Fishing Guides

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22 April, 2019 By Steve Wike


Blackhawk Fly Fishing
Clarkesville, GA 30523 | Phone 706-947-3474
Blackhawk Fly Fishing offers year-round fishing on the Soque River, a small winding river that runs down from the Blue Ridge mountains past the northern Georgia town of Clarkesville. The Soque that runs through private land, and over the years, under personal management, it has become an amazing fishery with trout reaching proportions expected only of fish native to trout fishing Mecca’s like Alaska, Canada, Chile, and Argentina.

Blue Ridge Fly Fishing (Map)
490 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 | Phone: 706-258-4080
Blue Ridge Fly Fishing is a full service fly shop offering everything a fly angler needs, including all the gear, guided fishing trips, and classes and instuction in fly fishing and fly tying.

Fern Valley on the Soque (Map)
3946 Highway 197 N., Clarkesville, GA 30523 | Phone: 770-597-4219
Fern Valley offers fly fishing on the Soque River. Rainbow and brown trout abound throughout this section of the river, located about four miles north of Clarkesville, Georgia.

North Georgia Mountain Outfitters (Map)
4244 Hwy. 515 N., Ellijay, GA 30536 | 706-698-4453
North Georgia Mountain Outfitters carries hiking and camping gear for outdoor adventures.

Reel Angling Adventures (Map)
103 Red Oak Road, Suches, GA 30572 | Phone: 866-899-5259
Reel Angling Adventures offers guided-fishing trips in the mountains of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee, including cold tailwater rivers to small headwater streams and scenic reservoirs.

Unicoi Outfitters (Map)
7280 S. Main Street, Helen, GA 30545 | Phone: 706-878-3083
Unicoi Outfitters is an Orvis endorsed fly-fishing outfitter and guide service. Unicoi Outfitters also holds regular classes in beginning fly fishing and fly tying, and occasional intermediate and advanced classes.


Bill's Outdoor Center (Map)
20768 Garrett Hwy., Oakland, MD 21550 | Phone: 301-387-3474
Bill's Outdoor Center offers fishing gear and fly fishing, plus pontoon boat tours and fishing on Deep Creek Lake.

Orvis-Hunting Creek Outfitters (Map)
29 N Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701 | Phone: 301-668-4333
Orvis-Hunting Creek Outfitters is a full-line Orvis dealer offering fly fishing gear, clothing and accessories for men and women, as well as artwork, gifts, home furnishings and other things for the outdoor sporting life.

Potomac Guide Service
Reservations and Information Phone: 301-582-9404
Offers bass fishing guide services on Deep Creek Lake, Rocky Gap Lake, the Potomac River, and the Susquehanna River.

Savage River Outfitters (Map)
2721 Savage River Road, Swanton, MD 21561 | Phone: 703-517-1040
Savage River Outfitters sells flies, leaders, tippet material fly rods, reels, and lines, plus guide services and instruction on the Savage River and many brook trout streams and other rivers in the area.

Spring Creek Outfitters (Map)
86 Big Frog Lane, Oakland, MD 21550 | Phone: 301-387-6587
Spring Creek Outfitters serves the fly fishing community with high quality gear and fly tying materials. It also provides a variety of fishing guide packages to suit all schedules and skill levels.


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Davidson River Outfitters  (Map)
26 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 | Phone: 828-877-4181
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 Outfitters, Asheville and Weaverville, NC

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

Granddaddy Fly Fishing Guide

Granddaddy Fly Fishing Experience, LLC
Lake Lure, NC | For Reservations Phone: 828-288-1221
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 Fly Fishing Outfitters, Cashiers, North Carolina

Brookings' Cashiers Village Anglers
49 Pillar Drive, Cashiers, NC 28717 | Phone: 828-743-3768 (Map)
273 Spring Street, Highlands, NC 28741 | Phone: 828-743-3768 (Map)
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  (Map)
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  (Map)
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.

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  (Map)
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  (Map)
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  (Map)
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  (Map)
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  (Map)
25 Parkway Road, Rosman, NC 87722 | 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  (Map)
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  (Map)
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  (Map)
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  (Map)
779 West Deep Creek, Bryson City, NC 28713 | Phone: 828-736-1469
Fly fishing guide and instructor.

