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Cherokee Guided Trips

***Please leave us a note during checkout to let us know which date you would like to take your guided trip with Rivers Edge Outfitters***

Fly Fishing

The Rivers Edge Outfitters fly fishing staff is hard working, knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about what they do. With the experience that only comes from spending hundreds of days each year on these Western North Carolina rivers and streams. We have the ability to meet and exceed your needs and expectations. Let our fly fishing guides show you why Western North Carolina is becoming the top location in the United States for fly fishing. Which river should I fish? What’s the best time of year to come to the mountains? Simply pick up the phone or send us an email and one of our expert staff members will be glad to assist you in your fly fishing vacation planning. With so many great streams to choose from, many times your best bet is to make your fly fishing plans based on what time of the year works best for you and leave the rest to us.

Float Trips

Join Rivers Edge Outfitters for a guided fly fishing float trip. Float fishing is one of the best ways to enjoy fly fishing while at the same time enjoying some of Western North Carolina’s most magnificent scenery. Experiencing fly fishing from a drift boat can provide exciting opportunities to reach remote parts of the river not accessible on foot. We use the very best boats in the industry. Fiberglass drift boats provide the ultimate in comfort for our discriminating clients, while our Star rafts offer handling and safety features not found on normal rafts.

Wade and Walk Trips

     We provide wade and walk fly fishing trips. Wade fishing is a great way for novice and expert anglers to enjoy the bountiful waters we have here in Western North Carolina. Our guide staff closely monitors river flows, water clarity, and movement of insect hatches to put you where the fish are feeding best.
The options for wade trips are endless. Trout can be caught on wade trips throughout the year. From delayed harvest streams, catch and release private waters, smallmouth river fisheries, to high elevation wilderness streams, we have access to thousands of miles of trout and smallmouth bass water. With over 3000 miles of wild trout water inside the Smokey Mountain National Park, the Daniel Boone Refuge, and the Mt .Mitchell Wilderness area, our guides love to grab a small light rod and introduce their clients to some of our high country, wild streams. The dry fly fishing and scenery is unbeatable, and crowds are non-existent.

Fly Fishing Reservations

Advance reservations are encouraged; however we will try to accommodate last minute reservations. A 50% deposit is required on all trips. Deposits are fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to the trip. Same day cancellations result in full charge. We fish in all weather conditions, rain or shine. Weather conditions can change quickly , we work with the client to determine the best possible option for a successful trip. Trips can be rescheduled if weather conditions are not suitable for fishing. Call us for reservations or you can book online.

What’s Included?

A friendly, patient experienced guide, local transportation, beverages, fly rod and reel, breathable waders and boots, all terminal tackle, and flies. A freshly prepared stream side meal accompanies all full day trips. Lunch can be supplied on half day trips for an additional $25.00 for our gourmet lunch.

What’s Not Included?

Fish, we practice catch and release. Fishing license can be purchased at any of our shops. A gratuity for your guide is greatly appreciated. Just like a restaurant, a 15-25% gratuity is customary. Absolutely everything else is provided! What should you bring? Rain gear, polarized sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera. All items are available in our store. When fishing with children please bring extra clothing. In the winter it is best to layer and bring an extra change of warm socks.