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Troutfest Update
The Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited fundraiser for Great Smoky Mountains National Park is not far off. The Banquet will he held on Friday May 15th. The Fly Fishing Exposition will be on May 16th and 17th. All proceeds from the Banquet/Auction and the Fly Fishing Exposition benefit the Fisheries Department projects including native brook trout restoration. This year Troutfest is loaded with talent and these people will be at the banquet with you and there to teach all whole weekend throughout the Expositon. You will meet Randy Hamilton, Lefty Kreh, Kent Edmonds, Joe Humphreys, Bob Clouser, Kevin Howell, Roger Lowe and many other professional anglers. Owners and staff from many of the National Manufacturers will be here.

The Fly Tying Tent will be a busy activity center. There over 40 fly tyers will be demonstrating their skills in shifts of ten people throughout the weekend. A weekend pass to the tent costs $10 and it all goes to benefit the Park.

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Fishing Tackle Retailer Magazine
Fishing Tackle Retailer
Magazine Grades
Little River Outfitters
at 100%
First Time Ever
After a visit to our shop and interviews with our staff and customers this trade magazine rated our company at 100% in every category. This is the first time the magazine has given a company a perfect score.

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Collection of Fly Fishing Gear
Fly Fishing
Getting Started
On a Budget
Entering the wonderful sport of fly fishing can be a little scary to some people. There is some very expensive equipment out there and if a person who is new to the sport looks at $700 fly rods, $400 waders and $600 reels it can make a potential customer shy away with sticker shock. This article shows you how to get into the sport with good tackle but at a lower cost.
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Learn about our
Beginner Fly Fishing Schools and
Aquatic Entomology Classes Here

The links above will take you to the pages on our main website and tell you about our classes that will be held this year. Our beginner fly fishing classes are offered twice each month from March through October. Aquatic Entomology for Anglers with Dr. Brad Cook are also very popular. Here you can learn about the aquatic insects that live in the streams. With Dr. Cook you will spend half of the day in the classroom and the second half on a Smokies stream collecting insect samples and identifying them. These classes fill up quick. Call us Toll Free at 877-448-3474 to book a date.
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David Perry in Drift Boat
Observations from the Tailwaters
By David Perry
David Perry is a guide from Middle Tennessee. His article gives us a different perspective about our tailwaters. This is his third article in the Little River Journal. There is some great information here that might help you become a better tailwater angler. Tennessee is blessed with many miles of trout water below these dams. Tailwater trout fishing is an important sport to all who fish in this state.
Read David's Article
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Lefty Casting
Basic Dry Flies
By Lefty Kreh
Lefty's approach to fly selection is simplified in this article. He has fished for trout all over the world and knows the subject of dry flies very well. This is interesting reading expecially for those who believe the fly pattern is the most important reason people catch trout when it actually may not be.
Read Lefty's story HERE.
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Photo of Bead Head Pheasant Tail Flies
Long Live the Bead Head
By David Knapp
David's articles are some of the most popular in the Journal. Bead head flies are relatively new to fly fishing. Most anglers started using them less than 20 years ago. Now they are very popular. David will tell you why and how to fish with bead head flies. He is an exceptional fly fisherman and writer. You will enjoy this article.
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Slickrock Creek
By Gary McCown
Gary gave us some articles that he wrote years ago. We found this story to be very interesting. He writes about Slickrock Creek, backpacking with his good friend Richard who many of us know and about Richard's fly fishing skill which we also know about. If anyone fishes Slickrock Creek you will enjoy this read. Gary will be a frequent contributor to the Little River Journal.
Read Gary's Article.
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Simms Packs
Simms Headwaters
Chest & Backpack System
This system is made of of two separate components, the Headwaters Chest Pack and the Headwaters Daypack. These can be purchased and used separately however the combination of the two is a design and fly fishing gear masterpiece. The chestpack docks on the back of the pack for the hike into the backcountry. Then, you can move it to the front for easy access while you are fishing. Why didn't someone think of this before? Daniel thought of it but nobody would listen. You can get it now and this is a very high quality chestpack/backpack system.
Learn More Here
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C and F Fly Box

Register to Win a C & F Waterproof
Fly Box. It's easy. START HERE!

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The March Drawing for the
Sharkskin Flyline was won by
Jeff Sluder from Florence, Kentucky
Congratulations Jeff!
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