The Shop:

Reliance Fly & Tackle is the areas oldest locally owned fly shop/country store. We are a small store located in Reliance Tn, on the Hiwassee River. If you are in the area chances are we have what you need. Flies, leaders, Tippet, Rods, spinning gear, picnic supplies, Deli, Gas, & Beer. We have several campsites and a bunkhouse for overnight lodging located on Childers Creek behind the store. On Most weekends we do offer smoked chicken and rib dinners.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas gifts

If you are looking for a gift for the angler on your list , look no further than Reliance Fly and Tackle. We carry all major brands and this year we have brought in some special gifts for this Christmas. For the fly tying fan we have Dave Whitlock edition fly vise bases and coffee mugs.  Dr. Slick gift sets and a variety Orvis  products.  Beforehand make a memory with our ornaments each one containing a hand tied fly. Who ever is on your list whatever their skill set RFT has a gift for them . There is still time for special orders so stop by and we will help find the perfect perfect gift. Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Stocking truck just went up

It looked to be the smaller truck and that means the bigger fish . Good fishing days are back .

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Flies, flies , flies

Delayed harvest is in full swing and we just received our fall fly order . Stop by for the latest info on the river

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Cooper that works at the store just called TWO MORE stock trucks just went up river. TWRA  is getting us on line  for the season. Come see us for the  latest  updates on what is working

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Verified stocking!!!!!

Good news Rachel from Reliance Fly and Tackle just saw TWO , Stocking trucks go up. . water temps are right   air is crisp this weekend , perfect fishing. And remember it's delayed harvest so it's catch and release  so these fished just stocked are here till spring . New flies coming in for this weekend so stop by the store grab the best food in the mountains and the gear you need for a great start to delayed harvest season .

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Quiet word is we got a stocking of brown trout Thursday. Water temps are dropping and the fish are moving. Come  and enjoy delayed harvest . Next week our delayed harvest fly patterns come in check it out.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Striper Rob brings in a "small" striper . Lol. They are still up here for hardy angler.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

TFO spin rods

Now carrying TFO spin rods designed by non other than Gary Loomis. All the qualities that you have come to expect from TFO  fly rods now in a spinning rod.

New addition

Come check out the stock in our new addition. Now stocking more fly tying, rods , and Orvis gear than ever.   All ways offering box store prices and family owned service

Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial day music

Saturday night on the back deck original music by Jason Lee Wilson . All ages welcome smoked BBQ plates while they last. music starts at 7 no cover charge me

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Big brown

Caught Saturday by a local angker 27 inch 5 pound 12 ounce Brown trout . They are in there . Stop by RFT and pic up your supplies to bring in one like this

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Alexis first

6 year old Alexis caught her first trout on a fly rod this weekend using one of our hand tied squirm worms. Way to go

Friday, April 1, 2016

5 year annaversery

5 years open it has been a great time. Thanks to all you that have helped us grow. Stop by this weekend and check our our anniversary sales

Saturday, March 26, 2016

12 pound 12oz rainbow

Bryson Jamerson age 14 landed this monster on a ultralite trout rod. Bryson and his family are good customers of the Reliance Fly & Tackle . stop by and get your gear and head up river they are in there.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Had a visitor

Mayflys are out . he seems to be interested in the Fuentes cigar.  Slop here and match our fly's to him and his other friends

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

2 pound 4oz

Javen pulls his biggest rainbow
Hiwassee is fishing great . stop here for all your fishing needs . our prices compare to the box stores.
Fish local ,buy local

Sunday, March 13, 2016

New reps

Our new TFO REO Tom Jindra. And the incredible Wanda Taylor  one of the premier women of fly fishing . we have a lot of new product lines coming in with finishing of the addition

Sunday, March 6, 2016

In the dry

Good production day yesterday we can stand in the dry now . schedule is holding well looks like the first of April to be complete

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Military legacy

90 year old WW 2 and Korean navy vet and his son 101st Vietnam veteran at the store with me . Big thanks to all our vets.

Wall 2

It's cold and frosty but the second wall is up. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ground breaking

Today we kicked off construction on the new addition on the store .  This will include expanded fly tying material ,  spin tackle, dinning and ORVIS sections . we hope to have it complete by end of April . stay tuned for updates