Introduction to Fly Tying and Fly Fishing
Date: Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Northern Susitna Institute
Class Fee: $250
This two-day class will cover the fundamentals of fly tying and fly fishing for trout, salmon, grayling, and charr. Instruction will include demonstrations and practice at the NSI campus, followed by venturing out to test hand-tied flies on a Talkeetna area stream. Topics will include fly tying, fly fishing equipment, casting techniques, knot tying, how to match the hatch, how to read the water, catch and release procedures, and river safety and etiquette.
We will provide materials and equipment for fly tying. You will need a current Alaska fishing license, fly rod and reel (a 5 to 8 weight is preferred), floating line (weight should match the size reel you have), sink tip line (weight should match the size reel you have), and waders (preferred waders are ones that require a separate pair of wading boots as opposed to the neoprene type of waders with the boots attached). Students who do not own a fly rod, reel, or waders should contact the instructor to discuss borrowing equipment for class.
Tia Shoemaker and Joe Page
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