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Conrad's Guide Service

Blountville Tennessee , 37617
United States
conradsguideservice@gmail.com

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We just spent 2 wonderful days on the Watauga River in East Tennesee fishing with Anthony from Conrad’s Guide Service.
We can’t say enough about Anthony, his expertise and knowledge on the River combined with his patience and ability to put you on fish makes your day go way to fast. My husband landed his biggest fish ever, a 23 1/2 inch beautiful brown trout.
We are already making plans to return for 4 more days of fishing this year. We fish all over including the rivers out west and he ranks up there with the best guides anywhere. We love having fantastic trout waters within a short day’s drive. Thanks for the wonderful steak kabobs (cooked on the boat) and a memorable experience.

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My nephew and I took a trip today with Anthony of Conrad's guide service and it was absolutely the best guided trip I have ever been on in my life the guy is a good guide a great fella highly recommend this service to you

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Anthony is an incredible guide. His passion and knowledge put us on fish immediately. I chose Conrad's because my son wanted to spin cast with Jerk bait. That got him on the boat and once Anthony taught him how to use the fly rod he was landing trout. Lots of Trout! We fished all day and had an absolute blast. Anthony is a class act and knows what he is doing. He will keep you safe and put you on fish ... LOTS OF FISH! Kenny and I will be back for another fun filled day. Rest up my friend, it's gonna be A BIG TROUT FILLED ADVENTURE!!!

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My brother in law and I booked Conrad Guide Services for a half day float trip and we couldn’t have asked for a better trip or guide. Anthony taught us how to fly fish and put us on the fish early and often. He even got us a fish of a lifetime! He went above and beyond to make sure we had a good day and I can’t wait to go fishing with him again!

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Awesome veteran nice guy so much you can learn I very much suggest him

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We couldn’t have asked for a better float trip than the trip Conrad Guide Services provides us with. Spent a full day floating, catching tons of beautiful fish, learning, and having an awesome time. Anthony went above and beyond to provide us with the best trip possible. Can’t wait to go fishing with him again!

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We couldn’t have asked for a better guided float trip than the trip Anthony provided us with! An amazing full day of floating, catching tons of beautiful fish, learning, and having an all around great time. I can’t recommend Anthony and his services enough. Can’t wait to fish with him again!

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Our first fly fishing experience. We drove up from Florida, we wanted a 8hr. wade trip to learn as much as we could, not just catch a bunch of fish... Anthony contacted us to make sure we found s place to stay, he kept us updated about trip. We learned so much, he riged our own poles we bought. Anthony taught different techniques with much patience and kindness. He worked with both of us moving thru heavy current teaching how to safely move to the perfict spot. Anthony is Very knowledgeable on reading the water. Lunch was great. We caught many trout, Had an amazing experience, gained tons of knowledge... couldn't have gone any better. Highly recommend!

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Anthony took us out for our Anniversary adventure. It was my very first time. Fly fishing is a huge hobby of my husbands but I wasn’t sure how successful I would be. Spin fishing isn’t even really my thing so I had zero expectations, however I knew the worst thing that would happen is a wonderful float down the gorgeous South Holston. (Sounds like a rough day right?! :) ) I landed my first fish 10 min in, and didn’t stop for 8 hours. Not only was his knowledge and expertise something novel but also people that are as good hearted and kind natured as Anthony are one in a million. We will be returning!!! I cannot wait for our next trip with Anthony and another chance to dive deeper into our new found couples thing. It’s really important to us to support great businesses and shine light on them when talking to our friends! We cannot recommend this guy enough!!! Book and you won’t disappointed, unless you don’t like pulling 90 ( !!) trout out of the river.

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I have been out with Anthony twice, on both the Watauga and the South Holston. I have been fortunate to go on many guided trips and Anthony checks all the boxes you are looking for in a guide. If you want him to put you on numbers of fish and catch to your hearts content, he will do that. He is instructive, even with intermediate fly fishing knowledge a day on the boat improved my casting. If you have caught numbers and want to go for big fish, he will cater to your desires. Some guides are stuck in their routine, do 1 thing and catch fish, which is tough in and of itself, but a true guide molds the trip to a clients desires. When I wanted to sling streamers in a downpour for big fish we did that, and when we wanted to go on a chilly night float for big fish he accommodated and nice fish were caught, the picture is below. He is also honest, he will tell you what is most likely to work but give advice on your preferred style. His goal is to make the client happy, and he does it. I foresee many more trips in the future with Anthony. Book Conrad's guide service and see true passion for the sport and teaching, have a blast and if the fish oblige, load the boat!

