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Guided fly fishing trips near Highlands North Carolina

Posted by on April 8, 2014

Hookers Fly Shop offers trips all over Western North Carolina, including the Highlands area.  Just a short drive from Highlands is the Tuckasegee River, one of the best streams around.  We offer both float and wade trips on many sections of this fantastic river,  including the heavily stocked delayed harvest area.  It is not uncommon to have days where 50+ fish are brought to the net on this section of river and it is highly likely that you will get the Tuck Slam here, all three species in one day.  Guided fly fishing trips on the Tucksasegee offer a little something for everyone, from beginners to the most skilled anglers.  We offer 1/2 day, 3/4 day and full day wade or float trips year round on the Tuckasegee River.

Longtime repeat client Chuck G. with a very nice Tuckasegee Rainbow

Other notable streams close to Highlands that we guide on include:  The Whitewater, Chattooga, Panthertown Valley, Tanasee Creek, Scotsman Creek, Fowler Creek, West Fork of the Tuckasegee, Caney Fork, Mull Creek, Rough Butt Creek, Piney Mountain Creek, Cullasaja River and more.

Trophy Rainbow

Our guides will be happy to meet you close to Highlands if we are fishing in that area, or we can get geared up here at the Fly Shop on Historic Main Street Sylva.  If you would like to book a trip with one of our knowledgeable, friendly guides please call 828-587-4665 or email at

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



Jalen with a massive rainbow on the Cherokee Trophy Section

Jalen with a massive rainbow on the Cherokee Trophy Section

Big Tuckasegee Brook Trout