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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.

Monday, October 21, 2019





Enrolling NOW 
FLY FISHING CLASS
“EVERYTHING you NEED to know about Fly Fishing“

EVENING CLASS
 6:30 PM – 9:45 PM
2/3 – 2/7 / 2020
5 sessions
Monday 2/3/2020– Classroom / Casting
Tuesday 2/4/2020 – Classroom / Casting
Wednesday 2/5/2020– 3 Rivers Angler Fly Shop
   Thursday 2/6/2020 – Classroom / Casting
Friday 2/7/2020 – Classroom / Casting

LOCATION

Maryville First Baptist Church
Family Center
202 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801




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 to be productive.  

10 hours of classroom instruction
PLUS
4 hours of HANDS-ON CASTING lessons

All you NEED to bring is a notebook and pen 
(I supply all equipment)

PRICE is $225/student

SPECIAL NIGHT -- DVD – supplemental learning on WEDNESDAY   - we will watch an instructional DVD to cover “on the steam” Fly Fishing. We watch this TEACHING DVD in 3 Rivers Angler fly shop because Allen is gracious enough to allow us to have the shop all to ourselves. 

3 RiversAngler Fly shop 
5113 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919




Students will be:
Knowledgeable -- enough to feel comfortable in any fly shop – know what you are looking at…
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.
Have the right temperament to handle “problems” like snags / lost flies / falling in / and still enjoy themselves

10 hours of classroom instruction 

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 rod – 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 cover flies – Types / Categories / Presentation of each

Safety

 MORE GEAR -- 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

4 HOURS OF  “HANDS-ON” CASTING

I can supply each 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. 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. 
(I will supply all equipment)

CLASS PRICE is $225/student

TO BOOK A SEAT -- CONTACT ME DIRECTLY  

 EMAIL :  DrewStill@Gmail.com      
Drew Still
Fly Fishing Instructor

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