I took a trip down to the South Holston River in Tennessee recently and had a great two days of fishing.
Sulphers were on the water periodically but the trout seemed to be keying in mostly on midges throughout the day. Zebra Midges were the most consistent producers in black and olive, while the trusty Hare’s Ear also got lots of action.
I had the pleasure of live music by the campfire provided by the talented and Grammy-nominated Sam Tate, who just happened to be fishing the same stretch of the river. Sam also does some pretty fantastic work as a spokesman for Project Healing Waters.
If you decide to make a trip down be sure to stop in and see the guys at the South Holston River Fly Shop. They’ll update you on the latest conditions and get you set up with everything you need for a day on the river.