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Asheville and WNC’s Finest Fly Fishing Float Trips

Based out of the Asheville, North Carolina, we are fortunate to be surrounded by a handful of beautiful rivers and creeks. Whatever direction it may be there are rivers nearby. Southern Appalachian Anglers, and our Asheville fishing guides, specialize in trophy trout and smallmouth bass fishing!
We offer full-day and half-day guided fly fishing float trips. Float trips allow anglers to float down the river in a drift boat or an outfitted fishing raft to cover miles of river.  An incredible and relaxing experience that offers a day on the water in our beautiful mountains. Choose between trophy trout fly fishing, smallmouth fishing or musky fishing trips. If you are experienced and are just looking to learn how to fish a new river, take a look at the locations where we guide and decide what river you would like to visit. If you're new to the area, let your SAA local Asheville fishing guide choose your river- they always know whats biting! Ask about our group float rates!

Trout Fishing

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Smallmouth Fishing

Musky Fishing

Full-Day Float Rate: $450

  • Full-day Float Trip: 6 to 10 miles of river (2 Anglers)

  • Full Service Transportation - Pick up and drop off 

  • 8 Hours

  • All equipment included. Includes lunch, cold beverages and snacks

Half-Day Float Rate: $350

  • Half-day float trip: 2 to 4 miles of river (2 Anglers)

  • Full Service Transportation - Pick up and drop off.

  • 4 hours

  • All equipment included. Includes cold beverages and snacks.

The Rivers We Float

There are a handful of trophy fly fishing rivers in any direction you may choose. Our guides are skilled at fishing all of the rivers in WNC. Rivers we guide on include the Watauga River, South Holston, Tuckasegee, Nolichucky and French Broad.  These rivers hold a wide variety of fish species to catch; including rainbow, brown and brook trout and smallmouth bass. With an abundance of forage and numerous streams feeding these rivers the fishing never slows down!  These rivers offer cool water and natural habitat for bass, trout and other species too. Wade trips are also available on the Watauga, Davidson, South Holston, South Toe, North Toe, French Broad, and more! See all the rivers we float-down, here!
During our half-day float trips we typically cover 2-4 miles of river, while our full-day float trips we cover 6-10 miles of river.

Relax & Float 

Southern Appalachian Anglers LLC offers a variety of guided trips to match the desires of our clients. Whether you want to enjoy the beautiful river and mountain views by boat or enjoy a completely relaxing day wading our rivers, SAA offers guided trips to make your stay in our area more memorable.
We are a full service fly fishing outfitter so kick back, relax and let us do the work. Book your guide trip today and you may even catch the fish of a lifetime!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made two weeks (14 days) prior to the scheduled date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made 5 days prior to the scheduled date will forfeit 50% of the trip’s initial cost. Cancellations within 48 hours of trip requires payment in full. Please call our main line (828) 691-1506 to reschedule the booked trip to let our other clients fish!