Welcome TO
Cross Rivers Fly Fishing


Guided fly fishing trips in Western North Carolina and North Georgia.

We can’t wait to show you a fun & memorable day on the water!

Fly Fishing Lessons

Ever wanted to try fly fishing but don’t know where to start? We’ll show you! Whether you’re a novice or experienced, we’re here to help you become a better angler.

From helping you you with casting skills, pointing out areas to drift your flies, or simply assisting you for a relaxing day on the river. Our guides will work with you to make it the perfect trip!

Areas we guide:

•  Asheville
•  Bryson City
•  Franklin
•  Sylva
•  Waynesville
•  Cherokee

What we offer:

•  Half day walk and wade trips
•  (4 hours of fishing)
•  Full day walk and wade trips
•  (8 hours of fishing)
•  Private water trips (call in advance to book)

Why you should book an outing with us:

•  It’s a chance to escape the daily grind and experience a fun and exciting day in the great outdoors!
•  A great way to bond with family friends or that special someone.
•  No waders, no gear, no problem everything you need is provided at no additional charge.

What They Say

Fantastic day on the river with Forrest! Although I had done quite a lot of dry fly fishing, Forrest taught me how to catch really big trout with the euro technique, in which he is an expert. Best day I have ever had on the river!

- Dale

Amazing day with Forrest! He taught me so many new techniques that I can now apply on my own when I fish. Highly recommend!

- Curtis
Forrest is an expert guide. Me and my husband were both beginners. He was very patient spending time to walk us through everything we needed to know and most importantly we caught lots of fish.
- Jessica
Meet The Expert

Forrest Johnston

Forrest started fly fishing at the young age of 10 years old. He found his true passion for the sport after his grandfather took him to Cherokee NC where he caught his first trout. He has been hooked ever since. He grew up fishing & guiding the waters locally around Western NC, and guided for different outfitters and fly shops before starting Cross Rivers. Forrest was a member of the USA fly fishing team where he competed against some of the best anglers in the country.

Forrest devotes himself wholeheartedly to his fly fishing passion. When he isn’t guiding he is fishing on his own trying to refine his craft, mastering new techniques and tying his own custom flies. Nothing makes Forrest happier than seeing his clients grasp the same passion that he has for the sport. Forrest is always happy to share what he knows about this great sport, and hope you’ll come enjoy it, too.