Our half-day trip is great if you don’t have much time and want to sample the finest trout fishing in the Southern Appalachians.

Half-day trips take place on rivers and streams convenient to our home base in Asheville, NC. Those rivers may include the Davidson (on the “Trout Unlimited Top 100 Trout Rivers” list), North Mills River, Curtis Creek, or the Green River. All of these rivers and streams contain abundant numbers of Rainbow, Brown, and Brook Trout.

Our mountain rivers and streams are shaded by beautiful rhododendron and mountain laurel which guarantees you’ll be cool even on the hottest days of summer!

All prices include transportation, gear, leader and 2 flies, and snacks. Please note that the gratuity for your guide is not included in the price.

A full day trip gives you plenty of time to hike into more remote areas on rivers where the trout rarely see artificial flies. You’ll enjoy spectacular scenery and have a chance to catch lots of fish.

Our full day trips take place in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests and in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Mountain streams and rivers in these areas are packed with stocked and native trout. On any of the streams we fish, you can catch some Rainbow, Brown and the much sought after Brook (locally referred to as Speck) Trout. The further we travel into the remote areas of the streams, the more we increase your chances of catching native trout. Three of the rivers we fish during full day trips are on the “Trout Unlimited Top 100 Trout Rivers” list.

The full day trip can be customized to suit the current hatch. Sometimes the best hatch is right at dusk, other times it may be at Dawn. We are unique in our flexibility to have you on the river at the best possible time for productive “catching”.

Fly fishing on river

The scenery is extraordinary! The streams are surrounded by beautiful mountains, rhododendron bushes, dogwood and mountain laurel. Most parts of the streams are shaded by hemlocks and assorted trees, therefore, even during the hottest months of the year the temperatures remain comfortable.

Thanks to our mild climate we can fish year round. During the winter months, we often fish the whole day without seeing another human–you can add peace and tranquility to the day’s experience.

And in December we are often delighted by the warm midday sun bringing out a small hatch of Blue Winged Olives & Midges… something that almost NEVER occurs up North!

All prices include transportation, gear, one leader and 2 flies, and streamside lunch.

Group of three with their guide on a full-day guided fly fishing trip.

All prices include transportation, gear, leader and 2 flies, and snacks. Please note that the gratuity for your guide is not included in the price.

Additional flies and leaders can be purchased from your guide.

We offer a small number of Loon Outdoors products for purchase.

Our float trips are for smallmouth bass and trout on the Holston, Watauga and French Broad Rivers. Floating these rivers allows you to cover more productive water, and water that is not accessible to wade fishing. During these trips you may have opportunities to get out of the raft and wade fish “back cuts” and special riffle areas that are known to hold better than average fish.

Fly fishing float trips are a great option for beginners as well as advanced fly fishers.

For these trips, we recommend 5 weight or larger rods from 8 to 9 feet in length.

On float trips, NO STUDDED wading boots are allowed and waders are recommended year-round due to the constant cool water temperature.

Additional flies or assortments and custom tied leaders can be purchased from the guides.

This trip includes lunch and non-alcoholic beverages. Lodging and fishing licenses are not included.

Gratuity not included!