I’m going to be giving a three-part seminar on Saturday, Dec. 18, at Little River Outfitters in Townsend, Tennessee. That’s a week from this coming Saturday.
I think the thing starts at 10AM and goes through 2PM.
The first part of the seminar will be on single-hand spey casting, which is really useful especially while nymphing in area tailwaters. I’ll give demonstrations and lessons out on the lawn if it’s not actually snowing, so bring a practice rod and reel with you. First we’ll go over the basics of spey casting, then I’ll be teaching the Snake Roll, the Double Spey, and the Snap-T outside (all of which can be shown on grass).
The second presentation will likely begin around 11:30 and it’s going to be on fly fishing photography with a special eye toward the Smokies. I spent a lot of time shooting in that area and have written articles about it and used photos from those shoots on several occasions. We’ll discuss topics like how to get a slow water shot, the unusually green light in the forest and how to use it, macro opportunities in the Park, and shooting locations throughout the year to maximize a photo outing.
Finally, starting at about 12:30 and continuing through 2:00, I’ll demonstrate silly putty spoon flies and have a general question and answer session about anything people want to bring up.