Eye On The Fly Expeditions

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime and join Eye On The Fly Expeditions with your guide, Brian Stephens! With over 30 years of experience fly fishing around the world, Brian has got what it takes to put you on delicious Trout. He caters to all levels of anglers, especially beginners, and he specializes in a range of fly fishing techniques in order to help you land the fish of your dreams.

Your journey will take place on a 16’ ClackaCraft drift boat, equipped with state-of-the-art fly gear, life jackets, fire extinguishers, and a first-aid kit. The boat is built with top-quality fiberglass and has a tunnel hull which makes her perfect for planing shallow waters. She accommodates 2 guests and both individuals can fish at the same time.

You’ll be exploring the Caney Fork River, one of the main tributaries of the Cumberland River, and a popular destination for Trout and Bass fishing. You’ll be mainly targeting Rainbow, Brown, and Brook Trout with a possibility of landing a Smallmouth Bass as well.

You’ll have the opportunity to try out a few different fly fishing techniques, including streamer fishing, nymph fishing, and dry fly fishing. You’ll be provided with top-tier Winston, Orvis, Sage, and Tibor gear so you don’t have to worry about renting or bringing your own tackle.

Brian will also take care of the snacks, drinks, and lunch. Just contact him a day before your trip and let him know what you’d like for him to include. All you have to do is purchase your fishing license online, arrive 30 minutes before departure, and the rest will be taken care of.

Invite the whole family and get ready for this exclusive fly fishing adventure on Caney Fork River! Your guide will put you in the right place at the right time, show you a few tricks, and have you catching fish all day long! So start planning your trip today and create lasting memories with Eye On The Fly Expeditions!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $400
    Get ready to go fly fishing on the Caney Fork River. Your main target species are Brown, Brook, and Rainbow Trout. All necessary fly gear is included in the price, and you can also request snacks, sandwiches, and drinks in advance and they'll be included in the overall price. Just bring some sunscreen, arrive 30 minutes early, and the rest will be taken care of!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $400
    This 4-hour trip will see you floating down the Caney Fork River, targeting Rainbow, Brown, and Brook Trout. Your fly fishing equipment is included in the price, and you can also make a special request for snacks, sandwiches, and drinks. Just let the captain know the night before and he'll include all of it in the price. Just bring some sunscreen, come 30 minutes prior to departure, and get ready for an exciting fly fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $500
    This full-day trip will see you fly fishing for Brook, Rainbow, and Brown Trout on the Caney Fork River. All necessary gear will be provided and included in the price. Message the captain a day before your trip to request snacks, drinks, and sandwiches and be sure to bring some sunscreen as well.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    US $500
    Spend the day fly fishing on the Caney Fork River for a chance to target delicious Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout! Capt. Brian's got the fly gear covered, so just come 30 minutes before departure, bring some sunscreen, and the rest will be taken care of. You can message your guide a day ahead of your trip and request snacks, drinks, and sandwiches as well. Just let him know what'd you'd like and he'll include it in the trip.
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Fly fishing Caney Fork River Nashville

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 27, 2024
Man this was such a great trip. Captain Brian reached out to me the week of our trip. He was there bright and early with everything...
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Siegfried K.
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A really spectacular trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 17, 2023
Brian picked me up at 5:30am and after a one hour drive we entered the water in a wonderful foggy morning. What a scenery
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Mike S.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 26, 2023
Captain Brian was awesome!  He was friendly, knowledgeable with great equipment and an awesome boat.  I’d highly recommend...
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John S.
Montgomery, OH
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Half Day Trip w Brian Stephens

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 16, 2022
The trip was outstanding.  My youngest son and I went out on Caney Fork with Brian.  We were both rookies and wanted to learn...
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Full day trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2021
I purchased a full day trip as a surprise for my husband as a Father’s Day gift and I couldn’t be happier with that decision! ...
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FAQs about Eye On The Fly Expeditions

Eye On The Fly Expeditions offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Full Day Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Full Day Trip (PM) (8 hours)

Trips booked with Eye On The Fly Expeditions include:
  • Snacks (Upon prior request only )
  • Drinks (Upon prior request only )
  • Lunch (Sandwiches (upon prior request only) )
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Orvis, Winston, Sage, & Tibor )

Eye On The Fly Expeditions offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Caney Fork River )

Eye On The Fly Expeditions offers the following fishing technique:
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Eye On The Fly Expeditions include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Meet the Captain

Brian Stephens
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
16 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Brian Stephens has been fly fishing for over 3 decades all over the world, from the Yucatan Peninsula all the way to Greece. He’s been fly fishing in the Nashville area for 20 years but he learned the skill in Northern New Mexico, where he grew up. Brian is an expert Trout and Bass angler, but he also enjoys saltwater fishing. He regularly travels around the US, including Florida and Southern Texas, to fish the Gulf. He loves to explore other bodies of freshwater throughout the country as well, including Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Brook Trout Brook Trout
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat specs

ClackaCraft (Drift boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 5HP Tohatsu engine.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Caney Fork River

Fishing techniques

Fly Fishing

Amenities

Trip includes

Snacks
Upon prior request only
Drinks
Upon prior request only
Lunch
Sandwiches (upon prior request only)
Fly Fishing Equipment
Orvis, Winston, Sage, & Tibor

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
8+
You Keep Catch
Regulation is required
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
C&R is encouraged!

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash