South Holston River Company, TN
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Piney Flats, TN
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where is the nearest airport?
A. The nearest airport is Tri Cities Regional (airport code "TRI").
Q. Where is the closest town?
A. Closest city or township is Bristol, Virginia, which is where my home base (Mountain Sports Ltd.) is located. Bristol is 10 minutes from the South Holston River.
Q. Is a gratuity customary?
A. The fees listed do not include gratuities or fishing license. Just a note on guide gratuities: a gratuity (tip) is tradition in the fly-fishing world. The guideline is generally between 15 to 20 percent or more per day. Gratuities should be based on overall quality of service and experience.
What Should Customers Bring?
- Rain shell
- Polarized sunglasses
- Fleece layers (if appropriate)
- Valid fishing license
Sample of Typical Itinerary
On full-day trips we usually meet at 8am at Mountain Sports Ltd. and the conclusion of the day is typically around 6pm or until the fish stop biting!
Half day is 4 hours on the water and can be scheduled anytime during the day, or during peak fishing time.
Species You Fish for by Season
Smallmouth bass: March through November
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