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"Quality" describes your equipment. It should also describe your education. That is why you will see only three students per guide in our on-water classes, only four students in our tying classes, and eight to ten attendees in our clinics. We keep our class size small to SUPER SIZE your experience!
We loan you equipment from fly fishing's top manufacturers to make your day on the water and time on the tying vise great.
Because of class size limitations we require a 50% deposit when booked. Deposits are fully refundable up to two weeks prior to the class date. Cancellations after that are non-refundable unless we can fill your space in the class.
Deschutes River • Beginning
& Intermediate Fly Fishing
This class, by far our most popular, takes you through the steps to become a more productive fly-fisher. You start with a two-hour, in-shop session on tackle, knots, rigging, and essentials needed to catch trout on Western streams like the Deschutes. The following Saturday or Sunday – your choice – you will meet your guides in Maupin on the banks of the Deschutes River to start your on-river class. During this eight hours you will learn where the fish live and dine in a stream. You’ll learn to effectively present a fly, take samples of insect life, select specific flies, use those flies, safely navigate the river, and play and land fish.
This class is held every month of the year (except December). Call or e-mail us for the current schedule. Some equipment is available.
Cost: $175.00 / $90.00 deposit required at time of enrollment.
|In-shop class||On the Deschutes River|
|July 9th: in-shop 6:30 PM||July 14th 2013|
|July 17th in-shop 6:30 PM||July 20th & 21st 2013|
|August 7th in-shop 6:30 PM||August 10th & 11th 2013|
|August 13th in-shop 6:30 PM||August 18th 2013|
|September 3rd in-shop 6:30 PM||September 8th 2013|
|September 11th in-shop 6:30 PM||September 14th & 15th 2013|
|October 8th in-shop 6:30 PM||October 13th 2013|
|November 12th in-shop 6:30 PM||November 17th 2013|
Beginning Fly Fishing
For Winter Steelhead
In this class students will learn the techniques used for taking Steelhead on nymphs. You’ll start with a two hour in-shop classroom session where you will learn about the tackle, knots, rigging, and the essentials needed to catch Steelhead on a fly. On Sunday there is a five-hour drift boat float trip. This extensive on-water portion of the class will teach you the skills needed to find where steelhead hold, how to present your fly to them, and how to effectively play and land these hard-charging sea-run fish. Some fly fishing experience is a plus but is not mandatory.
Some equipment is available.
Cost: $165.00 / $80.00 deposit required at time of enrollment.
|6:30PM In-shop class||5-hour Kalama River float trip|
|January 9th in-shop||January 13th on river 2013|
|February 20th in-shop||February 24th on river 2013|
|March 6th in-shop||March 10th on river 2013|
|April 24th in-shop||April 28th on river 2013|
Intermediate Fly Tying
Intermediate Fly Tying
Take your tying to the next step. In this class you will learn how to form dubbing loops, work with deer hair, pearl core braid, spilt mayfly tails, rubber legs, etc. We will tie some of the most effective advanced nymphs, dries and emergers such as the Chubby Chernobyl, Kaufmann Stone, Silvey’s Caddis Pupa, Rubber Legged Stimulator, