The waters here in VA have been muddy and running high due to the snow run off.  So when my buddy Neal came into town looking to get in some fishing we didn’t have many options here in the Commonwealth.  We tried one of the spring creeks but it was as high and murky as I have ever seen it.  We didn’t get skunked though, we were able to catch a few brown and rainbows.  Sunday was going to be  64 degrees and sunny.  The only good option I could think of was to make the three and half hour drive south to TN to fish the South Holston river.  It was the right choice it didn’t take to many cast till Neal was into his first TN brown trout.  We both did well catching brown and rainbow trout on nymphs that morning.  Afternoon brought on a small blue wing olive hatch and had some of the rivers residents looking for a surface meal.  Neal and I switched over to dries for the rest of the day and put a bunch more in the net.  Tailwaters are great trout fisheries and can be the only thing going when the others aren’t.photo 4 (18) photo 2 (60)