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Davidson River Outfitters
26 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 | Phone: 828-877-4181 | Map
Davidson River Outfitters guides specialize in wading for trophy mountain trout and drift boat fishing for trout and small-mouth bass in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests; DuPont and Gorges State Parks; and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Davidson River Outfitters guides also have access to six miles of privately managed, limited access trout streams. Guides offer float trips on the French Broad, Pigeon, Tuckaseegee, Watauga, and S. Holston Rivers.


Curtis Wright OutfittersTwo Locations:
5 All Souls Crescent, Asheville NC 28803 | Phone: 828-274-3471
24 North Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787 | Phone: 828-645-8700

Curtis Wright Outfitters, Asheville and Weaverville, NC

Curtis Wright Outfitters fly fishing guides reveal some of the best spots to wade or float fish in Western North Carolina. They provide all the gear and flies.


Green River Adventures Guided Fly Fishing
111 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773; Phone: 828-749-2800

Green River Adventures Guided Fly Fishing

Green River Adventures offers Guided Fly Fishing in the rivers, streams, and lakes surrounding Saluda, NC. These waterways are filled with rainbow trout, brown trout, and native brook trout, as well as musky and small-mouth bass. Enjoy an easy catch on the Hatchery Supported and Delayed Harvest Trout Waters of the Lower Green River, or attempt to outsmart the wily, seasoned trout on the Wild Trout Waters of the Narrows of the Green and Pacolet Rivers. Expert local fly-fishing guides know the secret holes, daily fly hatches, and natural history. Your guide will have a stock of seasonal flies and basic tackle. Waders, boots, rods, and reels are included, if needed. Enjoy professional instruction for a half-day or full-day. All full-day trips include lunch.


Granddaddy Fly Fishing Experience, LLC
Lake Lure, North Carolina | Phone: 828-288-1221

Granddaddy Fly Fishing Guide

Granddaddy Fly Fishing Experience, LLC is based in Lake Lure, North Carolina. Owner and operator Michael Yelton is an FFF Certified Casting Instructor who provides full-service fly-fishing excursions in beautiful Lake Lure and throughout Western North Carolina. Cast for bass and bluegill from a flats boat on the lake, or hunt for trout on a wade or float trip down the river.


Brookings’ Cashiers Village Anglers
49 Pillar Drive, Cashiers, NC 28717 | Phone: 828-743-3768
273 Spring Street, Highlands, NC 28741 | Phone: 828-743-3768

Brookings Fly Fishing Outfitters, Cashiers, North Carolina

Brookings’s Anglers offers fly fishing schools and lessons, as well as guided day trips on western North Carolina’s best-known trout rivers. In addition, Brookings’ has a full line of men’s and women’s gear for the outdoor sportsman or sportswoman – clothing, boots and shoes, fishing rods, reels and accessories – and a comfortable lodge in the heart of Cashiers, for your fishing party or family.


153 Charters
2013 East Fork Road, Sylva, NC 28779 | Phone: 828-421-8125
Based in Sylva, NC, Captain James McManus is also licensed in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. His 153 Charters focuses on area lakes, but he will combine trips to include some fly-only stream trips into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The 153 Charters 22-ft. Panga boat will accommodate up to three people. (Capt. McManus enjoys taking kids as well as veteran anglers.)

Altamont Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Service
30 Caledonia Road, Asheville, NC 28803 | Phone: 828-252-9266
Altamont Anglers has been teaching individuals and groups the skills of fly fishing and leading experienced anglers to the trophy fish of their dreams for years. They offer a range of angling experiences from wild back-country Brook Trout to technically challenging Spring Creek-type tailwater fly fishing for big Brown Trout that tests the skills of the most advanced angler.

Appalachian Angler Outfitters & Guide Service
174 Old Shulls Mill Road, Boone, NC 28607 | Phone: 828-963-5050
Appalachian Angler Outfitters & Guide Service offers float fishing with experienced guides.

Asheville Drifters
48 Westall Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804 | Phone: 828-215-7379
Asheville Drifters, LLC guides have spent several years guiding on the complex river systems of Western North Carolina and provide the “ultimate float fishing experience” from roadside access to remote streams where few anglers dare to go. Wade fishing trips are available on the South Holston River, Davidson River, North Mills River and Pigeon River System.

Brookings’ Cashiers Village Outfitters
49 Pillar Drive, Cashiers, NC 28717 | Phone: 828-743-3768
Offers fly fishing schools and lessons, as well as guided day trips. Trips take place on western North Carolina’s best-known trout rivers.

Brown Trout Fly Fishing
530 Brandon Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711 | Phone: 803-431-9437
Brown Trout Fly Fishing is an ORVIS Endorsed Fly Fishing Company specializing in guided float and wade trips, and teaching fly fishing for trout and small-mouth in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee.

Elk Creek Outfitters
1560 Highway 105, Boone, NC | Phone: 828-264-6497
Elk Creek Outfitters offers wilderness walk trips, fly fishing schools, float trips, and overnight trips.

Endless River Adventures
14157 Hwy. 19/74 West, Bryson City, NC 28713 | Phone: 828-488-6199
Endless River Adventures Guides help vacationers develop proper casting techniques, learn where to catch fish, and what flies are most successful. Options include guided drift boat, guided oar-rig float trips, stream side and wet wading.

Fly Fishing the Smokies
P.O. Box 291, Bryson City, NC 28713 | Phone: 828-488-7665
Professional outfitters and guide service operating guided fly fishing trips daily out of Gatlinburg, Cherokee, and Bryson City since 1999. Serving all ages. Wade trips, float trips, beginners, half day, full day, and back country camping.

