South Fork of the Holston River Sections A, B, and C


Stream Category: A

Wild Trout: Rainbow and Brown

Stocked Trout: Rainbow and Brown, 

Other Species of Note: None


Dry Flies: Adams, Terrestrials 

Nymphs: Prince, Hares Ear, Pheasant Tails, Squirmy Wormies, Mop Flies

Streamers: Minnow Patterns, Wooly Buggers

Waders: Yes

Net: Yes

Wading Stick: No

Casting: Overhead, Roll, and Tuck 


The stocked section of the East Fork of the Holston River Sections A,B, and C might be one of the prettiest trout streams in the state of Virginia. Just like it’s non-stocked section, this stream is a popular destination for it is abundance of trout (wild and stocked). Not to mention the state loves to put lunkers in this section. I can not stress enough how awesome the fishing is on this stream. Honestly I often drive two hours at the least very least to fish this stream, it is that good. Another benefit to this section are that the stockers are often dumb like stockers are, unlike their wild brethren upstream,  and will hit just about anything.


The stream is also very clean to be a stocked streamed, and there are plenty of pull off areas for your vehicles (even large trucks). Fishing this stream is very easy, use nymphs and streamers. But to get the big boys to play you sometimes to have to use a nice sized streamer to get them angry enough to strike.


Because this section is connected to the wild area, this stream often will have trout in it even when you would think it would be fished out. Just be patient and you should catch something. if youre not patient then head on up to Buller for the wild section, just be mindful of the special regulations.



One thought on “South Fork of the Holston River Sections A, B, and C

  1. Grew up fishing the south fork from Buller down and it truly is a gem. If you make the trip it will not disappoint. Any part of that river will produce excellent trout and small mouth in certain sections. Love this article!


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