FLY FISH on the tennessee river in north alabama

Captain Tony Cox


Born and raised fly fishing on the Tennessee River, and a licensed USCG captain here since 2005.  I've also been a high school baseball coach and teacher since 1989. I gladly guide the experts who are new to our waters, but am right at home "coaching up" anyone that wants to learn how to catch their first fish on a fly! I offer casting/fly fishing lessons, wade and canoe trips, tailrace trips below Wheeler and Wilson Dams, and lake trips on Wheeler, Wilson, and Pickwick Lakes.

Being Up a Creek in the Shoals is a Good Thing!


Smallmouth bass are the main target for anyone fishing the Shoals area of Northwest Alabama.  I offer smallmouth trips (as well as for largemouth, stripers, and white bass) in the world famous tailraces of Wheeler Dam and Wilson Dam. But some great fish - that get less pressure - are available on Cypress Creek, Shoal Creek, and Bluewater Creek. 

How can you find out more?


Trip reports, current conditions, and probably a weak joke of the day are always more up to date on the "coxflyfishing" facebook page...Cash rates: Trips start at 100.00 for a lesson/wade trip- 150.00 for short tailrace trips, 200.00 for a day.  You will need a valid Alabama fishing license. All fishing gear is provided, and there's always a cooler of water on board the boat. All fishing is catch and release, and we do it all on the fly. I'll be as flexible as possible to make sure your trip is enjoyable!

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Cox Fly Fishing

(256) 762-9429