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

My mom and I had an exciting mother-daughter day learning how to fly fish with Shannon Messer, who was a fantastic guide! He was very encouraging, knowledgeable, and all around fun. He really took the intimidation out of the first-time trip, and we had a...More

1  Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed November 8, 2016

I tend to rate outdoor stores against the Mast General Store which I will admit is a bit overhyped. This is a great store and the guys working that day were super helpful, they even pulled something off of the front display for me. They...More

1  Thank Mark E
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

went small stream fly fishing in Great Smoky Mountain National Park with Shannon Messer and had an incredible time catching some wild Brook Trout. Shannon's knowledge and passion for all aspects of fly fishing is incredible that I was smiling and learning something the entire...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2016

Spending time on the rivers and creeks of Western North Carolina with expert guide Shannon Messer is an experience of a lifetime. No one knows fly fishing and fly tying like Shannon! His style of teaching and his amazing local knowledge makes for a memorable...More

1  Thank Al T
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

Many thanks to the people at Blackrock Outdoors, especially Shannon Messer, for the advice on my first fly fishing trip to the Sylva, NC area. Shannon was very helpful with selecting flies and pointing out places to fish. I visited the store several times during...More

3  Thank flyfisherbuckeye
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

Blackrock Outdoor Company provided excellent guides for our recent trout fishing trip. Shannon Messer bent over backwards to provide an excellent experience for my wife and I. Not only did he put us on some excellent trout fishing, but spent the time to provide detailed...More

1  Thank jsmo23
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