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Guided Fly Fishing Trips in the Great Smoky Mountains

Posted by on January 5, 2014

Guided fly fishing trips in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers some of the best fly fishing opportunities in the Southeast.  However, the fishing here can be extremely frustrating for most anglers but at the same time it can very rewarding.


Elk on Balsam Mountain



There are dozens of streams in the Smokies and most of them are home to Rainbow, Brook and Brown trout.  Some of the lower elevation streams even hold smallmouth bass.  While a few of the streams have all three species of trout there are a few of the higher elevation streams that only have the Brook Trout or “Specks” as most of us locals like to call them.  In fact, the brook trout that are found in these mountains are unique only to the Southern Appalachian Mountains.  These fish tend to be much smaller than the more well known Northern Brook.  This beautiful specimen is the only native trout to the area.  Pictured below is a beautiful Southern Appalachian Brook Trout from Straight Fork, which is located just north of Cherokee, NC.


Beautiful Great Smoky Mountains Brook Trout



On our guided fly fishing trips to the Smokies you can do a half-day, ¾ day or a full day trip.  All of these trips are wade trips and we provide all the necessary gear for a day in the Smokies.  Full day trips also include a stream side lunch.


Fly Fishing on Deep Creek


If you are the more adventurous type Hookers Fly Shop offers overnight backcountry trips to the more remote locations of the park.  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 almost 10 seasons now.  If you would like more information about these trips please feel free to email or call.


If you would like to book your fly fishing trip to the Smokies just send an email or call and speak to one of our friendly staff and we will be glad to help you plan your trip.   828-587-HOOK


“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir


Great Smoky Mountains Brook Trout


Fly Fishing on Hazel Creek