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Tennessee Fly Fishing Events and local information

f3t 2017 – Fly Fishing Film Tour

The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade.

2017 marks The F3T’s 11th annual adventure. In addition to more than 150 screenings across the U.S., you’ll also be able to catch it in Canada, Belize, the U.K. and South Africa. This year’s lineup of films is our finest yet. From Siberia to Idaho, Mexico, Florida, Kamchatka, Alaska, Montana and more, the notable characters, unique storylines and unparalleled fishing in these films will lead you on an adventure around the globe!  Check out the official page at

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2016 International Fly Fishing Film Festival

international-fly-fishing-film-festival-30The 2016 International Fly Fishing Film Festival is coming to Tennessee! IF4 as it is more commonly referred to is sure to be a great time.  Currently, we know about 2 shows in Tennessee.

If you don’t live in TN or can’t make these venues, check out for more information, schedules and tickets.

2016 IF4 Trailer


The International Fly Fishing Film Festival® consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing. The films at this popular event are capturing the attention of anglers around the world. IF4™ contains exclusive content and is a must see experience coming to a theater near you!


2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour

2016 F3T PosterThe 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to Tennessee! Presently we are aware of 2 venues both in the month of March. Links to each respective event is below:

If you don’t live in TN or can’t make these venues, check out www.THEF3T.COM for more information, schedules and tickets.

 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour Trailer


The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade.

2016 marks The F3T’s 10th lap around North America and this year’s lineup of films is without question the best the Tour has ever presented. From Bolivia to the Seychelles, British Columbia and Patagonia, from Saskatchewan to Zambia and Virginia to Montana, the notable characters, unique storylines and unparalleled fishing in these films will lead you on an adventure around the globe!

In addition to showcasing world-class fly fishing films, The F3T is dedicated to supporting the local fly shops and conservation groups that form the backbone of our sport’s educational and environmental efforts. Discount F3T tickets are available at more than 150 fly shops across the country. A portion of those ticket sales go directly to support fishing and habitat-related conservation groups. In 2015 we raised over $300,000 for our conservation partners and have used our voice to bring greater attention and support to groups like Trout Unlimited, Wild Steelhead Coalition, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Utah Stream Access Coalition, Stop Pebble Mine and many more.


The Orvis Co. Fly Tying 101

The Orvis Co. is getting ready to roll out their annual Free Fly Tying 101 classes.  Each class is identical, but they go through all of the basic techniques to get you started.  The class only takes a couple of hours and is a great activity for the whole family.  Orvis operates 3 locations in TN; Sevierville, Nashville and Memphis. Sign up here to get more information from The Orvis Co. on the Free Classes.

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Learn to Tie Flies for FREE!

You’ve always wanted to learn to tie your own flies but just couldn’t find the time. Now you can get a free two-hour introductory lesson at one of our participating retail stores, with expert instruction and all tools / materials supplied. Fly tying requires no special skills—anyone can learn it, and with a few hours of practice each week you’ll be cranking out terrific flies by spring.

Tying your own flies adds so much to the fun of fly fishing. It adds a whole new dimension to the experience. To help you on your way, students in our free classes are entitled to a special discount on tools, materials, and fly-tying kits during the class.

Most of our Orvis Retail Stores are offering Fly Tying 101 classes on the dates below:

January: 16th, 23rd, 30th
February: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Be sure to contact your local store for the exact times and dates of their classes. The following states have Orvis Retail Stores that are participating in Fly Tying 101.


Ironman Fly Contest by Great Smoky Mtn TU

Title: Ironman Fly Contest by Great Smoky Mtn TU
Location: Blackhorse Pub & Brewery
Link out: Click here
Description: We are kicking off the New Year with a party with a cause! Join us as we partner with Southern Trout Magazine, Little River Outfitters and Knoxville’s own Syndicate Rods. How would you like to win a brand new rod from Syndicate and help a child too. We will be adding more prizes and sponsors so stay tuned to the webpage! This contest is limited to 25 tiers that night so your odds are great for winning! Beginner or Pro no matter, this contest makes everyone a contender and a raucous and rollicking time for the audience! Don’t miss this one!


