Asheville angler named Orvis Guide of the Year

Asheville angler named Orvis Guide of the Year

KAREN CHAVEZ Citizen Times

ASHEVILLE Brown Hobson, of Asheville, North Carolina, has just been named as the Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year for 2015.

Hobson is the owner and head guide for Brown Trout Fly Fishing LLC. ( He started fly fishing in Western North Carolina as a teenager and the passion for catching trout on the fly created in North Carolina propelled Hobson’s move to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Hobson spent four years in the ORVIS store in Jackson Hole as a sales associate, fishing manager, and store manager and was fortunate to learn from many of America’s great fly fishermen while there. Seeking milder winters and closer proximity to family, Hobson moved to Asheville and started Trout Fly Fishing.

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