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Meet The Beast

Charles Humphrey III founder of Beast Coast Anglers llc started fly fishing as a teenager.  He moved to Asheville, NC in 1999 and has called the waters of Western North Carolina home ever since. As a touring bluegrass musician, he has had the opportunity to fly fish in Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, Alaska, and Canada!

In addition to being a seasoned fly fisherman, he is also a Grammy award-winning songwriter/ producer, a Western states 100 endurance ultra run finisher, a Kentucky Colonel, a North Carolina Music Hall of Fame member, touring musician in the Asheville, NC based group Songs From The Road Band, and a father of two. Charles’ two foremost passions in life are spreading joy through music and fly fishing.

Beast Coast Anglers llc is fully insured, licensed, and all guides are  CPR and First Aid certified.  BCA is an officially permitted guide service for Pisgah National Forest.

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Meet The Guides


Michael Malek

Michael comes straight from the cheese state of WI where he grew up on a lake fishing the Great Lakes for Salmon, and the local lakes for all the native species of the state. After moving to NC 9 years ago his passion for fly fishing took over and  he is a very dedicated knowledgeable angler and guide. He loves to be on the rivers sharing his experience while teaching clients about the conservation of the local trout habitat. He is also a retired chef, so if you go out with him the meals are worth it just for that. Besides fishing Michael is also a banjo player who’s recently left the group Into The Fog, keep an eye out for him on stage after hunting trout in the Western NC. When not on the river Michael loves to home-brew while tying fly’s and relaxing with his wife and dog. 


Tyler Bowlin

As an Asheville native, Tyler grew up fishing the lakes, streams, and rivers of Western North Carolina and East Tennessee since he could walk searching for smallmouth bass, native brook trout and everything in between.

In Addition to the rivers of the Southeast, Tyler also has extensive fly fishing experience on the Upper Colorado, the Blue, the Eagle river, the Green River (UT), Henry's Fork (ID), Yellowstone, Flat Creek/ Snake River (Jackson, WY), and the North Platte (WY) to name a few.

Tyler is also a fireman in Asheivlle, NC!  He looks forward to using his 30+ years fishing, 20+ years in Hospitality, and a lifetime of local knowledge to make your trip an authentic and fun experience for the ages.

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Miles Perry

With a connection to fishing since he was a child, Miles has always felt a calling to help people catch fish. After living and fishing in Colorado and Wyoming for over a decade, he once again calls North Carolina home.  Along with fly fishing he is also a master fly tyer and well-known musician whose talents have been showcased with the band Caribou Mountain Collective.   Miles enjoys long walks on the beach, raging bluegrass, and putting fish in the net.  

Beast Coast Anglers llc proudly endorses Orvis, Simms, Korkers Footwear, Fishpond, Skwala, Rio, Sage, Redington, Umpqua Feather Merchants, Syndicate Rods, Abel Reels, and Ross Reels fly fishing products.

Fly Fishing Lessons

Our guides instruct the euro nymphing, streamer, dry fly, and indicator fishing techniques.

Waters We Fish

We guide on some of the finest rivers in Western NC, TN, and North GA for both wild and stocked fish!  We specialize in floats on Watauga, South Holston, Tuckasegee, French Broad, Pigeon, and more.  Call for more info on specific rivers.  Each trip is tailor made to suit the client's fishing goals!

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