Fly Tying Classes & Events



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.


Tailwater Bugs

Date: 3/3   Cost: $35

Living in Middle-Tennessee, we have an abundance of fantastic tailwater fisheries. From the White River in Arkansas to the Watauga in East Tennessee, we want you to be confident and prepared to step in any tailwater with your own flies and fish as if you’ve been fishing that river for years.

Master the Midges

Date: 3/10   Cost: $35

Quite possiblly the most successful fly for trout fishing and by far the most productive fly on the Caney Fork. Join us in learning how to tie a better midge with our very own midge-master, Buckley Lewis.


Musky/ Big Game

Date: 3/24     Cost: $55

* This is a rescheduled class*

How to tie flies that will not only tempt the toothy and aggressive critters but give you an advantage on keeping them hooked. This class will also touch on big flies for Stripers, big Trout, Smallmouth and other fish-eating, fish species.

Foam Terrestrials    Date: 3/31   Cost: $35

This past year was one of the best for fishing terrestrial patterns on the Caney Fork. Join us for a Saturday of learning how to tie with foam and creating the most “fun-to-fish” flies there are.


Beginner Class   Date: 4/7   Cost: $35

Tying your own flies and catching fish on them is one of the more rewarding acts an angler can accomplish. Join us in learning the basics of tying and becoming more comfortable at your vise.

Poppers    Date: 4/14    Cost: $75

Join us for a Saturday of popper tying. We will cover everything from deer hair to painting foam with the Copic Marker Air Brush Kit.

Articulated Streamers    Date: 4/21    Cost: $55

Throughout the years streamer fishing has moved into the norm for a lot of fishermen. Articulated streamers are some of the most realistic of the streamer family and are as much fun to tie as they are to fish.

Deer Hair Bugs     Date: 4/28    Cost: $55

Spinning deer hair can be a daunting task when you haven’t been taught how easy it can be. Let us make being scared of tying and spinning deer hair a thing of the past.

Caney Fork Entomology  -ON THE WATER-   Date: 4/29    Cost: $85

This class looks at the river from top to bottom and side to side. We cover the length of the river to discover the aquatic life of the Caney Fork River. This is one of the most eye-opening classes we teach and will take you as an angler to the next level.


Carp / Skipjack / Buffalo/ Gar       Date: 5/5   Cost: $55

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 f our top producers for all of these species. If you plan on fishing our annual “Carp Masters Tournament” this class will give you head start.

How to fish the Caney Fork -ON THE WATER-  Date:5/6    Cost: $125

This class offers a key to help unlock some of the secrets of the Caney Fork River. We will examine the river itself, from the aquatic life to the substrate, to the micro currents and determine what is the optimal presentation for the situation. If you can only take one class, this is the one to take!!


Multi-Species Tournament        Date: June 1st-3rd

Details to come.


Carp Masters Tournament     Date: July 6th-8th

Details to come.


10x Tournament      Date: October 7th

Details to come.


-Call 615-341-0420 or email to sign up for classes-