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.
136 Apple Valley Road
Sevierville TN, 37862
Laurelwood Shopping Center
4556 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38177
Wow, am I glad that the Holiday shopping season is over! It flew by in a blink of an eye and it was very successful, but I’m really ready for a little slower pace for a few months. Typically it is bitterly cold this time of year, however this year has not been the norm. We have had some abnormally warm weather, but also a ton of rain. So, even though the weather has been great for fishing, the rivers have been blown out. I’m not sure which is worse. Having great weather, but not fishing or having terrible weather and not fishing. Okay the first option sucks. If I can’t go fishing I want it to be nasty outside.
So, when it is really nasty and you can’t get out to fish. When work is slow and the honey do’s are done. When you need to escape, but can’t get out of the house. What does the avid fly fisher do? Tie flies and drink a frosty beverage of course. You’ll have to provide your own beverage, but we can help you get addicted to another passion, fly tying.
It gets better, ITS FREE! yes, free fly tying instruction. Find out if you love it or hate it on our dime!
Dates are Jan 21 and 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 11am to 1pm. Call us at the Orvis Sevierville store 865-774-4162 to reserve your space.