East TN Guided Fly Fishing

Book Your Guided Fly Fishing Float Trip

Enjoy nature and the beautiful picturesque surrounding water as you explore the Watauga River and South Holston River with our guided fly fishing. Our float trip allows you to explore multiple miles of water in a day while hunting for trophy trout. You will get a pretty good trip around untouched waters and every possible looking spot. Enjoy an adventurous experience with guided fly fishing in comfort and style!

Guided Float Trips 

The rivers here in East Tennessee are among the top fly fishing destinations and are fertile all year round with some excellent trophy trout, so there will be a lot to catch. Our fishing guide will trailer up and drive you to the river. Have fun casting angles in the river as we navigate. 


Our boats provide stable footing and lean bars that keep you steady while aiming for trout. TN Tailwaters offers fun guided fly fishing with a personal touch. Our staff knows the mountain, valley, rocks, bends, and every secret fishing hole on the rivers. We understand the river space like the back of our hand.


Book our float trip to enjoy an enjoyable and exciting guided fly fishing experience. You can fish all you want and take in the beautiful scenery while we drive.

What to Expect on a Guided Fly Fishing Trip

You can expect a fun and relaxed atmosphere along with some of the best scenery offered in Tennessee; along the river’s edge of the South Holston Rivers and Watauga Rivers, you will see wildlife and tree life. Oh yeah, and you can expect rainbow trout and brown trout! 


We will trailer up and pick you up from our specified meeting location; start to relax as we drive you to the river and get the boat ready for a day of guided fly fishing. 


Once on the float boat, we provide snacks and soft drinks, and water, for full day trips you will have lunch courtesy of TN Tailwaters. Take in the TN mountain tailwaters as we float to our favorite fishing spots. Along the float, ask the guide questions about fly fishing, fish hacks, or river history. 


Once we arrive at the best fishing location, it’s time to get your gear and start casting. Our guide can help you set up the gear and use your fly fishing equipment correctly, including the rods, reels, leaders, flies, and tippet. 


We can’t wait for you to catch brown trout or rainbow trout with TN Tailwaters.

Guided Float Trip Pricing

All skill levels welcomed. All fly fishing gear is included. 

We provide all the fly fishing gear needed on our float trip, including; rod, leaders, tippets, and fliers. Providing you with quality gears is part of the guide fly fishing service we offer. You are also encouraged to bring your equipment if you are an experienced angler. 

What we provide :

What you need to bring:

While TN Tailwaters provide almost everything you will need during our guided fly fishing, we recommend that you wear weather-appropriate clothing. This can include polarized sunglasses and a hat for protection. Brining along these items will help you prepare for a day on the river with comfort. We also suggest sunscreen for summer and springtime trips. 

Fishing License

TN Tailwaters provides almost everything you will need for an adventurous fly fishing experience, but you will need proof of a TN fishing license. The great State of Tennessee makes it easy to register online and get a digital copy of your TN fishing licensing sent to your email. 

Check out this easy link to register before your guided fly fishing trip:




Any questions about fishing licenses should be referred to Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. A full directory and additional information can be found at: 




Our guide will meet you at the agreed-upon location to provide transportation to and from the river where we will be floating. We offer comfort and style with our Vintage Land Cruiser; it’s a great way to unwind and start thinking about all the trout you will be catching. 

Cancellation Policy 

We are a small, locally-owned company and therefore have limited time slots for guided float trips. If you book a trip with TN Tailwaters, we ask for a small deposit to hold your date. If you cannot keep the scheduled date, please let us know as soon as possible to reschedule your trip and open that spot for someone else. Last-minute cancellations may incur a fee.

Weather Policy 

Fly fishing is all seasons in all weather; we fish rain or shine, and some of our best fishing days come with cloudy weather. The decision to reschedule a float trip is based upon your guide’s knowledge of how the weather may affect safety and the catch for the day. Please refer any questions about weather-related rescheduling to our guides.