Meet Your Guide
Hello, my name is Jesse Tolliver.
I am a former park ranger, and have also worked as a fly fishing guide at an orvis endorsed lodge in Virginia. I am an independent guide, operating out of Boone, NC and Mountain City, TN. I am the host of the tv show, “Jesse Tolliver’s On the Fly”, which can be found on Carolina Outdoor Adventures TV.
I have dedicated the past 20 years of my life to fishing the streams in this region, and have a deep understanding of these waters. My goal with this venture is to make fly fishing affordable for newcomers to this sport. I also want to educate more experienced anglers about the trout fisheries in this area.
The opportunities are far more diverse than most people think. We have spring creeks, tailwaters, and freestone streams. We have water that you can fish right beside a highway, and we have streams that require a difficult hike. Ultimately, I can create the fishing experience that is ideal for you.
Fishing is in my blood. Its a tradition passed down from my great uncle Blaine and my great grandfather Wiley. They caught many trout in Whitetop Laurel creek in Virginia. Back in those days, there was no such thing as catch and release on trout streams. All trout caught were "released to grease". I am proud of my mountain trout fishing roots, but release all wild trout that we catch on our guided trips. However, if a client wants to enjoy a stocked trout dinner, I am more than glad to oblige.
Contact me to book a trip today.