Tennessee Half Day Float Trip

Due South Outfitters

Due South Outfitters is a professional fly fishing guide service and full service fly shop located in Boone, North Carolina, servicing the High Country and surrounding areas. Due South Outfitters was the recipient of the 2017 Best of the Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Outfitters award.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or have never held a fly rod in your life, it is our goal at Due South Outfitters to take the guess work out of learning to fish, or to catch more fish. With our approach toward fly fishing, we work diligently to shorten the learning curve and to help advance you as a fly angler. Here at Due South, we strive to provide our clients with a truly unforgettable fly fishing experience. Let your worries go, throw the cell phone to the curb, grab your fishing buddy and head Due South for memories that will last a lifetime.

About this trip

Tennessee Half Day Float Trips>>

Our half day float trip is hands down one of the most popular fishing trips that we offer. On our half day floats, we will fish on either the Watauga River or South Holston River of East TN. We generally will pick up our fishing guest early in the morning, make the quick drive to the river and fish for roughly 4-5 hours before returning home. This style of float fishing trip is perfect for both novice and experienced anglers. By taking a float trip, you will be fishing on a Tailwater (dam controlled river), which allows for a very consistent water flow- the Watauga River and South Holston RIvers fish great year round. On a trip such as this, the need to wade is eliminated, which makes it a very effective fishing option for our guests that have dificulty wading. This style of fly fishing is as plush as it gets! It can be noted that even in times of heavy rainfall, or extreme heat the rivers that we conduct our float trips on will fish very well due to the fact that they are dam controlled- don't let the threat of rain or heat ruin your fishing trip! These are both very special fisheries that we have access to. We are fortunate to have the premier trout destinations of the Blue Ridge Mountain region within such a short distance of the Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk areas.

 1 Person 2 Person

Half Day Float Trip: $300 $375

Local Wade fishing trips >>

Join a Due South Guide as you venture into some of the most beautiful and productive trout streams streams in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Our local wade fishing trips give anglers the opportunity to enjoy the freestone (non-dam controlled) streams that surround the Boone, Banner Elk and Blowing Rock areas. Depending on the time of year in which you take your trip, our fisheries offer a variety of angling opportunities ranging from chasing large, stocked trout to hunting for wild trout on some of North Carolina's most pristine streams. Much of where you will fish will be determined by factors such as the season of your trip, water flows and also what is happening with our local trout populations at the time of your trip. Our local wade trips offer a perfect venue for anglers that are wanting to enter the sport to learn the fundamentals of fly fishing. We emphasize teaching anglers how to catch fish during these trips, with the hope that our guests will be able to utilize these skills on their own.

1 Person 2 Person

4 Hour Local Wade Trip: $150 $275

8 Hour Local Wade Trip*: $275 $375

Tennessee Wade Trip >>

Our Tennessee Wade Trip allows anglers an opportunity to fish on some of the best trout waters in the South East. Just a short drive from Boone lies two tailwaters, the South Holston and Watauga rivers. Each of these rivers produce monster trout on a regular basis. Wading these rivers has been proven to be highly productive in regards to hooking up with great fish, both in numbers and size. We do not recommend wade fishing in Tennessee for anglers that have a hard time wading or walking, seeing that the rivers are very slick. We do however recommend float fishing on these rivers for anglers that may have a harder time wading.

 1 Person 2 Person

TN Wade Trip* (full day only): $350 $425

Other Trips We Provide
100% paid in-person when the trip begins
Target species:
Brown Trout
Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Type of guiding available:
What's included?:
Fly Fishing Equipment
Rods, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Fishing License
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