The Guided Float Fishing Trip is the most popular among our regular guests.  If we had to choose one trip as a favorite, it would be without hesitation, the full day Float Trip for Trout or Smallmouth Bass.  No other trip allows you to access over 100 miles of river that is not accessible by foot.  That means fewer people, less pressure and the best fishing.  Aside from the fishing, the views are stunning where these mountains and canyons meet big waters.

  •  Guided Smallmouth Bass Trips are one of our specialties.  We target several river systems, one of which takes you through the famous Biltmore Estate down the French Broad River ending in Asheville’s River Arts District, a hot spot for shopping, food and craft beers.  If you need a break from the city, check out our Smallmouth Bass Whitewater & Overnight trips.  They are a true wilderness experience.     

  • Guided Trout Trips are our most popular trip and take you to East Tennessee's South Holston River & Watauga River for a chance at the fish of a lifetime.

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Video features Asheville Fly Fishing Company's Overnight Fishing Trips with the option to target class III & IV whitewater sections on the Nolichucky River Gorge and French Broad River.

  • Full Day Float ~ 4 - 10 mi. of water

  • Half Day Float ~ 2 - 4 mi. of water

  Trips Include:

  • All gear (rods, flies, waders, boots etc.)

  • Lunch (full day trips only)

  • Waters and Snacks

  • Transportation

  • Digital Pictures

*All guides are CPR/First Aid certified and fully insured.  




Smallmouth Bass fishing in the Southern Appalachian Mountains is renowned as some of the best on the continent.  We target these fish on our float trips on the fly and with tackle.  If you enjoy a tenacious pull from the surface and seeing acrobatic fish dance, then this is for you.  Casting top water flies 30-80 feet on big water, followed by an explosion that sounds like a bomb going off, will do a few things to a person.  One, it will make your wrist hurt; two, it will make you giggle like a little kid.  You will talk to the water, laugh louder than all the banjos playing in Western North Carolina, and want to cancel all obligations for the following week.  To get in on the fun…

Guided Smallmouth Bass Trips - Asheville Fly Fishing Company



$450 Per Trip  

Full Day Float 1-2 Anglers

Rivers:  French Broad River, Nolichucky River, Holston River, Toe River, Pigeon River, Tuckaseegee River, Catawba River.


$350 Per Trip  

Half Day Float 1-2 Anglers

Rivers:  French Broad River, Nolichucky River


Guided trout fishing TRIPS

Many of our clients that fish the big waters of Alaska, Montana, Idaho and other fishy places west of the Mississippi love the tailwaters in our area.  These large flowing rivers have been recognized as some of the best in the Southeast. The rivers we frequent offer anglers the opportunity to sight fish in an array of conditions and settings using dry flies and nymphs or throwing streamers for trophy Brown Trout.  Because these rivers are bug factories, the fish can be selective feeders.  Our guides have spent countless days on these waters guiding guests of all ages and experience levels.  With our help, you’ll be on your way to a heightened experience, more fish in the net, and hopefully at least a few memories that last a lifetime.    

Watauga River - Asheville Fly Fishing Company



$450 Per Trip

Full Day Float 1-2 Anglers

Rivers:  Watauga River, South Holston River, Nolichucky River, Tuckaseegee River, Catawba River.


Asheville Fly Fishing Company's guides love fishing, but sharing the experience is far more rewarding. Come fish with us!


All guides are CPR/First Aid certified and fully insured.

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