Brookings’ offers four types of guide trips as part of the Orvis Endorsement program, and we can also create a customized fishing experience for you or your group. Call us or email to book a guide trip or to discuss the details and options.
All of our guide trips include a deli-style lunch, waders, boots, and rod and reel. Flies and leaders will need to be purchased separately, and your guide can help you select these items. A North Carolina or Tennessee fishing license (depending on fishing location) is required. We can assist you in purchasing a license. Give us a call for more information.
To preserve our fisheries, we practice catch and release fishing only.
Experience the beauty of Western North Carolina and the thrill of the fly. Optimal wade trips for trout depend on the time of year, but we fish a variety of small streams and rivers such as the Tuckasegee River, East Fork of the French Broad River, Davidson River, and other waterways including picturesque Forest Service land. Species of fish include wild rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout.
For groups larger than three, additional guides can be booked. Call us for more details.
Full-Day Rates: 1 person — $250
2 people — $350
3 people — $450
Half-Day Rates: 1 person — $200
2 people — $250
3 people — $300
Depending on water level, our float trips include drift boats and framed rafts on the Tuckasegee River and Watauga River.
Tuckasegee Rate: $400 for 1 or 2 people
Watauga Rate: $450 for 1 or 2 people
The South Holston River is located in East Tennessee a little bit farther away from Brookings’ than the Watauga, so for these trips we make more than just a day of it.
This float trip rate includes two days of fishing, one night’s lodging in a comfortable cabin, and transportation by your guide. Maximum of two anglers per boat. Expect lots of big brown trout!
Rate: $1,000 for one or two anglers
For these trips our destination is either the French Broad River or the Tuckasegee River, and we can fish with fly rods or spinning rods for smallmouth bass. These fish will give you a fight to remember!
Rate : $375 one or two people
All-day fishing school is in session for the beginning angler. Enjoy a half day of lessons in casting, knot-tying, and fly selection, and spend the rest of the day fishing with instruction from our expert and friendly fishing guides. These lessons are for private parties only, so you’ll be with your group the whole time and get undivided attention. Our fishing school guide trip is a great way to get started with fly fishing. The goal of our fishing school is to get you to the point where you feel comfortable going out on your own or booking another fly fishing trip.
Bring sunglasses (polarized if you have them), quick-dry clothes, hat, sunblock, and a camera.
49 Pillar Drive
Cashiers, NC 28717
Monday through Saturday
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m
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The fish must have been in the mood for love. When honeymooners Shannon and Porter Barron hit the East Fork of the French Broad with Brookings’ guide Marc Hipp the fish put on quite a show for the first-time fly anglers.