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Fly Tyers Weekend 2018
Will be held
Saturday and Sunday
October 27th & 28th
It's FREE!

This year's event will be held right here at Little River Outfitters in Townsend. More than 40 of the southeast's best fly tyers will be on hand demonstrating everything from tiny midges to large saltwater patterns. This is going to be our premier event of the year.


Little River Outfitters will once again host of the annual Fly Tyers Weekend to be held October 27 & 28, at our fly shop and fly fishing school in Townsend, Tennessee. This gathering of legendary fly tyers, their exhibits and demonstrations will delight both seasoned and novice tyers. With more than 40 tyers providing instruction, the LRO Fly Tyers Weekend is one of the largest gatherings of tyers in the Eastern United States… and its FREE.

Come learn how to tie freshwater and saltwater flies alike. These experts will share their experiences as well as tips on how and where to get the best results from fishing their flies. Demonstrations will be held both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food will be available for purchase on site, provided by the local group of Casting For Recovery members.

While the main events are held under canopy outdoors, there will be the option to browse LRO’s more than 7,000 square feet of indoor retail space and see their abundant selection of tying materials, fly rods, reels, lines and accessories. Their knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer any questions about equipment and/or fly fishing tactics.

Little River Outfitters is located near the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which offers an ideal setting for this anglers’ event. Freestone trout streams, tailwaters warmwater lowland rivers and even lake fishing abound here and October is an excellent month to fish them. Early lodging reservations are suggested for this busy time of the year.

You do not have to be a fly tyer to enjoy this event. The people who are demonstrating are seasoned anglers, with a diverse background, fly fishing their home waters for trout, warwater species and saltwater fish. You may ask them about their fly fishing experiences, and learn more about our sport.

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Fly Tyers Schedule at Fly Tyers Weekend 2018

The Fly Tyers and anglers below have donated their time and money to be here for your enjoyment.  They will be tying all weekend in shifts and you can spend two days with them for FREE.  That’s the way Fly Tyers Weekend works


Saturday October 27th, 9 am - 1 pm

Walter Babb
Jeff Barrett
Gene Barrington
Brian Batka
Bill Boyd Jr.
Bill Boyd Sr.
Jim Brady
Steve Brown
Ted Crona
Kieran Frye
Steve Gregg
Paul Gruver
Bob Kern
Ken McClain
John Oody
Brown Osborne
James Scott
Mike Shuman
Brad Sprinkle
Mike Wallace
Jeff Wilkins
Rex Wilson

 
Saturday October 27th, 1 pm - 5 pm

Mike Arnold
Reid Benton
Herbert Broegmann
Glen "Catch" Cormier
Jack Cummings
Will Davis
Clayton Gist
Jack Gregory
Dave Harrell
Anthony Hipps
Brandon Jackson
Jimmy Jones
Gary Jones
John Kiser
Tradd Little
Dave McBurnie
Ken McClain
Patricia Pezza
Mary K Resio
Ross Schweinforth
Bob Stephan
Rex Wilson
Steve Yates


Sunday October 28th, 9 am - 1 pm

Mike Arnold
Walter Babb
Jeff Barrett
Gene Barrington
Brian Batka
Jim Brady
Herbert Broegmann
Steve Brown
Ted Crona
Jack Cummings
Kieran Frye
Jack Gregory
Paul Gruver
Anthony Hipps
Gary Jones
Tradd Little
Dave McBurnie
Josh Pfeiffer
Mary K Resio
Mike Shuman
Gary Troutman
Jeff Wilkins
Steve Yates

 

Sunday October 28th, 1 pm - 5 pm

Reid Benton
Glen "Catch" Cormier
Will Davis
Clayton Gist
Jack Gregory
Dave Harrell
Brandon Jackson
Jimmy Jones
Bob Kern
John Oody
Patricia Pezza
Josh Pfeiffer
Ross Schweinforth
Bob Stephan
Gary Troutman


You may see the photos and read the biography of each fly tyer by clicking the button below.

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Find out where to stay,
at motels, hotels, lodges,
rental cabins and campgrounds.

Learn what to see in our area,
and where to eat.

Find additional activities, other than
attending Fly Tyers Weekend
or fly fishing nearby.

Download the PDF Version
of the
2018 Vacation Guide by

CLICKING HERE


 


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