Operating Year Round
9AM-7:30PM, Seven days a week

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in a guided fishing trip in North Carolina, East Tennessee, or Southwest Virginia? Do you have questions about the services we offer? Do you want to know what is included in our trips?

*** Announcement ***

Jesse Tolliver has decided to pursue his passion of farming on a more regular basis, and will be moving on from his role as a fishing guide. No further bookings will be accepted at this time, and the last scheduled guide trip will be on September 5th, 2023. Thanks for all of your business over the past 6 years. If you would like to support me in my farming venture, please visit northcarolinaredwigglers.com


Answering Your Most Common Questions

Tolliver’s Guide Service is now partnered with Acuity, to provide secure online bookings for guide trips. Visit the book a trip page to check my availability and schedule your trip today.

You can, and I will do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible. As a sole proprietor guide, I’m frequently working with clients deep in the mountains and out of cell service range. I generally reply to all voicemails and text messages before and after a guide trip, when. I care about customer service and will do my best for you.

I will email you a trip itinerary 2 days prior of the guide trip. You will need to reply to this email as I will need information about your shoe sizes/heights, so I can have fitted wading boots and waders ready to go before you arrive in the morning for your guide trip. If you have a full day trip scheduled, we will go over lunch options at that time.

4 hours is a half day tour, and 8 hours is a full day tour

Fly rods, waders, snacks, lunch, and drinks

I will offer fly casting instruction and wading techniques before we enter the water. We will be in easy to access trout streams near Boone. Once in the water, I will go over presentation, fly selection, fish holding water, and approach methods to successfully catch trout. If you are at a more advanced level, We will skip the initial instruction phase and focus instead on refining any technique you would like to improve upon. We will take a break halfway through the day for lunch.

Water, snacks, a jacket, and a spare set of dry clothes. I will provide bug spray and sun screen, if needed.

Yes, you will need a fishing license. I can furnish all other items except for a fishing license. Tennessee or Virginia sell fishing licenses online, or we can pick them up on the way to our destination.

All guide trips will include a freshly cooked shore lunch. Your guide Jesse has 25 years of culinary experience, and the menu will be discussed at the time of trip booking. All drinks will be provided as well. We will take a half an hour lunch break, and seating will be provided. This time does not count towards the total hours of your fishing trip. We will go above and beyond for all of our clients, and show you true southern hospitality.

Beginners are totally fine. We will go over casting and wading techniques before we enter the water.

Hatchery trout are stocked in local streams for consumption, and are easily replaced. These can be kept on our guide trips. Wild trout should be released as they are a finite resource that is easily exploited and hard to replace.