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Fishing Wet Flies / Fishing Dry Flies –
May 30, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm$150
May 30th, 2015 @ 8:00 am to 2:00 pm $150
Wet Fly Basics
Focused on learning the various basic techniques of wet fly, soft hackle and nymph fishing, this class is designed for those that have a basic knowledge of fly-fishing and want to enhance their skills in these specific areas.
– Tackle for fishing subsurface
– Leader set-up
– Different types of wet flies
– Fishing just below the surface
– Fishing mid-depths & near the bottom
– Fishing more than one fly at a time
– Various methods of wet fly & nymph fishing
– Casting weighted flies
Dry Fly Basics
This class is geared towards those that have at those that have a basic knowledge of fly-fishing and want to enhance their skills and knowledge of the basic techniques of dry fly fishing.
– Dry fly tackle
– Leader set up
– Different types of dry flies
– Fly selection
– Upstream presentations
– Downstream presentations
– Mending your line
Attendees should bring their rods and reels as well as appropriate clothing, including sunglasses or eye protection, a hat and rain gear if necessary, as well as bug dope. This class begins in the morning and will explore the wet fly techniques on the river, from swinging soft-hackles to the nymphing strategies needed to catch those tough, middle-of-the-day trout. After lunch (provided) the class will explore the many dry fly techniques on the river. Students learn how to read a rise form, present a fly, mend, and other dry-fly necessities.
This is a special, hands-on class that will make your time on the stream more productive. Recommended for anglers with some basic to moderate casting skills. Attendees should bring their rods and reels and waders, as well as appropriate clothing, including sunglasses or eye protection, and a hat and rain gear if necessary. If you don’t have a rod we will provide you with one for the class. Waders can be rented. Experienced Au Sable and Manistee guide, and Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor Mark Hendricks will be the head instructor for this class.
Date: May 30 Time: 8 am (6-7 hrs.) Limit: 10 people Price: $150