Elk River Half Day Wade Trip

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4 hours

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Wading

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

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.

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Yes, Included


No beer allowed.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.


No lodging provided.

Boat Restroom

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


Start Location

Tims Ford Dam, Winchester, TN, USA

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM, 07:00 AM, 08:00 AM, 09:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM


4 hours,


Bob Esper

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 Miller

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 Bray

July 6, 2019

opportunity of a lifetime. it was my first time fly 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 sir..have a wonderful guide service. .A++++

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, line, tippet, flies

At an additional rate

Waders and boots

Recommended packing

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 (polarized if possible)

Required items

Fishing license (can be purchased online the morning of), hat, and sunglasses.

Things to keep in mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed. Your guide will take a picture of the QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund policy


Link to license

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