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Fly Fish Knoxville - I am a (FIVE time) Fly Casting Champion and I teach at THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville. I have fly fished all my life as fly fishing was the glue that bonded me with my dad, Dr. George Still. I made my first fly rod at age 12 and attended an advanced fly tying class with my dad at age 13. I have won a number of fishing contests while growing up. I simply want to provide the OPPORTUNITY for others to enjoy fly fishing by teaching students the sport. It is a terrific way to build lifelong relationships with multiple people. It is a sport that helps with the development of Patience, Kindness, and Gentleness and of course Self Control. I also like catching BIG FISH on BIG water!!! Call 865-696-9474 and tell me your background - I want to hear it.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

FIGHT OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2014


Fly Fish Tennessee -- This 21.5" Rainbow Trout was RIGHT where she was supposed to be... BANG.  "Fish On".  My friends Hes and Alex Schuettler and I had a ball this Easter Saturday fishing for SMALLMOUTH and catching Bass, Drum, Carp and of course, Trout...  making our rounds on the rivers. What a blessed day we had.  Get out there!!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

FIGHT OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2014

FLY FISH TENNESSEE  --   LOOK AT THIS FISH... Right were she was supposed to be!!!    She could not resist the home-made streamer swimming past her nose.  BANG, "fish on" and the line stripped off the reel.   As the fight progressed and I had to move downstream to net her, I knew she would make this award.   What a great fight, a quick picture and a quick release for her as I worked with her to regain her strength.  GET OUT THERE!!!   Smallmouth bass coming soon.... get ready.




Monday, February 17, 2014

MAY 2014 FLY FISHING CLASS - NOW FILLING


FILLING NOW for MAY 2014   

“Everything you NEED to know about fly fishing”


DATES ARE (Tues / Thurs) MAY 20, 22, then 27, 28, 29  -- a special Wednesday 28th at 3 Rivers Angler Fly Shop for Teaching DVD and tour of the fly shop

The instruction is a
HANDS-ON class covering “Everything you NEED to know about fly fishing” – it is not everything there IS to know. I let the students know what is important and what is needed. It is a complete mind dump from me of all the aspects of fly fishing.

about
8 hours of classroom instruction plus
about
4 hours of HANDS-ON casting lessons

PRICE is $199/student


I want the students to 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


Topics that we cover:



GEAR



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



Where to go / streams in the area / laws or special regulations / trout and bass



CASTING



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 -- 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

http://www.3riversangler.com/  

5113 Kingston Pike

Knoxville, TN 37919

Phone: 865.200.5271

Toll-Free: 877.563.6424


PRICE is $199/student


BOOK A SEAT -- CALL OR EMAIL :  

Drew Still


Fly Fishing Instructor

DrewStill@Gmail.com

865-696-9474







Thursday, February 6, 2014

Derrick Douthat -- Alumni Student -- Biggest Fish on a fly rod !!!!

Derrick Douthat  

Derrick Douthat holds his 18" RAINBOW TROUT from the Holston on a streamer.  It did not take long before I heard... "Big Fish"...  and after a great fight, here it is!!!   Derrick is one of my most advanced students who fishes all types of flies with both floating and SINKING fly lines.  He is hooked !!!!   What a great day to be out on the stream.     

January 2014 CLASS GRADUATES





January 2014 Class  --  READY FOR THE STREAM
Fly Fish Tennessee
Pictured Left Front going clockwise:  John Scurlock, Ron Campbell, Delane Coggins, Griffin Coggins, Tim Coggins, (back wall are alumni Brian Westphalen and Joe Fore who provided their tips for the class) Mary Sneed, Michael Tribble, Bill Tribble, Bill Gregg.  Absent are Mike Sneed and Brian Watson.

This class had a variety of people from many walks of life, including multiple families with members whom will fly fish TOGETHER for the rest of their lives!!!   They are ready to HIT THE STREAM....What a great class!! Now, GET OUT THERE!!!!    

Student Comments

John Scurlock says "This class includes a lot of visual aids and hands-on sessions.  In the end, even a novice will walk away with the knowledge needed to hit the stream".

Bill Gregg says " This was a fantastic class... you will come away from this class with some great money saving tips and confidence,... had a great time. " 

Brian Watson Says   " A very hands-on focused fly fishing class.  There's a lot of lessons learned Drew shared that only happen through years of experience which were very helpful and steeply shortened the learning curve".  

Mary Sneed says "Very thorough, well organized, clearly presented course on fly fishing... it was great".  

Mike Sneed says " Your passion adds a lot to the class and makes it FUN"...  Thanks Drew.  

Mike Tribble says "Thanks for getting my dad and I on our way for some great memories... great class." 

Bill Tribble says    "Drew takes the time to make sure that you learn..."

Delane Coggins says "This class was an information packed and hands-on practical application of the sport of fly fishing".

Griffin Coggins says   "This class was very helpful...." 


Contact DrewStill@gmail.com or  865-696-9474 for your seat 




Saturday, November 23, 2013

NEW CLASS -- FULL -- JANUARY 2014




JANUARY 2014 CLASS - FULL  
TO BOOK A SEAT -- CALL 865-696-9474  OR EMAIL DrewStill@Gmail.com



TO BOOK A SEAT -- CALL Drew at 865-696-9474  
OR
EMAIL DrewStill@Gmail.com  
 
 
Tuition is $199/student








FIGHT OF MONTH -- RUNNER UP - NOVEMBER

FLY FISH TENNESSEE -- TOWNSEND TN -- RIGHT WHERE HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
This 18" Male Rainbow Trout with his hooked lower jaw could not pass up my streamer swimming in his face...  "FISH ON" and a great fight, too.  You have to get down to these fish and sometimes a sinking line is needed.  GET OUT THERE !!!  

Sunday, November 17, 2013

WINNER - FIGHT OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER 2013 LUNKER

FLY FISHING TENNESSEE -- RIGHT WERE SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE !!!!!   When the indicator went under, she came up fast with a big SPLASH!!!  This 3LB + fish gave it all she had but when it was all over, she was in the net and released unharmed.  What a fight on my 5WT Fly Rod. Joe Fore and I caught and released 15+ Rainbow Trout in Townsend -- a great 1/2 day on the water.  GET OUT THERE

Monday, September 16, 2013

August 2013 Class Graduates and Student Comments

FLY FISHING EAST TENNESSEE

READY to hit the stream!!!  These students were featured on the WATE TV show and have demonstrated what it takes to CATCH FISH.   I am sure you will see them "out there".  Back Row: Randy Rainey, Will Davis, Andy Davis, Doug Cameron, Diane Cameron.  Middle Row:  Mark Williamson, Beth Williamson, Richard Baylor.  Front Row:  Todd Fisher, Chris Johnson, Martin Gerbman.

TV STORY ABOUT CLASS - CLICK HERE  

Student Comments

Chris Johnson said " I Highly Recommend this class..."
Todd Fisher said " This class was well taught and I enjoyed it very much" 
Beth Williamson said " Lots of fun with a tremendous amount of learning" 
Mark Williamson said " Excellent Class to learn the basics... to give you confidence" 
Will Davis said " You can either spend a lifetime to learn this... or.. Take Drew's Class."
Martin Gerbman said  " I thoroughly enjoyed it & look forward to fishing."
Richard Baylor said " I Enjoyed the class very much... very worthwhile."
Randy Rainey said  " Drew is a wealth of knowledge... this is what you want to do."






Friday, August 16, 2013

WATE TV SHOW -- WATCH VIDEO ABOUT CLASS

Special thanks to Gene Patterson for taking time to shoot this segment on "Spirit of East Tennessee" show.

See the episode here : 
 
 
Drew Still
865-696-9474
 
 

Monday, August 12, 2013

FIGHT OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2013

This 19 1/2 Rainbow hit my streamer so hard that I thought I foul hooked a CARP.  Streaming into my backing ON THE HOLSTON.  I was on the run to cut down the distance.  Glad I did as there was NO WAY you can bring a fish this size back up the river.  You must go down stream to land these beauties.  Right where he was supposed to be..... Deep Run.  GET OUT THERE!!! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

FLY FISHING TENNESSEE

Fly Fishing Tennessee -- RIGHT WHERE SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE.  This 16 1/2" Rainbow Trout hit on the RUN!!!   Drag was streaming out right away!!  What fun and a quick release to be caught again.  GET OUT THERE.    

