Booking Information and Rates

Booking Information  and Rates:

Contact: Nils Peterson

828-964-8581 or


Full Day Float Trip on the Watauga Or South Holston River $450 per day ( 2 Anglers), $400 per day 1 angler, 1/2 day float trip $350(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 Hog Island Drift Boats in Steam Boat Springs, Colorado.   We will also serve a stream side lunch.

Full Day local wading trip (availability is seasonal)  $350 Single Angler,  $425 Two Anglers. Half Day local wading trip 1 or 2 person $350 (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.

$350 Single angler, $450 Two Anglers, three or more anglers – Call for pricing.

Half Day Casting Clinic at our private pond.  

$200 Per person.

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….

Maxine Brown is a good Dog!

I first learned fly fishing when my family moved to Western North Carolina in 1985. My neighbor taught me to cast on a dime store bamboo rod that had been laying around for most of my childhood..Since that time,Fly Fishing has been the background , the life lens, the box that has encompassed my life..

Fly fishing has lead me on many unique personal adventures including moving to Montana,  earning a second degree in fisheries management, becoming a guide, and meeting my awesome wife Isabel (whom I met while guiding her On a  fishing  trip).  Fly fishing has also allowed me to be a sane parent to two wonderful kids who are just now coming to the sport..

I began guiding at Foscoe Fishing Company  in 1997 and worked two seasons. In 1998 I started a woodworking and home building company, Brown Dog Custom Woodworking. In 2012 I opened my guiding business West Fork Anglers.We began at that time offering “thank you” trips to our many wonderful customers from our woodworking business.

We are A Fishing Family…


None of our trips would be possible with out Isabel! She’s behind the scenes every day making our lunches and getting us out the door on time and booking trips. She’s the glue behind all of our madness!! She also loves fly fishing especially with dry files!

nome homes

Some of you may have seen Nome homes at the “lunch run” on the Watauga River. They are Little Peep’s  creations… she’s also our boat detailer.

henry trout

Mr. H. loves being on the water.. and loves to tell  stories of epic adventures on and off the river. He’s  also our marketing assistant, charming his way into many local businesses on our behalf!