Mountain Troutfitters on the South Holston

The South Holston River

Brown troutWhenever the topic of fly fishing in the Southeast is brought up the South Holston always comes to mind. This tailwater holds probably the healthiest population of wild brown trout on the East coast. The water that makes up this fine fishery comes from the bottom of Holston lake and travels 14 miles until it runs into Boone Lake in Bluff City, TN. This flow keeps water temperatures at a near constant creating hatches that you can practically set your watch to. From the early spring months through early fall you will experience great Blue Wing Olive and Sulfur hatches and have consistent midges present all year long. However, with the SoHo being a bug factory does not make this fishery a walk in the park. Long leaders with light tippet are the name of the game. This river will test your fly fishing skills. Seeing rising fish over the 2o” mark are not uncommon. When the fish aren’t keying in on the small insects, we like to throw big streamers on sinking lines to try and coax that fish of a lifetime into the boat. If you want to test your skills on one of the best fisheries East of the Rocky Mountains the South Holston is the trip for you. Although this being a tailrace and the TVA’s varying generation schedules, it dictates whether we have to wade or float on any given day. Maximum 2 anglers per boat, multiple boats available.


Full day wade trips 1 person $325, 2 people $400

Full day float trips 1 or 2 people $450