My name is Chris Lennon and I want to take a moment to introduce myself and what is at the core of Legacy Anglers.


Being on the river has been a fundamental part of my life for almost 20 years.  While studying Wildlife Management/ Natural Resources in college, a special understanding developed inside of me for rivers and the life we find in them.  I began my skillset with whitewater guiding on rivers of North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Idaho, and worked my way up to trip-leading boats on class III-V rivers for 19 years.  I currently also work as a paramedic, have served as Search & Rescue Captain for Carter Co, TN, and teach Wilderness Medicine as well as various outdoor and water safety courses.  Over the years a deep connection for the out of doors and Appalachia has formed and become a part of me.

River conservation is a huge part of life around here; I am a member of Trout Unlimited and other conservation groups. As a sportsman, a father and a river guide, I believe it is my responsibility to give back to the fisheries that have become so important to me.  This is something I try to bring to the trips.  Whether a guided trip or a Flyfishing 101 class, it’s important to enjoy the day, and take something away with you.  It can be the fish of a lifetime, a sun burnt smile at the end of the day, or enjoying a campfire and telling stories with the best of friends.  This adventure is yours!


I view my job as connecting my guests with the river.  I want each trip to suit you, because the trip is about you, your family and friends having the best quality trip possible.  Our partnership with USA Raft/Mountain River Guides brings you a truly unique offering:  you are not just planning a fishing trip, but an adventure in the heart of the South’s playground. Spend your day fishing, paddling some of the South’s most beautiful and unique whitewater, hiking or caving.  After your active day, retire to your riverside cabin, camper site or tent site for a leisurely evening meal and a Nolichucky sunset. Come see why we locals fondly refer to this secluded area of the Cherokee National Forest as the “Center of the Universe”!


Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on the river,

Chris Lennon

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