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“Volunteers” Host Biggest Tying Weekend in the South

Fly Tyers Weekend 2018 Will be held Saturday and Sunday October 27th & 28th. It’s FREE!

This year’s event will be held right here at Little River Outfitters in Townsend. More than 40 of the southeast’s best fly tyers will be on hand demonstrating everything from tiny midges to large saltwater patterns. This is going to be our premier event of the year.

Little River Outfitters will once again host of the annual Fly Tyers Weekend to be held October 27 & 28, at our fly shop and fly fishing school in Townsend, Tennessee. This gathering of legendary fly tyers, their exhibits and demonstrations will delight both seasoned and novice tyers. With more than 40 tyers providing instruction, the LRO Fly Tyers Weekend is one of the largest gatherings of tyers in the Eastern United States… and its FREE.

Come learn how to tie freshwater and saltwater flies alike. These experts will share their experiences as well as tips on how and where to get the best results from fishing their flies. Demonstrations will be held both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food will be available for purchase on site, provided by the local group of Casting For Recovery members.

While the main events are held under canopy outdoors, there will be the option to browse LRO’s more than 7,000 square feet of indoor retail space and see their abundant selection of tying materials, fly rods, reels, lines and accessories. Their knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer any questions about equipment and/or fly fishing tactics.

Click on image to visit Little River Outfitters.

Little River Outfitters is located near the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which offers an ideal setting for this anglers’ event. Freestone trout streams, tailwaters warmwater lowland rivers and even lake fishing abound here and October is an excellent month to fish them. Early lodging reservations are suggested for this busy time of the year.

You do not have to be a fly tyer to enjoy this event. The people who are demonstrating are seasoned anglers, with a diverse background, fly fishing their home waters for trout, warmwater species and saltwater fish. You may ask them about their fly fishing experiences, and learn more about our sport.

Fly Tyers Schedule at Fly Tyers Weekend 2018

The Fly Tyers and anglers below have donated their time and money to be here for your enjoyment.  They will be tying all weekend in shifts and you can spend two days with them for FREE.  That’s the way Fly Tyers Weekend works.

Saturday October 27th, 9 am – 1 pm

Walter Babb

Jeff Barrett

Gene Barrington

Brian Batka

Bill Boyd Jr.

Bill Boyd Sr.

Jim Brady

Steve Brown

Ted Crona

Kieran Frye

Steve Gregg

Paul Gruver

Bob Kern

Ken McClain

John Oody

Brown Osborne

James Scott

Mike Shuman

Brad Sprinkle

Mike Wallace

Jeff Wilkins

Rex Wilson

Saturday October 27th, 1 pm – 5 pm

Mike Arnold

Reid Benton

Herbert Broegmann

Glen “Catch” Cormier

Jack Cummings

Will Davis

Clayton Gist

Jack Gregory

Dave Harrell

Anthony Hipps

Brandon Jackson

Jimmy Jones

Gary Jones

John Kiser

Tradd Little

Dave McBurnie

Ken McClain

Patricia Pezza

Mary K Resio

Ross Schweinforth

Bob Stephan

Rex Wilson

Steve Yates

Sunday October 28th, 9 am – 1 pm

Mike Arnold

Walter Babb

Jeff Barrett

Gene Barrington

Brian Batka

Jim Brady

Herbert Broegmann

Steve Brown

Ted Crona

Jack Cummings

Kieran Frye

Jack Gregory

Paul Gruver

Anthony Hipps

Gary Jones

Tradd Little

Dave McBurnie

Josh Pfeiffer

Mary K Resio

Mike Shuman

Gary Troutman

Jeff Wilkins

Steve Yates

Sunday October 28th, 1 pm – 5 pm

Reid Benton

Glen “Catch” Cormier

Will Davis

Clayton Gist

Jack Gregory

Dave Harrell

Brandon Jackson

Jimmy Jones

Bob Kern

John Oody

Patricia Pezza

Josh Pfeiffer

Ross Schweinforth

Bob Stephan

Gary Troutman

You may see the photos and read the biography of each fly tyer HERE.

Find out where to stay, at motels, hotels, lodges, rental cabins and campgrounds.

Learn what to see in our area, and where to eat.

Find additional activities, other than attending Fly Tyers Weekend or fly fishing nearby.

Download the PDF Version of the 2018 Vacation Guide.

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