Fly Fishing Guides in Boone and the high country of NC
Boone, the High Country Region, and the mountains of North Carolina are blessed with hundreds of miles of trout streams within driving distance. We have plenty of publicly stocked fisheries right here out the back door, and we have lots of off-the-beaten-path unpressured streams with wild native trout as well.
Whether it’s just cutting your teeth on a half day on the stocked streams, or blazing trail miles into the wilderness systems of Pisgah, High Country Guide Service can offer a professional fly fishing trip experience in North Carolina.
High Country Guide Service offers a wide variety of trips catering to each individual angler’s needs and expectations. We are a fully licensed and insured guide service that operates out of Boone, North Carolina.
Guided fly fishing trips in the NC Mountains
With hundreds of miles of trout streams within striking distance, we are able to offer a unique platform right here at home. Whether you are looking to hone your skills and learn new techniques to gain an advantage, or just trying the sport out for the first time we can help you along the journey!
Our guided fly fishing trips in the North Carolina mountains are walking and wading excursions often based within Watauga and Avery County on our Delayed Harvest, Hatchery Supported, and Wild Streams. We try to fish as close as possible to the shop, typically within just a few miles of Boone.
North Carolina Wade Fishing Trips
Our most popular trips for a variety of reasons. Within minutes of our shop are hundreds of miles of public, wadeable trout streams. Our trained anglers can accommodate groups of any size & skill level!
Pisgah National Forest Hike In Trout camp
We have a permit to facilitate a hike-in camping trip in Pisgah National Forest. This is an exclusive permit on a cherished tributary to Wilson Creek filled with native trout and legendary wilderness settings.
Fly Fishing Lessons + Clinics
in Downtown Boone, NC
We offer fly fishing lessons for beginners wanting to learn, a tie-and-try clinic where you will learn how to tie flies and then fish with them, and a fly fishing casting clinic
North Carolina family-friendly
Fly fishing trips
Check out our family-oriented fly fishing trips, custom-tailored to get kids of all ages outdoors while also ensuring parents have a great time too!
All trips include any gear necessary: waders, boots, rods, reels, etc. We have waders for all ages!
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Frequently asked questions about wnc fly fishing
Absolutely! Western North Carolina is a fantastic wade fishing destination all year round. Delayed harvest streams are stocked in the first couple of weeks of October and again in March, April, and May.
The mountain rivers of Western North Carolina are home to many species of fish you can catch fly fishing, including Rainbow, Brown, and Brook Trout, and sometimes Smallmouth Bass!
Yes, our guided fishing trips require a fishing license.
You will need to purchase a North Carolina Fishing License if you are 16 years and older for Wade Fishing Trips in Boone and the High Country of North Carolina.
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You sure can! Our guides appreciate it. Gratuity for our Wade Fishing Trips is typically 10-15% of the total trip cost and cash is preferred.
While we can accommodate groups of any size, we like to ensure there is one guide for every two guests. For groups of 8 or more, you can customize your Wade fishing trip by submitting a contact form, sending us an email, or calling us at 828-386-6216 to set up a trip for the entire family!
Be sure to check out our Family and Group Friendly Trips too.
Our guides have the answers for where to find fish in all conditions. If the weather is bad, we typically can adjust and find plenty of fishable water.
In the event of danger, you can refer to our cancellation policy.
Details such as meeting time and location will be established upon booking, and our reservation system allows for the guide to reach out the day before the trip to confirm details as well.
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High Country Guide Service requires a NON-REFUNDABLE 50% deposit to book a trip. The full value is non-refundable within 7 days of the scheduled trip date. We fish rain or shine unless the weather is deemed unsafe by the guide. In the event of dangerous weather, we will reschedule for a future date.