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Floating the South Holston River with fly fishing guide and veteran Anthony Conrad is a five-star day! He's professional, competent, on time, and well equipped with rigged rods, hand-tied flies and a clean, safe drift boat. Just as important, Anthony knows where to find the big bad browns and rainbows waiting to outsmart and humble the most skilled and unskilled fishermen. Then he knows how to help his clients get 'em! At the end of the day, you'll catch fish and have a terrific time doing it! I had a great day fishing with Anthony and look forward to floating with him again soon! I highly recommend this fine guide.

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10/3/20 - Anthony took my father and I on an unforgettable trip! We caught fish nonstop. We totaled over 90 fish on the day even with my novice fly fishing skill! I would highly recommend Conrad's Guide Service to anyone. His energy and passion are tough to match! I will be using him again in the near future! Thank you Anthony!

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10/3/20 My father and I booked a trip with Conrad's guide service. We are both new to fly fishing but that did not stop Anthony or the amount of fish we ended up landing. Tried to count however kept loosing track because of how many. By the end of the day we estimated at least 90-100 fish. We couldn't have been happier! We will be booking him again! Thank you Anthony, it was amazing!

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My son and I had a great first time experience river fishing and using a fly rod Caught fish and had action pretty much the entire half day trip. Anthony does a great job guiding and putting you on fish as well as teaching you the basics of fly rod fishing even though spinning reels are available if needed. He truly loves fishing and wants you to enjoy something that he has passion about as much as he does. Me and my son are going do another trip In spring

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FFS (Fat Finger Syndrome). The best 8 hours of fishing ever!!!!

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I received a fantastic Father’s Day present from my son. Today we spent 7 hours on the South Holston River with Guide Anthony Conrad. I have never been in a drift boat before, have very limited fly fishing experience, and have never had so much fun catching so many trout in my life!!!! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, patient and fun. (Not only that, but his wife made an amazing lunch). We will definitively book with him again. We received a great trip, learned a lot and the day turned out much better then I dreamed it was going to be. Thank you Anthony!!!!

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Anthony did a great job. He worked hard on the oars to get me in position to catch fish. It had rained most of the night and was raining the day of the trip. There were parts of the river that were badly discolored and he was able to assess the best possible put in and takeout points to optimize the fishing. Well, he was spot on. Caught lots of fish. He had me use about 4 different methods - indicator nymphing, dry/dropper, swinging soft hackles, and drop shot nymphing. Caught fish using every method while fishing my self-made bamboo fly rods. A great day on the water despite the rain and the chill in the air. If you listen to Anthony and do what he tells you to do, you will catch fish. Thanks, I’ll be back.

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Received a unique opportunity to split a night trip with an anger that I did not know. I had mentioned to Anthony that Id like to chase hawgs at night. He told me that if I was available on extremely short notice, that he might be able to help.

People use professional guides for different reasons. Some just want to catch fish as they dont have time to do research and do test trips. In my case, I was looking for a guide that was willing to teach as I'm trying to become competent with a number of techniques. In this case, throwing big streamers for big fish isn't as easy as simply deciding to do so. The learning curve is brutal without someone that really knows what they are doing willing to help you get there.

We had a fantastic night of crazy blow ups. So much so that Anthony reminded us that it is incredibly rare to have this kind of action chasing big fish.

For me, it was a top 3 trip all-time and I have been fishing forever. I caught my first trout on a mouse! and it was a football shaped rainbow of all things. The other angler put on a fishing clinic, dragging fish in left and right. He boated a stunning 24 1/4 inch Brown.

I lost not one but two trophies! The first was due to poor line handling skills on my part. The second was because of poor aim on the part of a stinkin monster during a blow up. Thats how it goes chasing big fish. Hero or zero !

Just an incredible night of action and mayhem. I learned so much from that trip that i have caught a number of trout on Streamers throwing an 8 Wt since then. No monster yet but my time is coming!

I've done 3 trips with Anthony and have a 4th scheduled next week. I cant thank him enough for working as hard as he does to both put me on fish and teach me skills that I can apply on any water.

And a special shout out to Anthony's wife Angela for all her behind the scenes support for their business. I think that Anthony would agree that he could not do what he does without Angela.

Thanks for all you do and see you next week ! Save me a monster please!





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From the moment you meet Anthony Conrad you know you have met a caring, sincere fisherman. Professional doesn't begin to tell you how much he enjoys your company on the river. He really loves what he does and he treats you as if you have known him for years. I am an inexperienced fly fisherman. My wife has never had a fly rod in her hand till today. Oh my goodness!!! We spent time practicing and fishing at the same time and was catching fish immediately. Anthony has patience of JOBE. He demonstrates, tells you how, shows you how, and helps you when your trying to place that fly where it needs to be. Today within 2 or 3 hours I improved my cast 100% and have been multiple times with other guides.
My wife, well she can not go with me anymore!!! Hahaha just kidding. Anthony took her through the process, the casting, the setting the hook and within an 8 hour day she is hooked. We caught 30 or 40 fish of nice size from the floating and several times had both hooks on at the same time. I highly recommend Anthony Conrad's Guide Service and as soon as I post this, I am booking 3 days in the future back to back. Thank you Anthony not only for the great day, but also for your military service. See you soon!!!

