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 80 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.


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 Cooper Gray

 Tic Ho
  • Native of Cleveland, TN
  • Calls the Hiwassee his home river
  • Seasoned guide in Iliamna, AK with multiple years of service there
  • Loves chasing our brown trout wherever they are

Captain Bill Stranahan

Bill Stranahan - fly fishing guide

Captain Garner Reid

Garner Reid
  • Enjoys presenting flies to rising trout
  • Loves to pursue bass and stripers on the fly
  • Licensed guide in Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina

Paul Howard

Bill Stranahan - fly fishing guide
  • Native of Cleveland, TN
  • Grew up fishing the Hiwassee and Tellico Rivers which he calls home
  • Enjoys fishing year-round and chasing stripers during the summer months

Captain Dane Law - Outfitter