Trout Zone Anglers


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 offer a variety of payment options. As a small business, card fees cut significantly into our income. Cash or check is preferred and we offer a discount if you choose to pay that way. However, we recognize that cards are helpful to some people and offer that option for those who want to use a card. Payment must be completed prior to the trip departing.

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.

If you want to fish with a specific guide, please let us know when booking the trip. Meet the guides to learn more about each one. All of our guides are hand picked for their fly fishing knowledge, teaching skills, and attention to quality customer service. A day with any of the Trout Zone Anglers guides will make you a better angler. 

Rates for catching fish like this great brown trout on the Caney Fork

“Trophy Caney Fork River Brown Trout” © 2016 David Knapp Photography

Catch and Release Wade Trip Weekday Rates

(Ask about a cash/check discount)

Half Day (3-4 Hours)

$250 for 1 Angler

$275 for 2 Anglers

3/4 Day (5-6 Hours)

$300 for 1 Angler

$325 for 2 Anglers

Full Day (7-8 Hours)

$350 for 1 Angler

$375 for 2 Anglers


Catch and Release Float Trip Weekday Rates

(Ask about a cash/check discount)

Half Day (3-4 hours)

$325 for 1 Angler

$375 for 2 Anglers

3/4 Day (5-6 hours)

$375 for 1 Angler

$425 for 2 Anglers

Full Day (7-8 hours)

$425 for 1 Angler

$475 for 2 Anglers

All trips include flies, drinks, and a rod/reel as needed. Full day trips can include a meal if requested. 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 if you want a lunch. Wading gear is also available for a small fee (see below). Gratuity and fishing licenses are not included in the trip rates.

Given rates are for weekday trips only. We typically only guide on weekdays. On the extremely rare occasion that we make an exception and accommodate a weekend trip request, there is an extra $100 fee on all weekend trips. 

Special COVID info: Right now, due to COVID, we are asking people to bring their own lunches and also to follow us in their own vehicles. Thank you for understanding!

Catch and Release Musky Trip Weekday Rates (Full Day Only)

$475 for 1 Angler

$550 for 2 Anglers

Musky trips include drinks, flies and a rod/reel as necessary. I recommend one angler for each musky float but we can accommodate two as necessary. Weekend trips add $75.

Wading Gear Rental

Waders and Boots: $15
Waders Only:          $10
Boots Only:             $10

Acknowledgement of Risk

Our insurance requires that our clients read and agree to an acknowledgement of risk to go on guided fly fishing trips with us. Please download the form below, print it off, sign it, and bring it with you on your guided fly fishing trip. We will need this signed document before we can begin our trip.