Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Introduction To Fly Fishing Seminar/Clinic

Back in November, I was approached by Camp Van-ES located just East of Sherwood Park in regards to a classroom style introduction to fly fishing clinic/seminar.  Since I specialize in one-on-one stillwater clinics and have little experience teaching clinics in a classroom setting, I called up my buddy Phil who has a vasts amount of experience in these settings and we soon worked out a seminar featuring the two of us.  The clinic is geared towards those brand new to fly fishing and will include basics for both stillwater fly fishing and river fly fishing.  We originally had geared the clinic to 20 students and as of today have signed up 19.  We are able to fit in another six students for a maximum number of 25 so if you or someone you know is thinking of getting into fly fishing or maybe you have a fly rod sitting in you garage and have always wanted to know how to use it, give Camp Van-Es a call at (780)796-3066 and take advantage of this opportunity. The following is the course outline.

Introduction To Fly Fishing Seminar/Clinic

 Saturday April 2, 2011 9am-4:30pm

Presenters:  Phil Rowley and Mike Monteith

Course Agenda:

9:00-9:15 Introduction and Opening including gathering class 
expectations and agenda review

9:15-10:15 Fly Rods, Equipment & Casting Basics

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Hands on Casting Instruction

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Served on site)

1:00-2:00 Terminal Basics (Understanding leaders and essential
Knots for Fly Fishing-Hands On)

2:00-2:15 Coffee Break

2:15-3:15 Entomology 101

3:15-4:45 River Fishing 101

4:45-4:15 Lake Fishing 101

4:15-4:30 Conservation review, how to handle fish, conclusion
and wrap-up

Only 6 spaces left. All students will receive instructional booklets to keep and will learn on Sage fly rods. Clinic includes coffee, donuts and lunch.

Located just 15 min south-east of Sherwook Park. To Register call (780)796-3066 or email van-escamp@shaw.ca . Camp Van-Es Business Manager Bonnie Hauch.
Cost per person $75.00, cheque made payable to Camp Van-Es.