Guided Float Trips:

Float two of the best rivers on the East Coast! We use McKenzie style drift boats to float down both the Watauga and South Holston Rivers in Eastern  Tennessee. These boats are arranged with a rower’s seat in the middle for the guide and comfortable fishing seats in the front and back for one or two anglers. Floating these rivers is a highly effective tactic because you can cover much more water compared to wading. It is also more convenient during high water conditions. This is an excellent trip to target trophy trout or have the opportunity for a high fish count.

Full Day Guided Float Trip:

1 Person: $400
2 People: $450
Lunch Provided, license not included

Our most popular trip. The full day gives you the best shot at catching a fish of a life time. This trip typically lasts 8 hours floating down 4-5 miles of river.

Half Day Guided Float Trip:

1 or 2 Person: $375
Lunch and license not included

Our half day float trips are an express option for those who don’t have all day to spend on the water. This trip is also a great introduction into fly fishing while still granting access to the bigger rivers.

Local Wade Trips:

Our local wade trip takes place on both wild and hatchery supported trout streams in the immediate area of our shop. While walking along some of the most pristine waters in the High Country, you will have the opportunity to catch rainbow, brown, and brook trout. This is a perfect trip for beginners and those who are looking to learn the local rivers. Our guides are all Orvis Endorsed instructors and are willing to spend as much time as needed with fly fishing instruction.

Half Day Local Wade Trip:

1 Person: $175
2 People: $275
Lunch and License not included

This trip is a great option for those looking to get away for a few hours and learn the basics of fly fishing.

Full Day Local Wade Trip:

1 Person: $300
2 People: $375
Lunch Provided, license not included

Full Day Tailwater Wade Trips:

The South Holston and the Watauga Tailwaters are known as some of the most famous and complex trout fisheries in the South. When conditions allow it, wading these rivers can be the most effective way to target big fish with precision. We suggest this type of trip for our more experience anglers who are looking to hunt for the fish of a lifetime. A wade trip to the tail waters is a full day experience and includes lunch. Typically we will leave the shop around 8:00 am and return between 5:00 and 6:00 pm.

1 Person: $350
2 People: $400
Lunch provided, license not included

Private Water Wade Trips:

We offer half day wade trips to privately managed trophy trout water in our area. This trip provides anglers exclusive access to streams that are managed just for the production of trophy trout. The fish in these streams range from 20 to 30 inches and are known for testing the skills of all anglers. Due to the exclusiveness of this trophy water, there is an additional rod fee added to the guided trip price.

$275 Per person
Lunch and License not included

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Cancellations & Refunds

Foscoe Fishing Co. requests a non-refundable, 50% deposit to book a trip. The full value is non-refundable within 7 days of scheduled trip date.  We fish rain or shine, unless the weather is deemed unsafe by the guide. In the event of dangerous weather we will reschedule for a future date. If you have any questions please give us a call at (828) 963-6556 or email us at

  • Camera

    you’ll want proof of how big your catch is

  • Rain Jacket

    mountain weather is unpredictable

  • Sunscreen

    to ensure you don’t regret your day outdoors

  • Snacks

    only needed for half day trips

  • Water Bottle

    you need to stay hydrated

What to bring on a guided fishing trip.

We take care of all your trip arrangements, but you’ll still need to bring some stuff with you.  If you don’t have some of these items, we will have most of them available to purchase in our retail store or you can buy them ahead of time at our online store.