Well, a few friends and I were planning on coming up to Townsend to attend one of your Beginning Fly Fishing School weekends in the Spring to learn to fish the Park. But, this Troutfest sounds like a great oppurtunity. My question is how much Smoky-Centric fishing education will actually happen at Troutfest? I know there won't be the personal rapport or on-stream demonstrations, but will fishing techniques, casting styles, and the like be discussed?

My freinds and I are just getting into fly fishing for warm water species and saltwater species down here in Louisiana (wish these storms would stop!) and would love to learn about fishing the Smoky's. I just didn't know what type of seminars there would be.

Thanks for any opinions or guidance.


P.S. I remember Byron talking about getting some LRO branded reels and packaging them with TFO rods awhile back in the fishing report, any news on that?