Friday, June 14, 2013

JUNE 2013 CLASS GRADUATES -- STUDENT COMMENTS


READY TO HIT THE STREAM

L to R -- Back Row is Butch Geldrich - Middle row is Michael Irwin, Farrukh Siddiqui, Dan Peters, Front row-- Rubab Siddiqui, Maryan Siddiqui, Denise Stillman, Robert Stillman

Comments include:

Farrukh said  "One of the best classes I have ever taken"
Robert said    "Great Class, Great Experience"
Denise said    "Drew is an exceptional instructor..."
Butch said     "Great hands-on instruction..."
Danny said    "Great for any age / beginner or experienced level"
Michael said  "Great first fly fishing class .. would like more"
Rubab said    "Great hands-on class"
Maryam said  "This class helped a lot..."

WINNER - FIGHT OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2013

This 18" Rainbow - very healthy Rainbow Trout must have jumped 5 times before being netted.  What a fight!!!  Right where she was SUPPOSED TO BE ... 

MARC COOPER'S 20 INCH RAINBOW

MARC COOPER landed this 20" LUNKER in the weir pool of the Clinch River with many folks taking notes... it was quickly released and back in the water for YOU to catch, later.  This fish is his biggest trout - to date.... but more to come.... GET OUT THERE!!! 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

MONSTER RAINBOW TROUT -- guess how big ???

IT IS A RAINBOW TROUT - not a steelhead !!! 

BRIAN WESTPHALEN - loves to fish

Brian never gets tired of catching big fish -- 20+ incher

ALEX SCHUETTLER - with his BIG ONE for the day

Alex Schuettler - one of many for the day 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rod Caldwell with a good one

Rod Caldwell - after work relaxation 

2013 MONSTER SMALLMOUTH

FUN  FUN   FUN 
CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE  

Friday, May 3, 2013

BRIAN WESTPHALEN -- MAKING IT LOOK EASY -- HOW DO YOU DO IT ??????

Brian Westphalen - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD -- so far.  hahaha -- This East Tennessee River SMALLMOUTH BASS is measured by the ARM.  FINGERS TO MID-BICEP -- that is what we are talking about for this LUNKER.  What is your secret???  

Jeff Meredith -- Bass Time in Tennessee

JEFF MEREDITH - had a fight on his hands... have you ever seen "LUNKER FEVER"?  The indications are the hands are shaking and the adrenaline is flowing.... with a smile on the face.... hahaha .  What a great job handling this fish!!!  THIS IS WHY WE GO FISHING... to catch this size fish!!!  Great Job Jeff.     

WINNER "FIGHT OF THE MONTH" MAY 2013

FLY FISH TENNESSEE -- SPRINGTIME SMALLMOUTH BASS FISHING in Tennessee rivers is hard to beat, anywhere.  Right where she was supposed to be !!!!! FISH ON.   I fish with clear 10 LB leader from the fly line loop TO THE FLY.  Fish the STREAMERS deep in the holes with sinking line if needed.  Great time to use sinking line.  Set the hook hard and keep the rod at 11 O'clock.  Hold on!!! 

Monday, April 22, 2013

WINNER "FIGHT OF THE MONTH" - APRIL 2013

Yes - I have caught bigger... but this is NOT BAD
FLY FISH TENNESSEE -- GET OUT THERE --  RIVER FISHING FOR BASS

TOWNSEND TN -- at its best -- big fish and catchable too --

Picture by Mike Liske

FLY FISH TENNESSEE -- How about this BEAUTY -- right where he was supposed to be.  I did a quick release and he is ready to be caught by YOU...  get out there!!!  

Brian Westphalen - FIRST BASS OF THE YEAR - 2013


Brian Westphalen -- makes it look easy

FLY FISH TENNESSEE --  WHAT does this tell you???   The small mouth are in the rivers... Get out there!!!  Make sure you have strong 8 lb to 10 lb spinning line as tippet (or) go from your (fly line end loop) all the way down to the fly with 10 lb test.  Get some weighted streamers and get down to the fish....

Sunday, March 3, 2013

WINNER - FIGHT OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2013

FLY FISHING TENNESSEE
FLY FISH TENNESSEE -- WINNER --  THIS HEALTHY 16.5 INCH MALE RAINBOW TROUT (Townsend TN) hit my streamer in very cold water.  There are snow capped mountaintops all around on this beautiful March 3, 2013 Day.   The water tempurature did not slow him down... and after a very good fight AND quick picture... the release.  He is in there for someone else to catch and release him again and again.... GET OUT THERE.   

