Elk River Half Day Trout Float

Only a 50% deposit to reserve

Cancel for free up to 10 days before the trip

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Fly Fishing

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

About Your Boat

Boat type: Skiff

Boat Manufacturer: Stealth Craft

Boat length: 16ft

About Your Guide

Fly fishing Tennessee is done best with Captain Jared DeRight of Southern Pines Guide Service. Captain Jared, a USCG licensed Captain, grew up fishing the farm ponds, streams, and lakes of the Midwest. As his young fishing career expanded, he trained for Largemouth Bass fishing tournaments and gained sponsorships from many industry-leading tackle and gear companies after winning youth casting competitions.

After relocating to the Southeast in the mid-2000's and becoming a fishing guide, Captain Jared took a break in 2008 to serve our country in the United States Marine Corps. After returning to the Southeast and fly fishing for the first time on the Hiwassee River of East Tennessee, he was hooked on the sport. He attended every fly fishing class and seminar he could find, and embraced the inevitable by enrolling in the Sweetwater Guide School in 2017.

From there, Captain Jared founded Southern Pines Guide Service on the Elk and Duck Rivers near Monteagle, Tennessee. These waters offer fantastic fly fishing, and it's not uncommon to catch over 40 Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout in a day on the water with Captain Jared.

Southern Pines Guide Service takes Southern Hospitality seriously. While quality rods, reels, tackle, and flies are included, their team goes above and beyond to include freshly grilled stream-side lunches atop a table-clothed foldable lunch table.

Click "See Dates" to Search It, Book It, Live It with Captain Jared DeRight of Southern Pines Guide Service and Captain Experiences!


Bob E.

June 17, 2019

Had the chance to get out with captain Jared this June for our first ever guided float of the Elk. I absolutely could not recommend a trip with this guy any more. We had a wonderful time, tried some new techniques, had an amazing shore lunch of grilled steak and ended up with about 60 fish brought to the boat. We will be making this an annual trip for sure.

Brett M.

June 17, 2019

Had a chance to go on a float trip with Captain Jared this past weekend. It was by far the best fly fishing trip I’ve had. We boated around 60 fish. And had a awesome lunch. Captain Jared gave a ton of tips and tricks on fly fishing. I will definitely be going again with him. Great guide and a great trip.

Barry B.

July 6, 2019

opportunity of a lifetime. it was my first time fly fishing..im talking ground up..learned alot. .ate alot..caught some trout..just alot of great memories. .im deffinately going to fish the elk with capt jared Deright again..might even make it an annual trip. ..thanks jared..you sir..have a wonderful guide service. .A++++

John S.

June 29, 2020

Our trip down the Elk River with Jared was awesome! He's a very knowledgeable guide who knows the river like the back of his hand. I appreciated that he skipped the dead areas and spent extra time on his honey holes. He's definitely knows what works on this river, starting us out on some euro nymph rigs and moving into some dry-droppers. He even pulled the boat up onto a shoal and cooked us a shore lunch with fresh steak, a baked potato and a salad. We caught browns, bows and even a couple of brookies. This guy will get you on some fish regardless of your skill level!



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


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.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, Reels, Lines, Tippet, and Flies

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

• Fishing license with required stamps (may be purchased online the day of) • Waders and boots (Even on drift boat trips we have locations to wade fish) • Wading belt and staff (if needed/wanted) • Rain Gear • Sunblock (30+ SPF) • Hat • Towel • Sunglasses

Required Items

Hat, Sunglasses, and valid TN fishing license with trout stamp

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 10 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

Farris Creek Bridge, Belvidere, TN, USA

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM, 07:00 AM, 08:00 AM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 03:00 PM


4 hours,