Joel Dean, guided by Matt Champion from the South Holston River Fly Shop, caught this hog of a Brown trout today on the South Holston River in East Tennessee.
We have guides fishing both the South Holston and Watauga Rivers. The fishing is good on both rivers now.
Last weekend was excellent wading and the fish catching was good. Still had sulphurs and spinner falls
last weekend, TVA is running the same 350CFS this weekend starting Friday afternoon..should be the same kind of fishing.
Fishing has continued to stay good on both the South Holston and Watauga Rivers in East Tennessee.
Please give us a call at 423-878-2822 to book your trip.
South Holston River Fly Shop
A tribute to Gene McGuire.
If any of you knew Gene McGuire from Columbia , SC, you know he was bigger than life…in some ways literally. Gene was a tall, big man. And he was a good one. He could sell you anything, tell you tales , laugh with the best of them, and love you. After my heart attack, Gene wrote me and let me know there was life after heart disease, for he had the same problem as I. Gene had a great Heart , he just had heart disease.
His life long buddy, Ed Eubanks called me today and told of Gene’s quite passing from this life into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For Gene was a true Christian and was not afraid to tell you so. He will be truly missed by many but none as much as by his lovely wife Kathy. You could tell these two loved each other.
Gene , Ed and his other lifelong friend Archie may have been Matt’s first clients on the South Holston River. I remember that day well. Let me tell you one thing about Gene McGuire , he could fly fish. He could flat catch trout. Whether it be on his beloved Green River or anywhere, he had his own method and it worked. Gene hammered them. Two weeks ago, he and Ed drove from Columbia SC to the South Holston. Fished all day and Ed said Gene drove wide open back to Columbia so he could be with Kathy. I am 68 years old and I know Gene was older than me. He was one tough man.
Thank God for Men like Gene McGuire and I know he will rest in peace. For he is with his Lord.
A steady 1200 cfs is flowing from dam and fish are on…if you ever float this river, do it now. It should be memorable as it was for Justin Campbell today with South Holston River Fly Shop guide, Matt Champion
It truly is…for a trip , please give us a call at 423-878-2822.
Sulphurs on high and low water. The nymphiung is very good.
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.
The Sluice, The Sulphurs and the Dry Fly Fisherman are getting along well.
It doesn’t matter, high water or low water has it going.
Come see us..
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.
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,
Mr. Ron Wareham caught this big , beautiful Brown Trout today on the South Holston River with guide Matt Champion.
It taped out at 30.5″ Long and had a girth of 19.5″. Truly a trophy catch.
The Dry Fly and Nymph fishing on the South Holston River is very good right now….Sulphurs…
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.
South Holston River Fly Shop guide Matthew Guinn’s clients have been catching fish real well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is on! Both the Watauga and South Holston River Have Bugs.
Come fish with us and or stop byt the shop at 608 Emmett Rd. Bristol, Tn. 37620
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.”
The fishing is good on both the South Holston and Watauga River tailraces right now.
Below are a couple of nice rainbow trout caught this past Saturday by Andy Lamb and his sone Vanghan.
Andy has been good to us and we appreciate it. Thank you Andy.
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.
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.
Give us a call at 423-878-2822
South Holston River Fly Shop
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.
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.
South Holston River Fly Shop
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.
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Tammy Neal has sure had some good days fishing with guide Matt Champion on both the South Holston and Watauga Rivers.
She is a good fisherman[woman]
Thank you for yourn business Tammy.
These fine ladies had a blast with guide Matt Champion on the South Holston River.
Merry Christmas to All.