Guided Trips

We offer a variety of guided fishing trips including walk & wade and float trips.  We fish in the trout capital of NC in Jackson County, NC, Cherokee, NC the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and our private waters on the Soque River in Clarkesville, GA.  On all of these trips, we take care of everything!

 Local Wade Trips

Our shop is located within 5 – 30 minutes of the best trout streams.  You’ll spend  your time with tight lines and not traffic lines.

1/2 day Walk & Wade

2 Hour LOCAL Wade

Always wanted to do a guide trip, but not sure what to expect? Don’t want to commit to a full day or even half day trip? Rivers Edge Outfitters offers the perfect option. A Two Hour guided trip. With prices starting as low as $75 per person, this is a great option for beginners and experts alike who want to get on the water but not spend all day.  Our shop is located within 5 minutes of 5 different trout streams, so you wont spend your 2 hours driving to your fishing destination!  Call us today to take advantage of the new 1/4 day trip option.

1 Angler –  $ 150
2 Anglers –  $200
3 Anglers – $250

1/2 day Walk & Wade

Half Day LOCAL Wade

For all levels of experience. Fish the local hot spots with an experienced guide. Trout species include rainbow, brown, and brook trout. During the summer months we also fish for smallmouth bass. Typical streams and rivers that we fish on half day trips include the Oconoluftee, Raven’s Fork Catch & Release waters, the Tuckasegee, the Nantahala, Fires Creek and over 2700 miles of wild trout streams. Travel times vary from 5-30 minutes. Half day lessons are also encouraged. This is a great trip for those that do not have time for a full day trip. All trips are privately booked trips. You will not be added in with another group.

1 Angler –  $ 250
2 Anglers –  $300
3 Anglers – $350

1/2 day Walk & Wade

Full Day LOCAL Wade

Okay, so we get it…you love to fish as much as we do!  For all levels of experience. Enjoy a full day on the river. With the full day at our disposal, we can explore a wider variety of water within our area. Generally we will decide where to fish for the day after a discussion of the options with your guide. One popular option is the “High Country Sampler” in which we fish several different streams during the day. This option gives the angler a chance to learn a variety of techniques as well as learning new streams and rivers. Full day trips are our most popular trips! All trips are privately booke

1 Angler –  $ 350
2 Anglers –  $450
3 Anglers  – $550

Groups – Call for pricing

 Local Float Trips

1/2 day Walk & Wade

Half Day LOCAL: Float Trip

Enjoy a 1/2 day of floating on the river. Fish for these beautiful trout and smallmouth and have them pull drag off your reel. Whether you are an experienced or novice, fly fisherman or spinning tackle fisherman, we can get you fishing.  All equipment is provided or you are welcome to bring your own gear.

1 or 2 Anglers – $400 per boat


1/2 day Walk & Wade

3/4 Day LOCAL: Float Trip

Savor a 3/4 day of floating for some of the greatest fishing action around. You can fish for beautiful trout and smallmouth and have them pull drag off your reel. For any level of experience, we can get you fishing. All equipment is provided or you are welcome to bring your own gear. Lunch is not included, but can be added for an additional $25.

1 or 2 Anglers – $450 per boat


full day float fly-fishing trip

Full Day LOCAL: Float Trip

For all levels of experience. Enjoy a full day on the river. We float several river systems here in Western NC. The Tuckaseegee, the Little Tennessee, and the French Broad River are all within a few minutes of our shop. A stream side lunch is provided on all float trips. We leave it up to you to determine the menu. Your guide will contact you prior to your trip to discuss lunch options. All gear is provided. Price does not include license & gratuities. Full day trips are our most popular trips! All trips are privately booked. You will not be added to another trip..

1 or 2 Anglers –  $ 500 per boat

Private Waters

The Soque River is known Worldwide to produce absolute giant trout. It is about an hour away from Cherokee,NC near Clarkesville, GA. This water is approximately one mile of the finest trout fishing in the entire Southeast United States. Rainbow, brown, and golden trout roam this stream. Fish in excess of 25 inches and 8 pounds are common at Rivers Edge on the Soque.

1/2 day Walk & Wade


This 4 hour trip offers great fishing on some of the greatest private water in the entire southeast.  Our guides really know how to put you on giant, trophy fish. Once you have fished our private water you will be begging to come back.

Full day Walk and Wade


This 8 hour trip offers even more great fishing on the Soque River and a stream side lunch at our secluded picnic area. Be prepared to put on giant trophy fish and have a fun day on this beautiful private water.

Fly Fishing Reservations

Advance reservations are encouraged; however we will try to accommodate last minute reservations. A 50% deposit is required on all trips. Deposits are fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to the trip. Same day cancellations result in full charge. We fish in all weather conditions, rain or shine. Weather conditions can change quickly , we work with the client to determine the best possible option for a successful trip. Trips can be rescheduled if weather conditions are not suitable for fishing. Call us for reservations or you can book online.

What’s Included?

A friendly, patient experienced guide, local transportation, beverages, fly rod and reel, breathable waders and boots, all terminal tackle, and flies. A freshly prepared stream side meal accompanies all full day trips. Lunch can be supplied on half day trips for an additional $25.00 for our gourmet lunch.

What’s Not Included?

Fish, we practice catch and release. Fishing license can be purchased at our shop. A gratuity for your guide is greatly appreciated. 15-25% gratuity is customary. Absolutely everything else is provided! What should you bring? Rain gear, polarized sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera. All items are available in our store. When fishing with children please bring extra clothing. In the winter it is best to layer and bring an extra change of warm socks.

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