Fly Fishing Guide Trips

Fish for trout and smallmouth bass on WNC's most beautiful rivers with a professional fishing guide.

Fly Fishing Trips

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Asheville’s Premier Fly Fishing Guide Service

Southern Appalachian Anglers offers professional full-service guided fly fishing and float trips in Asheville, North Carolina. Enjoy the beautiful Appalachian Mountains by drift boat on Western North Carolina's remarkable stream-fed rivers and by wading up our pristine back country creeks. Spend a day on the water with a SAA professional fishing guide and we will ensure an exciting fishing experience for all. With over 20 years of experience our professional fishing guides have local knowledge to not only help you catch fish, but provide expert advice for casting and fly presentation! All of our guides are trained to help and teach others! We stand behind our tagline: Trusted Guides - Exceptional Service; and will guarantee your next unforgettable fly fishing trip in Asheville, North Carolina.

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We had an amazing fishing experience catching smallmouth while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. We highly recommend SAA if you are looking to spend a day in the beautiful WNC mountains. - Renfro

Go in the fall! The lakes SAA offer guide trips on have amazing fall foliage views. Bring a camera as well - we saw 2 bald eagles on Lake Fontana! - Langston Brown

Well experienced guides. Our guide Paul put us on fish in a heart beat. Great fun on Lake Watauga and we even spent the afternoon wading the river, which was really nice. - Chris Hughes

If this is any indication, Nate has been asking to go fishing every day since we left. - Rob Speir

Fishing is becoming a great way for us to come together as a family and appreciate the beauty of our waters and mountain venues in North Carolina. It was a thrill to fish for wild trout and understand their habitat. Nothing beats hands on and this was a great hands on experience. You both met and exceeded our expectations.  - The Bohlens
I went on a full day guided bass fishing trip on Lake Jocassee a couple weeks ago. Got to catch large and smallmouth bass on the lake, which happens  to be one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever been to. Then my guide Paul took me up to the mouth of the Toxaway river for lunch and a little fly fishing for Rainbows and Browns. I just can't recommend Southern Appalachian Anglers enough! - Robert McKinley

Open Hours

We are open 7 days a week for fishing guide trips. Please visit us online or contact us by calling (828) 691-1506 to book your next fishing adventure.
Mon: 8am to 6pm
Tues: 8am to 6pm
Wed: 8am to 6pm
Thurs: 8am to 6pm
Fri: 8am to 6pm
Sat: 8am to 6pm
Sun: 8am to 3pm
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