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
South Holston River Report February 2023
The South Holston has had a great schedule for float fishing and afternoon wading. The entire river is fishing good with large eggs, midges and PT variations. The Micro Spawn #12 Yellow & Orange are working great as point flies. Black & Purple Midges #18 and...
South Holston River Report Fall 2022
The South Holston has started a great schedule for wade and float fishing. The upper river is fishing good with midges and Bwo. Stripper Midge, Scooter Midge and Rods Tube Bwo #20 are working. Good early morning surface activity from Osceola to TVA South. Puff Daddy...
South Holston River Report July 2022
The South Holston continues a great schedule for wade fishermen. Early morning midge bite is good around Osceola. Sulphur hatch starts around 11:00 on upper river and lasts several hours. CDC Comparadun, Puffy Daddy, and SH emerger orange #18 are working. There is a...