Fly Fishing Adventures
in the Southern Appalachians
We are proud to be on the
Clackacraft pro staff.

Clackacraft fly fishing Boats

We take great pride in the quality of our fly fishing guide service. Our goal has always been to be the best on the river. To be the best on the river you have to know your stuff. Being able to catch trout with a fly rod is not enough. A great guide puts his client's safety and well-being first and then works to put them in the best fishing locations and situations. A great guide is friendly and will teach, listen, and work with you to make your fishing experience the best it can be. We've assembled a team of guides that have many years of fishing experience and over 60 years of combined experience in the fly fishing guide service. These guys are noted Tennessee fly fishing guides, Georgia fly fishing guides, and Cumberland river fly fishing guides. When you fish with us, you'll know you've fished with the best.

Bill Stranahan

Bill Stranahan - fly fishing guide
  • Started trout fishing in the North Georgia Mountains
  • Favorite hatch: Blue Wing Olives
  • Favorite flies: Hoppers & Parachute Isonychias
  • Paddles whitewater on a regular basis
  • Loves to row the Hiwassee on one generator

Jeff Sharpe

Jeff Sharpe - fly fishing guide
  • 30 years fishing and fly-tying experience
  • Favorite fish: Brown Trout
  • Favorite fly: Streamer
  • Licensed Guide in TN and KY with USCG Captain's license
  • Favorite rivers: Hiwassee and the Holston
  • Chattanooga native and resident of Knoxville past 14 years

Skip Waybrant

Skip - Fishing Guide
  • Born in Myrtle Point, Oregon
  • Spent 20 years in south central Pennsylvania
  • Enjoyed 20 years on the west Florida coast
  • Has been in east Tennessee for 10 years 
  • Hiwassee river fly fishing guide
  • Favorite Tennessee Hatch – Isonychias and small stream quill gordons

Michael "Tic" Smith

Tic Ho
  • Native of Signal Mountain, TN
  • Hiwassee river fly fishing guide
  • Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor
  • Loves to dryfly fish and prides himself on making the fish come up
  • Loves streamer fishing when the conditions call for it

Captain Dane Law - Outfitter

  • Began guiding in the Illiamna region of Alaska in 1987
  • Favorite hatch: Cicadas
  • United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain
  • Cumberland River fly fishing guide
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