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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.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Mike Stafford - BIG BROWN TROUT

Mike Stafford 

18 1/2 " Brown Trout 

Former Student - Mike Stafford lands this beautiful male Brown Trout on a size 18 nymph with 5x tippet!!!  He went downstream as the fish TOOK OFF in the current... Mike kept the rod high and tried to stay below the fish in the stream as best he could... then when it was TIME to net him, he was able to get the fish's head up.... and the fish was pushed down to him... into the net.  PERFECT NET JOB.  What fun!!!  After a fight like that, the fish and Mike were both spent!  HA.    







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