Best Fly-Fishing in Tennessee

This list represents the most popular fly-fishing in Tennessee. Use this list to plan your next Tennessee fly-fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Holston River, South Fork


Weir adds life-giving oxygen to this superb tailwater. When the Tennessee Valley Authority’s 285-foot-high South Holston Dam plugged the river’s course through a low ridge in 1947 and backed water far…
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Bluff City, TN - Fly-Fishing BestFly-Fishing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Clinch River


The oldest of Tennessee’s TVA tailwaters is arguably its best. As a result, the Clinch River has come into its own. Just ask Greg Ensor about his 28-pound-plus state record brown, pulled from the Clin…
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Knoxville, TN - Fly-Fishing BestFly-Fishing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Little River


Followed by highway for much of its length, this is nonetheless one fine trout stream. The Little River is, perhaps, the quintessential Smoky Mountain trout stream. But it is more than a single river.…
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Gatlinburg, TN - Fly-Fishing
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#4. Hiwassee River


Big fish, great wading, and lots of bugs. The secret to the Hiwassee’s reputation as Tennessee’s premier trout tailwater may be found in the fact that its flows are slightly warmer than those of the C…
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Chattanooga, TN - Fly-Fishing
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