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Your chances of catching that trophy rainbow trout or elusive muskie are greatly enhanced by hiring an experienced professional fishing guide. Whether you’re going for high mountain brook trout or deep water walleye, an experienced guide can put you in the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment for a rewarding day – or several days – of Smoky Mountains fishing.

Root Hog Fishing Guide Service

Contact: Dwight Pigman
Address: PO Box 375
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-862-7958


We are a licensed fishing guide service with over 25 years of guide experience. We are available for 8, 6, and 4-hour fishing excursions for up to 4 people maximum per trip, 7 days a week, year-round. Call us for more information on available times and for reservations and scheduling information.

AB's Fly Fishing Guide Service

Contact: Alex Bell
Address: 60 Bristol Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
Mobile 828-226-3833


A premier guide service located in the beautiful Smoky mountains of Western NC - the most picturesque trout waters east of the Mississippi River. We accommodate the serious angler as well as the beginner. Learn when and where to catch trout while taking in the soothing waters of Western NC. We are committed to making this your best experience on the water.

Endless River Adventures - Fishing

Contact: Ken Kastorff
Address: 14157 Hwy 19 W
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-6199
TF 800-224-RAFT (7238)
Fax 828-488-2259


Endless River Adventures offers full and half-day fly fishing adventures for both beginning and experienced anglers. Options include float trips on the Nantahala River, as well as wade trips on the Upper Nantahala for trout; float and wade trips on the Tuckasegee River and Little Tennessee River for trout and small mouth bass. All equipment, rods, reels, waders and wading boots are included. Over 20 years experience in Western North Carolina. Licensed by the US Forest Service. Complete fly fishing shop.

Nantahala On The Fly

Contact: Dakota Rogers
Address: 12121 Hwy 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-736-0784
Phone 828-361-9386
TF 800-468-7238


Specializing in fishing the waters of Western North Carolina. We offer fly fishing trips for the beginner to the expert level fisherman on all the most popular streams. Wade or float trips are offered for full or half day with lunch included. Let us help you plan the trip of your dreams. All equipment provided. Camping Cabins available. Nantahala On The Fly is a Carolina Outfitters, Inc. Company licensed by the US Forest Service.

Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited

Contact: Ronnie Parris
Address: 1012 E Alarka Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-9711
Mobile 828-736-9471


We offer fly fishing, spin fishing and lake fishing. We specialize in catching Bass and Walleye on Fontana Lake and catching Rainbow and Brown Trout on Cheoah Lake. We also catch Steelhead Trout on Santeetlah Lake. All bait and equipment is furnished. A shore lunch is provided for full-day trips. Half day trips are also available. Open year round.

Carolina Bound Adventures Fishing

Contact: Mark Van Osdal
Address: P.O. Box 61
Almond, NC 28702
Phone 727-267-7232


Do you want to book adventures like Fishing plus multiple other Adventures while you’re here for vacation?  Save time making reservations and do it all at one website!  Our adventure planning and reservation concierge service consolidates your vacation research and planning in one place. Visit our website, choose your desired adventures like Fishing and we’ll make the reservations plus set up your itinerary!

Fontana Guide Service - Fishing

Contact: Kyle Fronrath
Address: 1102 North River Rd.
Sylva, NC 28779
Mobile 828-736-2318


We'll show you the best fishing in the rivers & lakes of the Smoky Mountains. Fish with International Game Fish Association Professional Guides. Half day & full day trips. Pontoon boat, kayak & paddle board, wade & walk, and night fishing trips offered year round. Choose fly fishing or spinning tackle with top of the line gear. We provide everything. We have a trip for any skill level or budget. HD photos & videos of your trip available upon request. Ask about our lodging packages.

153 Charters

Contact: Cpt. James McManus
Address: 2013 East Fork Rd.
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone 828-421-8125


Complete fishing guide service. Specializing in area lakes for Bass, Walleye and Trout. Thirty years experience at Fontana Lake. Can take anyone from novice to expert. We provide all bait, tackle, lunch, drinks and snacks. Top of the line equipment, Lowrance Units, Minn Kota, Penn, Abu Garcia, 22' Panga CC w/145 Yamaha. USCG Licensed.

Fly Fishing the Smokies

Contact: Eugene Shuler
Mailing: 157 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-7665


Fly Shop and Guide Service. Discover the majestic streams and mountains while enjoying a day of guided fly fishing with some of the Great Smoky Mountains best fly fishing guides. Since 1999, we have guided anglers of all ages and skill levels to some of the most beautiful trout streams in all of the southeastern United States. We offer wade trips, float trips, our signature beginner classes, backcountry camping and the option of half-day and full-day trips. We have something for everyone and for every budget. Our Fly Shop in downtown Bryson City is stocked with everything you need for a great time fishing in the Smoky Mountains. Stop by and check us out.

Mac Brown Fly Fish

Contact: Mac Brown
Local 828-736-1469


Fly fishing outfitter for guide and float trips, schools and casting instruction since 1987.

Tuckaseegee Fly Shop

Contact: Dale Collins
Address: 3 Depot Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-3333


Bryson City NC's only full service fly shop! We are your headquarters for local fly patterns, fly fishing gear, guided trips, and fly fishing advice. We carry products from many well known vendors such as Redington, Rio, Catch Fly Fishing, Montana Fly Company, Scientific Angler, Umpqua, TFO Fly Rods, Chota, Brodin Nets, Simms Logo Apparel, and our very own Tuckaseegee Fly Shop logo hats and shirts. We welcome all locals and travelers to stop in and say hi!

Rivers Edge Outfitters

Contact: Joey Walraven
Address: 61 Big Cove Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-9300
Mobile 770-546-0406


Full service fly fishing shop fully stocked with all your fly fishing essentials, basic spinner fishing gear and bait, and hiking and camping gear. Also offering fulliy guided fishing and hiking trips throughout Cherokee, Bryson City, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Convenient location with onsite parking near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.