Guide Service


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Guided Trips

Floating

Best way to find trophy trout that stay in sections of river where there just isn't any walk-in access, and thus less fishermen disturbing them. This is available only on the Caney Fork River, but as it turns out that is also the river that produces the most trophy-sized fish in middle Tennessee. Trips aboard the "Lady K," a custom McKenzie River Drift boat designed by Don Hill and built by Neil McDonald.


Walking

Our most popular trip where your guide takes you to fishing spots you can walk in to, and you learn the flies and techniques for catching trout or smallmouth bass. This allows you to return at any time and fish on your own. Our Quickstart program combines this trip with pre-trip casting lessons and is ideal for beginning to intermediate casters.


Equipment Required

Rods, reels, lines, leaders, tippets and flies are provided by us. If you have your own, you're certainly welcome to use them. Rods best suited for our waters are 5, 6, and 7 weight rods in 8 to 10 foot. Weight forward lines are your best choice.

Eye protection is mandatory and your responsibility. We keep our hooks sharp, and glasses are the only foolproof protection from an errant cast. Polarized glasses give you the best visibility for spotting fish or wading obstacles.

You also need to provide your own waders and boots. If the weather is warm enough some folks "wet wade" which we do not advise, especially on trout waters due to the cold water. If you do want to wade wet, you need boots or shoes that come up to or above your ankles. Flip flops and sandals, even wading sandals are not good or safe choices.


Clients Experience With Us

Belinda J. "Your quick start program is great. Sending pic of my first trout on fly. Thanks for your patience." - Belinda J.
"I never imagined there were trout this big in Tennessee. I had a blast and then some. That boat of yours is amazing. Nice job." - Scott R. Scott R.
Melanie H. "What a day! Fishing was great, weather was good, and I caught a bigger trout than hubby. We had a blast!" - Melanie H.
"Rock on man. If my brown isn't a state record its gotta be close. Amazing trip. Amazing fish. Love that boat." - Paul B. Paul B.
Paul J. "Belinda loved your quick start program, and thanks to that we now have a great Father-Daughter activity we can share together. We had an incredible time, and a 2 for 1, with Belinda catching her first trout, and me catching one of the biggest trouts I've ever caught in the lower 48. Look forward to doing it again next June." - Paul J.


Home Waters

Caney Fork (1hr from Nashville) This Middle is Tennessee's premier fishery consistently producing, trophy-sized Brook, Rainbows, and Brown trout.

Elk River and Duck River (2hrs South of Nashville) is one of Tennessee's most scenic floats and produces some really feisty Brown and Rainbow trout.

Both rivers managed by TWRA; a fishing license which can be purchased at sporting goods stores or online at www.tn.gov/twra/article/resident-fishing-license-j1.

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