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May 2019

Demo Days: Simms, G. Loomis, Hatch, Scientific Anglers

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a stroll thru some incredibly diverse product lines. We’ll have sales, combos, deals. Spend the day demoing, learning about new products, and chasing the bugs of May. From Simms’ G3 Waders and Boots to the full spectrum of G. Loomis fly rods, this’ll be a fun day of kicking tires and tossing loops. We’ll accept trade-ins of rods and reels as credit toward new products.

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Orvis 101 Free Fly Fishing Day

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Orvis and TU have teamed up with dealers to offer FREE instruction for everyone. Mason-Griffith Founders TU volunteers (guides themselves) and MGFTU board member and Gates Lodge lead instructor Mark Hendricks are here to make fly fishing fun and accessible. No wading or waders required. This is the easiest way to get started. Please bring appropriate clothing, as well as anything you might want to drink or snack on. Bugspray and sunglasses are recommended. -Class is free and the limit…

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June 2019

Fly Casting with Mark Hendricks

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Casting is undoubtedly one of the most important of all the fly-fishing skills. You must be able to present the fly to the spot in which the fish is located in order to be successful. Although fly-casting may appear to be difficult, it's really not. There are a few basic things that you need to know about fly-casting in order to cast efficiently and they're a lot easier to learn than you might think. This class is for both beginners…

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Demo Days: Orvis

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Orvis crew for a whole day of Orvis demoing. H3s, the new Clearwater, Orvis Pro boots, and jackets. Truly a great product line. We’ll have combo deals, packages. We will be accepting trade-ins of used gear (rods and reels) this day as well. Bring in your old stuff, and leave with new stuff!

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Demo Days: Rio Lines Test Cast

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Ben Hunting for an awesome day of line demos. We all need new fly lines in the spring, but the line you choose can really impact the action of your fly rod. Here is the best opportunity to find the perfect line. Bring your fly rod to Gates Lodge, and you’ll have the opportunity to sample a ton of Rio fly lines. We’ll have giveaways and deals to help ease the sting of some new string.  And we'll be…

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