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 June 2022
South Holston continues a great wade schedule with afternoon float option. Early morning bite is good with Sulphur nymphs. Copper Head, non-bead Split case and S/H Yellow #16-18 are top picks. The Sulphur hatch is starting at 10:30 on upper river and heavy until...
South Holston River Report May 2022
The South Holston continues a great schedule for wade fishermen. The upper section is fishing good in the morning with midges. Griffiths and Midge Cluster #20 are working on the surface. Scooter Midge, Sweet Thing, and Midge Emergers are catching fish subsurface....
South Holston River Report April 2022
South Holston River continues to sluice 215 CFS due to outage. Flows are great and fish are looking up. Midge and small BWO hatch daily on upper river. BWO Puff Diddie, Morgans and Sparkle Dun #20-22 are catching fish. We are seeing some early Sulphurs on middle and...