News & Updates

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Do you have a incurable case of the shack-nasties? Looking for a cure for those rainy day blues? Then head down to 3 Rivers Angler this Friday (February 3rd) at seven o'clock for the first installment of the Volunteer Musky Hunter Club's annual meetings. If you've ever dreamed of monster fish with a monster bite this is your chance to rub elbows with a very knowledgeable group of guys and gals that have been there and done that. Seven till nine at 3 Rivers Angler.

If you've ever asked my advice on flies, then you've undoubtedly heard my take on Todd's Wiggle Minnow. To say I'm a disciple is an understatement. It's the very first fly I tie on my line for one simple reason: it works.

The appeal of the wiggle on a sink-tip line is its versatility. For starters, due to its buoyancy, it's a lot less likely to get hung up if, for example, your cast goes unattended for any given amount of time. This same trait gives a sinking-line angler the ability to slide it over and around structures in the water simply by slowing or stopping their retrieve. Plus, once you stop the wiggle to allow it to ascend, thereby clearing the log, ledge, rock, etc..., the wiggle keeps right on wiggling during its upward float. If you've ever thrown streamers on the Clinch, then you know this trait is highly desirable and relatively hard to find. And with a good oarsman to slow your drift, you can also make the wiggle swim downstream along the bank, ledge, log, or whatever structure you feel confident holds fish.

On February 4th 3 Rivers Angler will be holding the first tying class of the season, Tying for Beginners: intro to Tools, Techniques and Terminology with Idlywilde signature tier Troy Basso.

The class will cover everything from selection and use of tools, thread selection, and the basic tying skills you will need to get started in this rewarding endeavor.

Classes cost $85 and are limited to 6 students. Most classes will begin at 9:30 am and will end about 3:30 pm at 3 Rivers Angler. All tools and materials are provided, all you need is a spot and the willingness to learn. Call the shop at 865.200.5271 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get signed up.

3 Rivers Angler is bringing the Fly Fishing Film Tour to K-Town!

When: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at the Relix Variety Theatre

Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00

All proceeds to benefit Legacy Parks Foundation

Buy discounted tickets NOW at 3RA, only $15 in advance.

Hurry, this event is guaranteed to sell out fast!

The inaugural Musky Fly Fishing World Championship Tournament, presented by Towee Boats, will be held on Saturday, March 24th. This one day catch and release tournament will feature fishing on the Caney Fork and Collins Rivers near McMinnville, Tennessee with proceeds going to Musky conservation efforts. While this is a competitive event, organizers point out that the focus will be on fishing, food and fellowship among a group of great anglers.