Guided Trips

Guided Trips

EFO is East Tennessee’s foremost outfitters for guided fly fishing tours. We have the best, most professional guides that East Tennessee has to offer. We only trust our clients with seasoned experts that have proven their abilities and skills over many years on the water. Our guides are all natives to this area and have over 90 years of combined experience fly fishing the local rivers so you can trust that they know all of them intimately. All of our guides are certified in CPR/Standard First Aid and are properly licensed and insured for your safety and well being. It is EFO’s goal to always exceed your expectations with a trip that is tailored to you and we work hard to ensure you have a quality experience.

  • ALL skill levels are welcomed.
  • Corporate, business or event trips are welcomed and we are very experienced in handling all of the details associated with these types of trips.
  • We will accommodate any special needs that you may have such as dietary, disability, mobility, etc.
  • Full day tours, wading or floating, include lunch, snacks, drinks and all of the terminal tackle and gear you will need for the trip. Half day tours, wading or floating, include snacks, drinks and all of the terminal tackle and gear you will need for the trip.
  • All you have to do is show up!!*

*Recommended things to bring on your trip: valid TN fishing license with trout stamp, polarized sunglasses, rain jacket, sunscreen, bug repellent, and any medications you may need (for example, an EpiPen for allergic reactions, insulin for diabetes treatment, or an inhaler for asthma).

(Standard gratuity is $50 per person, per full day)

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Trout
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEast Tennessee is blessed with some of the best trophy trout waters in the country.
The South Holston River, Fort Patrick Henry and Watauga River are tailraces and are
home to 7,000-11,000 trout per mile as well as some of the largest trout in the
country. These pristine rivers are teaming with many different species of aquatic
insects that hatch throughout the year, making them a year-round fishery.
You can expect to catch some of the prettiest brown and rainbow trout found anywhere. There are also hundreds of smaller mountain streams that hold trout within an easy drive from EFO. Many of these streams hold our southern gem, the Appalachian strain brook trout. They have an aggressive appetite, especially for dry flies, with an other-worldly paint scheme.

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Smallmouth Bass
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These feisty fish can be found in large numbers and size in the Nolichucky and
Holston Proper Rivers. Both are considered by many famous anglers to be some
of the best bass fishing rivers in the country. East Tennessee smallmouth bass
are usually aggressive feeders that will readily take a fly, and because they live
in a river, these ‘river smallies’ are incredibly strong for their size and put up a
terrific fight. Plus, they eat poppers. Who doesn’t like catching fish on poppers?

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Striped and Hybrid Bass
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Every year we look forward to the spring, summer and fall months because that’s when these awesome fish show up busting on the surface of Boone Lake and move
up into the lower ends of the Watauga and South Holston Rivers. They can be a
challenge on the fly, but they pull hard enough
to make it worth your while! They are readily caught, though and we offer guided tours in season (usually April to November) in pursuit of these amazing fish.

Half day trip for 1 or 2 people: $300.

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Carp and Gar


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Carp and gar. The most under-rated game fish that we target. We have been fly fishing to them for years now but they are quickly becoming popular game fish to chase with a fly. They are smart, challenging and a hilariously fun fish to catch with a fly rod. If you have never fly fished for them before, put the stigmas aside and come on a trip
with us at EFO and I dare you not to smile or laugh when you hook your first one on a fly!

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Half day trip for 1 or 2 people: $300.

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Full and Half Day Wade Trips 
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1 or 2 Person Full-Day Wade $400.00
1 or 2 Person Half-Day Wade $300.00
A non-refundable 20% deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve your date(s).  If the trip is cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first trip date, the trip  will be cancelled and will relieve you of any obligation to pay the remaining trip balance.  If the trip is cancelled by the angler(s) within 14 days of the trip, the remaining balance becomes due.  It is not our intention to take payment for guided trips that are not taken. When we book your dates, we turn away other clients.  Our policy is consistent with industry standards.
* Pricing is for Trout and Smallmouth Bass Trips
(Subject to change)
 Full and Half Day Float Trips
Brooks landed his personal best South Holston river brown trout while fishing with Mike Adams
1 or 2 Person Full-Day Float $400.00
1 or 2 Person Half-Day Float $300.00
A non-refundable 20% deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve your date(s).  If the trip is cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first trip date, the trip  will be cancelled and will relieve you of any obligation to pay the remaining trip balance.  If the trip is cancelled by the angler(s) within 14 days of the trip, the remaining balance becomes due.  It is not our intention to take payment for guided trips that are not taken. When we book your dates, we turn away other clients.  Our policy is consistent with industry standards.
* Pricing is for Trout and Smallmouth Bass Trips
(Subject to change)
Half day wade/Half day float
Penny's first Brown with Huck
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1 or 2 Person

Half day wade/Half day float trip

$400.00
A non-refundable 20% deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve your date(s).  If the trip is cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first trip date, the trip  will be cancelled and will relieve you of any obligation to pay the remaining trip balance.  If the trip is cancelled by the angler(s) within 14 days of the trip, the remaining balance becomes due.  It is not our intention to take payment for guided trips that are not taken. When we book your dates, we turn away other clients.  Our policy is consistent with industry standards.
* Pricing is for Trout and Smallmouth Bass Trips
(Subject to change)
   

Night Float Trips
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Few things are quite as unique or as exciting as slipping a drift boat in a quiet section of the river, throwing mouse patterns after the sun has set and the giant brown and rainbow trout are on the prowl for an easy meal just scooting along the top of the water.
As you are slowly stripping your fly, making a subtle wake on the surface, be prepared for a violent explosion on your fly!! Most giant trout in the 20”-30” range are taken on fly at night on the South Holston and Watauga. This technique has its own challenges, but if you are ready for something totally different and totally fun, the night game is for you!
     

 
1 or 2 Person  Night Float Trip $450.00
A non-refundable 20% deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve your date(s).  If the trip is cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first trip date, the trip  will be cancelled and will relieve you of any obligation to pay the remaining trip balance.  If the trip is cancelled by the angler(s) within 14 days of the trip, the remaining balance becomes due.  It is not our intention to take payment for guided trips that are not taken. When we book your dates, we turn away other clients.  Our policy is consistent with industry standards.
* Pricing is for Trout and Smallmouth Bass Trips
(Subject to change)


 Specialty Trips available!
A non-refundable 20% deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve your date(s).  If the trip is cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first trip date, the trip  will be cancelled and will relieve you of any obligation to pay the remaining trip balance.  If the trip is cancelled by the angler(s) within 14 days of the trip, the remaining balance becomes due.  It is not our intention to take payment for guided trips that are not taken. When we book your dates, we turn away other clients.  Our policy is consistent with industry standards.
* Pricing is for Trout and Smallmouth Bass Trips
(Subject to change)
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