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East Tennessee Fly Fishing: Where We Fish

About The Rivers We Fish

Welcome to the heart of East Tennessee’s fly fishing paradise! Our guided adventures on the South Holston and Watauga Rivers offer an unforgettable experience for both novice and seasoned fly fishers. These rivers are renowned for their abundant trout populations and stunning natural beauty, providing the perfect backdrop for a day on the water.

The South Holston River, a haven for fly fishing enthusiasts, boasts some of the best trout fishing in the Southeast. Here, you’ll find a diverse range of flies to cast, including nymph patterns, dry flies, and streamers. The river’s consistent flow and water temperature create an ideal habitat for trout, ensuring year-round fishing opportunities. Whether you’re delicately presenting a dry fly or skillfully casting a streamer, the South Holston provides a rewarding challenge for every angler.

Just a stone’s throw away, the Watauga River offers a unique fly fishing experience. Its vibrant aquatic life and scenic views create an immersive fishing journey. As you mend your line along the Watauga’s twists and turns, you’ll discover the importance of presentation in these dynamic waters. Our half-day and full-day trips are tailored to your skill level and interests, ensuring a memorable experience with every cast. Join us in East Tennessee for an unparalleled fly fishing adventure on the South Holston and Watauga Rivers!

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South Holston River

The South Holston River, a jewel in the crown of East Tennessee’s fly fishing destinations, is celebrated for its extraordinary population of wild brown trout. With an astonishing average of 8,500 wild brown trout per mile, this river is a fly fisher’s dream. The waters teem with these skillful swimmers, providing anglers with both a challenge and a thrill. As you wade through the cool, flowing currents, every cast into these fertile waters brings the potential for an encounter with these impressive fish. The river’s environment, with its abundant hatches and ideal water conditions, nurtures these trout, allowing them to thrive and grow to notable sizes. Whether you’re gently laying a nymph pattern into a quiet pool or casting a streamer along a lively run, the South Holston’s bountiful brown trout population ensures an engaging and rewarding experience for every fly fisherman.

$500 – Full Day Float for 1 or 2 Anglers (8 +/- hrs on the water)

$400 – Half-Day Float for 1 or 2 Anglers (4 +/- hrs on the water)

Watauga River

The Watauga River, a fly fishing treasure nestled in the scenic landscapes of East Tennessee, offers a diverse and vibrant fly fishing experience. Known for its rich aquatic life and picturesque surroundings, the river is a haven for anglers seeking both beauty and bounty. The Watauga boasts a varied ecosystem that supports a wide range of trout, including rainbows, browns, and brookies, making every trip a unique adventure. Its waters, enriched by regular insect hatches, create an ideal environment for fly fishing, where the art of casting and presentation comes to life. As you navigate the gentle flows and riffles, the Watauga River reveals its character – a blend of serene pools and active stretches, each offering a different challenge and opportunity. Whether on a tranquil morning or under the golden hues of an afternoon, the Watauga River promises an immersive and gratifying fly fishing journey, surrounded by the natural beauty of East Tennessee.

$500 – Full Day Float for 1 or 2 Anglers (8 +/- hrs on the water)
$400 – Half-Day Float for 1 or 2 Anglers (4 +/- hrs on the water)

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