Fly Fishing 101
Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages, the Fly Fishing 101 course includes free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.
Fly Fishing 201
If youve already completed Fly Fishing 101, youre ready for the next step. Join us for a short outing on local water and a chance to catch your first fish! A nominal fee for the outing may apply.
A free Trout Unlimited Membership—a $35 value—is included for all FF101 and FF201 graduates. Upon completion of the course, you will receive special in-store offers, valid for the purchase of Orvis products.
Please see store associates or call 865-774-4162 for details.
Store Manager: Kris Maurer
Originally from the Ozarks, Kris taught himself to fly fish in the spring creeks and tailwaters of Missouri and Arkansas. After graduating from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in marketing, he worked as a regional sales representative for a hardware manufacturer. However, his desire to fly fish led him to Tennessee in September of 2005, where he became the Fishing Manager and Head Fly-Fishing Instructor of Orvis Sevierville and then the Store Manager in January of 2012. Kris stated, I feel fortunate to have found a home with Orvis, as I believe it is an extremely unique company, and I really enjoy being able to offer great customer service to everyone that walks in the door. Also, dont be afraid to share your best fish stories and pictures, because I love a great fish story! When not at work, Kris enjoys exploring the rivers and streams of east Tennessee, plus trying to find the best place to get wings and BBQ!
Fishing Manager: Jake Mullins
Originally from Greeneville, TN, Jake began fly fishing at age 12. He possesses a degree in Geography from ETSU, as well as his USCG Captain License, and is a graduate from the Sweetwater Guide School. Prior to working at Orvis, Jake guided for five years, including three seasons at Tikchik Narrows Lodge in Alaska, an Orvis-Endorsed Lodge. If Jake isnt out fishing, he is probably in the woodshop working on his next project or brushing up on his sailing skills.