1 Day Trout Float Trips

Headwaters Outfitters

Headwaters Outfitters is dedicated to providing family-friendly outings for everyone: from big groups of 20 family members to the most elite fisher men and women! Our customer service is unmatched and we’re proud of that. That’s why as a small family owned and operated outfitter, we are passionate about sharing our knowledge of WNC’s natural resources, our love for Appalachian Mountains, and the outdoor recreation opportunities found along the French Broad River Watershed!

About this trip

Suited for: All Skill Levels (maximum 2 anglers per boat)

Possible destinations: the Tuckasegee River, the French Broad River, the Catawba River, the Watauga, and some undisclosed locations.

Trip Description: For those who want to play Huck Finn for a day, a guided float trip in one of our drift boats is the way to go. Spring and Fall are considered the best times to float. After meeting your guide at our river shop for an early morning cup of coffee, we’ll trailer up and drive you through the misty mountains to the river. Setting off, we’ll drift through a pastoral valley of farms and forests, running mild Class I and II rapids and plying rocky pools and riffles with nymph rigs and streamers.

Feel free to stand up and cast, as our boats provide lean bars and stable footing. From time to time, we’ll anchor to allow you to work a pod of rising trout with dry flies. A scrumptious shore lunch on a gravel bar or island provides a nice mid-day break, before continuing downriver in search of “Troutzilla.” Take a nap on the way home, if you like. You earned it!

FLOAT TRIP RATES

1/2 Day- $375 (Up to 2 Anglers)

Full Day- $450 (Up to 2 Anglers)

Rates Include

A licensed, knowledgeable fishing guide who can assist you with casting, locating fish, and whatever questions you may have.

Transportation from Headwaters’ shop to and from the stream(s) you will be fishing

Fly Fishing equipment- including Waders, Wading Boots, Fly Rod, Reel, and Fly Line

Picnic Lunch including Water and Sodas.

Rates Do Not Include

A North Carolina Fishing License with Trout Stamp (you can purchase both ahead of time by visiting NCwildlife.org)

Dressing appropriately for the weather- We recommend wearing quick dry clothing even though your Waders will be waterproof. Wear fleece or polyester layers during colder months, and bring a good rain jacket no matter the forecast. Wear thick wool socks.

Hat, Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Camera, Insect Repellent, and a change of clothes just in case.

Camouflage- Try to avoid brightly colored shirts and hats that may spook the fish. Earth tones are better.

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Payment
100% paid in-person when the trip begins
Minimum People:
1
Target species:
Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout
Type of guiding available:
Guided
What's included?:
Fly Fishing Equipment
Rods, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
Fishing License
What type of fishing?:
River
Which fishing techniques do you use?:
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
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