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106 Town Square Drive
P.O. Box 505
Townsend, Tennessee 37882
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Sunday thru Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday & Saturday 9 am - 6 pm


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Little River Outfitters 2023 Events Schedule

Little River Outfitters building and parking lot.


  • Sunday January 8 - Rob Fightmaster - 1pm - 3pm
    • Rob is a local guide and will be tying flies for fishing mountain streams.  He has also been known at times to haunt local flat water for elusive carp. 
  • Saturday January 14 - Mike Wallace - 10am - 2pm
    • Mike Wallace from Bristol Tennessee ties traditional flies some of which we sell here at the Shop including Crow Flies and Yellarhammers.  He does a wonderful job tying married wing wet flies.
  • Sunday January 15 - Will Davis - 1pm - 3pm
    • Will Davis is a great young fly tyer and fisherman.  He will be tying some show quality dry flies such as Catskill style patterns, parachutes, and stimulators.
  • Saturday January 21 - Tic Smith - 10am - 2pm
    • Tic is a long time guide on the Hiwassee River.  His knowledge of that tailwater are beyond compare.  Many of us don't take advantage of this local resource which is only a short drive south. 
  • Sunday January 22 - Kendall Mayers - 1pm - 3pm
    • Kendall is a guide for Blackberry Farm.  He is going to be tying some sculpin patterns that he likes to use for fishing the Smokies. 
  • Saturday January 28 - Hunter Palmer - 10am - 2 pm
    • Hunter is a local guide with Kingfisher Fly Co.  He fishes Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other waters around the area.
  • Sunday January 29 - Steve Gregg - 1pm - 3pm
    • Steve Gregg is one of the tying instructors at Orvis Sevierville.  He will be tying some of his favorite flies for East Tennessee mountains and tailwaters.
  • Saturday February 4- Jayson Alexander - 10am - 2pm
    • Jayson is a local artist and angler.  We sell his stickers and his spinners.  
  • Sunday February 5 - David Knapp - 1pm - 3pm
    • David Knapp is the owner and head guide with Troutzone Anglers.  He guides in the Smokies but also enjoys fishing for smallmouth on the Cumberland Plateau.  David is a wealth of knowledge for fishing around Tennessee but also the waters of Colorado.
  • Saturday February 11 - Cody Fischer - 10am - 2pm
    • Cody Fischer has been an avid angler since his early childhood in Southern Illinois. His life was forever changed in his early 20s when he moved out West and took up fly fishing for the first time in the Black Hills of South Dakota and soon began guiding for the local fly shop. Since then he has fly fished on trout streams all over the country but has always had a special fondness for the native brook trout of the Southern Appalachians. Cody and his wife Abby moved to East Tennessee in 2018 to be closer to those native gems. In spring of 2019, Cody opened Tellico Outfitters in Tellico Plains to promote the fantastic fishing opportunities in the beautiful Tellico area. 
  • Sunday February 12 - Bob Stephan - 1pm - 3pm
    • Bob Stephen teaches fly tying for the Clinch River Trout Unlimited.  He will likely be tying his favorite flies for the tailwaters.
  • Saturday February 18 - Ken Long - 10am - 2pm
    • Ken is a local fly tyer and sometimes guide/instructor.  He will be tying a selection of his favorite flies for fishing the Tellico River and Cherokee National Forest.
  • Sunday February 19 - Bryan Begbie - 1pm - 3pm
    • Bryan Begbie runs the fishing program at Blackberry Farm.  He is a guide and fishes the Smokies, the tailwaters and even tries his hand at musky.  Bryan is going to be tying a selection of guide flies he uses around the area.
  • Saturday February 25 - Jack Gregory - 10am - 2pm
    • Jack is one of the best Smokies fishermen there is.  He is a wealth of knowledge for all things fishing.  Jack will likely tie a variety of his favorite flies for catching trout in the mountains.
  • Sunday February 26 - Justin Pugh - 1pm - 3pm
    • Justin Pugh is about to start his third season guiding with blackberry farm. Being from Chattanooga, he grew up fishing Chickamauga Lake for bass and crappie.
  • Saturday March 4 - Walter Babb & Ray Ball - 10am - 2pm
    • These two are true East Tennessee legends.  Walter will likely tie classic Smoky Mountain flies.  Ray will be tying flies that he uses to catch trout in the mountains.  Expect some great tying but even better stories to be told.

These demonstrations are free. No reservation is necessary. All you have to do is show up at the Shop. This schedule could change due to unforeseeable circumstances, including weather conditions, sickness or other causes. Check the FISHING REPORT where any cancellations or changes will be posted or call 865-448-9459 if you have any questions.

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