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

UNIVERSITY OF TN - MARCH CLASS - FILLING NOW


The University of Tennessee MARCH 2013 Fly Fishing Class
DATES ARE  (Tues / Thurs)  March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 20 WED, 21st -- Three straight weeks on Tues / Thurs with a special Wednesday night on the 20th at the local 3 RiversAngler Fly shop. We will cover "Everything you NEED to know about Fly Fishing".   To learn more here:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  $199/student

The instruction is a HANDS-ON class covering “Everything you NEED to know about fly fishing” – it is not everything there IS to know.  I let the students know what is important vs. what is available to know…   It is a complete mind dump from me of all the aspects of fly fishing.  My guiding principles are these:
I want the students to be:
ü  Knowledgeable enough to feel comfortable in a fly shop – know what you are looking at…
ü  Functional (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
ü  Have the right temperament to handle “problems” like snags / lost flies / falling in / and still enjoy themselves

Class breakdown of about 8 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of HANDS-ON casting lessons

Topics that we cover:  
GEAR
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
 Where to go / streams in the area / laws or special regulations / trout and bass

CASTING
We spend about 4 hours of hands-on casting – each student will be able to cast proficiently

DVD – supplemental learning
WEDNESDAY MARCH 20TH --  we 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 outsiders.   

Class is held at Cedar Deane Hill Rec Center (corner of Deane Hill and Morrell) -- in any weather because we cast on Basketball court.  We have a classroom section and then a casting lesson each night that we meet at the Rec Center.    

 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.   

Each student provides feedback at the end of the class and I apply it as I can – I have been teaching for about 5+ years and students love the class.  Some have said it was their best class, ever.   I put all I have into the class, I teach because I want to and not because I have to for the financial reasons.    Read the student comments here – www.FLYFISHINGCLASS.com 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

Drew Still
Fly Fishing Instructor
865-696-9474
  

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

JANUARY 2013 CLASS IS FULL


The January 2013 class is FULL :
  (5 SESSIONS OVER 2 WEEKS)


Jan 29 / 31 Tuesday / Thursday

Feb 5/ 6/ 7 Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday (Wednesday is the fly shop night @ 3 RiversAnglers from 6:30 – 8:30)

Class time is from 6:30pm till about 9:30 – 9:45 each night




Sunday, December 23, 2012

WINNER - FIGHT OF THE MONTH - DEC 2012

                   Little River -- Tied for fight of the month.     

Friday, November 23, 2012

WINNER - FIGHT OF THE THE MONTH - NOV 2012

This 18 inch Rainbow Trout - RELEASED of course... hit a homemade light gray, silver ribbed size 18 bead headed midge.  Dead floated -- FIGHT OF THE MONTH -- "NO DOUBT"  PRESENTATION - PRESENTATION - PRESENTATION 

Townsend -- has big fish these days

This 16 1/2 inch Rainbow Trout was eager to jump on my streamer... BANG hit hard and fought like a Steelhead as she jumped many times!!!  How exciting it was. 

17 INCHER -- Renee Cox




Renee Cox did not mess around with this 17 Inch lunker... fought her like a champ. 
BLACK FRIDAY -- a day to be out of the stores and on the stream....

Sunday, October 28, 2012

WINNER - FIGHT OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2012

THIS 19 INCH RAINBOW TROUT  pictured in my OVER-SIZED net that my dad made, took me down stream and I thought for SURE he was a Brown Trout as the golden glow was seen from quite a distance.  After about 10 minutes, I was able to net this big MALE (hooked lower jaw) and a quick release.  He never looked back... Fight of the Month, for sure...PLUS of the PRETTIEST fish too.What a beautiful golden color he has!!!   (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  

TIME FOR A BIGGER NET

What a GREAT DAY to be out on the water even though the wind was racing and the cold air was moving in...  This 17 INCH RAINBOW TROUT did not mind.  PRESENTATION / PRESENTATION / PRESENTATION -- 4x tippet has never failed me. On the CLINCH RIVER.    

