GrouseMan77--I take it that the NOC store isn't exactly poised to provide any competition to Little River Outfitters (grin)? I stopped by their fly shop in the Nantahala Gorge last year and was seriously disappointed. J. E. B. Hall, who is a Bryson City boy and a really nice fellow, is trying to do good things with their fly-fishing program, but I don't think the head honchos have it figured out. I'm suspecting you saw lots of pricey stuff of the tree-hugging genre which you could buy cheaper elsewhere?