Here in the valley we have a wealth of opportunity to pursue a wide range of fishing. The proximity of the Great Smoky Mountains offers 800 miles of fishable streams where an angler can catch Brown, Rainbow and Southern Strain Brook trout, the only salmonid native to our region. We are also blessed with a river system that offers miles and miles of riverine and shoreline habitat where Smallmouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Stripped Bass, Musky and many other game
We will continue our 2018 Winter fly tying classes on Tuesday, February 6th, with Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology. We will cover everything from selection and use of tools, thread selection, and the basic tying skills you will need to get started in this rewarding endeavor. The class cost is $30.00 and will be limited to 6 students (minimum of 2). The class will begin at 6:00 pm and will end around 8 pm. All tools and materials are provided. If you can't make the first, we also have 3 other dates scheduled for 101 classes.
The first session of Fly Tying 201: Midges and Bead Head Nymphs will be held February 8th. Students will build on their skills from Fly Tying 101 and will learn to tie the most relevant patterns for use in East Tennessee. Fly Tying 101 is a pre-requisite for Fly Tying 201. The class cost is $30.00 and will be limited to 6 students (minimum of 2).
The first Feb. session of the third installment of our fly tying courses for Winter 2018, Fly Tying 301: Dry Flies, will be held on February 15th. Students will again build off of their skills learned in Fly Tying 101 and will learn to tie both a swept wing caddis style dry as well as a post wing mayfly style dry. Fly Tying 101 is a pre-requisite for Fly Tying 301. The class cost is $30.00 and will be limited to 6 students (minimum of 2).
The chart below showcases our Fly Tying Classes Schedule for February 2018.
2018 February Fly Tying Classes
- Tuesday, February 6th: Fly Tying101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology.
- Thursday, February 8th: Fly Tying 201: Midges and Bead Head Nymphs.
- Tuesday, February 13th: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology.
- Thursday, February 15th: Fly Tying 301: Dry Flies.
- Tuesday, February 20th: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology.
- Thursday, February 22nd: Fly Tying 201: Midges and Bead Head Nymphs.
- Tuesday, February 27th: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology.
We have all been in the position of wanting to upgrade our gear but simply can't justify it because we have a closet full of older stuff that "works." Wouldn't it be nice to be able to get rid of that older fly rod in your closet and turn it into a new one? With that in mind, we have developed a way for you to turn old gear into new with the 3RA Upgrade Program. Here's is how it works. Fill out the Upgrade program contract, then drop off or send us your old fly fishing equipment and we'll
3 Rivers Angler, your local fly fishing resource, is offering "fly fishing 101″ lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging at absolutely no charge. Each class teaches the basics of rigging, casting and other intro to fly fishing skills. All of the gear and instruction is provided free of charge. Space is limited so please make sure to sign up well in advance. Classes typically run from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturdays and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesdays.
Bring a fly rod and reel with line if you have one, (if not, one can be provided in the beginning.) We'll be covering "what to buy" during the first class session so it is something that we can work around if you do not have one to start. Bring a notebook and pen to take notes. All graduates recieve 15% off their first purchase!
Course space is limited to 6 students.
September 2018 Fly Fishing 101 Schedule
Wednesday, Sep. 12th 5-7pm
Wednesday, Sep. 19th 5-7pm
Wednesday, Sep. 26th 5-7pm
3 Rivers Angler has spent countless hours (and in some cases years) fishing some of the most fantastic destinations throughout the world. We are dedicated to helping you get to the spot that holds the fish you have been dreaming about. We are experienced anglers and passionate travelers who are faithfully committed to making sure our customers have the best angling experience possible through a firsthand knowledge of the destinations we represent.
We do not repair equipment on site due to possibility of voiding the manufacturer’s warranty. We will be glad to assist you in a warranty claim and can provide direction and possibly some clarity to the process. We will return items for you for the cost of shipping. If you want to deal directly with the manufacturers here are some of the main ones we deal with: