Fishing is good…….

on both the South Holston and Watuaga rivers. The guides are fishing good BWO hatches on the trips on the Watuaga River. And I expect there are some BWOs on the South Holston now also, if you know where to look. My experience is that the burp will trigger them.
As usual, midge, BWO’s and Sulphurs are the ticket. Yes, there are still Sulphur hatches happening and will be on and off for a while yet.
TVA is giving great wading schedules on the South Holston river. I expect that is what the winter wil be like: low water and lots of wading. Both rivers will have BWO’s all winter….it will be a winter of wade fishing…a dream in my opinion.
Come see us, or give us a call at 423-878-2822.
Tight Lines,

Good Sulphur Hatch on South Holston River

Still having some of the best Sulphur Hatches of the year now on the South Holston River.
On top of that, TVA is giving great wading schedules.
A couple of suggestions that may help you dry fly fish now. Fish across and down stream and mend. Get your fly to the fish before anything else….Drag Free. Use as light a tippet as you feel comfortable with. Catch the back end of the burp with a trimmed down puff daddy. Cripples are deadly.


Please give us a call for a guide trip at 423-878-2822.
We do wade and drift boat trips.
Thanks and good luck.
South Holston River Fly Shop

Good Sulphur Hatch on low water

There were several reports of a good Sulphur hatch yesterday on the South Holston River. Some say the best of all year.
Puff Daddies, cripples and comparaduns were the trick.
We also have BWO Puff Daddies athe shop shop now.
I cannot stress enough the value of across and down, drag free, dry fly fishing here. It works on tough , picky fish.
We are running a 6 hour float trip special for the winter…the cost is $325.
Please give us a call at 423-878-2822 or stop by the store.
Thank you,
Rod Champion
South Holston River Fly Shop

South Holston River

There are some nice fish being caught on the South Holston now. Browns are moving….good reports of midge fishing and Bwos.
Olivias and stripper midges are catching fish. And BWO nymphs.
We have all you need at the shop..stop by and see us.
For a trip, please call 423-878-2822
Thank you,
Rod Champion

Float Trip Special

Offering a Fall Float Special…
4 hour Float for Boat $250
6 Hour Float for Boat $300

Good time to chase some big brown trout on the South Holston or Watauga rivers.
For you waders, TVA is giving very good wade schedules….midges, BWO and BWO Nymphs has been working…also still have some Sulphur dry fly action.
Please give us a call at 423-878-822 or drop by the shop at 608 Emmett Rd. Bristol, TN. 37620

South Holston and Watauga Rivers

Our guides are fishing both rivers. Great time for a 1/2 wade and 1/2 Float trip on the South Holston River. on the Watauga you can get full day float trip.
TVA has been giving good wade schedules on the South Holston. Generation this week has begun at 12:00 or 1:00 p.m..
If you know how to jump ahead of the water, you can get about a full day wade. Or it is perfect for wade fishing a.m. and float fishing in the afternoon.
There are plenty of BWO nymphs in the water on both rivers.
Give us a call at 423-878-2822.

A few Fish

Dave and Rusty came to fish with Matt this week…these guys are a hoot to say the least.
Thank you Dave and Rusty for your continuing business.
Then Matt went last night a caught a big striper on a fly rod. If you want to do
this , give us a call at 423-878-2822.

Got you a late afternoon Special

South Holston River Fly Shop is offering a Special Late Afternoon float for Trout , Stripers or both.
It is a $75 savings off the regular float…making it $225.
Give us a call at 423-878-2822 and fish in the cool of the evening.
Client and friend Gary Newton boated his first East Tennessee striped bass on a fly rod yesterday.
Gary Striper
silver side

More than one way to skin a cat on South Holston River

These are just a few of last weeks guide trip catches.
First one is on Dry Fly…second on a nymph and third was from SoHo guide
Rutger Wilson–on a streamer.
Give us a buzz at 4234-878-2822 if you want to give it a cast.
eThe first of the week , it looks as if TVA is going to generate in the afternoons. Leaving just about all day wading if you know how to go down stream ahead of water.

Matt 2

South Holston River

Here are just a few of the dry fly fish John Stunkard’s clients caught last week.
John is also a very good streamer fisherman. So if you want to chunk some big stuff for big brown’s , John is a good one.
stunk 5
stunk bow 1

We have Openings July 3-5

on the South Holston river. The dry fly fishing is good. TVA is still giving good wade schedules for those who like to wade. But yet giving afternoon float schedules. So really the best of both worlds. If you want to float, give us a call at 423-878-2822–Thanks
Guinn rinbow
brown two

423-878-2822guinn  big brown

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
Matt C2

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.