Custom Adventures

Custom Family Adventures-Have you dreamed of taking you family on a wilderness adventure but don’t know where to start. We will work with you to design the trip of a lifetime hiking into the secluded backcountry, or “glamping” on the banks of some of the most famous rivers in the US. The fly fishers in your family can take advantage of the fishing of their dreams amongst wildlife and scenery sure to excite your entire family. We will work with you to plan trips that bring out your family’s adventurous side by day, and bring your family together around the campfire at night.

Custom School Trips-Are you a school or teacher looking to provide your students with a unique, meaningful, and lasting experiential education experience? At Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions we combine experiential education, service learning, and adventure to create an education that will last a lifetime. Imagine making summer school fun with an American Literature course where students read A River Runs Through It while fishing in the footsteps of Norman Maclean in the Bitterroot Valley made famous by his American classic. Or imagine learning ecology, or earth science in a wilderness classroom. Conduct stream surveys, gain first hand knowledge of the energy cycle and unique ecosystems, and participate in service learning projects such as restoring riparian buffer zones, removing invasive species, or building erosion protection structures. Whatever you are looking for, our staff has extensive experience teaching outdoor education across the country and we can lead you and your students through a hands on, engaging, and memorable experiential education experience.

Custom Group Adventure-Magnificent mountain landscapes, complete solitude, wild native trout, delicious meals cooked over the campfire, if this is what you and your friends are looking for on your next adventure you have come to the right place. Whether you are looking for a fully guided expedition, or help designing routes, menus, and packing lists for a do it yourself expedition contact us at Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions and we will work within your budget to create the adventure you have been dreaming about.


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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide

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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
2540 King Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

(828) 577-8204