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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!!! EMAIL ME and tell me your background - I want to hear it.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

FORMER STUDENT - Mike Stafford - doing it right

MIKE STAFFORD 

Mike Stafford is doing everything right.  He chose his fly (rotating every 15 min or so until you find one that the fish want).  Set the depth of the indicator to match the drop speed of the fly with that current.  When the fish hit, the indicator stopped becasue the current was swift and he set the hook straight up to 11 o'clock just "sticking" the fish.  As you can see during the fight, the rod is held high at 11 and he is simply enjoying the fight.  He went downstream about 30 yards to net the fish in slower water.  PERFECT   Great Job Mike with that 15" Rainbow Trout!!!     

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