Tuckasegee River Fly Fishing Guides
The Tuckasegee River is one of the hottest Fly Fishing destinations in the East. Fly Fishing the Smokies offers both Wade Trips and Float Trips to over 14 sections of the Tuckasegee River. This world class river is home to 34,500 trout per mile! This is the highest trout count per mile of any river in the US!
Rates starting at $75.00 per person
Reservations (828)-488-7665 or Book Online
Tuckasegee River Trout
We fish for Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout predominately from October 1st until June 15th. From mid-May until mid-October we fish for a mix of Trout, Smallmouth, Steelhead and Spotted Bass. This river has so much to offer that you never get bored fishing it. Some guides say if they had only one river to fish the rest of the their lives, the Tuckasegee River would be it.
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Tuckasegee River Fly Fishing
The Tuckasegee is similar in size to many larger rivers found in the Rocky Mountain west. The river’s name comes from that of a Cherokee village, Tsiksitsi (meaning “Crawling Terrapin,” for the slower moving waters). The Tuck is roughly 52 miles long and flows into Fontana Lake below Bryson City. With it’s clean cold water and many rock ledges, the fish here have a great place to live. Wading the Tuck is a great option, but the real fun is floating the river from drift boats, rafts and catarafts!
We have guided Fly and Spin Fishing on the Tuckasegee River for over 22 years. In that time we have guided more Float Trips than any other outfitter in the area. Our guides know the Tuck very well. In many cases this is the river they grew up on.