Full Day Float Trip on the Tuckaseegee River

Not only are we blessed with a proliferation of mountain streams, but large tailwaters filled with trout as well. You’ll fish from a drift boat which provides a stable, comfortable platform from which to fish. This is a casual and relaxing method of fishing since anglers don’t have to worry about scaling steep river banks or wading slippery streams. Trout in these rivers are often larger than those in the mountain streams.

Floats are a great way to get on fish that may be otherwise inaccessible. However, these trips are not ideal for anglers that have never been on the water. More instruction can be given on a wade trip than a float. Floats are limited to 2 anglers per boat. We provide the flies, drinks, and lunch. We also keep extra rods in the boat if you need the gear.
 
Highlights
  • Full day float trip with experienced guide
  • Great fishing opportunities abound
  • Flies, drinks, and lunch provided
What is Included:
Lunch
Drinks & Snacks
Flies
Tackle
Rod & Reel if needed
Rates
Per
Capacity
Dates
Duration
Price
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1 - 1
 anglers
Daily8 hours
$
400
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2 - 2
 anglers
Daily8 hours
$
425
Fishing Waters
Only an hour outside of Asheville, all four sections of the Tuckasegee River are included on the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail, five if you count the West Tuck - and there ... moreare only 15 spots on the trail list! In other words, this river has a lot to offer. Beginning at the confluence of the Panthertown and Greenland Creeks, the river flows for 60 miles until it joins the Little Tennessee. Its basin is sizeable, draining an estimated 655 miles.

The river is well stocked with brooks, browns and rainbows, although there are still wild fish throughout. State support for the river is generous with an estimated 50,000 fish added each season. Not surprisingly, the river boasts one of the highest fish counts in North Carolina, purportedly 9,000 fish per mile. Large numbers of rainbows and browns reach trophy proportion, both in weight and length.

Delayed harvest has been successfully employed through the 5 mile section between 107 Bridge and the riverside park in Dillsboro. As a result, this section is catch and release only, from October to June. That said, experts consider this the best place to achieve a “Tuckasegee Slam” where you reel in all three species in one spot.

One of the more inviting aspects of this river is its accessibility. Highway access is ample and parking is well marked and available for most of the river. The East Laporte Park to the 107 Bridge offers picnic tables and public restrooms. The river can be waded and floated in the middle and lower sections.
Outfitter
Fly fishing isn't simply our business, it's our passion. It's easy to see why: East Tennessee has some of the most diverse fly fishing in the United States. The Great Smoky Mountains ... moreNational Park is a fly fishing haven, and it's just minutes from our shop in Townsend, Tennessee.

Additionally, we guide anglers on East Tennessee's tailwaters, rivers and lakes, where bigger trout and smallmouth bass are often found. Our specialty is catching trout on a fly, and we welcome anglers of all skill levels. Regardless of your ability, we can tailor a day of fly fishing for you.
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  • Cancellations made 14 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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