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 Asheville Fly Fishing Guided Trout Trips

brown trout fly fishing ashevilleAsheville, North Carolina has been coined as the trout capital of the Southeast for many years. With an abundance of rivers, creeks, and streams, there are plenty of rivers and streams to fly fish! Our professional and certified fishing guides teach and provide lessons on how to catch wild trout in Western North Carolina, on our guided wading trips.

Guided Trips Include

All of our guide trips include waders, boots, leaders, line, flies, rods and reels and more! All SAA fishing guides provide lunch on full-day trips.  A North Carolina fishing license is required on all our trips. To obtain an NC fishing license visit our license page for more instructions on obtaining a fishing license. SAA is a catch and release guide service, which means we do not keep any of the fish on our guided trips.

Book A Trip

Call for more information on group trips greater than 5 people. We do accommodate groups larger than 5 people. Learn when the best time of year is to book your guided fishing trip, with regards to the species of fish, on our When To Visit page.

Best Time To Trout Fish Western North Carolina

Spring: During the months of March, April and May trout fishing is at its peak. Truly one of our favorite times to guide and put our clients on all different species of trout. Spring offers beginners and expert anglers a chance at a trophy trout as well as quantity of trout.
Summer: Fly fishing in the summer is great and tons of fun! Expect to chase after wild trout in headwater streams and smaller rivers. The goal for our guides is to find colder water that provides a healthy habitat for trout fishing. Wild rainbows, wild brown trout and the native brook trout can all be caught this time of year.
Fall: October, November and December are peak trout fishing months. With the crisp fall air, the fishing is as pleasant as the weather. A great time of year to catch multiple species and go after that huge trout you've always been wanting to catch.

What To Expect

All of our guides hold over 15 years of experience. Trained to teach others, our guides will provide the best fishing trips in the Western North Carolina region and will leave you with knowledge for future trips on your own. Guides hired by SAA are industry professionals. We encourage beginners to enter the sport through guided fishing trips to learn about conservation, and new fly fishing techniques taught by our guide staff.

Western North Carolina Trout Species

  • Brown Trout: Golden sheen with black dots, blue check mark on gill plate
  • Rainbow Trout: Red lateral line, silver sheen, gray stripes or black dots
  • Brook Trout: White belly, orange fins, blue spots, red dots