Frequently Asked Questions

Fly Fishing in The Great Smoky Mountains
Fly Fishing is not all about casting the line across the river and floating a dry and mending your line. That takes time to learn. However, there are easier methods for beginners to try, like stripping in a streamer or drifting a nymph below the surface. We are here for you to have a FUN day and learn more about fly fishing.

YES. I have waders, boots, and fly rods. There is NO charge for using my equipment. However, you will have to purchase a fishing license and/or permit.

We would meet at: The TUCKASEEGEE FLY SHOP, 3 Depot Street, Bryson City, NC 28713.
Depending on a half day or full day trip, times to be determined.

YES, I can handle 2 fisherman at the same time, whether they are experienced or not. If you have a group of people, 3 or more, I have the assistance of the guides at Tuckaseegee Fly Shop to support me. If you have a young Child, I will only fish him or her, as they need undivided attention.

YES – I would give you a discounted rate, that would be negotiated.

Depending on where we decide to fish, will determine what kind of license or permit you will need. I will advise you on the correct application. Also; a rain jacket, sunscreen, insect repellent, polarized glasses, and a hat.

Catch & FilletI practice CATCH & RELEASE at all times. However, if you wish to take some fish home to eat, we will have to fish in areas that allow you to harvest your catch.

← This is known as, “CATCH & FILLET” (LOL) All kidding aside, there is nothing like a nice grilled trout dinner, especially preparing the trout YOU caught!