Please join 3 Rivers Angler on March 26th for a special Orvis and Scientific Angler Demo Days. During the event you will be able to test drive Orvis' latest rods and reels and see their new line of waders and clothing. In addition, Scientific Angler will be offering a trade in deal. Bring in any old fly line and Scientific Angler will give you a $20 dollar discount toward the purchase of a new SA Fly Line. This deal is only good during the day of the event from noon until 7pm.
Questions? Give us a call at the shop, 865-200-5271.
Now entering its ninth year, The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) has become the entertainment event of the year for America's diverse fishing community. The goal of F3T is to energize the community and inspire film makers to create new cutting edge films that both entertain and educate outdoor enthusiasts while supporting a great cause. This year's tour will be held at Relix Variety Theater on N Central St in Knoxville.
All proceeds will benefit Legacy Parks Foundation. The Legacy Parks Foundation works to ensure that our community enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities, natural beauty and open spaces, and that those assets exist for generations to come. Visit Legacy Parks for more information.
Tickets are available now at 3 Rivers Angler for $12. They are also available for $15 through 3riversangler.com, F3T online, and at the door on the night of the event.
Fri, Mar 27th, 7:00 PM, EDT
Relix Variety Theatre
1208 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917
As I sit here and type this Knoxville is yet again under a winter storm watch and it's 67 degrees outside. Spring is making a valiant effort to get here but it looks like we will have to endure one more dip of arctic air before it officially arrives. The long range forecast looks fantastic and the prospects for fishing this weekend are extremely favorable, particularly for the mountains.
While we've got some lower flows on the tailwaters today, we are expecting anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow and ice plus an additional 1/4 inch of rain prior to that. That's enough water in the system to make TVA nervous and I expect that the tailwater flows will be relatively high through the weekend. Point in case, Cherokee's expect outflow on Friday bumps up to an impressive 13,290 cfs.
That's the bad news. The good news is that the temperatures on the rivers in the park are almost up to that magical 50 degree mark. Reports of hatches are already beginning to trickle into the shop and we can hope that after this next little dip in the thermometer near normal temperatures will be upon us and the bugs can't be too far off afterthat. What's more, in another week or so it will be time for TVA to start filling up the area's reservoirs. Provided we have a relatively normal spring, this will mean some low water time on the Clinch, Holston, South Holston, Wautaga, and Hiawassi rivers before the middle of the month.
Everybody at 3 Rivers Angler is more than ready for the warm weather. We've been moving what's left of the winter clothing over to the clearance rack in order to make room for the spring clothes and flip flops. New gear is arriving daily so we've got to make a lot of room. There are still some real deals to be had on fleece and sweaters so if you're in the need you might wander down and have a look. Hopefully you'll be out on the water this weekend with little more than a fleece on your back!
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 classs 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.
You should be at least 12 years old. 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.
Course space is limited to 6 students.
2015 Fly Fishing 101 Schedule
Fri. February 27th 5-6:30 pm
Wed. March 4th 5-6:30 pm
Fri. March 6th 5-6:30 pm
Wed. March 11th 5-6:30 pm
Fri. March 13th 5-6:30 pm
Wed. March 18th 5-6:30 pm
Wed. March 25th 5-6:30 pm
Saturday April 25th 12:00 pm*
*April 25th class is associated with the Outdoor Knoxville OutdoorFest and class size restriction is not in effect.
Winter Clearance Sale!
Out with the old (and cold) and in with the new. It's that time again folks, 3 Rivers Angler is making room for new inventory and now is the time to get some exceptional deals on all winter apparel from Simms, Orvis, and Patagonia. Starting February 13th, all winter apparel will be anywhere from 40 to 50% off. Drop by today and make sure you find yourself a bargain.
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