WOMEN ON THE WATER IN THE WOODS – GLAMPING…

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We invite you to join us for 3 nights of fun, fly fishing and learning in the Great Smoky Mountains. Festivities kick off when you join us on THURSDAY afternoon to get settled in to your Luxury Glamping accommodations by the river and enjoy a wine and cheese Welcome Reception around the campfire.

THURSDAY evening we will all gather in the Clubhouse for an introduction to Fly Fishing the Wild Trout Paradise that is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park presented by R&R Fly Fishing then followed by local BBQ from Smokin’ Joes
FRIDAY starts the day with a group breakfast followed by streamside instruction on reading the water by Charity Rutter of R&R Fly Fishing. Then we will pack up our lunches and head into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to explore some of the 1,000 miles of the wild trout streams. Dinner will be served at the clubhouse followed by time around campfire or in the pool Friday night.
SATURDAY will be filled with more time on the river and lots of time for laughs and stories around the campfire after dinner! We’re planning a fun cook out for Saturday night!
SUNDAY morning check out at your leisure and have a lovely brunch before we leave camp. Pair up with a buddy to spend the day on the river, or take your time to explore the area before you head home. Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have so much to offer.

Accommodations:
Our “Glampsite” is steps away from Little River and you can see the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Camp! Each Luxury Glamping Tent includes: 2 Bedrooms/1 Bathroom/Kitchenette/Indoor Dining Space/Covered Porch. These tents marry the magical wilderness atmosphere with the comforts of home with a view of the river. Accommodations are furnished with generous amenities including plush bedding, a bathroom and heat & air conditioning. Your tent features an extra level of luxury with a covered porch, wooden interior walls.
The tents marry a magical wilderness atmosphere with the comforts of home with a view of the river. Accommodations are furnished with generous amenities including plush bedding, a bathroom and heat & air conditioning. Your tent features an extra level of luxury with a covered porch, wooden interior walls separating living spaces, as well as a small kitchen and dining area.
Full use of all camp amenities including:
  • Private Riverfront Access
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundromat
  • Coffee Shop
  • Additional Bath House
  • Community Garden
  • Basketball Court
Availability:
  • We have 3 Luxury Glamping Tents reserved for this event.
  • You can choose to share a room in the Bunk Room (2 single bunks) or have a larger room and bed to yourself in the Queen Room. (You also have the option to share the Queen Room with a friend – but we will not pair you with a stranger to share a bed.)
  • Space is limited to 12 women
What’s Included:
  • 3 Nights lodging
  • Thursday night Reception and Dinner
  • Friday & Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Educational Presentations on Fly Fishing in the Smokies, Women in Fly Fishing and Improving Your Cast with Wanda Taylor and Charity Rutter
  • Streamside Instruction on Reading the Water and Where to Fish
  • Sunday Brunch
  • All camp gear, bedding and towels are supplied in luxury tents.
What you should bring with you:
  • TN Fishing license with a trout stamp is recommended for our camp. You can get licenses in advance online at Tennessee: https://license.gooutdoorstennessee.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx. Since we are camping on the river just outside of the National Park boundary, a trout stamp is required to fish the waters at camp. Fishing for rainbow trout and smallmouth is good through camp. Your TN fishing license is good for fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park wild trout streams.
  • Rod & Reel: 7 1/2′-9′ for 3-5 weight line for Smokies streams
  • Lightweight Waders & Felt Sole Wading Boots: Rubber sole boots are a poor choice for wading in the Smokies and are dangerous. Felt soles are the only ones we recommend. Since we are fishing the end of May, it may be warm enough to wet wade using only neoprene booties and wading boots. However, afternoon rain showers are common and you may stay warmer in waders. We can rent boots and/or waders with advance notice. We need your boot and wader size to bring the appropriate gear.
  • Quick Dry/Wicking shirts and shorts/pants. Wearing quick dry or breathable clothing and socks will make you more comfortable whether wearing waders or not.
  • Polarized Sunglasses – so you can see the fish and for safety so you can see where you are stepping in the river
  • Subdued colored clothing for fishing – greens, greys, browns, muted blues
  • Fishing Cap – also in subdued colors for fishing the park or large brim hat for tailwater trips.
  • Lightweight Rain Jacket – Short rain showers are common
  • Backpack, Duffle Bag or Gear Bag: With all the gear and accessories you’ll be bringing, we recommend you put all your belongings in a bag for easy transport as we head up the river.
  • Pack your favorite camp clothes for 3 nights at camp and 3 days playing in the river.
  • Toiletries – each Luxury Tent has a bathroom with shower. There are also additional bath houses at camp.
  • River/Beach Towel if you choose to swim while at camp.
  • Swimsuit & Water Shoes/Sandals
  • Light jacket/sweatshirt/fleece for the cool mountain mornings and eveningsv
  • Pajamas
  • Headlamp
  • Refillable Water Bottle and Coffee Cup/Travel Mug
Pricing:
  • Bunkroom Single Bed/Shared Room – $850.00 per person
  • Queen/Private Room – $1,000.00 per person
  • Queen Room shared with your friend – $800.00 per person
Event will be held at a Townsend campground at the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.
50% Deposit Holds Your Reservation – Make Deposit Online or Call: 865-448-0467

