The first Fly Tying 101 class at Orvis Sevierville as been completed! Six happy new fly tiers are about to join the weird world of fly tying. Yes, I’m sure there will be some fido clipping, dryer lint sifting and even boa deconstruction happening. We’ve all done it and finding materials in weird places is half the fun.
Fly Tying for me serves a similar purpose as fly fishing. It is a quick escape that takes me away for small moments. While I’m at the vise, I’m thinking of past fish I’ve caught or the ones that got away. I’m thinking of new fish I might find and places that I want to explore. Fly Tying for me is simply not just making something to catch a fish; it is about the adventures it reminds me of and the possibility of making new ones.
The Orvis Company will be offering FREE FLY TYING CLASSES in early 2014. Key word being FREE!!!!
Dates for classes:
- January: 18 & 25
- February: 1, 8, 15 & 22
Contact your local Orvis Store or dealer.Orvis Sevierville 136 Apple Valley Road Sevierville TN, 37862 (865) 774-4162 www.orvis.com/sevierville Orvis Memphis Laurelwood Shopping Center 4556 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38177 901-767-3592 www.orvis.com/memphis
The first company is Tn Fly Co or www.tnflyco.com . They are a Knoxville based fly fishing accessory company. The couple that run the company are both young and are into both photography and fly fishing very seriously. They are producing some great hats and T-Shirts, I wish I could get one of each!
“TN FLY CO (Tennessee Fly Company) was started in December, 2012 by avid (avid ≠ accomplished) fly-fisherman and Tennessee native, Cal Davis. Combining fly fishing, design and state pride seemed a daunting task until the Tri-Fly Logo was born. TN FLY CO products showcase a love for our world’s greatest sport while proudly displaying a haughtiness for our great State of Tennessee. Whether you are a fly-fisherman, fly-fisher woman or just someone that appreciates good design and local business, TN FLY CO offers something for everyone. Fish on!”
I was going through a few items and wanted to try and clean out a few things.
The first is a pair of Smith Polarized sunglasses. The frame style is the Riverside and the lens is the polarchromic Amber with tortise frame. These are in thier techlite lenses. I ordered these and discovered that they do not fit my face right. They have only been worn about twice on the river and have spent the rest of thier time in the case. Here is a link to them on Smith’s website. They retail for $199 and I’d like to get $125.00 out of them, but I’ll ship them for free UPS ground to the lower 48. These are great glasses for the Smokies due to the light lense color.
The next item is a stream side entomolgy kit. I actually have two of these, because I had lost one and it had been barried in some storage boxes for years and only surfaced recently when I moved into a new house.
It is a Wind River streamside entomology kit. It retails for $49.95 on Cabelas.com. I’d like to get $40 for it but again I’ll ship for free to the lower 48.
I’ll only keep these up for about a week or so and then I’ll list them on ebay, but if you have any questions, you can post them in the comments section below. Thanks for looking.
Hiwassee River Update…We have a great spring situation occurring on the river now. TVA is doing some work to the penstock in Apalachia Lake so we are getting a constant flow from the dam which is the equivalence of between one and two turbines. This should persist through April and is a perfect flow to fish the upper river from the powerhouse to Reliance and the middle section. We very rarely have these flows. I believe it has been about eight years since the last opportunity. What this means is we get to fish the upper and middle sections from the drift boats and that is where the best mayfly action occurs. We have Hendricksons with caddis mixed in turning to Sulphurs late April into May.
Bottom of the World Almost…Our Patagonia trip this past February was fantastic as always. The fishing is always epic, but what makes it so special are the people and the place. We have a great group go every year and this year’s group from across the country was no exception. Our Chilean hosts and local guides are some of the most hospitable on earth and the country is mysteriously enchanting with another stream or river around every corner.
Chile is home to some of the world’s best and least explored trout fishing. We continue to fish new water every year. Plans are already underway for our 2012 trip which happens to be the big hatch year for the Cantaria beetle; a fierce looking but harmless insect, up to 4.5 inches in length and a favorite meal for the rainbows and browns. Join us for the fun next year.
The Crystal Ball -Trout Fishing in the Southeastern U.S….Every year about this time people start asking, “How is the fishing going to be this year?” Well, one thing is for certain – every year is different. But based on our winter and early spring weather summary, we are set up for one of the best seasons in east Tennessee and north Georgia. We had a good cold winter with rain and snow which provided us a stable supply of cold water for our mountain trout streams and a cold water reserve in our reservoirs. We have had an extremely wet March which has given us quick lake fill in the TVA reservoirs. So, we should have good stable and predictable flows for spring into summer. Combine all of that with the fact that our trout went through minimal stress last summer and fall and it all adds up to some good rod bending in 2011.
Southeastern Anglers Update…We are celebrating our 12th year as the premier drift boat guide service in the Southeastern USA. We are proud to be able to say that we have been around for a while. It all equates to experience and knowledge on the water and a high quality experience for you, the angler. Take a moment and visit our new website www.southeasternanglers.com. We have added some new services and faces, all without increasing prices for 2011. One great new feature is our new PCI compliant credit card processing system. For only $15.00 per transaction you can be assured that your trip payment via MasterCard or Visa gives you full identity theft protection. The Fishing Reports tab will be updated weekly with “what’s going on.” You can follow us on FB, twitter, or as an RSS feed to stay in the know.
Captain Dane Law
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Okay, some body did thier homework on how a real rod mount should work. This video is pretty sick. I think I might have to have one! Check out the video.
Let the rest of us know if you have any experience with this product, good or bad. Post to the comments section.
The Orvis Fly Fishing app is now available for Android and iPad. I’ve been using the Orvis fly fishing app on my iphone for about six months. It has really impressed me at how useful it has been. I also have a few other fly fishing apps and I can’t tell you the last time I opened one of them. The fishing report is one of my favorite features, which has weekly updated reports from guides and outfitters across the country. It is fun to check out the conditions in other states as well as our own.
The other feature that I personally really enjoy are the podcasts. I’ll listen to them when driving to work or to my favorite fishing spot. It really helps pass the time when you’re stuck in traffic.
Some other features that the app offers are animated knots, casting tips, casting videos, a feild guide to the top 100 flies and a glossary of popular fishing terms. If you are a beginner to fly fishing these features would be extremely beneficial and help to shorten the learning curve.