Please take the time to visit our friends in the area. If you are coming to the area to fish, you might take advantage of our local guide services.

South Holston River Fly Shop

Located just below the weir dam, South Holston River Fly Shop has a great location very close to us. Here's what Rod & Matt Champion (the owners) have to say about their business:

We're a father and son team, and we're passionate about fly fishing...especially for trout! We've spent over 15 years on the South Holston fishing and guiding the length of the river, and we've made a lot of great friends along the way. We set up Champion Outfitters a few years ago at our home in Kings Mountain, NC and started offering fly fishing gear through our web site, and providing guided trips on the rivers and streams of western NC and northeast TN. As we spent more and more time on the South Holston, we began to see the need for a fly shop on the river and decided to take the plunge. The South Holston River Fly Shop officially opened in the Summer of 2007. Email us for more information, or just drop by when you're in the area.

Jeffrey Wilkins Fly Fishing

Professional Fly Fishing Guide Service offering Professionally Guided Trips, FFF Certified Casting Instruction, Fly Tying Instruction all Skill levels, Fly Fishing Trips NC,TN/VA Tailwaters, and more. In addition to our normal trips I also offer smallmouth trips, warmwater trips, and saltwater trips. A large portion of my business is my Commercial Fly Tying business and Custom Fly Tying Service, and my specialty is Tailwater patterns for the tough, selective fish of the South Holston, Watauga, Jackson, and Smith R. Tailwaters. I got my start on the TN tailwaters long before the "movie" (A River Runs Through It- seems that is what everyone uses as a starting point to the fly fishing boom), and before the weir dam ever existed, and before the crowds of today ever existed. My fly patterns were born from over 20 years of assimilating thousands of hours on the water on the South Holston, Watauga, Smith, and Jackson Rivers, often on my knees during hatches observing not only the insects, but also how the fish feed and respond to them. Put with that literally thousands of hours at the fly tying vise and you have some incredible effective flies.

I have 30 years experience and over 20 years experience in the flyfishing industry. I maintain two of the most information-rich websites you will find, and they are updated daily with new info, including fishing reports, events, photos, hatch info, fly pattern recipes, video clips, and more, plus one of the most complete photo gallery of our local insects you will find while fishing NC, TN, and VA waters. I believe that in order to be useful the information must be current and relevant, and new content is what you will find regularly on my site. References available upon request. Feel Free to Email us, give us a call, or visit us online.

High Country Angler

High Country Angler is a professional and licensed fly fishing guide service. We provide some of the best trout fishing trips in Western North Carolina, Tennessee, and some of the best Smallmouth bass fishing in North Carolina and Virginia. Take a fly fishing adventure with High Country Angler.

Virginia Creeper Fly Shop

Just north of us in Abingdon, VA, the Virginia Creeper Fly Shop offers a full line fly shop as well as a guide servce for Southwest Virgina and Northeast Tennessee. Instruction also available. Check them out!