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Couldn’t have had anymore fun on our fishing trip. Right away you could tell Anthony was extremely knowledgeable about his passion, but was able to seamlessly break it down for us beginners! He matched our float to our experience level and wasn’t afraid to challenge us either. An easy 5 stars for his genuine enthusiasm and inclusiveness for all walks of life. Time flies when you are catching a ton of fish!

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We had a wonderful experience with Anthony on the Holston River. My husband and I had never fished for anything except bass so fly fishing was totally new to us. Anthony was a great teacher and we caught lots of trout. Not only did we catch fish but we enjoyed spending time with Anthony. He gave us a memorable day.

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We had a wonderful experience with Anthony on the Holston River. My husband and I had never fished for anything except bass so fly fishing was totally new to us. Anthony was a great teacher and we caught lots of trout. Not only did we catch fish but we enjoyed spending time with Anthony. He gave us a memorable day.

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Anthony is the man! It's clear to see that he loves what he does, his excitement and passion is next level, and it really adds to the experience we had on the water. That being said, he sure knows how to catch fish too - a lot of em! We had a blast hauling in fish all day and I've already booked my next trip. Thanks again Anthony, I'll see ya in October!

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My wife and I had a great day on the water with Anthony. Being new to fly fishing and being from out of town we needed a lot of help, and Anthony did a great job teaching us about the water system, the fish, and showing us how to become proficient at casting the fly rods. He is very knowledgeable and helped us catch a ton of trout. We recommend him highly and are looking forward to our next trip with Anthony.

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What an exciting float trip. Anthony Conrad put us on the fish early and the action didn’t stop until we got off the boat. This man puts his heart and soul into his business and it shows. Great guy, great equipment and even greater personality. See you soon Anthony we WILL be back!

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My husband and I recently purchased a drift boat. He grew up fly fishing but I had never done it. We’ve been out every weekend for about two months and still hadn’t caught my first fish, Anthony had me catching fish within the first 5 minutes! I was amazed! The guide trip 110% exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Conrad’s guide service. Anthony truly has a passion for what he does and it shows. My husband and I will most certainly be using them again in the future.

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Had a great day on the water with Anthony. We caught a lot of fish and was everything I had hope for!

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Today I finally got to take my trip with Conrad’s guide service. This guy took extra care with my mom who is 82 years of age but an accomplished fisherman no doubt.Anthony works harder than any guide I know and I know a lot of them in the area his demeanor, abilities and southern hospitality is bar none and at the end of the day I call him my friend I definitely will be taking another trip in October you owe it to yourself to hire this man a top notch operation.

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Contacted Anthony about a full day trip. I wanted to take my father in law out as a thank you for teaching me to fly fish years ago. Anthony asked what our interests were. Specifically, did we want to chase numbers, chase big fish, sight fish, etc. Most important was that he make sure my father in law had a great day. Also, if he had time, help me to clean up my fishing to get ready for fall. Casting, mending, reading water, rigs, etc.

We fished hard all day. I don’t think there’s a guide out there that works harder to keep you on fish. Between switching rods/rigs, lining up the boat for runs, and physically using the drift boat to help mend/offer a favorable drift, he had to go home and pass out.

There is nothing that I can say that would have improved the day. We were on fish all day. We both caught all day. We easily lost over forty fish on subtle takes. It was just crazy.

Anthony, thank you for working your butt off to make sure we had a great day. Thanks for taking care of Harry and showing him what a great Tennessee drift should be. And special thanks for everything you shared with me, as well as helping me improve tremendously!

I’ll see you again in a couple of weeks so we can go do it again! Big love, sir!

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I must say that Anthony is a great guide and fisherman. He continues to put us on fish and teaches me with with enthusiasm and encouragement. Will definitely book again.

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We had a great half day fishing trip. Caught a lot of fish. I had never used a fly rod before but Tony was a great teacher. Would definitely recommend!!

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This is my second time booking a trip with trip with Anthony. Once again had an amazing time and put plenty of fish in the boat!! Very accommodating with my wife & daughter! Definitely will use again in the future.

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Excellent day on the water. He knows the river like the back of his hand and is a bona fide "fish whisperer"! I will 100 percent be back to fish with him again!

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Had an amazing time!!! Anthony knows his stuff and put us on a ton of fish! Highly recommend booking a trip.

