Guide Trips are catching a ton of Fish on High Water

The fishing on high water is water is tremendous…Matt said in the afternoons his clients are catching 60-70 trout. That is not even counting the 30-40 in the mornings.
If you want to do a float , please give us a call at 423-878-2822.
The weekend sluice has been a steady 290 cfs, which is ridiculously good wade fishing. Have been having
good Sulphur hatches on low water, with easy dry fly fishing.
This weekend is also the 290cfs. You better come get some of this.
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Big Brown Caught Saturday by Cathy Barnes

Cathy Barnes caught this behemoth of a Brown Trout on Saturday while fishing with South Holston River Fly Shop guide Matt Champion.
Our facebook page shows some video of the catch. She did an excellent job of landing this fish.
The fishing is very, very good on the South Holston River right now.
TVA is sluicing..running a steady flow of water. Right now it is 1350 CFS which is the perfect flow for floating and catching a lot of fish.
And as you see, a chance of a trout of a lifetime.
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People are Catching Fish

From Waders to clients in boats, people are catching fish on the South Holston River and plenty of them…like a bunch.
Below is Johnny Rodgers from Charleston, SC floating with South Holston River Fly Shop guide, Matthew Guinn. Isn’t that a beautiful Brown Trout
Oh yea, we have Sulphurs, somedays massively.
Thank you for your time,
RodC
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6-22-2017

The Dry Fly and Nymph fishing on the South Holston River is very good right now….Sulphurs…
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6-21-2016

Robert says there are sulphurs and guys are catching a ton of 10-14″ wild Brown Trout.
I say wild , because there are no stocked browns in the South Holston River. And it is packed to the gills with them.
Please give us a call at 423-878-2822 to book a trip or for information.
Thank you.
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6-15-2017

South Holston River Fly Shop guide Matthew Guinn’s clients have been catching fish real well.
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6-12-2016

Young Paul Finch and his grandmother had a good time yesterday with South Holston River Fly Shop guide Josh McFadden.
Josh really is a good teacher.
Give us a call at 423-878-2822 to book your trip.
Thank you.

Watauga and South Holston Rivers

Had a great day on the Watauga River with Scott and Karl. The fishing was great TVA actually cut the water off and the fish responded
says Guide Matt Champion.
Fishing on both rivers is good now. Give us a call at 423-878-2822 to book your trip.
Thank you.

We have Sulphurs!

We are having some big Sulphur Hatches on the South Holston River.
Below is a brown caught by one of Josh McFadden’s client on a Sulphur Dry Fly.
If you want in on the action, please give us a call at 423-878-2822.
Thank you.
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Fishing is good on Both Rivers

Clients are catching a lot of fish on both rivers these days: South Holston and Watauga Rivers.
Sulphurs are hatching on both rivers. Fish seem to be rising better to them on the South Holston River.
Matthew Guinn’s clients re catching a bunch of these below.
If you want to book a trip, stop by the shop or give us a call at 423-878-2822.
Thank you,
RodC

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April on Watuaga and South Holston River

Here are just a few of the fish caught by clients of South Holston River Fly Shop guide John Stunkard in April.
Pretty good fishing to say the least.
Beginning to have Sulphur hatches on high water on the South Holston River now.
Give us a call at 423-878-2822 to fish with us. Or please stop by the shop for all the goodies you will need to fish these rivers.
Thank you.

It isn ON!

Both the Watauga and South Holston Rivers are hot right now–fishing wise.
The Caddis are coming off the Watauga and Sulphurs on the South Holston River.
Here is a nice brown caught by Roger McGuire fishing with Matt Champion on the Watauga River this past Thursday. There are many, many more pictures to show as of late, but this of an 80 year old bird dog buddy fishing with my son is one of my favorites.
If you want to join the fun, please call us at 423-878-2822 and book your trip.
Thanks,
Rod
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4-2-2017

Guide Matt Champion report: “Had a fun day Friday with Dave and Meta Armstrong. We had a good time even tho a big cold front came in with rain, wind and a lot cool temps. We didn’t catch a ton of fish, the front made the bigger fish come out to play. Here’s a couple of rainbows we landed plus Dave had a bigger Brown on the just popped off.”
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South Holston River Fishing is Good

Guide Matt Champion:”Had a fun day fishing the South Holston with Trent and Matt. They came up to fish on their spring break from UNC. The fishing was good a little on and off during the day but plenty of nice Browns and Rainbows came to the net. Plus the others that didn’t quite make it there. There were BWOs and even some tan caddis popping off all day long.
If you’d like to get into the action give us a call” at 423-878-2822
TVA is giving all day wading right now also…There are BWO’s coming off. The river is fishing good.

Report for 3-11-2017

From guide Matt Champion:
Had a good day on the Watauga River yesterday. I bit cold and really windy but over all a good day. The fishing was good and great clients.

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Give us a call at 423-878-2822
Thank you,
Rod Champion
South Holston River Fly Shop

Good wade schedules on South Holston River

And the Watauga is heating up.
Larry and his son had a blast Saturday.
If you want to go , give us a call at 423-878-2822
or stop by the shop for details.
Thank you.

TVA giving good wade schedules on South Holston

This is a good time for wading at the South Holston River. TVA has been giving all day wading and is projecting the same for the next two days.
So come on and enjoy the warm weather and the fishing.
The trophy section of the Watauga is warming up and should get hot soon.
Give us a call if you wish to float there or fish the South Holston River.
And by all means , please stop at the shop and load up with supplies. We have what you need.
Thank you for your time.
Rod Champion
South Holston River Fly Shop
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Good fishing on both rivers this past weekend….

A good day on the South Holston and Watauga with Glenn and Tim. The fishing was good with some nice fish coming to the net. The weather feels like spring.
A special reminder…2 CLOSED SECTIONS are REOPENED on the South Holston River on FEBRUARY 1. These sections have not been fished since November 31.
Come fish with us..
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Chris and Grace Young

Had some good fishing the last couple of days. Was a little cold and windy but it did not stop this hardy bunch from fishing with guide Matt Champion of South Holston River Fly Shop.
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Fishing is good and have a few waders on Sale

Below are a couple of pictures of Larry and Nancy Rollins on a trip with Matt Champion. They did well.
Have some new in box Simms Waders left over. Good buy for you:
Simms G3 Stocking Foot: Large 12-13 foot[1 pair] 2XL[3 pair] $325
Simms freestone Zipper Stocking Foot- $275
Freestone Wading Pant 2XL- $175
On web page or call shop at 423-878-2822

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Good Fishing…

The only thing better than a picture of a lovely young lady is a lovely young lady holding a trout.
The fishing on the South Holston River has been very good due to excellent releases schedules by TVA.
Catch the falling water and you will catch the trout. It is shaping up to be a good wade season the on the South Holston River.
If you wish to fish either the Watauga or South Holston River, please give us a call at 423-878-2822.
Or stop by the shop at 608 Emmett Rd., Bristol, Tn. 37620.
Thank you.

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Fishing during the sluice was awesome…

TVA ran a sluice for 5 days on the South Holston River. The dry fly fishing was nothing short of fantastic…SULPHURS
The sluice is over but the fish are still there.
TVA is running good wade schedules now. It should be generation during peak time only..early and late. Always check the TVA.gov website or call 800-238-2264…and check it out. But it looks good for wade fishing all day. But Always check with TVA the morning of your fishing.
Please give us a call for a trip at 423-878-2822.
Thank you.

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