Tailwaters Lodge has partnered with the South Holston River Company, an Orvis-endorsed guide service, to provide our guide services in an exclusive relationship.

The South Holston River Company (SHRC) was founded by Patrick Fulkrod, Orvis-guide of the year in 2014. Patrick says "the mission of SHRC is to provide the finest guide service on the Southeastern waters we call home. We are a company recognized not only as a fly fishing guide service, but as a lifetime experience provider for fun and friendships. We want everyone who interacts with our staff to walk away with a smile and a friendship."

Guided Floats

Float-fishing might be your best introduction to fly fishing! Experienced South Holston River Company (SHRC) guides provide your gear, tie your flies, net your fish, and even untangle your line (yes, it happens!). They will teach you how to cast, where to cast, when to set your hook, how to bring your catch into the net, and will even provide lunch! All you have to do is catch fish and enjoy miles of beautiful river mixed with light rapids, slow peaceful pools, and shoreline cliffs. Your guide will navigate all for you. This is a terrific experience for parent-child, couples or good buddies. SHRC guides pick you up at our lodge and return you at the end of the day. Your guide will determine which river to fish based on their knowledge of the river that day. Conveniently book a float while making your reservation at Tailwaters Lodge to have a seamless and inclusive fly-fishing experience. We'll take care of the arrangements with no additional cost to you so all you have to worry about is getting out on the water.

FULL DAY - $550/day/boat (two anglers)

HALF DAY - $400/half-day/boat (two anglers)

Wade Fishing

Walk out of our lodge with your waders on, for a short walk to the river to spend your day wade fishing.  Tailwaters Lodge offers outstanding wade fishing with 540 feet of river frontage abutting the TVA public lands giving you over a mile of wadeable river. The river is seldom over waist deep when the TVA is not generating. You can wade up and down the river which is 80 yards wide without difficulty. (We caution against wade fishing when TVA generation is occurring). Enjoy the sparkle of the river, watch a heron glide over the water, and enjoy the backdrop of the nearby Appalachian Mountains while teasing a trout to take your fly.