I have created this information website as a tribute and a celebration of the South Holston River.  I love the challenges of fishing the South Holston as well as its beauty and if you fish it, you will as well.  Although I enjoy fishing other tailwaters in the Southeast as well as freestones, I have centered my fishing and fly tying around the challenges of the South Holston.  I hope that this information makes your visit a safe and enjoyable one.
I have designed two patterns for Solitude Fly Company specifically for the finicky South Holston trout, the Tungsten Ready Baetis and the Tungsten Copperback Nymph.  Ask for them at your local Solitude Fly dealer or contact One Fly Outfitters in Black Mountain, N.C.. at
Many of my friends guide on the Soho and area waters.  For information or a recommendation on a guided trip, feel free to contact me through the email below.
For my day job, I have the pleasure of enjoying my other passion, music.  If you play guitar, please visit my guitar shops in Alabama, The Guitar Gallery, or visit online at

If you visit the South Holston, look for my white, gray and red ClackaCraft and say hello.

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Tight Lines,

Scott E. Smith
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