Workshops

Workshop:  Beginning Fly Casting: The First Step – $50

Description:  This class is for those who have never cast a fly. We will cover the equipment, the different parts of the Rod, Reel and line. We will also teach the basic cast. The students will master the pick-up lay-down cast, roll cast. They will be given instruction on slipping line, retrieving line, hook set and landing fish.
Maximum Class Size: 10
Skill Set:  Beginner
Equipment Needed:  Rod, reel, line/leader, yarn fly, hat and eye protection.

 

Workshop:  Intermediate Level Casting: The Next Step – $50

Description:  Understanding line control and the importance of mastering the basics of the cast and applying it to advanced casting techniques.  Topics covered, but not limited to:  Loop control, shooting line, directional changes and gaining distance. Roll cast, pick-up and lay-down cast, improving accuracy and wind cast’s.   Activities will be described, demonstrated and practiced with opportunities for questions and discussion. Workshop content will be flexible and adjusted to suit the requirements and abilities of the participants.
Maximum Class Size:  15
Skill Set:  Mastered basic pick up and lay down cast with good loop control and straight line layout with 30 feet of fly line.
Equipment Needed:  Rod, reel, line/leader, yarn fly, hat and eye protection.

 

Workshop:  Accuracy Casting:  Strategies For Improving Your Accuracy – $50

Description:  Increase your fishing success by improving your ability to accurately cast your fly to the fish.  This class will cover the skills and techniques to accurately cast a fly at short, medium, and long distances.
Maximum Class Size:  10
Skill Set:  Beginners/Intermediate
Equipment Needed:  A middle range 5, 6, or 7 wt. rod, leader & yarn fly.

 

Workshop:  Getting Control of Weight: Casting Weighted Flies and Nymphing Rigs – $50

Description:  Do you spend too much time untangling nymphing rings?  Or do you “chuck and duck” when casting weighted flies?  This work shop will solve those problems and more.   Casting weight can be done without difficulty through using a roll cast pick up, Belgium style cast with constant tension through the casting stroke, slowing down, using a “waltz” (1-2-3) tempo and opening up loops.
Maximum Class Size:  6
Skill Set:   (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced):  Intermediate & Advanced
Equipment Needed:  5-7 weight rod with matching weight.   7-8 foot leader with 1x to 2x tippet.   Instructor will provide weight.

 

Workshop:  Single Hand Spey Casting: Texas Style – $50

Description:  This workshop will help those casters who are just getting started with Spey Casting or those that want to improve their current skill’s that they have already learned.  This class will take you through basic differences between a Static Roll Cast and a Dynamic Roll Cast. The Basic Spey Cast will be covered in this workshop, Switch Cast (Forward Spey), Single Spey & Double Spey casts.
Maximum Class Size:  10
Skill Set:  Intermediate to Advanced skill levels.
Equipment Needed:  Rod of choice with Weight Forward Floating Fly line with suitable head length for making roll casts.  Generally lines with the longer head lengths are more suitable for Roll Casting and Spey Casting.  Yarn Fly or No Fly on the leader when casting in this workshop. We ask all participants to provide their own, Hat, Safety Glasses, Sunscreen, Insect Spray, an Extra Leader for your set up.

 

Workshop:  Two Handed Spey Casting: Texas Style – $50

Description:  This workshop will help those casters who are just getting started with Spey Casting or those that want to improve their current skill’s that they have already learned.  This class will take you through basic differences between a Static Roll Cast and a Dynamic Roll Cast. The Basic Spey Cast will be covered in this workshop, Switch Cast (Forward Spey), Single Spey & Double Spey casts.
Maximum Class Size:  10
Skill Set:  Intermediate to Advanced skill levels.
Equipment Needed:  Rod of choice with Weight Forward Floating Spey Line, or Shooting Head Floating Spey Line. If you have no rod some additional rods should be available for use at the workshop.  Yarn Fly or No Fly on the leader when casting in this workshop.  We ask all participants to provide their own, Hat, Safety Glasses, Sunscreen, Insect Spray, an Extra Leader for your set up.

 

Workshop:  Seeking Salt:  Casting Strategies For Saltwater – $50

Description:  For the fly fisher preparing to fish or be guided on the saltwater flats. Saltwater angling usually requires making quick decisions and being efficient in presenting the fly accurately. This class helps prepare the Fly Fisher to wade fish, kayak fish, or fish from a poled skiff in this demanding environment. Creative exercises are utilized to simulate the on-the-water experience.  Skills development will include: The “Ready-Set-Go” position; casting and presenting to tailing and cruising fish, and to fish within a 20 ft. target range; proper line management; wind casting; plus a few trick casts … and more!
Maximum Class Size:  8
Skill Set:  Beyond beginner: angler can cast a quality loop to 40 ft, and has some fishing experience.
Equipment Needed:  8 weight outfits rigged with a leader and practice fly recommended; 6 weight outfits will be available for use.

 

Workshop:  Women’s Casting Cultivation – $50

Description:  For the female fly fisher wishing to grow her casting and fishing skills. This class will help you make the casts that catch more and better fish! Exercises for improving accuracy, distance, loop control, line management and wind casting will be utilized.  Your success on the water will blossom once you Cultivate your Cast!
Maximum Class Size:  8
Skill Set:  Beyond beginner: angler can cast a quality loop to 30 ft, and has some fishing experience.
Equipment Needed:  Any mid-weight outfit (4-8 wt) rigged with a leader and practice fly; 6 weight outfits will be available for use.

 

Workshop:  Go Deep:  Casting & Fishing Sinking Lines Successfully – $50

Description:  Fish feed the majority of the time below the surface. Sinking lines are the most effective tools that a fly fisher can use for fishing within the water column.  This class will cover the different styles of sinking lines and how to rig them properly, and how to cast and fish these lines successfully.  Anglers will learn the simple techniques for utilizing these lines for increased catch rates at depths of 1 foot to 20 feet … and beyond!
Maximum Class Size:  8
Skill Set:  Beyond beginner: angler can cast a quality loop to 40 ft; and has fishing experience.
Equipment Needed:  None … a variety of rods with assorted sinking lines will be available for use by participants.

 

Workshop:  Refining Your Cast: Gaining Efficiency – $50

Description:  This class is for those who have cast for a while, but have reached a plateau.  We will review the basics and make proper adjustments and then use the knowledge to tackle the wind and distance casting. We will start where you are and them go forward.
Maximum Class Size: 10
Skill Set:  intermediate
Equipment Needed:  Bring your favorite rod (5-8 wt) with a floating fly line, leader and yarn fly.

 

Workshop:  Intermediate Fly Fisher – $50

Description:  This class will take place both on land and water.  The land portion will cover line management and accuracy.  The water portion will cover mending strategies and fly movement tips.  I will share skills I acquired  from 14 years of guiding.
Maximum Class Size: 6
Skill Set:  Intermediate
Equipment Needed:  Rod, reel, line/leader, yarn fly, hat and eye protection.

 

Workshop:  Double Hauling 401 – $50

Description:   The workshop will address- Determining the effectiveness of your double hauling, the most important visual clue to the effectiveness of your hauling, analyzing your hauling mechanics, exercises that will improve your hauling and hauling hints from five great casters.
Maximum Class Size:  6
Skill Set:  This is an advanced double hauling workshop for casters who are well past learning how to double haul and now are interested in improving their hauling technique.  This workshop is geared to casters who are able to cast 75’ or more.
Equipment Needed:  Your favorite six, seven or eight weight rod/reel with a highly visible line, yarn fly, sunglasses or appropriate eye protection and a cap or hat.