Float Trips, Full/Half Days

Starting at $400 total | 4 - 8 Hours | River | 1 - 2 People | Trip #1046

About Your Trip

Float your way down the river with Doug and get ready for an action-packed day of fishing in Leicester! On this fly-fishing trip you'll be targeting Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout.

This float trip is Doug's most popular guide trip option. Anglers will get to cover miles of river that are often inaccessible to the wading public, and will have the opportunity to float a wider variety of rivers and flow conditions to ... Read More

About Your Guide

Independent Guide
14 Years of Experience
Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Doug
Captain Doug offers unparalleled guided Asheville fly fishing trips across the many fertile waters in Western North Carolina.

Captain Doug has remained an avid fisherman and outdoorsman his entire life. He was introduced to fishing at just 16 months old when his father introduced him to brim fishing in Alabama.

Since then, he has spent countless days on the water to improve his understanding of fish behavior and to conserve the bountiful fisheries and ecosystems Western North Carolina provides.

Catching the fly fishing bug in ... Read More

Start Location

126 Peaceful Valley Drive, Leicester, NC 28748, USA

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Drift Boat

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout


Drift Fishing, Fly Fishing

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, foods, and drinks. Rods, reels, flies, tippet included.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
Find out more about fishing licenses here.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.

Pricing Matrix

4 Hours 8 Hours
1 Person
2 People

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select a date, duration, group size and start time.

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Have questions? Reach out and mention trip #1046


Brandon L.

November 10

Fishing with Doug was one of the best trips I've ever had! He was the consumate professional and had me catching fish all day long until my arm was tired. Get out with Doug, you won't regret it!

Zack R.

May 2

Doug is great at his craft! Took a bunch of rookies out and all caught fish despite our inexperience. Fun trip with knowledgeable guides! Highly recommend!

Alex L.

October 11

Loved this experience! I would recommend this a million times over and we will definitely be back!


Verified Review Fishing

Rainy day but lots of fish were available. Very technical fishing but productive. Water was crystal clear. Thanks.

Brian B.

July 24

We had a blast. Neal was a great guide and did everything he could to get the fish to bite! His knowledge of the river and fly fishing was second to none.

Jessie L.

June 14

Had an awesome time on the water with Doug. The float trip for small mouth bass was full of beautiful scenery and loads of nice fish. Very talented angler who is willing to share his knowledge to help put you on the fish of a lifetime!

Dylan M.

January 3

I went fishing with Doug for the first time ever fly fishing this week I had a great time caught several trout and learned a lot about fly fishing I would recommend Doug for both experienced or not so experienced fly fishermen he is very knowledgeable and very patient if ...Read More

Williamsam H.

July 27

We had the absolute best time exploring fly fishing for the first time with our son. Doug put us on about every different type of species in the creek. Very accommodating, prepared with all the right gear and great company to talk with on the trip. We hope to come ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!