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Foscoe Fishing Company Guide - Jay Waide
Jay grew up fishing for bass and other warm water species as a child in ponds and lakes in Georgia and Florida. He began fly fishing on small farm ponds after receiving a fly rod for Christmas at age 13 and quickly graduated to small streams and rivers.
He resided on the headwaters of the Tallulah River for almost a year, where he pursued trout on North Georgia and North Carolina streams nearly every day before deciding to move to the High Country five years ago.
He has guided for wild trout on small streams in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee as well as both the New River and Nolichucky River for smallmouth.
Jay will graduate in December from Appalachian State with a degree in journalism and recreation management, and hopes to combine full-time guiding and freelance writing.