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Foscoe Fishing Company Guide - Pace Cooper
Pace was born in Atlanta, Georgia where, believe it or not, he caught any fish within a 2 mile radius. At 7 years old, he attended a week long fishing camp on Lake Seminole in southern Georgia where he first used a fly rod. Bass and bream were his primary targets with a few Georgia shell-crackers to spice things up.
Pace attended the University of Georgia and studied zoology. He moved to Boone in 1993 so he could be closer to his passions like rock climbing and mountain biking. He loved the High Country so much, he stayed and attended graduate school at Appalachian State for several years studying saw-whet owls.
In 1998, Pace began guiding for Foscoe Fishing Company and worked full time until 2005 when he became a teacher. Currenty, he teaches middle school science at Mabel Elementary. He still loves guiding and works with Foscoe Fishing Company most of the summer and on weekends throughout the school year.
He really enjoys sharing these mountain streams with our clients. Whether scrambling down a bank to get to one of our many little gems around the High Country, or splashing terrestrials along Beetle Bend on the Water River, he loves sharing his knowledge about the natural world. Plants, animals, stream ecology, trout biology, Appalachian Folklore, and good ole' lies are bound to be discussed on a trip!