Fly Fishing in Cashiers and Highlands North Carolina


Fly Fishing the Smokies is the number one Guide Service and Outfitter in the Highlands and Cashiers Plateau area. We offer Wade Trips and Float Trips to the areas’ hottest fly fishing destinations. New to fly fishing? No problem, the guides at Fly Fishing the Smokies are patient instructors and coaches who have years of teaching experience, so whether you’re new to fly fishing or an old pro, we can teach you a new sport or some new tricks!

Want to take the kids and grand-kids fly fishing? Not a problem, Fly Fishing the Smokies is happy to guide children of all ages and has no age restrictions. We have fly fishing gear to fit the smaller and hands and feet of children. Teaching people to fly fish is our business and our passion. Let the guides at Fly Fishing the Smokies show you and your family the best fly fishing in the mountains of North Carolina and North Georgia.



The action in November and December is red hot near Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina. The Tuckasgee River is fishing at it’s very best and will continue this pattern until way after Christmas and New Years. We are catching trout right now that exceed 20 inches almost daily. We offer both Wade Trips and Float Trips on the Tuckasegee River and can accommodate large groups and families on either trip type. We have both Full Day and Half Day Trips available. We also have our Float Trip Special which is the best deal on the water anywhere!


To book your next trip with us call us at (828)-488-7665 or use our convenient online resrevtaions!

Thanks again, and we’ll see you on the water!

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Fly Fishing the Tuckasegee River

 The Fly Fishing on the Tuckasegee River has been fantastic the past two weeks!

The almost summer like temperatures have the trout in a feeding frenzy! Tons of aqautic insects are hatching, and you can see rising trout all over the river sipping Caddis, Quill Gordons, and Blue Quills from the surface. Stripping streamer patterns are getting the really big fish to come out and play too. Check out these monsters that have ate our flies the past couple weeks.


Our Float Trip Special has been extended to run through Summer of 2012. This is great news and a smoking deal!

If you have trouble with wading or getting around in a river these days, a Float Trip is the perfect way to get out on the water and fly fish without the worry of falling in swift river currents or on slippery rocks. Fly Fishing from a Drift Boat or Cataraft allows you to cover an entire section of river and cast you fly at virtually every fish in the water.

Our Float Trip Special is a 3/4 day Float Trip on the Tuckasegee River for two people, and includes all gear, rods, reels, waders, boots, leaders, all flies, drink and snacks.

All for only  $225.00

To book your trip with us,  you can either click the BookOnline! button,  or give us a call at 828-488-7665

We’ll be happy to guide you and put you on the fish!

Tight Lines,

Your Guides

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Guided Fly Fishing in Cherokee

Fly Fishing in Cherokee North Carolina is a special treat for any visiting angler. The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians have long been known for their trout fishing skills, and their great love and respect for nature and the outdoors. As such the Cherokee stock the Oconoluftee River, Raven Fork River, and Soco Creek, all total 30 miles of water, with more trout than any other stream in the US. That’s over 300,000 trout per year in only 30 miles of water! Talk about success rate!

The rivers and creeks here flow from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through the town of Cherokee on to the mighty Tuckasegee River just above Bryson City and empty into Fontana Lake. The clean, cold water has a pure emerald green color that reminds you of rivers from far away lands such as New Zeland, and Chillie.

Cherokee boats one of the best fly fishing only sections of river in the country. Aptly named the Cherokee Fly Fishing Only Trophy Section, this 2.2 mile section is chocked full of trout just waiting for the right fly and presentation. A fish caught here can surely be the fish of a lifetime!

Fly Fishing in Cherokee you can expect to catch Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout, Palomino Trout,  Steelhead, and the massive Donaldson Strain Rainbow Trout, the hardest fighting trout in the world!

Come Fly Fish Cherokee with the guides of Fly Fishing the Smokies. Your next Fish of a life time is waiting for you!

For booking and reservations please call our office at 828-488-7665 or for your convience, just click the BookOnline! button to the right of the screen.

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Fly Fishing Trips and Guides in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina

Enjoy Guided Fly Fishing in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. Discover the majestic streams and mountains while  fly fishing with one of Highlands and Cashiers best fly fishing guide service and outfitters. Since 1999 we have guided anglers of all ages and skill levels to some of the most beautiful trout streams in all of North Carolina and Tennessee. Welcome to Fly Fishing the Smokies, a professional outfitters and guide service operating guided fly fishing trips daily out of Highlands, and Cashiers. We also serve the surrounding mountain towns of Bryson City, Cherokee, Asheville, Sylva, Franklin, and Dillsboro.

We offer guided flyfishing trips for anglers of all skill levels and ages. With Wade Trips, Float Trips, our Signature Beginner Classes, and the option of Half Day and Full Day Trips, we offer something for everyone and for every budget. For the adventurous soul, we also offer Back Country Camping, and Multi Day Float Fishing. We offer a great day of fly fishing and instruction, along with all necessary gear and equipment, without the price gouge. We offer better prices than any of our competitors, if you don’t believe us, check them out!

There are so many opportunites for Fly Fishing in the Smoky Mountains near Highlands NC that it’s hard to list them all. We guide the following areas, plus a few special ones we don’t advertise;

  • Fly Fishing The Great Smoky Mountains National Park                                                                                  
  • Guided Fly Fishing on the Nantahala River                                                                                                                     
  • Guided Fly Fishing Wade and Float Trips on the Little Tennessee River for Smallmouth Bass
  • Guided Wade and Float Trips on the Tuckasegee River, and Tuckasegee River Delayed Harvest Section. Trout and Smallmouth Bass fly fishing!
  • Guided Fly Fishing on the WNC Fly Fishing Trail
  • Guided Fly Fishing trips on the Cherokee Fly Fishing Only Trophy waters
  • Guided Fly Fishing on the Raven Fork
  • Guided Fly Fishing on the Oconoluftee River
  • Guided Fly Fishing on the Cullasaja River near Highlands, and Franklin NC
  • Guided Fly Fishing Trips near Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville Tennessee
  • Guided Fly Fishing in Bryson City and Cherokee, North Carolina
  • Guided Fly Fishing in Highlands and Cashiers, North Carolina
  • Guided Fly Fishing in Sylva and Dillsboro, North Carolina

Be sure to check out our Float Trip Special on the Tuckasegee River which will run through the Summer of 2012! Fly Fish the Tuckasegee River with the best and most experienced guides around . The Absolute Best Deal on the water anywhere!


Call us at (828)488-7665 or send us an email to and we’ll be happy to help custom tailor a fly fishing trip that is right for you. Come fly fish the Highlands and Cashiers area with us, we’re sure you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime!

Fly Fishing the Smokies is fully insured, licensed, and operates under a special Commercial Use Authorization from the National Park Service.

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