- DREW STILL
- Fly Fish Tennessee - I am a (FIVE time) Fly Casting Champion and I've taught 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!!! EMAIL ME and tell me your background - I want to hear it.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
WINNER "FIGHT OF THE MONTH" - July 2011 -
THIS 17 INCH Rainbow Trout hit (a size # 18 Tan Caddis dry fly) "on top"on the Holston River with so much force that I knew immediately it was a BIG FISH. As the fish took off down stream... screaming my drag, it was clear by the 3rd airborne jump that this lunker was the "fight of the month" for July. The sound of the fish splashing back in the water was one of the the deciding factors. As the fight continued, both Deaver and Steve Arnett agreed with me that (if I landed the fish) this fish was very worthy of the title. Then, about 15 minutes later, with my trusty 5x tippet -- I scooped him up with my over-sized net that my dad made for me over 30 years ago. Following a short revival, he was released with care. (Picture taken by Steve Arnett)