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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!!! Call 865-696-9474 and tell me your background - I want to hear it.

Monday, February 17, 2014

FLY FISH KNOXVILLE -- TAKING NAMES FOR NEXT CLASS --


NOW FULL  for MAY 2014   (TAKING NAMES FOR NEXT CLASS)

“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







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