DATES ARE (Tues / Thurs) JANUARY 21, 23, 28,29,30 -- a special Wednesday night the 29TH at 3 RiversAngler Fly Shop
This is a HANDS-ON class covering “Everything you NEED to know about fly fishing” –
about 8 hours of classroom instruction
Students will be:
Knowledgeable -- enough to feel comfortable in any fly shop – know what you are looking at…
Confident and Productive (ability to catch fish) to be able to read the stream / know where and what direction (upstream or downstream) and make the right presentation with the particular fly – to catch fish.
Have the right temperament to handle “problems” like snags / lost flies / falling in / and still enjoy themselves
We start at the reel and cover what you NEED to know about setup / drag / backing / line / how to rig etc..
We move to the fly rods – covering the variety of weights / What to buy / what to avoid
We then cover lines – what you need to know about them and the different types
We then review leaders / tippets – many money saving tips here
We cover knots / loops / all hands-on
We then cover flies
We cover Safety
We discuss clothing / vests / walking sticks / gear in the vest / types of Waders… all aspects of gear
We discuss where to go / streams in the area / laws or special regulations / trout and bass
About 4 HOURS HANDS - ON casting – each student will be able to cast proficiently
Class is held at Cedar Bluff Racquet Club -- in any weather because we cast on a Tennis court. We have a classroom section and then a casting lesson each night.
I can supply a student their fly rod if needed – no equipment is required. Most do bring their own rod / reel with them if they have one, of course. We discuss what to buy to make the students an informed buyer as part of the class. 3 Rivers Angler fly shop has a lifetime warranty fly rod for about $160, if you need a great rod at a great price. If you have a rod / reel let me know about it and bring it with you each night. All you NEED to bring is a notebook and pen – each night.
SPECIAL NIGHT -- DVD – supplemental learning WEDNESDAY January 29th -- we will watch an instructional DVD to cover “on the steam” activity. We watch it in 3 Rivers Angler fly shop because Allen and Jeremy are gracious enough to allow us to have the shop all to ourselves. It is closed to the public.
3 RiversAngler Fly shop
5113 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
TO BOOK A SEAT -- CALL Drew at 865-696-9474
EMAIL DrewStill@Gmail.com Tuition is $199/student