Thursday, September 29, 2005
Ollie Smith - Fishing Guide: NC & TN
I wanted to take a minute to give a shout out to area fishing guide Ollie Smith of Blue Ridge Anglers. We have known about Ollie since his days at the Foscoe, NC O*v#s store. Ollie is the fishing guide that snagged and returned our contributing editor Zugbug's britches when he lost them on a recent float down the Watauga. You can read all about it at Flyfishmagazine.com.
The thing that I like about Ollie is that he has always been a nice guy. He never hesitates to give you a hint about what fly they are hitting even when you happen to be sharing the water with him and his paying customers. He even let us use his boat pump once so that we could inflate our personal pontoon boats quicker than our small hand pumps would allow. In an era where everyone is trying to climb over everyone else to get to the water first this is very refreshing. We all know there are good guides and bad guides and I would have to say that Ollie is a quality guy and worth a call if you are in his area and want to fish.