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GONE FISHING.
If you have, you need an expert guide.

WELCOME TO TOLLIVER’S GUIDE SERVICE

Operating independently out of the Boone, North Carolina region, Tolliver’s Guide Service offers guided fly fishing trips to high country veteran explorers and newbie vacationers alike. Book trips in either Virginia, Tennessee, or North Carolina, and receive waders and fly rods, free of charge with every experience. Newcomers will love the affordable opportunities to enjoy the sport, and experienced anglers will learn more about the area than they knew before.

Your guide, former park ranger Jesse Tolliver, comes with 20 years of experience fishing the high country streams of Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. He has three years of guiding experience, including two at an Orvis endorsed lodge in Virginia. In addition to knowledge, he is fully licensed and insured, so you have nothing to worry about when planning your trip.

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2 weeks ago

Tolliver's Guide Service

For all of you guys that are wondering why fishing for southern strain brook trout can be tough in the winter, here is your answer.One strange thing some fish do in the extreme winter months is to burrow out of sight under rocks or into the large gravel. As water temperatures approach freezing in mountain streams, trout, being cold blooded, will burrow into large gravel under rocks and out of the main flow and become dormant in order to conserve energy. This burrowing behavior was observed several years ago during a living stream study of brook trout at the former Uplands Research lab. Researchers placed brook trout in a section of artificial stream next to Leconte Creek and installed a glass viewing window to observe fish behavior. During the extreme winter months when water temperatures approached freezing, they observed brook and rainbow trout burrowing into the gravel to conserve energy. Once water temperatures warmed up, the trout wiggled their way back out of the gravels and began feeding in the stream as usual. The burrowing behavior may explain why in extreme winters, when water temperatures get so cold the stream bottoms form anchor ice, that trout densities can be greatly reduced. Anchor ice freezes the interstitial spaces between rocks freezing the oxygen rich water solid. Once the stream bottom is frozen, fish in the gravel and/or aquatic insects can die as they have no water to cover their gills and provide necessary oxygen. Winter kills of trout are more prolific in the western U.S. as anchor ice is more common in these areas, however it can occur in the eastern U.S. as well.
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For all of you guys that are wondering why fishing for southern strain brook trout can be tough in the winter, here is your answer.

2 weeks ago

Tolliver's Guide Service

Ok guys the Tolliver's Guide Service apparel has arrived. I've got 30 hats in stock. The dark color one is mossy oak krypteck typhoon, which is black under the brim like many of you requested. The khaki color hat is khaki under the brim. The mossy oak hat is 20 dollars, the khaki color hat is 15 dollars. I am making a very small profit margin on these at 5 dollars per hat. Your support when you purchase these hats will mean alot to me as a young entrapraneaur in a challenging market. Send me a pm on Facebook or send me an message at jessetolliver73@yahoo.com with your email and physical mailing address. I will then send you a square invoice to buy the hat. Thanks in advance for your consideration in helping me grow my small guide service. ...

Ok guys the Tollivers Guide Service apparel has arrived. Ive got 30 hats in stock. The dark color one is mossy oak krypteck typhoon, which is black under the brim like many of you requested. The khaki color hat is khaki under the brim. The mossy oak hat is 20 dollars, the khaki color hat is 15 dollars. I am making a very small profit margin on these at 5 dollars per hat. Your support when you purchase these hats will mean alot to me as a young entrapraneaur in a challenging market. Send me a pm on Facebook or send me an message at jessetolliver73@yahoo.com with your email and physical mailing address. I will then send you a square invoice to buy the hat. Thanks in advance for your consideration in helping me grow my small guide service.Image attachment

2 weeks ago

Tolliver's Guide Service

Just a day for fun fishing with family friends of mine. We hit a remote canyon in the blue ridge, and both the guys caught their first ever fish on a fly rod, native brook trout. Theres still lots of heavy ice formations up there from last weeks polar vortex. We dropped down into the main creek later in the afternoon and scored quite a few wild rainbows. ...

Happy clients from a fishing trip where the temperature barely got above 19 degrees. Yes I am still getting bookings! I can put you on trout regardless of the weather conditions. ...

Happy clients from a fishing trip where the temperature barely got above 19 degrees. Yes I am still getting bookings! I can put you on trout regardless of the weather conditions.

3 weeks ago

Tolliver's Guide Service

Hey guys, just wanted to share with you three rental houses that my friends the Vissers have in Doe Valley. All three properties are within walking distance to doe creek. Tennessee Laurel, Beaverdam, White Top, Stoney, and various blue lines are close by. Watauga and South Holston Tailwaters are within striking distance as well. Watauga lake is only a 10 minute drive. All three houses are only 85 dollars a night to rent, and there is no pet fee if you want to bring your dogs. Honestly you won't find a better deal anywhere else, or a more ideal spot to get away for a couple of days of fishing. Here's their website and contact information, save it for when you plan on fishing in East Tennessee for a few days. I'll add some pictures here as well. www.countrycordwood.com/index.html ...

 

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Mary Hix

Locations like this are really special for a guide to have; to direct clients to, when you have people coming in from other states. Those prices look great, as well.

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