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Townsend, Tennessee 37882
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Welcome to Fly Tyers Weekend in Townsend, Tennessee.  This year’s event will be held November 7th & 8th, 2015 at Tremont Lodge & Resort.  This event is brought to you by the Southeastern Council of the International Fly Fishing Federation (SECFFF), Tremont Lodge and Little River Outfitters.

There will be two days of FREE fly tying demonstrations, held in the lodge’s conference center.  As many as 24 fly tyers will be demonstrating at one time, throughout both days.  All total, so far, we have 46 fly tyers, some of the best in the Southeast, volunteering their time to help you learn more about fly tying and fly fishing.

Additionally, SECFFF will be holding fly tying classes where you can learn new skills and techniques. You can reserve your spot in these classes online.

There will be a showing of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival.  There will be a BBQ dinner and beer available at the film showing.

Profit from this event will be donated to the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians.



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Fly Tyers Weekend History

Fly Tyers Weekend was held at and by Little River Outfitters in 2004 through 2006.  A large heated tent was attached to the fly shop.  Fly tyers demonstrated in the tent, in the shop and in the shop’s two classrooms.  The event was well attended, popular and grew every year.  The cost was prohibitive.  Back then, marketing was done with direct mail.  That, along with renting the tent and other expenses, cost $5,000 per event. Fly tyers Weekend has always been a FREE event.  

In 2013, Tremont Lodge and Resort owners asked Little River Outfitters to create events to be held at their lodge, in the 5,000 square foot conference center.  Marketing is now done on the internet and by e-mail, at no cost.  The shop and the lodge, brought back Fly Tyers Weekend in 2014.  It was a huge success.


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Tremont Lodge & Resort Townsend, Tennessee 
Tremont Lodge & Resort - Townsend, Tennessee

Tremont Lodge is an essential partner in the Fly Tyers Weekend project.  Without them as partners, we could not hold this event, free to the public.  It would be cost prohibitive.  The lodge owners are avid fly fishermen, and donate their massive facilities to bring you this event.  To ensure the sustainability of Fly Tyers Weekend, we need to support them by renting rooms and suites.  We have a block of rooms held for you, at a 15% discount.  Tremont Lodge is a beautiful, freshly remodeled & decorated 19-acre property right in town.  The bicycle trail runs through the property.  You can walk to many restaurants and shops in town.  Please call them to book your room at 865-448-3200.  You can read more about Tremont Lodge & Resort by clicking the button below.

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Free Fly Tying Demonstrations

This is probably the largest fly tying event in the Southeast United States.  There will be fly tyers, who donate their time and travel expenses, here for you to watch, talk to and learn from.  You do not have to be a fly tyer to enjoy and learn from these folks.  They are all excellent fly fishermen as well as fly tyers. They will talk about fishing, as well as tying.

All you have to do is show up at the conference center at Tremont Lodge and resort in Townsend.  The tyers will be demonstrating between 9 am and 5 pm, both Saturday and Sunday, November 7th and 8th.This part of the event is FREE, all day, both days.  

We are expecting between 46 and 50 fly tyers.  Many tie trout flies.  Others tie warmwater flies.  There may be a saltwater fly fisherman or two demonstrating. 

This event is brought to you by the Southeastern Council of the National Federation of Fly Fishers, Tremont Lodge and Resort and Little River Outfitters.  Food and drinks can be purchased at the event center.  Food is provided by Miss Lily’s in Townsend.

You can see the fly tyer’s schedule on the home page by clicking the button below.
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IF4 Film Poster 

Saturday Night BBQ, Bonfire, Raffles, Auction and Film Showing

This is going to be fun.  At 6 pm, Saturday November 7th, the doors will open.  Hopefully you have pre-purchased your ticket for $15.  If they have not sold out, you can buy them at the door for $18.  That gets you in.

Once there, you can watch the showing of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival IF4.  If you want to buy beer or a BBQ dinner, you can do that once inside. 

There will be auction and raffle prizes.  Proceeds from the auction/raffle will be donated to the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians.

Weather permitting, the film will be shown at the outdoor film pavilion at Tremont Lodge and Resort.  We'll have a big bonfire burning. If it is raining, or snowing or too cold, the film will be shown indoors where the meal is served. 

This is going to be an event you should not miss.  It will be held on the 16 acre grounds of Tremont Lodge, right in Townsend.

For more information on the International Film Festival IF4, CLICK HERE.

You can pre-purchase your tickets at Little River Outfitters (Cash or Check Only).  Or, you can buy them online by clicking on the button below. Get them now while they are available.

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Two very special fly tying classes will be held during Fly Tyers Weekend at Little River Outfitters in our classroom. Fees for the classes will be paid to and retained by SECFFF, not Little River Outfitters.

Craig Riendeau holding fly caught bass. 
Craig Riendeau

"Tying the Harry Fodder & Sonic Boom"

Saturday November 7th at 10 AM

Location: Little River Outfitters

Cost $40


Craig is a professional fly designer with Rainy’s Flies and a freelance writer, contributing multiple articles in prominent outdoor magazines.  You can visit his website by CLICKING HERE.

Craig explores the finer points of warm water fly fishing and guides for bass and panfish in North Georgia.  He is an author of several fly tying articles in Fly Tyer Magazine.

Materials for his class will be provided.  You will learn to tie the Hairy Fodder and Sonic Boom.  Vises and tools will be available if you don’t bring your own.

To reserve your spot, please click on the button below. You will be purchasing your space from the Southeastern Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers.  They will not refund your purchase.  Class size is limited so make your reservation now.

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Allen McGee and his book, Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackled Nymphs. 
Allen McGee

"Soft Hackles Top to Bottom"

Saturday November 7th at 2 PM

Location: Little River Outfitters

Cost $20


Allen wrote the book, Fishing and Tying Soft Hackled Nymphs.  He is a creative fly fisherman and fly tyer.  This 1-hour class offers his perspective of successful fly fishing with sub-surface flies.

Allen lives in Atlanta, Georgia.  

If you register, you will receive a list of fly tying materials you will use in the class.  Vises and tools will be available if you don’t bring your own.  It will be held in a classroom at Little River Outfitters.

To reserve your spot, please click on the button below. You will be purchasing your space from the Southeastern Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers.  They will not refund your purchase.  Class size is limited so make your reservation now.
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Fly Tying Classes at Little River Outfitters