Fly Fishing South Holston River
The South Holston River is home to some of the best brown trout and rainbow trout fly fishing on the East Coast. With beautiful scenery and crystal clear waters, fishing on the river is a great way to spend an afternoon. We only float the river when the TVA is generating water and wade the river when water isn't being generated. Both types of trips depend on the generation schedules.
About the South Holston River
At 112 miles long, the South Holston River is a prime location for fly fishing. With headwaters starting at Sugar Grove in Wythe County Virginia, it flows into North Fork in Kingsport, Tennessee. Floodwaters are controlled by a weir dam and step grates below a hydroelectric dam at South Holston Lake which provides consistent, cold, oxygenated water that is released into the river. This creates a healthy environment for aquatic insects and trout.