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Guided Trips

 

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

Fly Tying Classes

We will start our 2017 Fall fly tying classes on Tuesday, October 3rd, 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 $40.00 and will be limited to 6 students (minimum of 2). The class will begin at 5:00 pm and will end around 7pm. All tools and materials are provided. 

In addition, on Thursday, October 12th, we will host our first Fall 2017 installment of Lying & Tying. The concept is simple: bring something to drink, some materials, and a vise. Tie a little, lie a little, and maybe even learn a new pattern. Experts and novices are all invited no matter your level of experience. Don't have a vice? Don't worry, you can borrow one of ours. Tying starts at 5pm and goes till the last bobbin drops.

The first session of Fly Tying 201: Midges and Bead Head Nymphs will be held November 7th. 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 $40.00 and will be limited to 6 students (minimum of 2).

The first session of the third installment of our fly tying courses for Fall 2017, Fly Tying 301: Dry Flies, will be held on November 14th. 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 $40.00 and will be limited to 6 students (minimum of 2).

For questions or to reserve your spot in a class please call the shop at 865.200.5271 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2017 Fly Tying Classes

  • Tuesday, October 3rd: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology
  • Tuesday, October 10th: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology
  • Thursday, October 12th: Lying and Tying: an informal tying night free to anyone.
  • Tuesday, October 17th: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology
  • Thursday, October 19th: Lying and Tying: an informal tying night free to anyone.
  • Tuesday, October 24th: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology
  • Thursday, October 26th: Lying and Tying: an informal tying night free to anyone.
  • Tuesday, October 30th: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology
  • Thursday, November 2nd: Lying and Tying: an informal tying night free to anyone.
  • Tuesday, November 7th: Fly Tying 201: Midges and Bead Head Nymphs
  • Wednesday, November 8th: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology
  • Thursday, November 9th: Lying and Tying: an informal tying night free to anyone.
  • Tuesday, November 14th: Fly Tying 301: Dry Flies
  • Wednesday, November 15th: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology
  • Thursday, November 16th: Lying and Tying: an informal tying night free to anyone.
  • Tuesday, November 21st: Fly Tying 201: Midges and Bead Head Nymphs
  • Wednesday, November 22nd: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology
  • Tuesday, November 28th: Fly Tying 301: Dry Flies
  • Wednesday, November 29th: Fly Tying 101: Intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology
  • Thursday, November 30th: Lying and Tying: an informal tying night free to anyone.

Trade-Up Program/Ebay Store

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

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Fly Fishing 101

Fly FIshing 101 2016 small23 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.

Call 3 Rivers Angler 865-200-5271 for more information or send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

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. 

2017 Fly Fishing 101 Schedule

Saturday, September 16th, 9-11am

Wednesday, September 27th, 5-7pm

Wednesday, October 11th, 5-7pm

Wednesday, October 18th, 5-7pm

Wednesday, October 25th, 5-7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Travel Services

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.

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Equipment Repairs

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:

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Casting Instruction

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Whether you are headed to the coast and in need of some fine-tuning of your double haul or just want to sharpen your casting skills for the variety of water we have here in East Tennessee, we are here to help. 3RA is offering one-on-one casting instruction starting at $40/hour. Stop by the shop or give us a call at 865-200-5271 to set up your lesson. 

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