Booking Information and Rates

Contact: Nils Peterson

828-964-8581 or

2020 Pricing:

Full Day Float Trip on the Watauga Or South Holston River $500 per day ( 2 Anglers), $425 per day 1 angler, 1/2 day float trip $400 with lunch.(does not include your license or gratuity)

This is an opportunity to fish  our areas scenic tail water fisheries in East Tennessee. Less than an hour away from Banner Elk and Linville, NC. The Watauga and South Holston rivers offer great opportunities to catch Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. The Area is also very scenic. Suited for beginners to advanced anglers, we can tailor the day to meet your needs. These trips are floated in our drift boat, made by our friends at Adipose Boatworks in Helena Montana.   We will also serve a stream side lunch.

Full Day local wading trip (availability is seasonal)  $400 Single Angler,  $475 Two Anglers. Half Day local wading trip 1 or 2 person $375 (does not include your license or gratuity.

We offer full day and half wading trips seasonally on our local designated Wild Trout Waters and Delayed Harvest streams.  These are waters that we grew up fishing and they offer a fun day fishing for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout. We will also serve you a stream side lunch on full day trips. This is a wonderful way for beginners to learn about, wading, fly selection, reading water, line control, and aquatic life.

Private Water – Available for half day trips morning or afternoon session.

$400 Single angler, $500 Two Anglers, three or more anglers – Call for pricing.

Half Day Casting Clinic at our private pond.  

Please call for pricing.

HQ Pond
Maxine Brown headed for one of her favorite spots.

Our Pond is not a bad place to spend a 1/2 day learning the essentials of fly fishing. Our classes cover everything from properly assembling your fly rod to knots, casting (we spend a lot of time casting!), fly selection, setting the hook and landing a fish!

To book your Fly Fishing adventure….

Please Contact Nils Peterson

828-964-8581 or

A Little About us….

The adventure began thirty or so years ago for Nils when his family moved from Western Kentucky to Western North Carolina. This move opened up the world of small stream fishing in the Southern Appalachians and a world of other fishy places like Montana and Idaho. In 1996 Nils Moved to Boone North Carolina to work for the North Carolina Wildlife Resoruces Commission on a short term research project. When the project was over, Nils began his career in Guiding in 1997. Through guiding he met his wife and they decided to settle down nearby in Linville North Carolina. In 2001 He began to pursue other interests in the home building industry as a master craftsman. In 2012, through some twists and turns, Nils relaunched his guiding career by opening his own guide service West Fork Anglers. He guides on local small streams and in East Tennessee on the Watauga and South Holston rivers.

We are A Fishing Family…

None of our trips would be possible with out Isabel! She’s the glue behind all of our madness!! She also loves fly fishing especially with dry files!

Little peep grew up sitting on her mom’s lap on the boat, she’s not so little anymore and is becoming a great angler!

Mr. H. is a Sophomore at Appalachian State University – he is majoring in Outdoor Recreation Management.