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June 2019

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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Isoamania barbecue tacos, and yard sale

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hex and Iso season is fun, but the daylight hours are spent kicking tires, impromptu casting bets, some fly tying, eating, napping, and otherwise trying to get to dark when the day actually begins. Stop by, have some excellent tacos, shop some very discounted items, and swap some stories.  Sale starts at 10 am.  Food will be served by noon... Menu: Bean and cheese enchiladas with your choice of smoked beef brisket, mojo chicken, or cumin-lime pork Topped with shaved…

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July 2019

Orvis 101 Free Fishing Day

July 6 @ 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…

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Comprehensive Fly Casting, with Mark Hendricks

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Many of you have expressed the desire for a more comprehensive one-day fly fishing casting class.  This is it.  One day devoted entirely to making you a proficient fly caster.  The goal is simple: regardless of starting ability, you'll leave this class able to cast.  Includes lunch.  Topics covered: Fundamentals of Fly Casting Hand Grips Wrist Action Back Cast Forward Cast The Casting Stroke False Casting Roll Casting Single Haul Double Haul Casting in the Wind Off Side cast Belgian…

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