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106 Town Square Drive
P.O. Box 505
Townsend, Tennessee 37882
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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.


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.

February 17, 2024 - CLASS FULL
March 23, 2024 -  3 SPOT AVAILABLE

Have you wanted to try your hand at fly tying, or have experimented a little on your own?  Then this class is for you!  We will get your fly-tying journey off to a great start and teach you the basic skills you need to tie a wide variety of trout flies.  The all-day class begins with an introduction to tools and techniques and progresses through 5 different fly patterns.  With a combination of instructor demonstrations and hands-on learning, you will leave the day with the knowledge and skills to tie your own flies.  All materials, tools, equipment and lunch are provided.  You will take home a step by step tying manual, the flies you have tied in class, and hopefully a new passion for this rewarding fly fishing hobby.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN FLY PATTERNS - (Intermediate/Advanced Level) - $100 - 
February 3, 2024

For the experienced novice to intermediate fly tyer, this class will focus on learning additional techniques and skills to tie more advanced patterns and fly styles.  A good foundation of tying skills and knowledge, such as our Beginner Fly Tying Class, will help you get this most out of this all-day class.  We will focus on Smoky Mountain fly patterns to teach the additional skills needed to elevate your fly tying.  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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