Little River Outfitter is proud to announce that two of the Smoky Mountains fly fishing “living legends” will be at the shop December 15th for a Free Event. They are of course, ST Hall of Fame member, Walter Babb and local long rod Jack Gregory. These guys have been fly fishing for most of their life in the Southern Appalachians. Their skills are legendary. Their willingness to share what they know is a blessing for us.
Jack and Walter will be tying flies, and discussing fly fishing with you, simultaneously. Walter will be at one location in the shop with Jack at another. You can move around between the two, from 10 am until 2 pm. There will be chairs for your comfort. This event is free. All you have to do is show up.
Walter learned to fly fish and tie flies as a youngster, following his father around the streams in the Cherokee National Forest. He and LRO owner Byron Begley became friends over twenty yars ago and the two ofthem developed our fly tying classes. Walter still teaches fly tying and fly fishing at the Little River Outfitters School. Walter also became a well known bamboo rod maker. He works full time making rods for customers at his shop in Sweetwater, Tennessee.
Jack is a retired home builder. He and Begley became friends long ago, traveling and fishing together from Yellowstone to Florida. Jack’s family left Cades Cove when Great Smoky Mountains National Park was formed. He lives in Walland, near Townsend. You will see his family name at sites in the Park…Gregory Bald, Gregory Cave and Spence Field.
Mike McConkey will be cooking and serving FREE pancakes.