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I'm posting this for my husband he went on a guide trip with Anthony Sunday night on the river had an awesome night great guide

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If you are looking for a great guide, look no further than Anthony Conrad of Conrad's Guide Service. He will provide you with everything you need to have a great time on the river. Further more, my wife doesn't really fly fish, but decided to try it anyway. Anthony had her bringing in some nice Browns and Rainbows. Overall we literally lost count on the number of trout we brought into the boat. This is an experience you don't want to miss.

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A Fantastic experience with a great guide. At times fly fishing guides can be a bit aloof. But for regular folks like us Tony knew the water, put into our hands the right combination to net a bunch of beautiful browns and rainbows. Adjusting to the water levels of the S Holston we made some changes and had a great day. Being a professional Registered Maine Guide for years, I would highly recommend Conrad’s Guide Service for your next Drift boat experience.
Ken Reed

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Had a great experience fishing with my father and my brother in law. Anthony showed us and provided us with everything we needed for our fish trip. I had never used the fishing rigs we used yesterday. We caught fish all day long. You will defiantly enjoy using him as your guide.

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Got to go fishing with Conrad's guide service for a couple of hours today. Lots of fish, unbelievable hospitality, and I highly recommend his service because he knows his stuff.

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Got to go fishing with Conrad's guide service for a couple of hours today. Lots of fish, unbelievable hospitality, and I highly recommend his service because he knows his stuff.

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You will not find a better person and guide. His knowledge for guiding is incredible and will put on the fish. Nothing like floating down the river catching fish and other guides with people in their boats are not. People on other boats watched us catch a lot of fish.

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You will not find a better person and guide. His knowledge for guiding is incredible and will put on the fish. Nothing like floating down the river catching fish and other guides with people in their boats are not. People on other boats watched us catch a lot of fish.

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Great experience!! Anthony was very flexible and considerate of a time restraint we had. Kept us on fish all morning. Will definitely use again. Veteran friendly!!

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We had the best day for our first family guide trip. Anthony was very helpful and he put my husband and son on the fish. Lots of fish were caught and the conversation was pleasant. We’re still sharing our experience with friends. We can’t wait to book again!

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Fishing with Anthony was an unforgettable day on the water. Accomadated my wife to join my son and I on his boat. (Happy wife, happy life). Not to be forgotten, he put us on a plentiful amount of nice fish.

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Wonderful trip. 5 star guide, boat, river, gear and experience. Anthony worked extremely hard to make sure we had a great day and we did. I would definitely recommend Conrad’s Guide Service.

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Anthony is an amazing guide that I highly recommend. We asked Anthony with very little notice to guide a trip for a combat wounded veteran. Anthony, a veteran himself, agreed without hesitation and made us feel welcome and took care of our every need. It's not very often that you meet someone who loves and takes as much pride in their job as Anthony. You are guaranteed a great experience fishing with Antohony having an advanced knowledge of fly fishing and the South Holston. It was truly an experience we will never forget.

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I have never been fly fishing before and by the end of the trip I was casting with ease. He knows the river very well and is great at determining what bait is good to catch fish with. I took my girlfriend who has never really done much fishing before and she loved it. We both had a blast.

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Anthony made my 6 year old’s day! He was patient, attentive, kind, and taught him many techniques along the way. He caught many fish and the tour was safe and exciting! It was just an absolute blast! He provided a delicious lunch and cold water. We can’t wait to do it again! Highly recommend!

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Absolute best! highly recommend, very professional and personal guided fishing trip, and great food! we will booking again real soon.

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Had an amazing day all the way from Delaware to fish with Anthony Conrad. He put my 12 year old son and I on fish all day. Great experience and will fish with him again!

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Talk about someone who loves what he does! Anthony took my husband and I fishing on Watauga for a half day trip, and we both had a blast! I had no experience in fishing with a fly rod, but Anthony did such an excellent job at teaching me how to use one, I ended up catching most of my fish with the fly rod! When he says he can work with any level of fisherman he’s not lying! We can’t wait to go back!

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My first time trout fishing and I had an absolute blast, nevertheless, hands down best guide! Anthony had patience with me and taught me alot! Thank you, sir!

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If your looking for the best fishing experience in East TN.....this is for you. Anthony is super accommodating. I have never even picked up a fly rod before, but in no time , Im throwing fish after fish in the boat. He is super easy to have conversations with. An 8 hour float feels more like 2......its a blast!!!!!
Worth every penny.

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he was punctual and very professional we had a blast.we will most definately fish with him in the fall

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Went with Anthony yesterday....had an absolute blast. Caught alot of fish and alot of laughs. Can't wait to go again!!

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Anthony been a great fisherman his whole life. You'll definitely have a great time fishing with him

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Anthony went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful trip. I wanted to learn how to fly fish and my son wanted to use a spinning rod. He made sure that both of us were happy and caught fish. I am excited about our next trip!