Sunday, April 6, 2008

High Church Fishing

If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.
--Tom Brokaw (b.1940) Journalist and Author

Above: Fly fishing at the Weir Dam on the Holston River near Bristol, TN. The Weir Dam is a great place to visit, even if you aren't into high church or low church fishing. There's a beautiful mile-long walking path around Osceloa Island. In the photo above there's little water moving through the dam. But when the TVA is generating electricity at the South Holston Dam a mile upstream, the weir dam really puts on a spectacular show. Click here to see a video and read more about this area. Before you go, I definitely recommend checking out the TVA website, which lists the schedule for releases from the South Holston Dam each day.

Directions: From the intersection of routes 394 and 421 south of Bristol, continue 2.9 miles south on 421 (toward Shady Valley). Turn right at Shelley's Chicken House onto Emmett Road/Holston View Dam Road. Continue for 1.6 miles to the recreation area on your left. (Continue on from this point 2 miles to the top of the South Holston Dam).

[Sorry for the sporadic posts this week -- my internet connection has been giving me fits. I hope things will get cleared up next week!]

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to say hi and say that we've used your blog the past two weekends to go hiking and to see waterfalls. I started my own blog and taking pictures with my ill equipped digital camera. Thanks for all of the info. We just moved here from MD and are enjoying your blog and reviews.


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