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February 2019

Saturday Sessions: Odd Ball Dry Flies, with John Sheets

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join our number one commercial tyer John Sheets as he shares some of his unique dry fly tricks including his Twisted Body Hex and Gorilla Glue Ant.  John’s flies and fly design forms the backbone of Gates’ fly selection.  These are flies you will rarely see in our bins...at least above the counter.   All materials supplied, participants provide tools and vises and, if possible, their preferred tying lamps.  Class is $50, and includes dinner.  Please call 989 348 8462 or email [email protected] to book…

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March 2019

Free Fly Tying Saturdays

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

We’ve taught dozens of people how to tie flies at these free sessions, and many are now very proficient fly makers.  We have a wide selection of materials, vises and lamps.  Don’t have any fly tying stuff?  Just come.  Have everything under the sun?  Bring it.  We’re back in the Board Room this year, so you can grab breakfast in the restaurant before we start tying!  We have no agenda at these sessions.  If you want to work on comparaduns,…

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Saturday Sessions: Dries and Droppers, with Josh Greenberg and Dennis Nelson

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The dry and dropper is a killer set-up for the Au Sable from May thru October…during this class Josh will cover some great dry flies including the Awesome, the Patriot Skunk, and the Yarn Skunk, and Denny will add the beadheaded nuggets that summer trout crave.  We’ll also talk you thru the basics of fishing this rig to maximize what once were the slow times of your day.  All materials supplied, participants provide tools and vises and, if possible, their preferred…

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