From the age of 12, I knew the thing I wanted to do the most was to get people in the great outdoors. The best way I could think to do it was to help them learn to catch fish. Following a 38 year career, which kept me working outside a great deal, but not on water, I finally got to see my dream come true. In the years I had to wait for my dream I was fortunate to live, work and fish in some of the most beautiful parts of the lower 48 states and Alaska. I also made several trips to Mexico and have fished the sea of Cortez where I was exposed to some incredible salt water fly fishing.

Near the end of 1997, my wife Vicky and I made the move from Phoenix, AZ to the Johnson City, TN area to start a guide service. The Lord has blessed this decision through great clients and pristine rivers. He has sent people from all around the world and almost every state in the US to this area. I have been able to guide them on the water, guide them in life and have even been privileged to speak at an occasional funeral service for some of them, who are now being guided, on the calmer waters that flow after life.

I have been blessed with 15 years of guide time. As we all know too well, our guide days are numbered, but I love what I do and am not ready to let it go just yet. I now have 7 grandchildren to pass my love for the outdoors and my love for the God of the Bible down to.

If you are interested in a day outdoors, on water like none other, and feeling that tug on the line that reminds you how great and awesome our world and Lord is, you can count on me. I love to spend time fishing the South Holston and the Caney Fork River located between Cookeville TN. and Nashville TN. below the Center Hill dam. Both are excellent rivers.

I am on the water Wednesday thru Friday. If you would like to book a trip on one of those days, give me a call or send me an email. I would love to be a part of your fly fishing experience.

I also offer 1on 1 instructions for the new angler. I also furnish all of your needs for the day. I will also provide rowing instructions, if you are a new drift boat owner.

Hope to see you soon,
Mike Adams

Matthew 4:18-19



Mike Adams Fly Fishing Outfitters -2914 Watauga rd. #304 - Johnson City TN. 37601