Stream Category: B
Wild Trout: None
Stocked Trout: Rainbow
Other Species of Note: None
Dry Flies: None
Nymphs: Prince, Hares Ear, Pheasant Tails, Squirmy Wormies, Mop Flies
Wading Stick: No
The Middle Fork of the Holston River Upper A should really be considered to be a headwater or a very small creek, instead of stream/river. This area is very hard to get to because of overgrowth and vegetation. However even though this area is laborious to get to it still has some decent fishing-that is if you are a spin fisherman. Sadly this is just not a great place to fly fish, in fact it is a nightmare because of the area you are left to fish.
This is a very small freestone stream, that does have a decent amount of fish (if you get to them before the spin fishermen do). If you do decided to fish this stream use a small rod and set it up as you would a nymphing rod. Tuck casts will be your friend. Honestly if you are in this area there are a plethora of other parts of the Holston, and other streams, that will treat you a lot better.