Streamer Fishing For Brown Trout

Starting at $425 | 8 - 10 Hours | River | 2 People

About Your Trip

If you've been looking for a truly exceptional day on the water, go no further. Ellis is a fly-fishing expert, and we would argue that there are few better guides east of the Mississippi. He offers trips tailored to the local waters around Johnson City, Tennessee, and his goal is to tie, fish, and guide in ways that are perfectly suited to the rivers that you'll be fishing. Trout are fishable all year long, but other freshwater species are more seasonal. Just ask Ellis and he can tell what will be biting when you want to fish.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type
Drift Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Year Built
Boat Length

About Your Guide

In Ellis' own words: "I am a full time, year-round fishing guide in Johnson City, TN, specializing in Fly Fishing and Light Tackle, with a emphasis on angler education, casting instruction, streamer fishing, and dry fly fishing. I tie all flies used on our trips, and I fish those same flies when I am out on my own.

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Start Location

2306 Abbott Dr, Johnson City, TN 37601, United States | Bodies of water fished: Watauga River, South Fork Holston River, Holston River

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.


You can play your own bluetooth music.


Yes, Included


This trip has multiple pickup locations.


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.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


Brown Trout, Hybrid Striped Bass, Muskie, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass


Artificial Lure Fishing, Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Gear & Packing

Fly: Rods and reel setups ranging from 4 weights to 8 weights for trout, 7-8 weights for striper and smallies, 10-12 weights for musky. All configurations of line needed for any type of fishing: floating, intermediate, and different categories of sinking line. All flies from big gamechangers to size 26 midge emergers are tied by Ellis. Conventional: 6'9" Fast Action 1 piece Saltwater rods for trout, striper, and smallmouth Salt rated Spinning reels
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Recommended Packing
Sunscreen, Polarized Sunglasses
Required Items
Tennessee Fishing License with additional Trout License. North Carolina Fishing License for Musky Trips

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 customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Pricing & Availability

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

100% Weather Protection

Receive a full refund in the event of inclement weather.


Derek A


May 6, 2022

As a seasoned spin/baitcaster with zero fly experience, fishing with Ellis was a very educational and fun day. From my first communications with him, the primary discussion was around goals – of which mine were nebulous. Learn everything there is to know about fly fishing, and also catch some fish. ...Read More

Jodi G.


January 25, 2022

Did a full day of learning to fly fish with Ellis Ward today. I knew NOTHING about fly fishing. Ellis is a tremendous instructor. He taught me everything about casting, technique, flies, lines, reels, etc. We spent at least 5 hours in the boat teaching me more about where the ...Read More

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Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code 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.
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