Fly Tying Classes

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Fly Tying for the Time Impaired    Date: 12/2  Cost: $35.00

This class is designed for the person that just can’t commit four nights to our beginner class, or for the budget minded angler. This class will cover just enough to get you jump-started into fly tying. You will leave with just enough knowledge and skill to start tying flies on your own. This class will teach basic skills but not cover the variety of patterns or techniques of our multi-section class.

Caney Fork Crustaceans    Date: 12/9    Cost: $40.00

Twenty years of guiding. Twenty years of tying scuds, sow bugs, and crayfish patterns. What else can we say about this class. Learn how to tie the most effective crustacean patterns on the river.

January

Smokey Mountain Classics    Date 1/6    Cost: $55.00

This class is all about teaching the unique patterns of the Southern Appalachian Region. The style and dressings of flies developed in the mountains of Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina are unlike any other region across the country. Jim has been collecting these patterns for over twenty five years. This class will also teach you how to find and dye substitutions for some of the illegal feathers originally used in these historic flies. This is an intermediate/advanced class.

Fly Tying for the Time Impaired    Date: 1/13  Cost: $35.00

This class is designed for the person that just can’t commit four nights to our beginner class, or for the budget minded angler. This class will cover just enough to get you jump-started into fly tying. You will leave with just enough knowledge and skill to start tying flies on your own. This class will teach basic skills but not cover the variety of patterns or techniques of our multi-section class.

Musky and Big Game    Date: 1/27     Cost: $55.00

How to tie flies that will not only tempt the toothy and aggressive critters but give you an advantage on keeping them hooked.

February

Soft Hackle Strategies    Date: 2/3    Cost: $35.00

Soft Hackle flies probably account for more trout caught than any other style in our area. This class will focus on some classics and some twists that produce fish twelve months out of the year. Everyone who fishes tailwaters and mountain streams should have a box dedicated to soft hackles.

Carp/ Skipjack/ Buffalo/ Gar    Date: 2/10    Cost: $55.00

Some of the best fishing in our area is provided by what some uneducated anglers consider trash fish. We have been pioneers in developing fly fishing for alternative species. This class will teach some of our top producers for all of them.

Freshwater Striper/ Hybrids    Date: 2/17    Cost: $55.00

Frustrated with trying to “match the hatch” when fishing our local waters? This class will get your fly box filled with the most productive flies for both species.  Middle Tennessee has some of the best Striper/Hybrids fishing in the country!

Smallmouth Flies    Date:2/24    Cost: $55.00

James Johnsey, our resident smallmouth expert and guide, will teach his most productive patterns for what many claim to be Tennessee’s premiere game fish.