Never too late to learn to Fly Fish

Mr. Kenneth Bernier, age 72, has decided he wants to fly fish and catch some trout on those yellow bugs. So Robert fixed him up with a new Fenwick Eagle combo.
You would be shocked how nice that $99 rod cast. Come try one out.
You will be shocked how this $99 cast and fishes. Thank you Mr. Bernier for your business- have fun.
TVA is giving good wade schedules + good afternoon floating for sulphurs.
To quote South Holston River Fly Shop guide Josh McFadden:
“What a day out on the water with JP and Brian . These fish are really digging the noon schedule. We did a half and half program today. I stayed so busy i didnt even take pics. They flat on crushed fish this morning on low water. Took out for lunch and caught quite a few on high water fishing dries. If you can get a drift in them they will eat it. Soho trout just doing what they do…. Several fish we caught had just gorged themselves on bugs to the tune of being obese… (Like me on wing nite) back at it tomorrow guys you need to book while it’s still easy fishing on the dries”
Come fish these yellow bugs on the South Holston River. It is an event.


Sulphurs on High Water

Nice brown that ate the dry this afternoon sulphur fishing on high water. Book now you all ask all year when will they cut the water on. Well they did and fish are eating
If you want to fish this Sulphur Hatch on high water with Josh, call the shop and ask for him to guide you.
Josh Brown

South Holston and Watuaga Rivers

Since it is pure wading on the South Holston River. The guides are going to the Watuaga River to float.
It is fishing pretty good.
TVA told me they will begin generation on the South Holston River June 1. That should kick the Sulphurs in good.
Until then. come and enjoy the good wading.
Maat C
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South Holston and Sulphurs

Here is a big brown trout caught by Matthew Guinns client on the South Holston River yesterday.
And here is a stomach pumping showing mature Sulphur nymphs ready to pop out of case.
Matt g. dry brown
stomach pimp
Thnaks ,
Rod C

A few from South Holston River

This is just a few fish from South Holston River Fly Shop guide trips the last couple of days.
There are sulphurs but fish are chasing streamers pretty well also. Of course nymph fishing is good.
Give us a buzz at 423-878-2822 if you want to try it.
TVA continues to give good wade schedules for all day fishing.

Good Nymph Fishing on SoHo

This month has always been good nymph fishing here on the South Holston River. And this year is no different.
There are Sulphur hatches and spinner falls to be had if you know where to look.
Since TVA is giving good wading schedules[like all day] now is the time for you to come and fish.
We have all you need at the shop. Come on by.
Guinn brown

Watauga River Dry Fly Fishing is still good

And it will be for another month. After the caddis’ have finished, the Sulphurs will begin. Then it will be on to the South Holston River for the daily Sulphur hatch everyday till November.
Below are a couple of the dry fly brown trout landed by clients this weekend. Come join the action.
Give us a buzz at 4213-878-2822.

Dry fly brown

It is on!

Quote from Matt about yesterday’s guide trip” Man the Watauga was great today. Landed two in the 20″ range and a ton of 12-14″ Browns and rainbows. There were Caddis everywhere. If you would like to float the watauga give us a call.”

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It is Heating up..

Caddis’ Hatches are cranking up on the Watuaga River. And Sulphur Hatches are starting here on South Holston River.
You really don’t want to miss the caddis’ hatches on the Watuaga. Give us a call at 423-878-2822 to book your trip.
The below pictures are from yesterday , caught by Mike Severide, and old faithful.
Mike severide brown
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Best Wading Schedule in years here on South Holston

If you like to wade fish now is the time. TVA is giving great schedules for wading.
Always check the morning of to be sure…but it is projected excellent.
The guides tell me they are into Sulphurs some. And as usual this time of year, nymph fishing is on!.
Here is a low water rainbow caught by Scooter’s client the other day. The South Holston River is known for browns, but there are plenty of nice rainbow trout also.
Give us a call at 423-878-2822 for a guided trip

South Holston and Watuaga River

A brown from South Holston River and a chunky rainbow from the Watauga.

Josh Rainbow watuiagaMatt G. soho

We have some Sulphurs here on South Holston and the caddis’ are getting ready to bust off the Watuaga.

Give us a buzz at 423-878-2822 to float them.

Low water fishing is excellent here on the South Holston. TVA has been and looks like it will continue to not generate here. So wade fishing is all day.

As usual always check the schedule of tva the day of your fishing to make sure.

Have fun.


Good fishing on Watauga Now also…

Matt has been fishing the Watauga tailrace some lately. Good numbers of fish are being caught with some real nice fish.  The mammoth caddis hatch will begin very soon. You do not want to miss that event. For it truly is an event which brings the big fish up. It will begin within two weeks, usually. Our guides will be floating it daily.

Sulphur and Sulphur spinner  falls will soon follow that. Sometimes on the same day.

If you want to be a part of that, give us a call at 423-878-2822.

On the South Holston, it is Wade Fishing. There are some BWO hatches, but it is primarily a nymph game at the moment.  Sulphur nymphs will be moving around very soon. Then it is on.


Rod C


March 14

Here is a dandy caught on one of our guide trips recently, here on the South Holston River.

TVA has been giving schedules all over the place. So far this week , looks like good wade schedules.

But always check the morning before you go fishing.

There are some BWO’s. And low water wade fishing has been good.

Big Brown Stunkard


March 2- 2016

The South Holston River fished good this last weekend. TVA has been generating so the fishing has been from drift boats.

On guide trips, the boats were landing between 40 and 60 fish trout. With most fish being the wild brown trout.

There were BWO’s on the water Saturday with some fish sipping them.

Give us a call at 423-878-2822 if you wish to float this river with us.

We also have a new Hyde High Side Drift boat. It comes with a Hyde trailer, oars and anchor system- ready to put on the water and fish from it.

The price is $7,800.

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pretty good fishing …

It has been pretty good fishing on both the Watuaga and South Holston Rivers.


Floating both rivers and doing a lot of wading on the SoHo.

BWOs and midges galore are the ticket.

Doing guide trips daily.

Come see us .

Rod C

South Holston River Fly Shop


South Holston – Good Wade Schedules

TVA has been giving good wade schedules this week. Today, the water will be cut on at 6:00 P.M..

Robert says the fishing has been great. BWO’s and soft hackles have been the trick for him.

Stop by the shop for him to show you what he has been catching them on here on the South Holston River.

Or give us a call at 423-878-2822 for a Guide Trip. Or, and the weather is very nice.



Matt C Brown

Reminder: Feb. 1 Closed Sections Reopened on SoHo

The sections closed for spawning Brown trout are reopened Feb. 1 on the South Holston River.

Very good chance to catch some nice Browns.

Have a new Hyde Low Pro and High Side Drift boat at the shop for sale- $7800

Give us a call at 423-878-2822 , we have openings for Feb.1.

Looks like TVA is going to give good WADE Schedule this week. So waders, come on. Guys are into BWO Hatches.

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