Henry’s Fork with a Southern Twang

September 25, 2012 By: Benjamin Clary

With picky fish sipping low-riding mayfly imitations, it is no wonder that the patterns of famed angler Rene Harrop work just as well on the South Holston–a river in a sleepy part of East Tennessee–as they do on the famed Henry’s Fork.  Also like their more Westerly brethren, the browns of the South Holston are not an easy catch.  Fear not, though: James  Buice, author of The Southeast’s Best Fly Fishing, cracks the code in time for anglers to catch the fall blue winged olive hatch.  Buice advises first timers to bring their best stalking skills, long leaders, and patience.