Why Tri-State Angler?

We specialize in fly fishing and spin fishing guide trips in North Carolina and Southwest Virginia. Outfitting float trips on the best smallmouth bass fishery in the east, the New River in North Carolina and Virginia and fly fishing wade tours on some of the finest small stream wild trout waters and delayed harvest streams in North Carolina. We love to teach the art of fly fishing, having started countless men, women, and children on their way to this enjoyable art. We also offer float trips on the Yadkin River, a real sleeper for smallmouth Bass. Our Yadkin River float trips are spin fishing trips which not only target hard fighting smallies but spotted bass and the occasional largemouth bass.

Tri-State AnglerTri-State Angler offers both fly fishing and spin fishing guide trips for smallmouth bass, fishing the New River in both North Carolina and southwest Virginia. The New River has been rated as one of the top three smallmouth rivers in the country.  Tri-State Angler is not just a trout guide service that also does a few smallmouth bass trips. We have been smallmouth fishing the New River in North Carolina and Virginia for many years and understand smallmouth bass and how to fish for these often moody and finicky fish. Muskie are also a possible added bonus on New River float trips, occasionally offering our anglers a big surprise! We also do a limited number of New River float trips for Muskie. If you are interested in catching a fish of a lifetime,  contact us today.

Tri-State Angler is the closest full-time fly fishing guide service to all major metropolitan areas in the piedmont region of North Carolina located in fishing country. We can provide fly fishing guide trips, both float and wade, within no more than a 3 hour drive from all major cities of North Carolina such as Charlotte , Winston-Salem , Greensboro and Raleigh , NC , making Tri-State Angler your connection for fly fishing guide trips in any part of North Carolina as well as destinations in Tennessee and Virginia. Also we can serve people visiting tourist areas or golf clubs in Roaring Gap , West Jefferson , Banner Elk , Blowing Rock or Boone with fly fishing opportunities during their stay in the mountains. Fly fishing any of the numerous wild trout waters in the state, smallmouth bass floats on the New River in North Carolina or Virginia, or one of the many delayed harvest streams in NC. The delayed harvest streams are perfect class rooms for beginning anglers, people who are pressed for time or just want to pick up a tip or two to improve their fly fishing. joesheltonbowfrontpageDelayed harvest trips run from Oct. 1st until June 1st. Small native brookies and feisty wild rainbows and brown trout await you on our hike-in wade trips on small wild streams providing a fun and enjoyable day along with awesome scenery. We guide on some of the best small wild trout waters in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.

Don’t have any gear? That’s not a problem – we can provide everything! All gear can be provided if needed for beginning fly fishers or people traveling who want to enjoy a day on the water. We can also accommodate corporate outings as well as individuals and can help you with your overnight accommodations if needed. We look forward to serving you and making your day on the water an enjoyable experience and a day to remember.

Just some of the destinations & waters we frequent:

It’s simple to get started – just contact us with your preferred date and let us take care of the rest.