Fontana Guide Service
3336 Balltown Road, Bryson City, NC 28713 | Phone: 828-736-2318
Fontana Guide Service offers both pontoon boat fishing and sightseeing on Fontana Lake, and back-country fishing in nationally recognized trout waters.

Foscoe Fishing Company & Outfitters
8857 NC Highway 105 South, Boone, NC 28607 | Phone: 828-963-6556
Foscoe Fishing Company & Outfitters is a Orvis Endorsed Flyfishing Outfitter and Guide Service providing a full service fly shop in Boone, North Carolina, and high quality fly fishing on the Watauga, Linville, Toe, Elk, New River, and other pristine mountain streams. The shop is open year round. Foscoe also offers float and walk guides on the tailrace waters of Tennessee on the Watauga and South Holston Rivers.

Harper Creek Fly Fishing Company
1627 Draco Road, Lenoir, NC. 28645 | Phone: 828-758-2446
Harper Creek Fly Fishing Company is a professional fly fishing guide service specializing in back-country walk & wade fly fishing trips for experienced anglers, and guided fly fishing instructional trips for novices. Harper Creek also offers summertime fly fishing kayak trips for small-mouth bass on the North Carolina section of the New River.

Headwaters Outfitters & Fly Fishing Guides
25 Parkway Road, Rosman, NC 28772 | Phone: 828-877-3106
Offers guided fly fishing trips for trout and small-mouth. Fly shop is located near some of the finest trout streams in the Southeast.

High Country Anglers
1400 Kensington Place, Johnson City, TN 37615 | Phone: 704-641-6815
High Country Angler provides individual and group fly fishing guide services and instructions on the tail waters of the Watauga and South Holston in Tennessee. Meals and equipment are provided.

Hookers Fly Shop
546 W. Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779 | Phone: 828-587-4665
Hookers Fly Shop offers guided fly fishing trips on the Tuckasegee River, the Oconaluftee River, and the Raven Fork Trophy Water as well as the upper and lower sections of the Nantahala River.

Hunter Banks Company
29 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 | Phone: 828-252-3005
178 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC 28786 | Phone: 828-246-0306
A full-service fly fishing retailer, guide service, and fishing instructor. (Waynesville address was formerly the Waynesville Fly Shop.)

Mac Brown Fly Fishing
779 West Deep Creek, Bryson City, NC 28713 | Phone: 828-736-1469
Fly fishing guide and instructor.

Mountains to Coast Fishing & Hunting Guide Service
Phone: 828-335-3474
Mountains To Coast Fly-Fishing & Shotgun Sports Guide Service offers walk/wade fly fishing guide trips and boat/raft float fly fishing guide trips.

Panther Creek Outfitters
1114 Water Wheel Cove, Clyde NC 28721 | Phone: 828-627-1913
Panther Creek offers guided fishing trips, hunting trips and horseback rides of all kinds in the Great Smoky Mountains.

RiverGirl Fishing Company
4041 Todd Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC 28684 | Phone: 336-877-3099
RiverGirl Fishing Company is a full-service fishing and rental shop offering fly-fishing lessons, guided fishing trips (guide service) on the New River, and equipment sales.

Rivers Edge Outfitters
1235 Seven Clans Lane, Cherokee, NC 28789 | Phone: 828-497-9300
Rivers Edge Outfitters is a 4000-sq.ft. fly shop and guide service in Cherokee, NC.

Root Hog Fishing Guide Service
1892 Hwy. 28 North, Almond, NC 28702 | Phone: 828-862-7958
Offers guided fishing trips for walleye, small-mouth bass and lake trout on Fontana Lake, NC, which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the southeast.

Smoky Mountain Adventures
P.O. Box 995, Bryson City, NC 28713 | Phone: 828-736-7501
Smoky Mountain Adventures takes small groups of 5 to 12 campers across Fontana Lake to the remote North Shore forest for a memorable two-day guided outing. Everything is provided — the equipment, the food, and the expert knowledge of an experienced guide.

Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited
1012 East Alarka Road, Bryson City, NC 28713 | Phone: 828-488-9711
Offer full and half day trips with competitive rates. No hidden fees. All tackle and supplies are included in the listed price. Also offers overnight camping trips to local national park streams of your choice. Full day fishing trips include a shore lunch at no additional cost.

Trophy Water Guide Service
130 Morningside Drive, Boone, NC 28607 | Phone: 828-386-1040
Trophy Water Guide Service has professionally trained guides who provide anglers of all skill levels with the opportunity to excel in the sport of fly fishing. Trophy Water Guide Service can accommodate groups of any size.

Up-Close Outfitters
15 Lazy Boy Lane, Lot B-8, Hendersonville, NC 28792 | Phone: 828-273-0286
Up-Close Outfitters provides 1/2- and full-day guided fishing trips in North Carolina and South Carolina. Up-Close Outfitters also offers guided turkey and deer hunts in Pisgah National Forest.

Watauga River Anglers & Outfitters
5712 NC Hwy 105 South, Boone, NC | Phone: 828-963-5463
Watauga River Anglers offers classes on fly fishing, casting, and fly tying, as well as wade, canoe and drift boat guide trips.

Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail
Service provided by the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority
The Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail in Jackson County features some of the best trout waters in the Great Smoky Mountains. The trail takes you to 15 excellent spots for catching brook, brown and rainbow trout.

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