About Highland Outfitters

Highland Outfitters is the High Country’s premier full service fly shop in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northwestern North Carolina.  This area provides excellent private and public water fly fishing opportunities, in Linville, Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk. Add that to the fact that we are a short drive right over the state line from the Watauga River and South Holston River, two of the best tailwater fisheries on the East Coast, and we can truly be considered as THE premier destination  for trout fishing in the Southeast.

Whether you are a beginner to the sport of fly fishing, or a well seasoned fisherman, Highland Outfitters can provide our customers a first class experience  with some of the most seasoned and knowledgeable guides and staff in the High Country.

At Highland Outfitters, we are committed to assisting you in a successful fishing trip, making the right equipment decisions with some the best brands in the industry, improving your skills, catch a few more fish and most importantly, HAVE A LOT MORE FUN!

  • Local & Knowledgeable Fishing Guides

    Our guides are passionate about fishing and make it their job to know what rivers are fishing best year round, the best methods, and have extensive experience hosting fishing trips.

  • We’ve Thought of Everything

    We provide all the equipment necessary for your trip, from rods, reels. flies, boots and waders, we have you covered.  On full day wades, we also provide lunch half way through the trip, so make sure to let us know of any dietary restrictions or requests.

  • The Latest & Best Fishing Gear

    The gear options for fishing are enormous.  Take advantage of our expertise to get the best bang for your buck.  We sell the gear that we like, and can recommend it with confidence. Whether you’re a die hard Simms fan, or want to hear some feed back from anglers that have put this season’s gear to the test, the Highland Outfitters staff will have the info you need before investing into new gear.

  • Great Fishing in the High Country

    The High Country of North Carolina offers some of the best fishing, in the most beautiful locations. Shrouded in thick tree and rhododendron canopies, our local rivers stay cool to provided excellent, year round trout fishing opportunities. We guarantee you will have a great time wading through the cold Appalachian mountain streams.

Guided Fishing

Our guides are among some of the busiest in North Carolina and East Tennessee. They are all professional full-time guides, and fish year-round. They do nothing else except fish, eat, and think about catching more fish. They are all excellent instructors and know the areas rivers intimately. Energetic and hard working, they will ensure you to have a successful and fun day on the water.

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(828) 733-2181

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4210 Mitchell Ave, Suite #1
Linville, NC 28646

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