I took a day off this week and joined with my buddy Chad for a trip with Randy Ratliff of Troutfishers Guide Service http://trout-fishers.net/index.shtml
for a day of smallmouth fishing on the Holston proper outside of Kingsport.
Randy is a very laid back, easy going guide, that enjoys what he does. He is one of the few guides that specializes in smallmouth flyfishing, not someone who only does it when the trout aren't biting. He knows the rivers well and how to fish them.
Chad started off early with a nice smallie not far from the put in that morning.
nice smallie on a streamer
I hooked up with several nice smallmouth during the day also.
So if you want to hire a professional guide for smallmouth or trout, Randy is an Orvis ordorsed guide and a good choice for the area tailwaters. I fish for Smallies quite a bit and I learned alot from him and plan on using that info for my own home waters. Thanks Randy for a great day.