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Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Guides

Posted by on March 26, 2015

Fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains at it’s finest.  Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service offers fly fishing day trips and overnight trips to many areas inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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This bow was just outside of the Smokies upstream of the Oconaluftee River.

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.

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Avery with a nice lake run brown on Hazel Creek.

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 Straight Fork Rainbow

On our guided fly-fishing trips in 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 fly fishing trips in the Smokies also include a stream side lunch.

Beautiful Oconaluftee Brown Trout. Fly fishing the Oconaluftee River.

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 over 11 seasons now.   If you would like more information about these trips please feel free to email or call.

An overnight camping and fly fishing trip on Hazel Creek last summer.

If you would like to book your fly fishing trip in 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

Click here to book your trip online.

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


Big bow from just above the confluence of the Oconaluftee and Raven’s Fork. Winter 2014