About Me

Asheville Fly Fishing Guide

Meet The Expert

Forrest Johnston

Forrest started fly fishing at the young age of 10 years old. He found his true passion for the sport after his grandfather took him to Cherokee NC where he caught his first trout. He has been hooked ever since. He grew up fishing & guiding the waters locally around Western NC, and guided for different outfitters and fly shops before starting Cross Rivers. Forrest was a member of the USA fly fishing team where he competed against some of the best anglers in the country.

When he isn’t guiding he is fishing on his own trying to refine his craft, mastering new techniques and tying his own custom flies. Nothing makes Forrest happier than seeing his clients grasp the same passion that he has for the sport. Forrest is always happy to share what he knows about this great sport, and hope you’ll come enjoy it, too.