Mountains to Coast Fishing & Hunting Guide Service
Reservations 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  (Map)
63 Broken Wheel Road, 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  (Map)
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  (Map)
61 Big Cove Road, 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  (Map)
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.

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.


Buffalo Gap Outfitters (Map)
14 S. Baltimore Street, Dillsburg, PA 17019 | Phone: 717-514-0207
Buffalo Gap Outfitters sells rods reels and other fishing equipment, as well as hiking, hunting, climbing and other outdoor equipment and supplies.

Gander Mountain (Map)
3285 Black Gap Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202 | Phone: 717-263-8433
Gander Mountain has a complete fly fishing shop, along with firearms, archery, camping, boating and other supplies.

Keystone Outdoors (Map)
186 Path Valley Road, Fort Loudon, PA 17224 | Phone: 717-369-2970
Keystone Outdoors carries a full line of fishing, hunting, archery, and other supplies.

Ligonier Outfitters (Map)
127 W Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658 | Phone: 724-238-4900
Ligonier Outfitters offers full-day and half-day guided fishing trips to local streams with instruction. Most fishing trips/lessons tend to be private or semi-private. There will never be more than four anglers to one instructor/guide. They also offer in-store fly tying classes taught by nationally recognized tiers.

Wilderness Voyageurs (Map)
103 Garrett Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470 | Phone: 800-272-4141
Wilderness Voyageurs is a full service fishing outfitter, offering wade and drift trips, expert instruction for all experience levels and their store in Ohiopyle has a full service fly shop that carries more than 500 fly patterns, a full selection of rods, reels and all the fishing supplies and gadgets you need.  Wilderness Voyageurs guides on 50+ miles of the Yough, in Maryland and Pennsylvania and on the Laurel Hill and Cassellman Rivers.


Chattooga River Fly Shop (Map)
6832A Highlands Hwy., Mountain Rest, SC 29664 | Phone: 864-638-2806
Chattooga River Fly Shop offers guided fly fishing trips, casting lessons and fly tying instruction. They also carry a wide variety of flies and other fishing equipment.

Jocassee Outdoor Center (Map)
516 Jocassee Lake Road, Salem, SC 29676 | Phone: 864-944-9016
Jocassee Outdoor Center provides guided fishing services and offers a great selection of bait, tackle and fishing equipment.

Southern Appalachian Outdoors (Map)
506 W. Main Street, Pickens, SC 29671 | Phone: 864-507-2195
Southern Appalachian Outdoors has a full fly shop as well as hiking, kayaking and other supplies and equipment.


East Tennessee Fly Fishing (Map)
111 Infinity Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 | Phone: 423-474-4388
East Tennessee Fly Fishing is owned by Jason Reep, who has been fishing the mountains of North Carolina,Tennessee and Virginia all his life. He has been a professional fly fishing guide and fly tier for more than 17 years.

Eastern Fly Outfitters (Map)
6209 Bristol Hwy., Piney Flats, TN 37686 | Phone: 423-538-3007
Eastern Fly Outfitters is a fly shop, outfitter, learning center, and fly fishing guide service.

GSM Outfitters (Map)
3275 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37862 | Phone: 865-366-2608
GSM Outfitters primarily carries outdoor gear for hiking and camping.

High Country Angler (Map)
1400 Kensington Place, Johnson City, TN 37615 | Phone: 704-641-6815
High Country Angler offers an assortment of wade and guided float fishing trips on the Watauga River and South Holston River.

Little River Outfitters (Map)
106 Town Square Drive, Townsend, TN 37882 | Phone: 865-448-9459
Little River Outfitters is a fly shop and fly fishing school.

Smoky Mountain Angler (Map)
469 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | Phone: 865-436-8746
Smoky Mountain Angler is Sevier County's oldest fly shop. It is open year-round and specializes in fly fishing and trout fishing in general, providing guide services on both sides of the The Great Smoky Mountains Park (Gatlinburg, TN and Bryson City, NC).

South Holston River Fly Shop (Map)
608 Emmett Road, Bristol, TN 37620 | Phone: 423-878-2822
South Holston River Fly Shop offers guide services and fishing equipment, tackle, fly rods, fishing reels, ans just about any fishing gear made for the rivers.

