Intro to European Nymphing: Saturday, December 3rd 9am – 2pm
This class is designed to answer most of your questions with regard to Euro/tight line nymphing techniques. The class begins at the shop where you will learn to construct custom leaders while discussing the principles and methodology of European nymphing tactics. Afterwards, the group will depart to the river for several hours of on water instruction. You are encouraged to bring a 10’ 3, 4 or 5wt rod if you already have one. The class is $100/person and includes a leader building kit ($20 value) and a 10% coupon towards the purchase of any fly rod that’s 9’6”or longer. Class will begin at 9am at the shop and finish around 2pm. Class size is limited to four anglers per instructor to ensure a quality learning experience, therefore, pre-registration is required to guarantee your spot in the class.
Tenkara: Top to Bottom
Friday, December 9th from 6 – 7:30pm at the shop
On water portion to follow Saturday, December 10th from 9am – 2pm.
There has been a lot of buzz in the fly fishing world concerning Tenkara since Danial Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, first introduced this traditional Japanese technique to the United States and this class is a great way to find out firsthand what it’s all about! The Friday evening portion of the class will cover the equipment, terminology, and rigging options, as well as discussing the benefits (and limitations) of this simple, yet effective means of catching fish on a fly. Saturday morning the group will meet on the river for hands on instruction. At this time of year there is a high likelihood that we will be on the water during a prolific BWO mayfly hatch! What better time to experience the joy and effectiveness of Tenkara? The class is $100/person and includes use of equipment during the class and a 10% discount on all Tenkara related purchases at the shop through December 15th. Class size is limited to four anglers per instructor to ensure a quality learning experience, therefore, pre-registration is required to guarantee your spot in the class. Are you ready to buy a Tenkara rod now? Come by the shop before November 29th and save 30% on most Tenkara USA rods as part of their “Opt Outside” holiday special!
Advanced Casting Clinic: Saturday December 17th 11:00am - 3:00pm
Have you always wanted to improve your accuracy and distance casting? Maybe you're planning a saltwater trip and want to make the most of your time in the salt? Then you're in luck, Scott Fly Rods' Pro Staffer and Drift Guide Cody Hale is hosting an Advanced Casting Clinic to help you reach those goals. Cody has spent years perfecting his casting skills which have helped him hook into some of the spookiest fish in salt water. Cody has a passion for sharing that knowledge with others and delights in their success. This class will cover all the variables that go into casting those perfect, tight loops that are needed to achieve distance, improve accuracy and cut through wind. You are encouraged to bring your own rods for this clinic, but premium rods will be available for demo. This class is designed for intermediate to experienced casters. Cost is $50.00.
Beginner Entomology Class: December 18th 1:00 - 4:00pm
This class focuses on the basic identification and lifecycles of the common aquatic insects and the patterns that imitate them. During the course of the class we will observe preserved specimens, match them to common fly patterns, and discuss hatch timing and corresponding water temperatures. Call or stop by the shop to reserve your spot.
Beginner Fly Tying Classes
This class is geared toward teaching you the fundamentals of fly tying. You will learn to tie a minimum of eight different fly patterns, utilizing a variety of materials and techniques that can then be applied to a multitude of other fly patterns. The class includes four nights of instruction starting at 6:00 pm and finishing around 9pm. Use of tools and materials during the class is included and students will receive 10% off all fly tying related purchases for the duration of the course. Cost is $80 with a maximum class size of four people. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a spot in the class.
Dates: December 6th, 8th 13th and 15th, Or January 17th, 19th, 24th and 26th
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