Classes & Events

Fly Tying Classes:
Reserve your spot today!

We are excited for this year’s slate of tying classes. We are taking reservations on a first come basis. Seating is limited and will fill up quickly. Due to high demand and commitments from instructors, we are unable to issue any refunds. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Midges:
6 SPOTS LEFT

Dates: 4/4/20
9am – 3pm
Intermediate Class
One Day/Approx. 6 hours of instruction
Materials and tools provided
Instructor:  Buckley Lewis
Cost: $35.00

If you fish the southern tail waters you can’t have enough of the small stuff.  No one has a better collection of Midges that catch fish than Buck! This class will fill your boxes with flies that our fish like to eat.


Beginning Fly Tying: FULL

Dates: Class is Full
9am – 3pm
Beginner Class
One Day/Approx. 6 hours of instruction
Materials and tools provided
Instructor:  Buckley Lewis
Cost: $30.00

Afraid of commitment? This class is designed for the person that just can’t commit four nights to our beginner class, or for the budget minded.  This class will cover just enough to get you jump started into fly tying. You will leave with 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 Class: FULL

Dates:  Class is Full
9am – 3pm
Intermediate/Advanced 
One session/Approx. 6 hours of instruction
Materials and tools provided
Instructor:  Jim Mauries or Buckley Lewis
Cost: $35.00

What the fish eat in March is quite different from what they eat in April.  This class is a serious look at the river month by month, January to December.  Jim began guiding the Caney Fork River over thirty years ago, and has collected insect samples every year since.  This class will unlock the secrets of the Caney Fork, and fill your boxes with effective patterns to catch the bigger, hold-over fish which elude most anglers.  This is an intermediate/advanced class.


Tennessee Tail Water Class:
6 Spots Left

Dates: 3/21/20
9am – 3pm
Intermediate/Advanced
One session/Approx. 6 hours of instruction
Materials and tools provided
Instructor:  Jim Mauries or Buckley Lewis
Cost: $35.00

Which hatch is best for each Tennessee river?  This class looks at the nine trout tail waters across the state, and evaluates the optimal time of year to fish these hatches.  We will teach the patterns to match the hatch! This is an intermediate/advanced class.


Smoky Mountain Classics:
5 Spots Left

Dates: 4/11/20
9am – 3pm
Intermediate/Advanced
One sessions/Approx. 6 hours of instruction
Materials and tools provided
Instructor:  Jim Mauries
Cost: $55.00

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.  This class is all about teaching the unique patterns of the Southern Appalachian region. Jim has been collecting these patterns for over twenty years now. 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.


Foam/
Terrestrials:
4 Spots Left

Dates: 4/18/20
9am – 3pm
Intermediate/Advanced Class
One Day/Approx. 6 hours of instruction
Materials and tools provided
Instructor:  Buckley Lewis
Cost: $35.00

Tough, high riding, and easy to see, you should have a box of foam attractors and terrestrials for Middle Tennessee waters.  Trout or smallmouth eat them up! This class will cover everything from Ants/Hoppers/Stones/Beetles/Cicadas.


Euro/
Competition Flies:
7 Spots Left

Dates: 4/25/20
9am – 3pm
Intermediate/Advanced Class
One Day/Approx. 6 hours of instruction
Materials and tools provided
Instructor:  Jim Mauries or Buckley Lewis
Cost: $35.00

Learn to tie some of the most effective Euro nymph patterns for Czech, Polish, French and Spanish style nymphing.  A can’t miss class for more advanced tying.  Come get your comp on.


Schools & Clinics


Caney Fork Entomology:
5 Spots Left

Date: 5/31/20
Time TBA
Instructor:  Jim Mauries
Cost: $100.00
Lunch Provided

Pack your bag.  We are taking a field trip.  In this class we learn all about bugs and the matching patterns that will land bigger and better fish on the Caney Fork.  We will not only teach you the difference between a scud and a sow bug, but we will teach you where and when a scud is better to fish than a sow bug.   Each section of the Caney varies tremendously throughout the system and time of year. We will travel to the river, collect and identify bugs from top to bottom, discuss the matching patterns, and how to fish each.  You will return with encyclopedic knowledge that would take years to learn on your own, AND a kick ass bug collection that will impress your fly-fishing friends.


-Call 615-341-0420 or email the shop flysouth@bellsouth.net to sign up for classes-