Guided Services

Trip Times - Meeting Locations - What to expect

Guided South Holston And Watauga River Fly and Conventional Fishing Trips Based out of Bristol, Tn Each client will be accommodated with a convenient meeting point.

Full-Day Trips will begin no later than 8:00 A.M. Half-day trips will vary in starting time. If you are staying in the area, please ask about local lodging recommendations. Client pick-up from a local lodging point are available upon request at no extra charge. Full-day trips will be accommodated with a riverside or in-boat lunch and drinks.

Half-Day Trips will provide smaller snacks and drinks. If you have any special requests, please make us aware! We are here for you. All equipment will be provided unless you have chosen a “bring your own gear” trip.

Come as you are, however, earthy tone clothes and comfortability are recommended for each season and current weather conditions. This includes the possibility of rain showers passing through. There is ample storage on the boat for your rain gear.

All guided fishing trips will begin with familiarization of the boat, casting lessons, entomology reports, and plan of the day.

For The Heroes

10% discount on fly and conventional fishing trips.

Policy for Weather

Our Bristol and Johnson City guides do fish rain or shine with all safety measures in place. If we can fish safely, we are not cancelling. If you cancel due to weather, your payment will be refunded except for the 100$ Deposit. Safety is paramount and our decision will be made with diligence.

Three Passengers

I can accommodate three passengers on my boat. If you have three passengers in your party, please call for details and additional pricing.

Special needs and Disabilities

If there are any special needs or disabilities that need to be considered please call us. We will accommodate any needs that we can within safety guidelines and comfortability.

Military Veteran, LEO, and First Responder discount

River Run Angling offers a 10% discount to all retired or active-duty military, Law Enforcement Officers, and first responders for guided fly-fishing trips only- This applies to full or half-day rates for fly and conventional fishing trips.

Guided Float trips- Fly Fishing

Every trip will be guided on the tailwater systems of the South Holston or Watauga rivers. A spacious and comfortable custom-designed StealthCraft boat will allow you to fish with stability and ease.

  • Full-Day Float Trip:
    1 Anglers $400
  • Full-Day Float Trip:
    2 Anglers $475
  • Half-Day Float Trip:
    1 Anglers $325
  • Half-Day Float Trip:
    1-2 Anglers $375

Guided Wade Trips

Exploration by foot is a dedicated way to discover fly fishing on the South Holston and Watauga rivers.

  • Full-Day Wade Trip:
    1 Angler $400
  • Full-Day Wade Trip:
    2 Anglers $475
  • Half-Day Wade Trip:
    1 Angler $325
  • Half-Day Wade Trip:
    2 Anglers $375

Conventional fishing (Spinning Rods)

Spinning rods and reels are not forgotten. Grab a friend or two for a day of drifting and conventional fishing.

  • Full-Day Float Trip:
    1-3 Anglers $450
  • Half-Day Float Trip:
    1-3 Angles $400

Bring your own gear trips (Rent the boat and Guide)

Pricing includes shuttle fee and fuel

In need of a boat and someone knowledgeable of the rivers? All of your gear must be utilized, Rods, reels, flies, lures, leaders, tippet, etc.

  • Full-Day Float Trip:
    1-3 Anglers $300
  • Half-Day Float Trip:
    1-3 Anglers $250

Tour the River Floats

Touring the river is a unique way to relax and unwind in the views of nature displayed by the South Holston and Watauga rivers. Pack a lunch, grab some drinks, a favorite music playlist and let’s drift. (Accommodates three passengers)

  • Full-Day Tour $250
  • Half-Day Tour $200

Gratuity

At day's end, our guides should have worked hard for you in providing every necessity and comfort for your trip catching brown and rainbow trout or eco touring the river. If you feel they succeeded in your trip, drop them a tip to let them know they worked hard for you.

Upon Booking and Initial Fees

  • Deposit Fee Per Boat- $100
  • Deposits are refunded with 2 weeks or more notice of a cancellation
  • Gift Certificates – (Any Amount)
  • If there is a family emergency or unforeseen circumstance Please call.

Fishing License

The Tennessee Fishing license will apply to all South Holston and Watauga River trips. You will want to purchase an "All Species" permit - this is also referred to as a trout stamp. A three-day or annual permit are the options. Annual permits expire on February 28 of the corresponding year, regardless of the date of purchase.