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106 Town Square Drive
P.O. Box 505
Townsend, Tennessee 37882
Open 7 Days
Sunday thru Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday and Saturday 9 am - 6 pm


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Little River Outfitters School of Fly Fishing - Townsend, Tennessee

Young man fly casting.

Aquatic Entomology Students in the stream.

Casting instructor with a student.

Instructor and young student with his first trout on a fly.

Instructor and student in a fly tying class.

Dr. Cook with Entomology Class students.


We are only offering Private Instruction at this time due to the Covid virus. Please call the shop at 865-448-9459 for more information.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION BEGINNER FLY FISHING – $300 for 1 student - $400 for 2 students. Call the shop at 865-448-9459 for more infomation.

Private Instruction is perfect for those who may not be able to work with our class schedule.  Basically, we condense our 2-day school, into one day.  Your morning will be spent in the classroom and on the casting lawn with an instructor.  After lunch, you will go to a trout stream in the Great Smoky Mountains for on-stream instruction.  One instructor will teach 1 to 2 students.  We provide all equipment and lunch.


This class is taught by Brian Courtney.  You begin this all day class by learning about tools and techniques.  Then, you will tie your first fly, a Green Weenie.  You will watch an instructor do it twice, then tie three yourself, under their supervision.  We have step by step manuals to help you along.  They are yours to keep.  Throughout the day, you will tie 5 different flies, about 3 of each pattern.  All equipment and materials are provided. Lunch is on us.

ADVANCED TROUT FLY TYING - $100 - "These classes are currently not offered due to Covid".

Here you will learn the most advanced techniques, and tie more complicated flies.  Once you reach this pinnacle, you should be able to tie any fly, or have the ability to do so.  As in all of our fly tying classes, equipment, tools, materials and lunch are provided.

NYMPHING TACTICS - $275 for 1 student - $375 for 2 students.

This is a class designed to make you a better fly fisherman.  This class is taught by Bill Bolinger.  The first half of the day will be spent learning all about nymph fishing in our classroom and on our casting lawn, learning to make specialty casts.  You will learn about rigging your tackle.  After lunch, you will be on a stream in the Smoky Mountains, learning more and using what you learned so far, on the water.

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