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fly fishing equipmentAs far as mountain towns in the Smokies, Bryson City is as charming as they come. The county seat of Swain County, Bryson City, is synonymous with the great outdoors. It is just a few miles from the Nantahala Outdoor Center, where area residents and millions of visitors enjoy whitewater rafting, kayaking, high ropes, and zipline courses, and hanging a hammock by the river. The Appalachian Trail runs through the Nantahala Outdoor Center before it begins its ascent to Clingman’s Dome. 

In town, tourists and visitors come from all over to ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. A steam engine harkening back to more than a century ago, the ride takes visitors on a tour of the stunning scenery for which the Smokies are known. It includes spectacular views of Fontana Lake and the Nantahala Gorge. In town, the Tuckasegee River runs right through downtown. There are several great restaurants and businesses, including:

  • Nantahala Brewing Company
  • The Everett Street Diner
  • The Loose Moose
  • Mountain Layers Brewing Company
  • Appalachian Mercantile 
  • POP-N-JACKS Gourmet Popcorn
  • CJ’s Grille 
  • And many more

If you are considering a visit to southwestern North Carolina, Bryson City should be high on your list. Among the many adventures you can have, it is home to some of the best fly fishing in the state. Here is what you need to know about fly fishing in Bryson City, NC. 

Fly Fishing in Bryson City, NC | Tuckasegee River Trout Fishing

Typically fished between the towns of Dillsboro and Sylva, just a few miles from Bryson City, the Tuckasegee River is vast and full of fish. This river is an absolute must for a beginner. A guided fly fishing trip on the Tuck can yield as many as 30 to 50 fish in a day or even more! It is just one of the reasons Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing’s guides have chosen to call this region home. 

Turning Stone’s a full-service, independent fly fishing guide operation based in the town of Franklin, just a short drive from Bryson City. Our guides are experienced anglers with a wide range of awards and accolades. We have fished all over the world, but there are no better waters than here in western North Carolina. The Tuckasegee in the Bryson City area is no exception. Unlike some of our locations, fly fishing in Bryson City is convenient to several other towns and cities, including:

  • Waynesville, NC
  • Lake Junaluska, NC
  • Cherokee, NC
  • Western North Carolina University
  • Sylva, NC
  • Maggie Valley, NC
  • Highlands, NC
  • Plus, it is just over an hour from Asheville, NC

Whether you are just starting out or have years of experience trout fishing, Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing will help you have the best fly fishing adventure. Contact the team here at Turning Stone’s for more information about fly fishing in Bryson City or anywhere in western North Carolina. We are ready to schedule your next trout fishing story. 

Just getting started? Check out our article on Where To Purchase Fly Fishing Equipment.