Sunday, August 19, 2012

WINNER -- FIGHT OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2012

Fly Fishing Tennessee --  This BEAUTIFUL 18.5 Rainbow Trout was right where she was supposed to be....stripped out my line so fast that I thought she was a CARP.  She took me downstream to some slower water and that is when I saw her for the first time... This is no carp!!! I had just changed my tippet from fishing my trusty 5X tippet with nymphs to put on my 4X to throw my homemade streamers.  I am glad I did!!!   BANG.... She hit like a fast moving train.  What a fight for a GOOD 10 minutes. My Selke hat sure does keep me cool, too.    Butch Johnson and I had a great day on the water.  GET OUT THERE. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

2012 MEN'S GATHERING - MANY FISH RELEASED


Fly Fishing Tennessee -- 17" + Rainbow Trout -- on the Clinch River - Knoxville TN.  What a great "weekend getaway" at this beautiful LODGE ON THE CLINCH -  http://www.vrbo.com/305592  This lodge will sleep 15 men comfortably and has all the comforts of home -- PLUS IT IS ON THE CLINCH RIVER.  This year there were some BIG FISH caught by a few folks. This 17" fish did not want to come in and was using the ONE GENERATOR FLOW to his advantage.... what a great fight.  As you can see next to my SELKE hat, this fish is healthy and LARGE and was released with no problems.  He is still in there...Go catch him again. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

WINNER - FIGHT OF THE YEAR - 23 INCH RAINBOW

Fly Fishing Tennessee -- This 23 INCH CLINCH RIVER RAINBOW is the WINNER OF THE FIGHT OF THE YEAR!!!!   (CLICK ON PICTURE TO SEE BETTER).  She "took off UPSTREAM" -- you know they are BIG when they are SCREAMING YOUR DRAG WHILE GOING UPSTREAM!!!   With no jumps to offer a glimpse, I was just wondering if it was a trout..... but I did know one thing... it was TIME TO GET A BIGGER NET !!!!  What fun!!!!.  I think the SLOT LIMIT is working fine.   Get out there......  RELEASED unharmed for the next fisherfriend.

WINNER - FIGHT OF THE MONTH - JULY 2012

Fly Fishing Tennessee  -- THIS 25 INCH CARP - took me into my backing as I was running down the stream... trying to keep up,,, WOW, what a surprise to find a CARP on the end of my fly rod!!!!  WHAT A FIGHT to remember.  Winner for JULY - "FIGHT OF THE MONTH".

STURGEN FISH IN HOLSTON

Fly Fishing Tennessee  --  Hes Schuettler spotted this fish lurking like a harmless carp.... but THIS IS NO CARP.  Look at the unique fins and the markings on the top back of the fish.... (click on picture to enlarge)  BEAUTIFUL (to another STURGEN).

TWENTY INCH Rainbow - RELEASED -

KENNY MARCUM - IS HOOKED ON FISHING!!! This 20 INCH RAINBOW gave the ZEBCO 33 drag system and its"backward reel feature" a "RUN" for its life.  Kenny hooked this fish and you could tell it was a big fish becasue it JUMPED out of the water twice and hit like a sack of cement. Kenny held he rod at 11 o'clock  and quickly switched to the back-reeling capability of the reel... saving the break off.  As she made many runs, Kenny just held the rod at 11 and waited her out... RELEASED WITH NO HARM -- GO CATCH AND RELEASE HER AGAIN AND AGAIN!!!!   

Sunday, June 17, 2012

WINNER - FIGHT OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2012 -- FATHER'S DAY

Fly Fishing Tennessee --  WHAT A GREAT DAY -- with my good friend Hes Scheuttler enjoying Father's Day with the fish biting and the weather perfect!!!  I love my new SELKE hat...as the sun warms the air... I stay cool.  This fish gave a great fight as they do on the Holston.  She took me downstream and into some nice slow water for the catch and release following this quick snapshot.  What fun -- "get out there".

Saturday, June 16, 2012

UT -- JULY CLASS FILLING NOW !!!

There are few seats remaining in the upcoming Fly Fishing Class at UT starting July 10th -- July 26th -- Tuesday and Thursday Evenings  6:30 -- 8:30.   Learn "Everything you need to know about Fly Fishing" including Casting / Gear / Knots / Reading the Stream / Fighting the Fish / Landing the Fish / MUCH MORE.... See the student comments in the below posts.... $199 complete with gear furnished if needed.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

MAY 2012 CLASS - FULL

What a great group. (L to R) Bruce Suddarth, Butch Johnson, Michael Conti, Sara Mulville, Carol Coffey, Daniel Lewis, Chuck Jerigan and Andrew Fipps.  This group was casting like they had been doing it for years.  Each with their own "style"... laying it out there... with finesse.  Cedar Bluff Racquet Club has never seen the likes of fly casting like this before!!  What a great place for us to learn. 

