Southern Appalachian Anglers LLC Guide Service

fly fishing tour ashevilleFounded in 2012, SAA Guide Service is Asheville’s Premier Fly Fishing Guide Service and Asheville’s Original Bass Fishing Outfitter. Our fishing guides specialize in smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout and wild trout in WNC’s river systems. We are a licensed and insured fishing guide outfitter and all of our guides are CPR and First Aid certified.

Why Southern Appalachian Anglers Guide Service?

Southern Appalachian Anglers Guide Service is founded on clean rivers and fishing locations that don’t experience much fishing pressure. Staying away from the crowds allows our clients to experience the true outdoors, as they were made to be. Our expert fly fishing guides ensure an exciting fishing experience in our Asheville, Mountains! Read more here!

Professional Guide Trips

Southern Appalachian Anglers LLC provides a variety of different guide trips to meet the needs of all of our clients. Trips offered include full-day and half-day fly fishing, bass fishing and a combination of both!
SAA also offers backcountry guided fishing trips where a your private guide will take you to wade one of our wild water streams for wild trout! Backcountry wild water trips are some of the most sought after trips in Asheville and Western North Carolina. Experience the natural flowing rivers wading for wild trout! An incredible and relaxing experience that offers our clients a full day in the beautiful mountains! SAA also provides full-day and half-day river wade trips! Check out all of our guided fishing trips here!

Our Guaranteehow to fish for river smallmouth

At Southern Appalachian Anglers we are dedicated to providing every client with the best and most successful fly fishing guide trip possible. As a professional and well-respected fly fishing guide service, we aim to uphold the greatest satisfaction for all of our clients. With our company being molded to its own character, our standards of excellence are evaluated continuously not only by our staff members, but also our clients – which hold the largest evaluation. We strive to commit to these excellent standards. All of our fly fishing guides are certified and hold extensive knowledge on the waters in Asheville, and Southern Appalachia as a whole. To let our staff know more about your guided fly fishing trip please email us at

Our Staff

SAA’s team of fishing guides will have your choice of fly fishing or spinning equipment – just let us know when booking the trip. Local techniques including fly fishing, finesse fishing as well as many other techniques your guide will teach on your trip. Our fishing guides in Asheville, North Carolina want you to not only catch a fish of a lifetime, but our professional anglers are experienced to teach you how to become a better angler and learn new techniques to help you catch more fish at home.
View our history and knowledge of the waters we fish at our history page.

Staff Certifications

Proud Member of Asheville Chamber of Commerce

Proud Member of Asheville Chamber of Commerce

Proud Member of Explore Asheville - Southern Appalachian Anglers

Proud Member of Explore Asheville

All of our fishing professionals are licensed guides and have been helping clients learn the art of fly fishing for over 25 years. Our staff is also first aid certified and CPR approved by the American Heart Association. Owner and guide, Paul, is a certified in holding a CGC license to ensure safe and exciting fishing trips.
To provide our clients with an optimal experience our guides are on the water daily and know which techniques work on the river to provide you with a successful experience with warm lunches and plenty of drinks throughout the day!

Booking Your Fishing Trip

Our guide staff will take care of everything you need to have a memorable fishing trip. We offer state of the art equipment and all fly fishing and backcountry fishing trips include fishing equipment, lunch, drinks and a lot of fun! Come spend a day wading or floating the river with a professional fishing guide while enjoying the magnificent Appalachian Mountains that surround Western North Carolina.

To learn more about our fly fishing guide service in Asheville and to view our rates and packages, visit our Guide Service page.