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

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Fly Fishing 201 Classes!

Do you know the basics of fly fishing, but feel a little overwhelmed fishing our local waters? Fly Fishing 201 is designed to give you a solid skillset to start exploring the fly fishing opportunities in East Tennessee and beyond. You’ll receive personal instruction from a licensed guide to learn essiential skills for year-round fishing.

The goal is for you to have your own gear, but we can rent waders and wading boots if you need them, you will just need to arrange that with us before the class. For more details and to sign up, visit our Fly Fishing 201 page.

Cost: $250

Fly Tying Classes

We will continue our 2019 Winter fly tying classes on Thursday, January 10th, 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 $25.00 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 4 other January dates scheduled for 101 classes.

The chart below showcases our Fly Tying 101 Class Schedule for January 2019.

Each of the dates below is the same class to accomodate different schedules, they are not meant to be taken in succession. In february we will offer more advanced courses, for tyers who are ready to take on more complex patterns. The schedule for more advanced classes will be posted soon.

For questions or to reserve your spot in a class please call the shop at 865.200.5271 or email

2019 January Fly Tying 101 Classes

  • Thursday, January 10th from 6-8pm
  • Thursday, January 17th from 6-8pm
  • Tuesday, January 22nd from 6-8pm
  • Thursday, January 24th from 6-8pm
  • Tuesday, January 29th from 6-8pm

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

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.

Call 3 Rivers Angler 865-200-5271 for more information or send an email to

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!

After taking the class, be sure to check out our Fly Fishing 201 classes to advance your fishing capabilities.

Course space is limited to 6 students. 

Fly Fishing 101 Schedule

  • Saturday, January 11th 10-11:30am
  • Saturday, January 18th 10-11:30am
  • Saturday, January 25th 10-11:30am

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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