Welcome to Fly Fish Cherokee!

Fly Fish Cherokee is constantly striving to be the best guide service in the Smokies. If you're looking to learn more about fly fishing, enjoy a peaceful day on the river, or enjoy a day on the river to celebrate a special occasion, you have come to the right place! Team USA Member and expert guide, Michael Bradley is here to ensure that you have the best day you have ever had fly fishing. Michael is patient, kind, safe and knowledgeable and can't wait to spend the day with you!

Custom Tailored Expert Instruction

Want to work on a specific discipline of fly-fishing?

Dry-Dropper Fishing

A specialized technique utilizing a dry fly on top, with a nymph on the bottom.


European Nymphing

Method of fishing commonly using 2 sinking flies and a long leader.


Loch Style Fly Fishing

Often overlooked in the east, but stocked trout can be found in many NC lakes.


Streamer Fishing

Big flies, sinking lines and hard takes make this an exciting way to fish.

Nearby Towns

Cherokee NC

0 Miles

Borders the GSMNP. Miles of pristine trout water, both stocked and wild fish are abundant.

Sylva, NC

16 Miles

Vibrant mountain town with lot's going on. Western Carolina University is nearby.

Waynesville, NC

33 Miles

The Blue Ridge Parkway connects Waynesville to Cherokee on a spectacular drive.

Asheville, NC

50 Miles

Activities range from hiking to concerts. This is our closest commercial airport.

Fishing Reports

  • Summer Dates are Filling Quickly

    Summer is certainly the most popular time to fish Western North Carolina. Dates are filling quickly, but I’ve still got some availability. Get your days on the calendar soon!

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  • Trophy Water with Jerry

    We had a fantastic day on the trophy water. The fish were picky, and he didn’t seem to mind! getting the right flies, in the right places was key today!

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  • Spring is coming!

    Spring is certainly a great time of year to be on the water. We don’t get the runoff that the west gets, and this is a fantastic time of year for bug activity on top of the water.

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  • Winter Fishing on Fire

    Small bugs in drab colors have been producing well on nearly all the waters we fish. We’ve been busy. Don’t let the cold weather keep you off the water!

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One Guide = Quality Instruction

We only have one guide, and that's to better serve our customers.

We're a professional guide service owned and operated by Enrolled Tribal Member, Michael Bradley. Michael has represented Fly Fishing Team USA at a World Championship, and many regard him as one of the best fly fishing anglers in the United States. In order to provide the best instruction to anyone that books, Michael is the guide on each trip.