Women on the Water in the Woods – Glamping…

Register
We invite you to join us for 3 nights of fun, fly fishing and learning in the Great Smoky Mountains. Festivities kick off when you join us on THURSDAY afternoon to get settled in to your Luxury Glamping accommodations by the river and enjoy a wine and cheese Welcome Reception around the campfire.
THURSDAY evening we will all gather in the Clubhouse for an introduction to Fly Fishing the Wild Trout Paradise that is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park presented by R&R Fly Fishing then followed by local BBQ from Smokin’ Joes
FRIDAY starts the day with a group breakfast followed by streamside instruction on reading the water by Charity Rutter of R&R Fly Fishing. Then we will pack up our lunches and head into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to explore some of the 1,000 miles of the wild trout streams. Dinner will be served at the clubhouse followed by time around campfire or in the pool Friday night.
SATURDAY will be filled with more time on the river and lots of time for laughs and stories around the campfire after dinner! We’re planning a fun cook out for Saturday night!
SUNDAY morning check out at your leisure and have a lovely brunch before we leave camp. Pair up with a buddy to spend the day on the river, or take your time to explore the area before you head home. Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have so much to offer.
Accommodations:
Our “Glampsite” is steps away from Little River and you can see the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Camp! Each Luxury Glamping Tent includes: 2 Bedrooms/1 Bathroom/Kitchenette/Indoor Dining Space/Covered Porch. These tents marry the magical wilderness atmosphere with the comforts of home with a view of the river. Accommodations are furnished with generous amenities including plush bedding, a bathroom and heat & air conditioning. Your tent features an extra level of luxury with a covered porch, wooden interior walls.
The tents marry a magical wilderness atmosphere with the comforts of home with a view of the river. Accommodations are furnished with generous amenities including plush bedding, a bathroom and heat & air conditioning. Your tent features an extra level of luxury with a covered porch, wooden interior walls separating living spaces, as well as a small kitchen and dining area.
Full use of all camp amenities including:
  • Private Riverfront Access
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundromat
  • Coffee Shop
  • Additional Bath House
  • Community Garden
  • Basketball Court
Availability:
  • We have 3 Luxury Glamping Tents reserved for this event.
  • You can choose to share a room in the Bunk Room (2 single bunks) or have a larger room and bed to yourself in the Queen Room. (You also have the option to share the Queen Room with a friend – but we will not pair you with a stranger to share a bed.)
  • Space is limited to 12 women
What’s Included:
  • 3 Nights lodging
  • Thursday night Reception and Dinner
  • Friday & Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Educational Presentations on Fly Fishing in the Smokies, Women in Fly Fishing and Improving Your Cast with Jen Ripple and Charity Rutter
  • Streamside Instruction on Reading the Water and Where to Fish
  • Sunday Brunch
  • All camp gear, bedding and towels are supplied in luxury tents.
What you should bring with you:
  • TN Fishing license with a trout stamp is recommended for our camp. You can get licenses in advance online at Tennessee: https://license.gooutdoorstennessee.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx. Since we are camping on the river just outside of the National Park boundary, a trout stamp is required to fish the waters at camp. Fishing for rainbow trout and smallmouth is good through camp. Your TN fishing license is good for fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park wild trout streams.
  • Rod & Reel: 7 1/2′-9′ for 3-5 weight line for Smokies streams
  • Lightweight Waders & Felt Sole Wading Boots: Rubber sole boots are a poor choice for wading in the Smokies and are dangerous. Felt soles are the only ones we recommend. Since we are fishing the end of May, it may be warm enough to wet wade using only neoprene booties and wading boots. However, afternoon rain showers are common and you may stay warmer in waders. We can rent boots and/or waders with advance notice. We need your boot and wader size to bring the appropriate gear.
  • Quick Dry/Wicking shirts and shorts/pants. Wearing quick dry or breathable clothing and socks will make you more comfortable whether wearing waders or not.
  • Polarized Sunglasses – so you can see the fish and for safety so you can see where you are stepping in the river
  • Subdued colored clothing for fishing – greens, greys, browns, muted blues
  • Fishing Cap – also in subdued colors for fishing the park or large brim hat for tailwater trips.
  • Lightweight Rain Jacket – Short rain showers are common
  • Backpack, Duffle Bag or Gear Bag: With all the gear and accessories you’ll be bringing, we recommend you put all your belongings in a bag for easy transport as we head up the river.
  • Pack your favorite camp clothes for 3 nights at camp and 3 days playing in the river.
  • Toiletries – each Luxury Tent has a bathroom with shower. There are also additional bath houses at camp.
  • River/Beach Towel if you choose to swim while at camp.v
  • Swimsuit & Water Shoes/Sandals
  • Light jacket/sweatshirt/fleece for the cool mountain mornings and eveningsv
  • Pajamas
  • Headlamp
  • Refillable Water Bottle and Coffee Cup/Travel Mug
Pricing:
  • Bunkroom Single Bed/Shared Room – $850.00 per person
  • Queen/Private Room – $1,000.00 per person
  • Queen Room shared with your friend – $800.00 per person
Event will be held at a Townsend campground at the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.
50% Deposit Holds Your Reservation – Make Deposit Online or Call: 865-448-0467

