Fishing & Hunting Guide Services in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

Fishing in the Smoky Mountains provides diverse opportunities for anglers of all ages and experience levels. Explore lakes, creeks, and rivers nationally recognized for a wide variety of trout. Visit some of the country’s premiere locations for bait and fly fishing. Plan the ultimate fishing trip to Western North Carolina today.

Whether you are a seasoned expert or a beginner, there are amazing fly fishing experiences waiting for you in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina to make any anglers fly fishing vacation dream a reality.


Through the years our guides have devoted countless hours to fishing over twenty rivers and streams in the Great Smokies outside of Bryson City and Cherokee, NC in pursuit to follow their passion of fly fishing. We would love to pass that passion on to you and yours. Whether you are an expert angler looking for your next big catch or just getting interested in fly fishing you are sure to have a great time with our guides at Nantahala on the Fly.. We specialize in fly fishing the waters of the Nantahala River and are privileged to be able to offer guided float trips down the Lower Nantahala, which are hard to come by. With the swift and deep waters of the Lower Nantahala this float trip allows you to fish areas of the river that are unattainable to other anglers. We also offer a cabin for your stay during your fly-fishing excursion.
12121 US Hwy 19 Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 736-0784 Get Directions
River's Edge Outfitters Cherokee is located in the heart of the Smoky Mountain National Park on the Cherokee Qualla Boundary. With over 3000 miles of trout water within an hour's radius of our shop, this area boast's some of the best fly fishing on the East Coast. The Tuckasegee River, the Nantahala River, the Oconoluftee River, the Raven's Fork, and the Little Tennessee River are just a few of the river systems that we fly fish. Just a few miles from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the North Carolina side of the Smokies contains several world renown fisheries. Deep Creek, Hazel Creek, Forney Creek, Eagle Creek, Raven's Fork, and Straight Fork are just a few of the wild trout fisheries that lie on the eastern slope of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Looking for trophy trout on the fly? The Raven's Fork catch and release fly fishing only section is one of the best public trophy water fisheries in the southeast. With most trout averaging 18+ inches this fishery offers the fly fisherman the opportunity to catch trophy trout on one of the most scenic river systems in Western NC. Shop: Fishing Gear, clothing, guide trips, rods, reels, bait, flies, classes, permits, flyfishing!
61 Big Cove Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-9300 Get Directions