I am from Kansas, and do not know anything about the Carolinas. We will be there over Thanksgiving, the day before and day after. Cannot really afford a guide, but would like to fish. Do not know what to fish for, where, or with what. I am used to using a 4,5,or 6 wt rod, with a #14 hares ear or pheasant tail, so do not even know what flies to use.

Should I even bother packing a fly rod at this time of year?

Suggestions? Thanks for your help.