Michael said "I found the classroom time just as fun as the casting".
Sara said "I can't wait to get on the water.  Awesome class".
Chuck said "This course has given me confidence in the sport in many different areas". "Excellent Job"!
Andrew said "This is exactly what I was looking for.  I am confident to fly fish any stream in East Tn.".
Carol said "If you want to learn how to Fly Fish... TAKE DREW'S CLASS."
Daniel said "Definitely a good investment of my money.  It covered everything I needed to know".
Butch said " "Thanks for all the information, I thoroughly enjoyed your course".
Bruce said "This class was the BEST class I have ever taken, PERIOD.  I recommend this to anyone".

Get out there!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

A MEMERABLE MEMORIAL DAY - 19 1/4"

THIS 19 1/4 INCH Rainbow Trout - RIGHT WHERE SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN...caught me off guard because I had fished the area well, without a strike... I then I changed colors and BANG!!!  After going downstream to net her, I received a "thumbs up" from the neighboring fly fishermen in the area who watched the whole show happen. MY MOTTO -- "If you are not catching, CHANGE SOMETHING... either go deeper, change color, change fly or just change your presentation style.  The fish are TELLING you that they are not interested, if you are not catching fish."

APRIL 2012 - UT FLY FISHING CLASS -- FULL

TALK ABOUT FAST LEARNERS !!!!  This group has emailed me MANY successful fly fishing stories already... with some fishing DRY FLIES on the Clinch and taking fish!!!  From back row, left to right, Lee Thomas, George Smith.  Center row - Ronald Cross, Sue Stone, Larry Parker, Larry Fields.  Front row - Dougg Williams, David Coffey and Lorrie Wright.  I look forward to hearing more fishing adventures with this group.  I am PROUD of them. 

Lee said  "Drew got down to my level so I could understand everything.  It was GREAT".
Larry said "You learn the basics in every area...a great way to get a solid foundation".
Dougg said "You will learn to Fly Fish, guaranteed.  Great materials, great emails... Fish On!!!".
Lorri said "Great class if you are just starting out".
David said "Great! Covers all critical aspects of Fly Fishing that you need to get out and FISH".
Sue said "I really appreciate the no frills, straight talking approach to fly fishing...an expert".
Larry said "An excellent class to get enugh info to get on the stream and know what you are doing".
Ronald said "Very informative, Instructor was well informed and avid fisherman".
George said " A practical, hands-on course that covers all the essential knowledge and info needed..."


Get out there!!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

TWENTY INCHER

Fly Fishing Tennessee -- This 20" fish was "RIGHT WHERE SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE".  Streamer fishing casting downstream at 45 degrees can pay off BIG TIME.  There was no hatch to speak of... so I reached for one of my inventions (my personal pattern that I tied)  "minnow" imitation... and BANG.  I was not sure she was a trout until she was up close.  I had to get out of the stream and go down to her... quick release following the picture.  (Picture by Sean Camp)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

WINNER - FIGHT OF THE MONTH - MAY 2012


Fly Fishing Tennessee -- GETTING DOWN to the fish with GOOD PRESENTATION =
19 inches -
Presentation - Presentation - Presentation

Saturday, April 21, 2012

MAY 2012 CLASS - FULL

CLASS IS FULL
Students Register here (free) or  to ask questions
http://www.flyfishingclass.eventbrite.com/
 
DATES: May 29, 31, June 5, (6), 7 - Tues / Thurs 6:30pm - 9:30pm  WED June 6th is a special Instructional DVD night at 3 Rivers Anglers fly shop  (5 Total Sessions)
 
Class consists of about 10 hours classroom learning PLUS  4 hours of  "HANDS-ON CASTING"
Class Location - @ Cedar Bluff Racquet Club (behind Catholic High School)
 
Register here - free - http://www.flyfishingclass.eventbrite.com/ 
or submit questions. 
 
865-696-9474 call Drew with questions
 
$199 Fee

Smoky Mountain Fishing

Smoky Mountain Fishing
Picture by Brent Bonar

Whopper with my son David

Whopper with my son David
Over 21 inches

Uncle Kenny on the Clinch

Uncle Kenny on the Clinch
The fishing is just part of his fun!!!