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Join us Saturday mornings during the summer for a free one hour overview of fly fishing. We'll start you off with 30 minutes of basic casting demonstration, showing you the mechanics of the cast. From there we'll move back into the shop and will go over the basic gear needed when starting out. We'll cover rods & reels, waders & boots, and spend a few minutes on flies and leaders. Fly fishing is one of those sports that can be very intimidating when starting out because of the numerous gear options and accessories, but in reality there are very few things you really need at the onset. We even rent gear so you can try it a few times before committing to buying your own gear!
As an added bonus, if you decide you want to learn more after going through our overview and sign up for a paid introduction class, or a guided trip, we'll even give you $50 credit in the store!
Class times: Saturday's at 10 a.m. from May - September
The purpose of this introductory course is to provide a beginner's most basic look at the world of fly fishing. This class is for the "never ever".
The class is a one day, four hour class that begins with 2 hours of classroom instruction at the shop, covering knots, basic rigging, the basics of dry fly fishing and nymphing, and learning the basics of entomology.
The second part of the class is conducted at a nearby park and students are taught the fundamentals of casting, simulated drifting, simulated landing, and river etiquette.
Equipment is provided if needed.
Graduates of this class will be equipped to set up their rod and reels with the correct combination of line, leader, tippet and flies for fishing most conditions, and will learn the fundamentals of casting.
Minimum # students: 2
Maximum # students: 6
Instructor: Wallace Westfeldt
Class times: Sunday 9am-1pm
Dates: Every other Sunday starting April 7th, 2013
1 person $190, 2 person $235, 3 person $315
1 person $260, 2 person $335, 3 person $455
Offered in both a four hour class or an eight hours class, this is an on-the-water course and a highly detailed beginning approach to fly fishing. We will delve much more deeply into technique, terminology, equipment, and general practices for stream based fly fishing success. Great for both the beginner and intermediate angler. This course will help to open the world of stream fly fishing, and make it much easier to get set up, cast, and land your first trout.
This class is divided into three parts as well as a homework assignment! Locations and schedules are customized for each class.
Park I, Rigging: All knots, tackle, and steps required for multi and single fly (dry and wet) rigs are explained and taught hands-on. Students are loaned necessary tools and materials to become proficient at knots and rigging. Once you've mastered Part I, time for Part II! Estimated time is 90 minutes.
Part II, Feeding, Casting, Landing: Once students have become proficient at rigging, the class will regroup to learn about the insects that trout feed on, selecting fly patterns, a variety of casting techniques, and landing simulation. Got it? Let's move on to Part III! Estimated time is 2 hours.
Part III, Fishing: Depending on the choice of the class, there will be a full day or a half day of fishing. Anglers will be fully equipped with rod, reel, waders, tackle, rigging lanyard, fly box and net. After that, we'll help you select flies for that day's destination. At the river, the instructor will give a wading lesson and serve as an advisor and coach. Rigging, fly presentation, and landing the fish will be done by the anglers.
Schedule and Pricing:
Prices start at $270. Class and trip scheduling is customized for each class. Class size is limited to two anglers. Call for pricing and arrangements.
Instructor: Wallace Westfeldt
Dates: Call to Book Your Date Today!
This women only class is a beginners introduction to the world of fly fishing. This 4 hour class begins with 2 hours of classroom instruction covering knots, basic rigging and the basics of dry fly fishing and nymphing. The second part of the class is conducted at a nearby park and students are taught the fundamentals of casting, plus Entomology basics and how you choose the right fly pattern.
Equipment is provided if needed and lunch can be purchased for $10.
Graduates of this class will be equipped to set up their rod and reels with the correct combination of line, leader, tippet and flies for fishing most conditions along with the fundamentals of casting.