Ladies’ Trout Fishing Weekend – Bristol, TN

Ladies Trout Fishing Weekend   This trip is designed to introduce our fly-fishing students to trout fishing on moving water. Guests may choose to wade fish unguided with Orvis hosts, or add 1-2 guided float trips to see more of the river and receive personalized instruction. At the beginning of each day, Orvis hosts will provide optional instruction on casting, rigging, and reading the water, and will be available to answer any additional questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about fly fishing with the chance to catch beautiful Tennessee brown trout and rainbow trout!   Located on the seventh mile of the South Holston River in Bristol, Tennessee, South Holston River Lodge offers the Southeast’s best year-round fly fishing and accommodations. With 7,000-10,000 fish per mile, the South Holston hosts some of the best naturally reproducing brown trout fly fishing east of the Smoky Mountains. The lodge combines blue ribbon tailwaters,  knowledgeable guides, outstanding meals, luxury riverside accommodations, and hosts that will meet your every need. South Holston River Lodge excels at ensuring its guests a wonderful experience!   A great day of fishing at South Holston River Lodge begins and ends with a fabulous meal. A buffet style breakfast is served each morning, and bag lunches are prepared to maximize time on the water. After a day of fishing, enjoy a fantastic meal at the lodge, then retire to your comfortable cabin room. Evenings at the lodge begin at 6pm for cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres. The seasonally changing three-course dinner is served at 7 pm. Please indicate any food allergies to the lodge ahead of time to ensure the best variety in your meals.   Package Includes: Riverside cabin accommodations Buffet-Style breakfast each morning Bag Lunch Sit down 4-course dinners each evening Complimentary beer and wine All non-alcoholic drinks *Recommended 10% gratuity or $75/person   Guided float trips are highly encouraged as an additional option and can be added to the package for $425 per day for two people. ($100 gratuity per boat is recommended) Please call your local Orvis store for additional questions, and South Holston River lodge at 877-767-7875 for more specific accommodation inquiries and to book your stay!

Women’s Fly Fishing 201 – Franklin, TN

Sign Up The next step after completing the Fly Fishing 101 class is to get out on the water for a 201 class. In this local outing, we will review casting and rigging, and show you more tricks for getting the fly where you want it and bringing it to life in the water. For many students, this is the first fish they will catch on the fly! We will provide rods and terminal tackle, although we recommend you bring your own to become more comfortable fishing your personal gear! We also recommend bringing your own tippet, forceps and nippers (all included in our fully-loaded lanyard and sling pack!) so you can tie your own knots and release your own fish! We will provide plenty of drinks and a light lunch afterwards. All gear is provided. Wear weather appropriate clothing (rain or sun gear), comfortable shoes that can get muddy, a hat and sunglasses. We recommend students wear polarized sunglasses – they’re better for your eyes, and will cut the glare off the water to allow you to see the fish! Class will be held in the Westhaven Neighborhood in Franklin, Tennessee.

