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Little River Outfitters School of Fly Fishing
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According to research done in 2012, 16% of the population in the United States participate in fishing. Fishing has the most participation of any sport in America. Research also shows that fishing participation is growing again after years of decline. What is really interesting to us is, newcomers to the sport of fishing are most interested in fly fishing. Fly fishing is helping to rejuvenate outdoor activities especially among young people and women.
Though fly fishing has been around for centuries, and popular in the United States since the early 1800’s, the total people who fly fish are only a fraction of the fishing population here. Finally, that number is growing.
Fly fishing is seeping in tradition. It is a sport that is easy to do and actually catch trout, bass or bluegill. It takes time to learn. You learn something new every time you go. You can make it simple or make it complicated. It's up to you. Information is endless. There has been more written about fly fishing than any other sport. Fly fishing is all over the internet.
We can help cut the learning curve.
You have always wanted to learn to fly fish. Maybe you saw someone fly fishing in one of the beautiful streams in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It could be you saw a commercial on television or a movie. Fly fishing is a sport that has been practiced for hundreds of years. The sport came here from England. In the United States it started in New York. It grew down the Southern Appalachian mountains then eventually to the West. But fly fishing is more than a sport. It is a tradition that tantalizes the imagination and urges you to learn more. People who fly fish are thinkers, they read and they enjoy the outdoors. They love the water.
This class is taught by Walter Babb and Rob Fightmaster. You'll start the day in our classroom. There you will get an understanding about equipment, and learn about trout streams, what trout eat, selecting flies, and learn the knots needed on the stream. Throughout the day you will move outside to learn fly casting. Fly casting requires special knowledge and understanding the movements of your casting arm and the fly rod and our instructors know how to give you that knowledge. You'll break for a catered lunch in the classroom and we'll pick up the tab. We will furnish all equipment except sunglasses and a rain jacket.
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