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About Us

Fly fishing on the rivers in the Johnson City, Tennessee area is a great way to enjoy a day, which is one of the reasons why High Country Angler offers a variety of different types of guided fishing trips and classes. Whether you're looking for fly fishing vacations, classes or even corporate group outings, our professional guides will accommodate you.


About Our Trips

The Blue Ridge, Appalachian and Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee are home to some of the best rivers for smallmouth bass and trout fishing in the nation. Many of our float trips take place on the tailwaters of the Watauga River and the South Holston River. The sparkling waters in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee are great for wade or float fly fishing. Whether you want to fly fish in easy access trout streams or native wild trout streams, we have a trip for you.

About Our Owner

We're fortunate to be led by such a passionate owner, Evan Dowdy. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, he's been enjoying fly fishing for more than 30 years, more than 14 of which he spent as a guide. Over the years, he honed his skills in the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountain trout streams and gradually progressed to the tailwaters of the Watauga and South Holston Rivers. When he's not working as a guide or teaching fishing lessons, he's on the water trying to make the catch of a lifetime.