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High country stream

Purchase your fishing license online:

(Click on the state)


Drift boat

Float Trips

Full Day         2 person.        $525

Full Day         1 person.        $475

Half Day         2 person.        $425

Half Day         1 person.        $375

Fly fishing

Wade Trips

Full Day          2 person.       $450

Full Day          1 person.       $375


Half Day          2 person.       $300

Half Day          1 person.       $225


Brown trout

Specialty Trips



Trophy Water Wade

                  1 person              $350

                  2 person              $550

Ladies Day Out Half Day    

                  2 person              $350

                  4 person              $700

Please Contact Us Prior to Booking to Ensure Availability

All bookings within 2 weeks of desired date, must be done via email or by phone.

                                    SPECIALTY TRIPS            

Trophy Water Wade

Experience catching "the big one" on our private trophy water wade trip in the High Country wilderness. This is a half day trip, and definitely one you won't forget!



South Holston River streamer eater
Rainbow trout




Are you a woman, want to learn to fish, and just aren’t sure where or how to start? Do you and the gals want to learn together, be outdoors, and chat over a riverside lunch? 


Our Ladies Day Out package is a guided trip for women, taking place locally on the Watauga River, with lunch provided. The menu has been inspired by executive chef Ken Gordon of the Gamekeeper 

Restaurant. Finish the trip with a toast to the day!

  Ladies Day Out Package

Fly fishing rainbow trout

 Gift Certificates

Purchase a gift certificate and send your friends or family on the trip them dream of! Purchase a

full trip or any amount of

your choosing.

Stream outside Boone, NC


Meadowbrook Inn


                                          Frequently Asked Questions

                                                 What do I need to bring for my trip?

            We will supply all of the fishing gear needed for your trip.  Things that you may consider

            bringing are: hat, sunglasses, rain jacket, clothing appropriate for the weather conditions,

            sunscreen and bug spray.  We will have beverages for all trips and for full day wade and float trips,

            we will supply lunch.


                                         What forms should I fill out in advance of the trip?


            Please fill out the forms that are emailed to you at the time of reservation and submit them back

            to us. These include our pre-trip questionnaire and waiver (signed by each participant).


                                                   What type of license do I need?

            Most of our wade trips are done locally and you will need an NC fishing license with a trout

            permit.  You can purchase either a 10-day or an annual license.  You may purchase an NC                                         fishing license online here. If you are doing a TN Float or wade trip in TN, you will need either

            a 3 day or an annual 'all species' fishing license. You can purchase a TN fishing license online here.

                                                   What is an appropriate tip for my guide?

            Like in any service industry, your should tip based on the service you've experienced. A

            typical tip is 20-25%.  Our guides spend most of their "off" time scouting water, tying flies

            and getting prepared for trips. They spend far more time preparing for trips, than the actual time

            it takes to do a trip. The guides do their best to ensure you have a great trip and they greatly

            appreciate your support.

                                    What type of meals do you serve for full day trips?

            We focus our trips on catching fish, not cooking meals.  That being said, we typically have

            sandwiches with a couple of sides and dessert.  We will supply water and soft drinks as well.            

            We will contact each client to see what they would prefer for lunch and to make sure there

            are no dietary restrictions.  Cooking a 'stream side' meal takes time off the water... we will

            gladly make you a nice meal on the side of the river, but that is less time fishing!

                                         Do you do trips for beginners and/or kids?

            Yes, yes, yes.  We do countless trips with folks that have never touched a fly rod and we love

            fly fishing with kids.  We will teach you all about it and the guides will coach you every step

            of the way.  You can learn as much or as little as you want.  We love seeing the progress of

            our clients throughout the day. As for taking your child fly fishing, we have found that almost

            always the kids out fish the adults. Kids listen well, are fast learners and no preconceived                                         idea of how to fly fish.   We have found that most children 8 and up are able to pick up the sport


                                                  Do we get to keep the fish?

            No.  We practice 100% catch and release.  We like to think of the fish as our colleagues and

            we want to put them back in the water like they came out...alive and well!  Trout are

            very sensitive creatures and you need to handle them properly.  Here is a good article on the

            proper handling of these fish to ensure your fish can be caught again.

                                              What is your Cancellation Policy?

            A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. Your credit card will be kept on file. The                                           remaining 50% balance will be drafted 24 hours prior to the day of your trip. Trips cancelled

            30 days prior to the date of the trip will receive a full refund. Trips cancelled less than 30 days

            prior to the trip date can be rescheduled for the future using the 50% deposit collected for a

            future date should your dates need to change. Cancellations of reserved trips less than 7 days

            before the trip date will require payment for the full amount of the trip to be forfeited by the

            participant. It can be difficult for us to book another trip with that short of notice of a

            cancellation. Please understand that our guides rely on these trips for their living and spend

            time in preparation for them outside of the date of the trip. Consider trip insurance if you are

            very concerned about needing to cancel.  

                                        What about Cancellations due to weather?

            If we need to cancel due to weather or poor fishing conditions, we will work hard to

            reschedule the trip to a mutually agreed upon date, applying the collected deposit of 50% to

            that new date.

                                                 What types of payment do you accept?

            We accept most types of credit cards, cash, or check. We'll need a credit card on file to book

            the trip. 

                                                              What is our privacy policy?

            We are committed to protecting your personal information and privacy. We do not disclose this                

            information to anyone else for any reason (unless you give consent or it is compelled by court

            order). We do not use cookies for tracking. We will send only newsletter emails or information

            regarding sales occasionally, but do not believe in or practice spamming. You will receive

            confirmation emails regarding your trip, and a survey upon trip completion which we use to better

            our company. We do not share this information with anyone. Should there be changes to our

            policy, we reserve the right to change it, but it will be made available to our clients. 

            Links provided on our website are meant to be helpful information to our clients, but we cannot

            do not take responsibility for their own privacy practices, should you disclose personal information

            to them. Please contact us at for any further explanation

            or questions.

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