Thank Goodness I Fly Fish Smokey Mtns Trophy

The name of the game around here is fly fishing, and that’s exactly what you’ll do. I’ve been fly fishing for over five decades and have been a guide for two plus decades. I’ve had the privilege of fishing in 42 states and three continents. I’ve fished both fresh and salt water. I also worked for Orvis and I currently teach fly fishing classes for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Jamestown KY. You may need to bring your own gear for this trip or rent some for an extra fee. You’ll need to bring your own waders/wading shoes as I don’t have those. Contact Mark ahead of time so you know what to expect and come prepared.

These waters hold game fish like Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, and more if conditions are right.

Mark welcomes groups as large as 2 on this guided experience. You’ll be fishing without a boat, so expect to make your way on foot at least part of the time and come dressed for current weather conditions.

Be sure to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group ahead of time. You can find out more online, including exceptions that may apply. Plan to dress in layers and appropriate footwear (if you aren’t sure what that is, just ask). It’s never a bad idea to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and bottled water, no matter the weather.

And with that, you’re ready to experience the great outdoors with Thank Goodness I Fly Fish!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Gatlinburg/Smoky Mtns
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $349
    Experience the thrill of fly fishing in the beautiful Smoky Mountains or downtown Gatlinburg (special licenses required), This is for four (4) hours for two (2) people. I'm a fully licensed guide Lunch and gear are not provided
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Brook Trout
    Brook Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Gatlinburg Trophy
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 31
    US $449
    Welcome to my world of fly fishing. This trip is offered from December 1st to March 31st every year. This is the catch and release time of the year, fly fishing only. The City of Gatlinburg stocks the stream with fish pushing 10 lbs. Come join me for a unique urban fly fishing adventure in downtown Gatlinburg (special licenses required). This is for four (4) hours for two (2) people. I'm a fully licensed and insured guide I provide rods, reels, flies but no waders. I have several pair of size 11 shoes
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Fly Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Brook Trout
    Brook Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Gatlinburg/Smokey Mtns
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $649
    Experience the thrill of fly fishing in the beautiful Smoky Mountains with a full day eight (8 hours) guided trip! I have been fishing the GSMNP since 1977 (during my honeymoon), yes my honeymoon. I wanted to make sure my wife knew what she was in for. She's still hanging in 46 years later. Lunch and Orvis gear and flies are provided. I'm also a fully licensed guide.
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Brook Trout
    Brook Trout
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Tj M.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip Gatlinburg/Smoky Mtns on June 15, 2023
Did half Day with Captain Mark. He picked us up in the morning rooms me and my son to a few different spots in the National...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip Gatlinburg/Smoky Mtns on May 23, 2023
Very friendly guide.  Was very informative and had lots of patience.  Overall a great experience. Would definitely recommend...
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Matt W.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip Gatlinburg/Smoky Mtns on March 18, 2023
Very knowledgeable guide who was a pleasure to spend time with.  Patient teacher for novice fly fisherman.  Great time!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip Gatlinburg/Smoky Mtns on July 13, 2023
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FAQs about Thank Goodness I Fly Fish Smokey Mtns Trophy

Thank Goodness I Fly Fish Smokey Mtns Trophy offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $349 per group - Half Day Trip Gatlinburg/Smoky Mtns (4 hours)
  • US $449 per group - Half Day Trip Gatlinburg Trophy (4 hours)
  • US $649 per group - Full Day Gatlinburg/Smokey Mtns (8 hours)

Trips booked with Thank Goodness I Fly Fish Smokey Mtns Trophy include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Lunch (This is for full day trips only)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (I don't provide waders. I have size 11 shoes)

Thank Goodness I Fly Fish Smokey Mtns Trophy offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (I specialize in small streams)
  • Backcountry Fishing (We would hike to streams but not for overnights)

Thank Goodness I Fly Fish Smokey Mtns Trophy offers the following fishing technique:
  • Fly Fishing (I provide all gear but not waders and licenses)

Top targeted fish species with Thank Goodness I Fly Fish Smokey Mtns Trophy include:
  • Bass (Rainbow)
  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Trout

Meet the Captain

Mark Lamberth
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
8 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2023
I've been fly fishing for almost 50 years. I've fished all over the USA for almost all species. I was employed by Orvis for five years in the fly shop in Sevierville, TN. I currently teach fly fishing classes for the US Fish and Wildlife Services. I started fly fishing at 16 and have not fished with anything else the entire time. I only use Orvis gear with a few Hardy fly reels. I've been a guide for almost three decades and I am a fully licensed guide.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Rainbow) Rainbow Bass
Brook Trout Brook Trout
Brown Trout Brown Trout

Types of fishing

River Fishing
I specialize in small streams
Backcountry Fishing
We would hike to streams but not for overnights

Fishing techniques

Fly Fishing
I provide all gear but not waders and licenses

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Lunch
This is for full day trips only
Fly Fishing Equipment
I don't provide waders. I have size 11 shoes

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.
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

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No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

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