Women’s Fly Fishing 201 – Franklin, TN

Sign Up The next step after completing the Fly Fishing 101 class is to get out on the water for a 201 class. In this local outing, we will review casting and rigging, and show you more tricks for getting the fly where you want it and bringing it to life in the water. For many students, this is the first fish they will catch on the fly! We will provide rods and terminal tackle, although we recommend you bring your own to become more comfortable fishing your personal gear! We also recommend bringing your own tippet, forceps and nippers (all included in our fully-loaded lanyard and sling pack!) so you can tie your own knots and release your own fish! We will provide plenty of drinks and a light lunch afterwards. All gear is provided. Wear weather appropriate clothing (rain or sun gear), comfortable shoes that can get muddy, a hat and sunglasses. We recommend students wear polarized sunglasses – they’re better for your eyes, and will cut the glare off the water to allow you to see the fish! Class will be held in the Westhaven Neighborhood in Franklin, Tennessee.

Women’s Fly Fishing 101 – Nashville, TN

Sign Up In fly-fishing 101, Orvis Instructors will teach you the basics of fly-fishing: casting, rigging, and fly selection, in just two hours! You’ll even get to practice landing a fish! We provide all the gear along with a light brunch, coffee and mimosas. As a thank-you for taking the class, you will receive a set of exclusive coupons that will help outfit you with gear and clothing; allowing you to hit the water as easily and comfortably as possible! Join us at your local store to see how simple, fun and accessible fly fishing really is! All fishing gear will be provided, along with a light brunch and plenty of water. You will be outside for the first hour of the class, so dress appropriately: sun or rain gear, comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, and sunglasses. Class will be held at the Orvis retail store in Nashville, Tennessee.

Women’s Fly Tying 101 – Memphis, TN

Sign Up Fly tying adds a fun, artistic element to the fishing experience, and there’s nothing more rewarding than catching a fish on a fly you’ve tied! In these classes, we’ll help you tie your first fly over wine and snacks. We’ll provide all the gear and give you coupons to buy your own equipment. All tools and materials will be provided. Class will be held at the Orvis retail store in Memphis, Tennessee.

Women’s Fly Fishing 201 – Collierville, TN

Sign Up The next step after completing the Fly Fishing 101 class is to get out on the water for a 201 class. In this local outing, we will review casting and rigging, and show you more tricks for getting the fly where you want it and bringing it to life in the water. For many students, this is the first fish they will catch on the fly! We will provide rods and terminal tackle, although we recommend you bring your own to become more comfortable fishing your personal gear! We also recommend bringing your own tippet, forceps and nippers (all included in our fully-loaded lanyard and sling pack!) so you can tie your own knots and release your own fish! We will provide plenty of drinks and a light lunch afterwards. All gear is provided. Wear weather appropriate clothing (rain or sun gear), comfortable shoes that can get muddy, a hat and sunglasses. We recommend students wear polarized sunglasses – they’re better for your eyes, and will cut the glare off the water to allow you to see the fish! Class will be held at Hinton Park in Collierville, Tennessee.

Women’s Fly Fishing 101 – Memphis, TN

Sign Up In fly-fishing 101, Orvis Instructors will teach you the basics of fly-fishing: casting, rigging, and fly selection, in just two hours! You’ll even get to practice landing a fish! We provide all the gear along with a light brunch, coffee and mimosas. As a thank-you for taking the class, you will receive a set of exclusive coupons that will help outfit you with gear and clothing; allowing you to hit the water as easily and comfortably as possible! Join us at your local store to see how simple, fun and accessible fly fishing really is! All fishing gear will be provided, along with a light brunch and plenty of water. You will be outside for the first hour of the class, so dress appropriately: sun or rain gear, comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, and sunglasses. The class will be held at the Orvis retail store in Memphis, Tennessee.

Women’s Fly Fishing 201 – Collierville, TN

Sign Up The next step after completing the Fly Fishing 101 class is to get out on the water for a 201 class. In this local outing, we will review casting and rigging, and show you more tricks for getting the fly where you want it and bringing it to life in the water. For many students, this is the first fish they will catch on the fly! We will provide rods and terminal tackle, although we recommend you bring your own to become more comfortable fishing your personal gear! We also recommend bringing your own tippet, forceps and nippers (all included in our fully-loaded lanyard and sling pack!) so you can tie your own knots and release your own fish! We will provide plenty of drinks and a light lunch afterwards. All gear is provided. Wear weather appropriate clothing (rain or sun gear), comfortable shoes that can get muddy, a hat and sunglasses. We recommend students wear polarized sunglasses – they’re better for your eyes, and will cut the glare off the water to allow you to see the fish! The class will be held at Hinton Park in Collierville, Tennessee.
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