Trophy Trout Fly Fishing

September 28, 2023 – September 30, 2023

CMDA National Headquarters 2604 US Hwy 421, Bristol, Tennessee 37620, US


Dear colleague,

Let me personally invite you to join me for a long weekend this fall dedicated to fly fishing and fellowship with other Christian healthcare professionals in Northeast Tennessee. Our region is truly fortunate to boast two exceptional trophy trout rivers: the Watauga and South Holston. I frequently fish these rivers, where it is common to catch brown and rainbow trout during a trip.

This South Holton is 15-mile tailrace hosting 7,000 to 10,000 trout per mile and is best known for its huge population of wild brown trout, consistent hatches and year-round fly-fishing opportunities. Lefty Kreh’s quote says it best “Perhaps the best trout fishing in the east.”

We have hired guides from Trophy Water Guide Services for the weekend, and there will be a professional guide for every two anglers. They will provide all the equipment and tackle. An experienced guide for every two anglers ensures you’ll receive personalized attention and guidance throughout your fishing trip. They are my “go-to” guides and will put us on some big fish!

Previous fly-fishing experience is not required as our guides will provide instruction and teach you everything you need to know to catch fish. We will be float fishing each day to help us cover a lot of water. This event is a great opportunity for fun and fellowship regardless of your experience level! Just click here for more information or to register. UPDATE THIS LINK ONCE ADDED TO iMIS and THE WEB

I’m already looking forward to our time together and some great fishing. Space is extremely limited due to the number of guides available in the area, so don’t wait too long to register!

Hope to see you in September,

David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics)

CEO Emeritus





Registration Includes

  • Professional fly-fishing guide, two days (ratio 1 guide to two anglers)
  • All tips, guides and 5 meals
  • All fly-fishing gear including use of river float boat
  • Three dinners and two lunches

Not Included

Angler (per person): $1,050

Cancellations and requests for refund must be submitted in writing to the Christian Medical & Dental Associations,

Kim Hodge
P.O. Box 7500
Bristol, TN 37621-7500
or email

Before August 1, 2023 Full Refund
August 2 – 29, 2023 $600 Fee
August 30, 2023 No Refund

Three dinners and two lunches, breakfast is on your own.

Hotel and Housing Recommendations:
In the Appalachian Highlands region, you will find a variety of hotels, Airbnb, cabins and camping. To help you plan your stay, CMDA’s national office is located at 2604 US Hwy. 421, Bristol TN 37620. Here are a few recommendations you may wish to consider.

The Sessions Hotel by Marriott
833 State St, Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: (276) 285-5040

The Bristol Hotel
115 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201
(276) 696-3535
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
3285 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 574-4500

Courtyard by Marriott
3169 Linden Dr, Bristol, VA 24202
(276) 591-4400

Hampton Inn
3299 W State St, Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 764-3600

Hilton Garden Inn
325 Village Cir, Bristol, VA 24201
(276) 644-4000

Tailwaters Lodge
371 TVA Road South, Bristol, Tn, United States 37620.
(423) 573-3999


Thursday, September 28

5:30 p.m.          Check in/Registration at CMDA

6:00 p.m.          Dinner at CMDA

7:00 p.m.          Welcome and Orientation, David Stevens, MD

Friday, September 29

7:30 a.m.          Meet guides at CMDA/Depart for fishing

5:00 p.m.          Dinner at CMDA

6:00 p.m.          Fish Tales

Saturday, September 30

8:00 a.m.          Meet guides at CMDA/Depart for fishing

5:00 p.m.          Dinner at CMDA

6:00 p.m.          Fish Tales

Kim Hodge