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Fly Fishing Guides for Gatlinburg Tennessee

Posted by on September 9, 2014

Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service offers guided wade trips in and around Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Many of our guides have been guiding and fly fishing the Smokies all of their lives.  We will be happy to meet you somewhere close to where you are staying and we will provide all the necessary equipment, at no additional charge, for a fun filled day on the water fly fishing the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

A beautiful Smoky Mountain Brown Trout. Summer 2014

We offer guided fly fishing trips on the West Prong of Little River, Little River, Middle Prong, Abrams Creek and more.  You can choose from half day, 3/4 and full day trips.  Our half day trip is 4-4.5hrs, the 3/4 day is 6-6.5hrs on the water and the full day trips are 8-9hrs on the water.  We provide lunch on all full day trips and trips and snacks on our half and 3/4 day trips.

Catching wild Brookies

Catching wild Brookies

If you are the more adventurous type Hookers Fly Shop offers overnight backcountry trips to the more remote locations of the park.  Many of our overnight fly fishing trips are on Hazel Creek.  We can hike in, boat in or even paddle canoes or kayaks in.  Our backcountry trip leader, Jason Cole has plenty of knowledge and information about staying and playing in the backcountry.  Jason has been backpacking and camping in the remote areas of the park since he was five years old that’s almost 30 years of backcountry experience.  He has been leading trips professionally for  11 seasons now.   If you would like more information about these trips please feel free to email or call.

Angler and early morning fog on the Tuckasegee River

Angler and early morning fog on the Tuckasegee River

We also offer guided float trips and wade trips to other areas outside of the Smokies.  Just over an hours drive from Gatlinburg is one of the best tailwater rivers in the Southeast.  The Tuckasegee River offers fantastic fishing throughout the entire year.  We offer both wade and float trips on many sections of this river.  Between Oct. and early June you can book a wade or float along the Tuckasegee Delayed Harvest Section.  This section of river receives close to 50,000 trout per year and is a great area to catch the Grand Slam, (Rainbow, Brook and Brown).  The Tuckasegee is also a great smallmouth river between April and early November.

Longtime client Biff J. with a beautiful Tuckasegee Rainbow.

Another fantastic area just a short drive from Gatlinburg is the Cherokee Reservation.  The Cherokees stock over 30 miles of stream weekly and have one of the best trophy water sections in the area.  The 2.2 mile stretch of trophy waters is stocked with Donaldson Trout, Rainbow, Brook and  Palomino Trout.  We have had clients catch close to 30″ fish in these waters.  A day on this section of water is hard to beat.

Longtime repeat client and friend, Matthew V. with a beast of a rainbow on the Cherokee Trophy Waters. August 2014

Book your next fly fishing adventure in the Smokies with us.

Use the convenient form below to book a trip or inquire about our services and one of our employees will contact you in less than 24 hours to confirm the trip.  In the message line list the type of trip, length, number of anglers and the date of the trip.