Discover Fly Fishing in Tennessee

Are you looking for an unforgettable fishing experience? Look no further than East TN Guide Service, your premier source for fly fishing in Tennessee.

Tennessee is home to some of the best fly fishing in the country, with pristine rivers and streams teeming with wild trout and other species. From the Tennessee River to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there is no shortage of excellent fishing spots. And with East TN Guide Service, you’ll have access to the best of the best.

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Where to Go Fly Fishing in Tennessee

One of our favorite spots is the Tellico River, which is known for its beautiful scenery and excellent fishing. This river is home to wild trout, and with the help of our experienced guides, you’ll be sure to catch your limit. We also offer trips to other popular rivers in the area, including the Caney Fork River, the Hiwassee River, the Clinch River, and the South Holston River. Other great spots for fly fishing in Tennessee include:


Chickamauga Reservoir

This TVA-managed lake contains plenty of large and smallmouth bass, striped bass, sauger, and walleye.

Watauga River Reflecting Mountains & Trees

Watauga River

The Watauga River is located in Elizabethton, just outside of Johnson City, beginning at Wilbur Dam and flowing to Boone Lake. Rainbows and browns are most abundant, and some serious trophy fish can be found.

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Elk River

Located in southern Tennessee, Elk River is known for its trophy-sized brown trout..

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Abrams Creek

Feeding from Cades Cove and a tributary of the Little Tennessee River, this stream is easily accessible and teeming with brook, brown, and rainbow trout.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Take advantage of approximately 2,900 miles of streams, with trout thriving in around 20% of them year-round.

Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with these waterways. East TN Guide Service provides signature guided fly fishing excursions where we know the water and can put you on the fish. Half-day and full-day trips are available all year round.

Couple Standing at Watauga River Before Guided Tour by East Tennessee Guide Service

Why Choose East TN Guide Service?

When you fish with East TN Guide Service, you can rest assured that you’re fishing legally and ethically. We are licensed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and adhere to all regulations. We also promote catch-and-release fishing to ensure the sustainability of our fisheries.

If you’re new to fly fishing, don’t worry – we’re happy to teach you the basics. We’ll show you how to cast a dry fly and how to read the water to find the best fishing spots. And if you’re an experienced angler, we’ll take you to the best spots and provide insider tips to help you catch more fish.

To fish with us, you will need a valid Tennessee fishing license. TN residents can purchase a 1-day all-species license. Residents of other states will need the 3-day all-species license. Children under 13 do not need a license.

You will need your own fishing tackle and gear. We can help you with lodging recommendations and suggestions for the best bait on the waterway you choose.



Check out some of our recent guided fly fishing trips.

Get Started Fly Fishing in Tennessee

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to fish in Tennessee with East TN Guide Service. Expert guide Preston Vance is knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate about fly fishing. He’ll ensure that you have a safe, fun, and successful trip. Book your trip today and experience the beauty and excitement of fly fishing in Tennessee.