South Holston River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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South Holston River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Dry dropper is killing it right now. A #16 Sulpher pattern dropping a #16-18 Split case is lethal in the afternoon.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Holston River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Patrick Fulkrod
Foscoe Fishing Company
Jimmy Cheers

Water flow: The current trend is low water, but with one period of generation during the day.

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 47 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 9am-3pm

Best stretch: Big Springs Road

Best access point: Emmet Bridge, TVA Riverbend access, Big Springs Road, Rock Hold, . As of November 1, two sections of the river will be closed for spawning. From the lower property of the TVA Riverben access, Hickory Tree Bridge, Weaver Pike Bridge Check with me at the shop anytime on specifics of locations. 276.466.8988

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Sulphurs, BWO's, Black Flies

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: year round

Nearest airport: Tri Cities Regional

South Holston River Description

The River
The South Holston River begins as a tailwater emanating from the South Holston Dam. The cold, deep waters of the South Holston Lake keep water at a constant enough temperature to insure good fishing conditions year round.

The width of the river can range anywhere from sixty yards to one hundred yards, and is easily crossable when the TVA isn't generating. Water depth during non-generating ...

Techniques & Tips

Many approaches can be applied on the SoHo. However a long leader, 6X tippet, and small flies will be the best practice. The river is packed with fish, but they are smart and selective. Most nymphs will start at a size 16 and go smaller from there. Sulphers will be 14-16 and BWO's will be 16-20. Streamer fishing is usually reserved for float trips during high water. Always remember, generation flows change daily. Check the flows before you enter the water: http://www.tva.gov/lakes/shh_r.htm Feel free to buzz me for the most up to date info on the hour at 276.466.8988, or shoot me an email, jimmy@mtnsportsltd.com

7-Day Forecast

TVA is projecting a 400 flow this week. Higher water temp than we are used to later in the day. Keep 'em wet!! **Watch the water temp and don't overplay the fish or keep them out long** We are keeping a close eye on predicted release and actual observed releases. Call the shop if you have any questions. 276-466-8988

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