TESTIMONIALS

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William E.

“I’ve been dreaming about fishing the Watuaga and surrounding waters for a long time now. I figured I’d go over there and just “pick it up” boy was I wrong! My second trip to the area, I decided to go with Jesse Tolliver. Best decision I’ve made in awhile. He was knowledgeable, helpful and patient with me, put me on all the best places and even let me use his best rod. I learned a lot that day and caught my personal best brown trout. I’d highly recommend hiring Jesse as a guide, even if you’re like me and think you know enough to figure it out on your own. I’m still using things I learned on my home water and I believe I’m a better fisherman for it.”

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Doug C.

“Had a great day with Jesse. We got on plenty of fish and learned some new techniques for the local fish. Thanks Jesse I had a good day!

Tks, Doug.”

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Bobby G.

“Five stars for Jesse. Learned some new methods for catching these beauties (native brook trout), and also for catching wild rainbows and browns. I highly recommend him if you want to catch lots of trout.

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Sherita S.

“We had a great time! My son caught 35 fish! We had a blast! Highly recommended.”

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Donna Sue L.

“Amazing time fly fishing with Jesse. The Kids had a ball and so did the adults. If you are in the Boone area, I highly recommend Jesse’s Guide services. Excellent family outing!!”

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Derick Douglas

“Went today caught a lot of fish and some really large fish me and my son had a wonderful time . I would highly recommend fishing with Jesse could not of ask for anything more everyone needs to come and fish with tollivers guide service.”

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E.W.

“I frequently visit Tennessee for work and have tried similar guide services in the area when I wanted to try something outdoors on a weekend, away from the office. This guide company came highly referred by word of mouth from some business associates of mine in New York City. The guide and founder, Jesse, made this experience unique. It is easy to tell he is a true master of his craft; highly knowledgeable and able to quickly adapt to various levels of experience. I went on the wade trip with an experienced fly fishing buddy of mine who was likewise impressed. Seamless experience from the equipment selection to the guiding. We both had no shortage of catches. Five stars.”

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Jeremy A.

“I grew up bait fishing in Pennsylvania as a kid. After moving to North Carolina, I got interested in fly fishing but didn’t know where to start. Fishing with Tolliver’s Guide Service was more than I expected. Not only did we have a blast and pull in nearly a hundred trout each all while hiking up some beautiful and remote streams in Tennessee, I also got an education on trout life cycle, feeding and habitat. I could not help but learn a book full of trout fishing secrets from the master angler. Two highlights of the day: First was when Jesse got me into an area just crammed full of trout. He tutored me on getting the perfect drift on the fly. I hooked one after another as soon as the fly touched the water. Definitely the first time fishing where I was spending the majority of my time just taking trout off the hook. Later I hooked into a monster rainbow and Jesse talked me through landing it without breaking the line or allowing slack to develop so fish shake the hook free. We caught and released a ridiculous number of beauties. I picked up skills on “reading the water”, tying flies, and different fly fishing techniques depending on water depth. The bedrock of skills and knowledge would have taken me years to discover on my own. Awesome day fishing! Jesse thinks like a trout, almost spooky.”

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C. J. L.

“This was hands down the best guided trip I have been on. I asked for Brown trout and Jesse sure delivered including my personal best wild brown trout. I will be booking another trip soon. The knowledge is endless and no matter how long you’ve been fly fishing there’s always something to learn. Thank you tolliver’s guide service.”

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Lwar1

“I recently tried this service on a partners retreat in Tennessee. We were referred by word of mouth by some locals. Our guide Jesse was able to match everyone with the right equipment. With over 20 years of experience, he gave tips and taught the less experienced people within the group while still providing a great experience for the more advanced fly fisherman. Jesse was able to provide information ranging from the types of flies, streams, and techniques.”

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Liz S

Jesse is an attentive, patient, knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed fishing with him. My BF fished and I took loads of photos and videos. We caught wild rainbow and mountain brook trout. Jesse has an eagle eye and a strong understanding of the fish. You will catch fish!

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David J

Tolliver’s Guide Service unlocked the secrets of Johnson County, TN’s wild fisheries for me this week. Jessie’s knowledge, patience and ability to teach the techniques of trout fishing were spot on. I easily caught my daily limit and then went on to learn a treasure trove of information regarding equipment, feeding habits and much, much more! Thanks Jessie for a super fun morning!

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Scott R

Jesse was outstanding as a guide. I took my two sons and they each had a great time. Jesse was patient and was able to work with my 12 year old to catch three 10-12 trout.

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Jerry H

Found Jessie through a recommendation from Roan Creek campground …and a great recommendation it was!! Jessie not only put us on the fish (caught about 30 and missed even more) but also PATIENTLY taught me a lot about fly fishing! Never frustrated.. even if he had to re tie flies for a rookie fly fisherman. This is a full service guide service, even teaching how to effectively clean and cook the trout. I would highly recommend Tolliver’s to anyone in the Boone NC or Eastern Tennessee area who want learn to fly fish or learn where to fish….thank you Jessie for a great experience.

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FitnessMom

“We had a wonderful day fly fishing with Jesse! Our boys ages, 8 & 11 had a blast and stayed engaged the entire time. We all caught several trout (kept a few too) and enjoyed the beautiful scenery Doe Creek had to offer. Jesse’s knowledge and experience makes this trip TOP NOTCH and very affordable as well. Highly recommended for families who love the outdoors and a little sporting adventure!”

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John G.

“Unbelivable. My wife and I booked a fishing trip with Tolliver’s Guide service for the 1st & 2nd of October in Eastern Tennessee. It was my wife’s inaugural fishing experience and could not have gone better. Jessie Toliver knows where the fish are and how to catch them. He is also a great instructor with a lot of patience. Our two days with him has improved my limited skills and opened the door for a new hobby for my wife. We landed 120+ wild rainbow trout over the two days and it would have been many more if our skill level had been higher. Not many people ever get to experience this at any skill level in their lifetime. If you are new to the sport or an experienced angler who would like to experience fly fishing in it’s purist form in a beautiful part of the world, you wont do better than Jessie Tolliver. Highly recommend.”

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Oscar G.

“My wife and I booked a fishing trip with Tolliver’s Guide service for the 1st & 2nd of October in Eastern Tennessee. It was my wife’s inaugural fishing experience and could not have gone better. Jessie Toliver knows where the fish are and how to catch them. He is also a great instructor with a lot of patience. Our two days with him has improved my limited skills and opened the door for a new hobby for my wife. We landed 120+ wild rainbow trout over the two days and it would have been many more if our skill level had been higher. Not many people ever get to experience this at any skill level in their lifetime. If you are new to the sport or an experienced angler who would like to experience fly fishing in it’s purist form in a beautiful part of the world, you want do better than Jessie Tolliver. Highly reccomend.”

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