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Thread: south holston/watauga trip info

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    Default south holston/watauga trip info

    we are planning a trip to fish the weekend of sept 29th.i`ve never seen these places and trying to get info,any will help.is there areas we can wade with water running,how much public access,is there any cabins or lodging close to fishing areas,can you float these waters with tubes with water running,etc.any help will be great.i have to get these trips aranged and be the guide for my brother whom i`ve ruined with the flyfishing/trout habit.please send help.also if anyone knows of any websites to get info,that will help.thanks everyone.
    dalefish

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    Default Re: south holston/watauga trip info

    There is some public access to the Holston at Emmit Bridge. As far as the Watauga, Im not sure. Local guide always floats it, but IDK where he puts in at. Any of the local shops here can help ya out and give you further info.

    MTN_TRT
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    Default Re: south holston/watauga trip info

    Call or email Eddie at this fly shop:

    http://www.flyshopoftn.com/

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    Default Re: south holston/watauga trip info

    I stopped in a fly shop in Johnson city and they were alot of help. I think the name is The fly shop of east Tn. I bought a map and he marked public access and best fishing spots. Also he is a friend of Little River Outfitters so he cant be all bad.Good luck < alot of big fish in those rivers

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    Default Re: south holston/watauga trip info

    Eddie is a heckuva nice fellar! He's funny as s@#t, too.

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    Default Re: south holston/watauga trip info

    thanks for the help,i called the flyshop yesterday and talked to someone.he was alot of help and we will be going by there.he said the water temp was pretty much 42 deg. all the time.wow,not used to that in a tailwater,our tailwater in n.alabama is about 62deg. right now.i waded in the park when the water was in the low 40`s and not too bad.the flyshop talked of using streamers,what kind and what size.only thing i`ve used like that is a woolly bugger.need help there.also other flys to use.i tie our flys when we go on trips like this(thats part of the deal)thanks for the help everyone
    dalefish

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    Default Re: south holston/watauga trip info

    also,does anyone know of any lodging close to the rivers?we would like to stay as close as possible.and do the fish like midges there?

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    Default Re: south holston/watauga trip info

    I had planned to fish the SoHo couple of weeks ago. Looked long and hard for a place to stay nearby and closest I found was in Bristol. There may be some in Blountville or Bluff City that I didn't find. If you're into camping, River Ridge campground on the Watauga is only 20-25 min from the SoHo tailwaters.

    Hope you have a great trip!

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    Default Re: south holston/watauga trip info

    http://riverridgecampground.net/

    On the Watauga 20 mins from the SoHo

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