Trout Zone Anglers offers a variety of guided fly fishing trips with rates dependent upon trip length and type. All guided fly fishing trips are strictly catch and release so please keep that in mind as you book. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking on all trips. Any cancelation up to two weeks prior to the trip will receive a full refund. Cancelations inside of two weeks prior to the trip will lose the deposit unless I am able to rebook the day.
We are often asked about whether it is customary to tip a guide. In a nutshell, yes it is. A gratuity is always greatly appreciated. For more information, please read more on tipping fly fishing guides at Midcurrent.
Guided trip rates are for rivers and streams within our usual area of operations. In the Smokies, this is primarily on the Tennessee side of the Park although we sometimes guide on the North Carolina side as well. For tailwater trips, we stick to the Caney Fork River, Clinch River, and Holston River for trout. We occasionally guide on rivers outside of this area by special request. Rivers that would specifically fall in this category include the South Holston and Watauga Rivers. There is an extra $75 per day fee for rivers outside of our usual guide area. This will be mentioned at the time of booking before you pay a deposit.
Catch and Release Wade Trip Rates
Half Day 3/4 Day Full Day
$200 for 1 Angler $250 for 1 Angler $300 for 1 Angler
$225 for 2 Anglers $275 for 2 Anglers $325 for 2 Anglers
Catch and Release Float Trip Rates
Half Day (4 hours) 3/4 Day (6 hours) Full Day (8 hours)
$275 for 1 Angler $325 for 1 Angler $375 for 1 Angler
$300 for 2 Anglers $350 for 2 Anglers $400 for 2 Anglers
Half day and 3/4 day trips include flies, drinks, and a rod/reel as needed. Full day trips include all of that plus lunch. A meal can be included in half day or 3/4 day trips for an additional fee. Please inform me of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking. Wading gear is also available for a small fee (see below). Gratuity and fishing licenses are not included in the trip rates.
Catch and Release Musky Trip Rates (Full Day Only)
$400 for 1 Angler
$450 for 2 Anglers
Musky trips include lunch, drinks, flies and a rod/reel as necessary. I recommend one angler for each musky float but we can accommodate two as necessary.
Wading Gear Rental
Waders and Boots: $15
Waders Only: $10
Boots Only: $10