MEET YOUR GUIDE

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MEET JESSE

Hello, my name is Jesse Tolliver.

I am a former park ranger, and have also worked as a fly fishing guide at an orvis endorsed lodge in Virginia. I am an independent guide, operating out of Boone, NC and Mountain City, TN.

I have dedicated the past 20 years of my life to fishing the streams in this region, and have a deep understanding of these waters. My goal with this venture is to make fly fishing affordable for newcomers to this sport. I also want to educate more experienced anglers about the trout fisheries in this area.

The opportunities are far more diverse than most people think. We have spring creeks, tailwaters, and freestone streams. We have water that you can fish right beside a highway, and we have streams that require a difficult hike. Ultimately, I can create the fishing experience that is ideal for you.

Contact me to book a trip today.

Here is a picture of my great uncle Blaine and my great grandfather Wiley. They caught lots of trout in whitetop laurel creek in Virginia. Back in those days, there was no such thing as catch and release on trout streams. All trout caught were then “released to grease”. I am proud of my mountain trout fishing roots, but release all wild trout that we catch on our guided trips. Stocked trout in hatchery supported waters are another matter altogether. If a client wants to enjoy a stocked trout dinner, I am more than glad to oblige.

Book a trip today!