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.