Fly Shop & Guide Service Bristol Tennessee
Full Service Fly Shop
The South Holston River Fly Shop is conveniently located only a half-mile below the Weir Dam on the South Holston River in Bristol, Tennessee.
We offer our guests superior outfitting and guide services on the South Holston and Watauga Rivers. These tailwaters systems maintain consistent water temperatures to provide excellent fishing year round.
Our experts are knowledgeable in fly selection, equipment and current river conditions. We also offer recommendations for DIY wade or float trips.
Plan Your Trip
We offer guided fly fishing trips that are educational and fun. We love to introduce beginners to the sport or teach advanced anglers something new. We can customize any trip to fit your needs. Please note that due to the South Holston being a tailwaters system, our wade schedules are dependent upon the TVA Generation Schedule.
Half day 1 person $300
Half day 2 people $400
Full day 1 person $400
Full day 2 people $500
Half day 1 or 2 people $400
Full day 1 or 2 people $500
Complete Fly Fishing Outfitter
In our shop, you’ll find the largest selection of flies in East Tennessee. We carry fly tying materials for all of our local tailwater patterns. Maps are also available for East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Fly Tying Videos
While they may not get the attention of the storied waters out West, two East Tennessee rivers—the South Holston and the Watauga—hold the kind of brown and rainbow trout that usually only swim through anglers’ dreams. Welcome to the Tennessee Tailwaters
The South Holston has a good schedule for wade and float fisherman. The upper river is fishing great from Osceola to River Bend. Rods BWO #20, Black and Stripper Midge #22 are working. We are seeing some surface activity early morning around the Weir. Midge Cluster,...
The South Holston has had a good schedule for wade and afternoon float fisherman. Summer is a great time to dry fly fish all day. The Sulphur hatch starts after the morning pulse around Osceola. The fish are looking up and double Puff Daddy #16-20 are catching fish....
The South Holston continues a great schedule for wade fishermen. The upper section is fishing good mid morning with Midges and Split Backs. We are starting to see large Sulphur hatch around 2:00 and strong throughout the afternoon. Fish are not picky #16 Comparadun or...