Come fish the South Holston!! May 26-29

Posted On: April 15, 2015 BY Delamere

   Join us as we fish the South Holston, one of the best 
tailwaters in the East.

    We will be visiting Tennessee’s
South Holston River to experience some of the best trout fishing in the
East.  The South Holston River Lodge will be our host as we fish this iconic
tailwater near Bristol, TN.  Luke Sedacca will host this spring trip.
   
ITINERARY
for the May 26-29, 2015 trip
Tuesday: Drive to Bristol,
Tennessee, settle in, some late afternoon fishing may be possible, dinner and
drinks, and develop a game plan for the next few days.

Wednesday, Thursday: Breakfast, 2 days of guided fishing, hearty fishing lunch, dinner and
drinks in the evening. 

Friday: Pack up and
return home

 FISHING 

           We will be fishing some of the best
trout water the East has to offer.  The SoHo as it is lovingly known, is one of
the best trout tailwaters in the East. The South Fork of South Holston River
is a cold, clear tailwater holding between 4,000 to 5,000 trout per linear
mile.  Fish average from 10 to 20 inches in length, but wild browns to 10 pounds
are caught each season.  If the SoHo is running high, we may also fish the Watauga
river. 

         About 30 minutes
from South Holston River Lodge lies the Watauga River.  The Watauga is
approximately 60 miles long flowing from Grandfather Mountain in Western North Carolina
into the Tennessee Valley.  Offering a diverse population of aquatic insects,
the Watauga provides solid hatch opportunities during spring, summer and fall.

       The fishing can
be technical but the SoHo River Lodge guides spend hundreds of day a year on
the river and will do their best to make the trip a success.  There will be
opportunities to fish dry flies, nymphs, and streamers depending on the water
conditions.

“May-July
The resident Sulphur Mayflies start to make a regular
appearance during this time.  Consistent hatches of these buttery bugs are
found throughout the river.  This is the best time for hatches you can set
your watch to.  The beetle fishing really ramps up as we get closer to
June and the Caddis hatch can be a sight to see on the Watauga if river
conditions are right.”
Catch
and Release
:
D&H strongly encourages catch and release of all trout.  Our guides require that all fish be released
immediately after catching.

Note
to Novices
:  We are happy to accommodate the beginner fly
angler.  The guides are extremely patient
and are eager to share their knowledge. 
It is best, however, to arrive with a bit of knowledge about the
sport.  We recommend that you enroll in a
D&H beginner fly fishing school or at least take a private casting lesson
with Luke.  Practice casting in your yard
or at a local park.  A very good and easy
to read book is Flyfishing: First Cast to First Fish!.  Scientific
Anglers has produced some very good DVDs.
LODGING
 We will stay in one of the four rustic
cabins the lodge offers. These cabins are perfect for a small group of anglers. 
All cabins offer all the amenities we will need for our stay including Wi-Fi,
cable in the bedrooms, and a basement game room with pool, card, and ping-pong
tables.  The cabin overlooks the river which can be enjoyed while sitting on the
spacious balcony or relaxing your casting pains in the Jacuzzi.

DINING 

We
will eat a very hearty Breakfast together in the morning. Guides will provide
stream-side lunches. After evening cocktails we will settle down to a gourmet
farm to table inspired meal. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions,
etc., so that we will be prepared to accommodate them.
WEATHER
Expect
cool mornings and warm afternoons, though rain will certainly be possible this
time of year.  Average daytime highs will
be in the mid 70s with overnight lows in the mid 50s.  Dress to accommodate a variety of conditions.

GEAR LIST
Luke will be happy to help you get prepared for this trip however he can.  Gear lists are available and Luke is available to do complimentary casting lessons or knots, leaders, and flies review sessions.

PRICING
The
price is $1,100.  The price includes two
days fully guided fly fishing, all meals, alcohol, 3 nights lodging and beer
and spirits.

The
pricing excludes transportation, fishing licenses, personal items and gratuities
for guides.

Fishing
license for non-resident: 3 Day- all species $33.50.

TRANSPORTATION

The
trip to the lodge takes about 6 hours.  We
will drive up as a group or separate.  These
details will be addressed once the host has a chance to discuss this with the
group.
QUESTIONS?
Please
contact Luke Sedacca at shop@bestgear.com or at
(513)871-3474.
 
Please provide us with your
e-mail address to receive information on all the trips and activities of
Delamere & Hopkins.
 
Hyde Park Square     2708 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45208
Mon-Thurs 10-8     Fri-Sat 10-6     Sun 11-5
Tel: 513-871-FISH     E-mail: shop@bestgear.com
BESTGEAR.com

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