Join us for a “Rockin & Rollin” event!

Can you tie from a mystery bag of materials? How about blindfolded? You get the idea, big fun for a good cause! Join us as you tie or just watch as the tiers try to “BEAT the FLY” for prizes and braggin rights!
This event is open to all our local TU chapters and has limited openings for entries. Register early if you want to tie, your $25 dollar entry fee will give you a shot to win some great stuff, maybe a new rod, and help TU at the same time. A portion of the money will go towards sponsoring a child this summer to the Great Smokies Trout Camp!

Oh!… and don’t forget to those just watching, yes audience participation is strongly encouraged! Cheer or jeer in good natured fun as our competitors rise to the occasion. If you are a pro or beginner makes no difference this contest levels the field for everyone!

The “IRON MAN FLY CONTEST” is like no event we have ever had in this area! Come out Thursday January 21st at 6PM at the Blackhorse Pub & Brewery for a rollicking night of fun, food, and craft beer from the Blachorse Pub & Brewery!

If you are wanting to enter send me an email: or call 865-556-3141


For information on SYNDICATE FLY RODS and products:

Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2016-01-21


IF4 Townsend, TN 11/7/15

IF4-POSTER-SMALLThis year, at Fly Tyers Weekend, the Southeastern Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers will host an evening of fun, after a day of watching free fly tying demonstrations.

Right here, at Tremont Lodge and Resort, you can view a showing of the IF4 International Film Festival. A BBQ dinner, beer and soft drinks will be sold at the evening event.

All profits from the auction and raffles will benefit the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians in Cherokee, North Carolina. Sunday morning, you will be back at the Tremont event center, meeting and watching more Free fly tying demonstrations. What a weekend this is going to be.

You can buy tickets at Little River Outfitters in person, or conveniently buy them online by clicking the “Buy Now” button below. Learn More about the Film Festival by CLICKING HERE.



Fly Tyers Weekend 11/7 to 11/8/15

FTW-Logo-2015Welcome to Fly Tyers Weekend in Townsend, Tennessee. This year’s event will be held November 7th & 8th, 2015 at Tremont Lodge & Resort. This event is brought to you by the Southeastern Council of the International Fly Fishing Federation (SECFFF), Tremont Lodge and Little River Outfitters.

There will be two days of FREE fly tying demonstrations, held in the lodge’s conference center. As many as 24 fly tyers will be demonstrating at one time, throughout both days. All total, so far, we have 46 fly tyers, some of the best in the Southeast, volunteering their time to help you learn more about fly tying and fly fishing.

Additionally, SECFFF will be holding fly tying classes where you can learn new skills and techniques. You can reserve your spot in these classes online.

There will be a showing of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. There will be a BBQ dinner and beer available at the film showing.

Profit from this event will be donated to the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians.

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Little River Outfitters Fly Tyers Weekend

Title: Little River Outfitters Fly Tyers Weekend
Location: Tremont Lodge and Resort, Townsend Tennessee
Link out: Click here
Description: Fly Tyer’s Weekend is free. There is no admission charge. It will be held indoors at the Tremont Event Center. You don’t have to stay at the lodge. You may stay at home. Or, you may stay somewhere else. We just want you to be here and enjoy our event. Of course we would like for you to stay at the lodge and support one of the partners.


Hopefully you will also shop at Little River Outfitters while you are in town. Our 700 square foot fly tying department will be stocked like you have never seen it before. We know, fly tyers are coming to town.
Start Date: 2014-11-08
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2014-11-09
End Time: 15:00


Fly Tying 101 a Success!

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

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
Orvis Memphis
Laurelwood Shopping Center
4556 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38177