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Galen Kipar

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Asheville, North Carolina, United States

  • Activities

    Fly Fishing

  • Guiding Experience

    13 years

  • Languages


  • Favorite Trip

    Full Day Float Trip

Guide Bio

I am originally from Georgia and grew up spotting fish throughout the Savannah River watershed fishing for smallmouth, largemouth and striped bass and trout in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. I have been fishing and exploring these streams since 1998.

In 2000, I moved to Brevard, N.C. to study music composition at Brevard College. While earning my Bachelor’s degree, I spent every free moment learning the area’s intricacies from the backcountry creeks in Pisgah National Forest to the tail waters in East Tennessee and beyond.

I have served as an adventure guide for the past 10 years and fly-fishing has taken me to many exciting destinations including Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, California, Vermont, West Virginia and Virginia. Most of all, I love this area for the variety of fish and the close proximity to many waters.

When I am not guiding, I enjoy my home waters, uncharted waters, as well as saltwater fly-fishing for redfish, false albacore and tarpon. Under pressure, I am an easy going, patient, knowledgeable guide who enjoys guiding the most skilled fisherman and novices alike. I love it when the guide and client sync into a rhythm, two people, keen senses, one mission, bound by respect.

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