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Fly Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Parkand Beyond...

Guided Fly Fishing, Scenic Float Trips, and Hunting in North Carolina & Tennessee

Our Private Fly Fishing Trips

Both fly fishing walk-and-wade or float trips are available on North Carolina’s and Tennessee’s finest waters

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Fly Fishing Walk and Wade Trips

We provide options for 2-hour, half-day, and full-day walk and wade excursions in beautiful western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. Every adventure is customizable and comes with an experienced guide for your private trip. After you book your desired trip type and date, we will collaborate with you to select the most appropriate destinations for your fly fishing adventure.

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Fly Fishing Float Trips

Our fly fishing float trips in the scenic areas of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee can be fully customized to fit your needs. One of our knowledgeable guides will accompany you on your private outing, which can last 2 hours, a half day, or a full day. As soon as you book your trip, we’ll work with you to figure out where you should go for the best fly fishing.

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Rewarding Experience

“My sons and I totally enjoyed our afternoon walking, wading, and fly fishing with James outside of Cherokee in the Smokies. We fished a beautiful creek — all to ourselves underneath a high canopy (aka plenty of room to throw flies without hooking trees!). Although there was no lack of fish, hooking them was another story! Our slow reflexes and novice skills were no match for the native little brown trout! Nonetheless, James’ patience and wry sense of humor made it a very rewarding experience. Highly recommend!”

– Dan | Trip Advisor

Other Offerings From Katala Outdoors

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Scenic Float Trips

Want to float without fishing?

Western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee are home to several stunning rivers, and we offer scenic float trips along many of them. Half-day and two-hour excursions are available, and private guides are provided for each customized trip. After you book your guided river excursion with us, we’ll help you decide where to go to see the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Fly Fishing Classes

Hone your skills or learn a new hobby

Our fly fishing lessons are suitable for those who are new to the sport as well as those who are more experienced but are looking to sharpen their skills. Our fly fishing instruction lasts 3 hours and accommodates up to 3 anglers. You are welcome to bring your own equipment, but we can provide everything you need to improve your fly fishing technique.

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Guided Hunting Trips

Cast ’n Blast and Other Hunting Trips

Our Cast ‘n Blast trip is the biggest adventure you’ll find at Katala Outdoors. Start your day hunting for geese in the morning, then spend the afternoon casting for trout on the river. If you prefer to stay on land, we’ll take you on one of our other hunting trips, where you’ll search for squirrels, turkeys, or deer.

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About Katala Outdoors

Katala Outdoors offers guided fly fishing trips, scenic float adventures, and hunting expeditions in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. We are committed to providing a great outdoor adventure for you, your friends, and your family. Our North Carolina fly fishing guides provide the best customer experience in the region, and they are friendly, knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate about bringing others into the great sport of fly fishing. Katala Outdoors is owned by North Carolina native, Jonathan Smith.

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