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Due South Outfitters offers a wide array of trips to fulfill any fly fishing dream that you may have. Whether you want to stalk elusive native trout in the headwaters of the Blue Ridge or float in search of giant Tennessee tailwater fish, we are the guide service for you. All of our guides are well versed in every aspect of fly fishing surrounding our area. Here at Due South Outfitters, it is our goal to ensure that you have a truly unique and enjoyable experience that you will never forget. 



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Wade Trips

Our local wade fishing trips give anglers the opportunity to enjoy the freestone (non-dam controlled) streams that surround the Boone, Banner Elk and Blowing Rock areas. Depending on the time of year in which you take your trip, our fisheries offer a variety of angling opportunities ranging from chasing  large, stocked trout  to hunting for wild trout on some of North Carolina's most pristine streams. Much of where you will fish will be determined by factors such as the season of your trip, water flows and also what is happening with our local trout populations at the time of your trip. Our local wade trips offer a perfect venue for anglers that are wanting to enter the sport to learn the fundamentals of fly fishing.

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Float Trips

By taking a float trip, you will be fishing on a Tailwater (dam controlled river), which allows for a very consistent water flow- the Watauga River and South Holston RIvers fish great year round. On a trip such as this, the need to wade is eliminated, which makes it a very effective fishing option for our guests that have difficulty wading. This style of fly fishing is as plush as it gets! It can be noted that  even in times of heavy rainfall, or extreme heat the rivers that we conduct our float trips on will fish very well due to the fact that they are dam controlled- don't let the threat of rain or heat ruin your fishing trip! These are both very special fisheries that we have access to. We are fortunate to have the premier trout destinations of the Blue Ridge Mountain region within such a short distance of the Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk areas. 


                                      1 Person    2 Person

Half Day Wade Trip:       $250            $300

Full Day Wade Trip:        $450            $475

Half Day Float Trip:         $400           $400

Full Day Float Trip:         $475            $525

We can take more than 2 people on a trip, just call or email with questions!

All full day trips include lunch. If you have any special dietary needs or allergies please alert Due South Outfitters when booking your trip. 

*Trip rates do not include guide gratuity. Guides greatly appreciate gratuity and will work to ensure client satisfaction. If you have any questions regarding gratuity protocol, feel free to ask.

Cancellation Policy

A 50% deposit is required to book your trip and secure your date.

Cancellations made 10 days or more prior to the scheduled trip date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 9 days to 48 hours prior to the trip date will forfeit the 50% deposit. 

Any trip canceled within 48 hours of the scheduled trip date will forfeit the full deposit and will be charged the remaining balance of the trip to cover expenses and the guide's lost day of work. 

Changes in the number of people on the trip also apply to this policy.

Rescheduling a trip should fall between these days as well. Rescheduling within 9 days to 48 hours prior to the trip date will forfeit the 50% deposit. Rescheduling within 48 hours of the scheduled trip date will forfeit the full deposit and will be charged the remaining balance of the trip.


Weather cancelations are up to the guide. If we feel as though the trip isn't going to be productive/safe we will cancel and either reschedule or refund your deposit. We do NOT consider a chance of rain 'unsafe weather'. If the weather is considered unsafe on the date of your trip you can reschedule your trip or you will be refunded your full deposit. Reasons for trip cancelations due to weather include unsafe water levels, lightning, and thunder.


 Jerry McColgin

"​These guys were awesome. Took our group of 5 first timers out in August (tough fishing season). We all learned a ton and caught fish too! A couple of us are now looking to invest in the sport and pursue it further. Great teachers, very patient fun to be around. Highly recommend them!"

                              Stephen Webber

"I had a wonderful trip! These folks are really nice in the shop and I absolutely enjoyed my time on the river. I highly recommend these guys to anyone for all of their fly fishing needs."

​"I recently booked a float trip with DSO and was very please with our day on the South Holston!! Travis was a great guide, was very personable, and made our fishing trip memorable!!! Great Day, caught lots of Browns and Rainbows !!! Very pleased and will recommend DSO to others and will book again!!!"

Brent Farmer

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