Bill Matyi is a South Holston River fanatic, but when he invited a friend to join him for some fishing on June 6 their guide took them over to the Watauga River instead. Proof that it pays to listen to a guide's advice is in the pictures: Bill caught a hog of a brown trout, but even more impressive was his buddy's big striper!!
Just because most of the catching is still being done Sulphur patterns, BWO's on cloudy days and the ever-present midges doesn't mean one shouldn't mix it up with the occasional streamer, as Bill has discovered.
(Altamont Anglers operates on Pisgah National Forest Rivers under USDA Forest Service Permit #PIS6560)