Trophy Water Guide Service (Map)
207 US-321, Hampton, TN 37658 | Phone: 423-896-7237
Trophy Water Guide Service is a year-round, professional fly-fishing guide service fishing the region’s wide variety of rivers and small streams targeting some of the best trout, smallmouth, and striped bass fishing the country has to offer.


Albemarle Angler (Map)
1129 Emmet Street N., Charlottesville, VA 22903 | Phone: 434-977-6882
Albemarle Angler offers a wide selection of fly fishing supplies, as well as daily guided fishing trips.

Double Spur Outfitters (Map)
2011 Star Tannery Road, Star Tannery, VA 22654 | Phone: 540-533-3898
Double Spur Outfitters offers guiding trout fishing on four miles of private water on Cedar Creek.

Front Royal Canoe (Map)
8567 Stonewall Jackson Hwy., Front Royal, VA 22630 | Phone: 540-635-5440
Front Royal Canoe carries a wide variety of lures, hooks, flies, spinners, floats, stringers and fishing poles. They also stock nightcrawlers for the live bait fisherman.

H&H Outdoors (Map)
17518 Main Street, Buchanan, VA 24066 | Phone: 540-254-2420
H&H Outdoors offers a wide selection of tackle, hooks, baits and line, as well as hunting and firearms supplies.

Heartland Outfitters (Map)
340 Mason Street, Dayton, VA 22821 | Phone: 540-879-2705
Heartland Outfitters carries name brand rods and reels, tackle, and other fishing supplies.

Long's Hunting and Fishing Outfitters (Map)
3095 US-211, Luray, VA 22835 | Phone: 540-743-7311
Long's Hunting and Fishing Outfitters/Guide Service provides gear, licenses, bait and advice on a variety of fishing options, including bass, crappie, cat fish, perch, pike, muskellunge, carp, trout, and other types of fish.

Mossy Creek Fly Fishing (Map)
1790 E. Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | Phone: 540-434-2444
Mossy Creek Fly Fishing is a guide service and school near the famous Mossy Creek and mountain streams of the George Washington National Forest and Shenandoah National Park. Their store stocks well known brands of fishing gear and they have a large selection of flies and fly tying material.

Murray's Fly Shop (Map)
121 S. Main Street, Edinburg, VA 22824 | Phone: 540-984-4212
Murray's Fly Shop teaches fly fishing--on the stream schools, half day lessons, guide trips, and fly fishing workshops.

New River Sports (Map)
3376 Kirby Road, Draper, VA 24324 | Phone: 540-980-1133
New River Sports carries a full line of fishing gear and hunting supplies.

Orvis (Map)
19 Campbell Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011 | Phone: 540-345-3635
Orvis offers a wide variety of fly-fishing gear and instructions, in addition to their clothing line.

Sportsman's Warehouse (Map)
3550 Ferncliff Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24017 | Phone: 540-366-9700
Sportsman's Warehouse has an extensive line of fishing and boating gear, as well as hunting and camping equipment.


Adventures on the Gorge (Map)
219 Co. Rte. 60/5, Lansing, WV 25862 | Phone: 855-379-8738
Adventures on the Gorge is a full serivce conference center on the New River Gorge's that offers guided fishing trips, as well as whitewater rafting, caving, zip lines, and other outdoor adventures.

Four Seasons Outfitters (Map)
190 Middletown Road, Richwood, WV 26261 | Phone: 304-846 - 2862
Four Season Outfitters offers angling supplies, including a full line of hooks, line and sinkers and flies.

New & Gauley River Adventures (Map)
115 Oscar White Road, Lansing, WV 25862 | Phone: 304-574-3008
New & Gauley River Adventures offers one and two day fishing trips with meals, snacks and drinks provided. The also offer mountain biking, horseback riding and other outdoor adventures.

Pro River Outfitters (Map)
3224 Court Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840 | Phone: 304-575-5252
Pro River Outfitters offers guided fishing trips and instructions on the New and Gauley Rivers.

Serenity Now Outfitters (Map)
207 W. Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901 | Phone: 304-647-9779
Serenity Now Outfitters specializes in guided fly fishing trips in West Virginia and Virginia, and they sell fishing supplies and hiking gear in their store.

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Steve Wike

Steve Wike launched in 2008 - now a leading online travel resource. He also published the Blue Ridge Travel Guide coffee table book with hundreds of breathtaking photos by professional photographers - over 40,000 in print!

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