Full-Day Float Trip

High Country Angler

Embark on the fishing trip of a lifetime with High Country Angler, your first choice for guided fly fishing trips. Whether you’re looking to explore the Watauga River or the South Holston River, you can depend on our guides to show you all the best places to catch rainbow trout and brown trout in Tennessee. Fly fishing lessons and classes are included in the trip(s)–we welcome both beginners and veteran anglers from throughout the United States.

Guide Services: Focusing on catching trout is easy when you choose our guided fly fishing trips with High Country Angler.

Trip Details: Let our fishing guides take care of the details of your trip. We handle everything from lunch to equipment.

Rivers & Streams: Explore the Watauga River or the South Holston River alongside one of our knowledgeable guides.

Recent Catches: Check latest fishing reports to see what our guests have been catching on fly fishing guide trips with High Country Angler.

Start Planning Your Trip Today

There’s no better way to explore two of Tennessee’s most famous trout fisheries, the Watauga River and South Holston River, than with one of our experienced fly fishing guides. Not only are our guides comprehensive, but we're also affordable; that means you’ll get plenty of fly fishing in at a great price.

Lessons are included in the trips for groups and individuals, so indulge your adventurous side and join us for a memorable fly fishing experience. Reach out to schedule a Watauga River or South Holston River fly fishing excursion with a knowledgeable guide—we’re excited to hear from you.

When you go fly fishing with us, we’ll provide snacks, drinks and even lunch if you choose a full-day trip. We also supply all the essential equipment you need, including fly rods, waders/boots and flies. All you have to do is focus on catching a big one.

Why Choose Us?

For more than sixteen years, our South Holston River and Watauga River fly fishing guides have helped visitors from everywhere in the United States get to know the area’s most bountiful fishing spots. When we founded our business, our goal was to share our love of fly fishing with others. Today, this is still true: our greatest passion is helping others learn the sport. Let us make your next fishing trip something to remember.

You don’t have to be an experienced angler, we take out beginner to advanced fly fishermen. In fact, we’re always looking for opportunities to introduce newcomers to the joys of fly fishing. Our guides offer lessons, as well as exclusive tips and tricks to help you get a feel for casting, technique and most importantly catching trout.

Contact us to start planning your guided fly fishing trip with us. We serve visitors from throughout the United States from our Johnson City, Tennessee location.

About this trip


Focusing on fly fishing for trout is easy when you have a guide from High Country Angler at your side. Our licensed local fly fishing guides handle the navigation while you work on perfecting your cast. Or, if you’re new to fly fishing, we can show you the ropes. Individual lessons and group classes are included in the trip, so be sure to bring friends and loved ones along for a fun day on the South Holston River or Watauga River or just bring yourself.

Do you know someone who enjoys fishing? Give them a fishing vacation they’ll never forget. Along with guided trips, we offer gift certificates for all of our trips, making it easy to share the joy of fly fishing.

What to Expect

When you book a trip with us, you’ll enjoy some of the best catch and release fly fishing to be had in Tennessee. During your trip, you’ll likely catch brown trout and rainbow trout. We recommend bringing cool, comfortable clothing in earth tones, but you can rest easy knowing we’ll provide a good deal of the equipment you need to fish.

Below, you’ll find information about the different types of guided fly fishing trips we offer. Both individual and group rates are included. Be sure to reach out to our staff with any questions you may have about our trips on the Watauga River or South Holston River. Receipts are available upon request.

Guided Float Trips

All of our catch and release guided trout fishing trips take place on the tailwaters of the Watauga River and South Holston River in Tennessee. Our fly fishing guide service lets you fish in comfort and style on Stealthcraft boats. Rates, deposits, and gift certificate amounts are as follows:

One-Person, Full-Day Float Trip – $350

One-Person, Half-Day Float Trip – $300

Two-Person, Full-Day Float Trip – $425

Two-Person, Half-Day Float Trip – $325

Group, Corporate Float Trip – Call for Pricing

Other Fees

Deposit Fee Per Boat- $100

Gift Certificates – $300 to $425

Guided Wade Trips

Explore the South Holston River and Watauga River by foot. It is another great option to experience these two rivers or small streams. Rates, deposits and gift certificate amounts are below for our wade trips:

One-Person, Full-Day Wade Trip – $325

One-Person, Half-Day Wade Trip – $275

Two-Person, Full-Day Wade Trip – $400

Two-Person, Half-Day Wade Trip – $300

Group, Corporate Wade Trip – Call for Pricing

Other Fees

Deposit Fee Per Guide – $100

Gift Certificates – $275 to $425

Fly Fishing Lessons and Classes

Still grasping the basics? Or are you simply looking to brush up your casting skills? It’s easy when you plan a fishing vacation with High Country Angler. Our fly fishing trips(which include fly fishing lessons and classes) are perfect for groups as large as 40 people. Our guides provide valuable tips and demonstrations on casting, knots, rigging and more.

Contact our friendly local fly fishing guides to discuss the details of your trip and learn more about our rivers. We serve visitors from throughout the United States from our Johnson City, Tennessee location.

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