Fly Fishing for Various Fish Species
Learn how fly fish for numerous different species, including trout, salmon, bass, pike, musky, crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, and other sunfishes. Instruction covers optimal equipment for each species for different size bodies of water and stream characteristics; top trout dry, wet, nymphs, and streamer flies for the local area; top salmon flies; top floaters, divers, suspenders, and streamers for warm water species; top dry, wet, and nymph flies for bass and panfish; strategies for choosing flies and matching the hatch; reading water and identifying the best fish locations; presentation positions and strategies; casting and retrieval techniques; how to identify and interpret rise forms and how to fish them. Note that there is no casting practice in this course.
Introduction to Fly Tying
This course covers the basic equipment, materials, and techniques needed to tie your own flies. Along with tying at least four different, common kinds of flies, each using different tying techniques, you will be given many other tips and suggested resources that will expand your tying skills. Materials and most tools will be provided. The instructor has a limited number of vises, so if you are interested in the course, contact the instructor and let him know whether you have your own you can bring, need to borrow one, or would like to purchase one. Prices range from between $15 and $25 for less expensive ones. This eight-hour course is spread over two four-hour days.
Class will meet at: The Gentleperson's Sport, N9415 Wilderness Dr, Tomahawk.
Winter Ecology Snowshoe Hike: Minocqua Winter Park
Minocqua Winter Park has two dedicated trails exclusively for snowshoers: a 7 km loop and a 4 km loop. We’ll snowshoe the shorter route, stop at the Tea House to have a warm cup of tea, and then take our time getting back to the Chalet where we’ll order lunch or bring your own. We’ll go slow along the way and stop occasionally to discuss the unique stories of wintering species in the Northwoods.
Details, maps, what to bring, etc. letter will be mailed at a later date.
XC Ski Skating Intermediate and Advanced
If you have previous skating experience, explore more techniques during supervised outings. Refine your rhythm, flow, and energy efficiency while refining the V-1, V-2, and V-2 alternate skate techniques.
From Minocqua, drive 6.5 miles West on Hwy 70. Turn South, left, onto Squirrel Lake Road for 4.5 miles. Turn East, left, onto Scotchman Lake Road for 0.5 miles. Turn South, right, onto Ski Hill Road for 0.5 miles into the Winter Park parking lot.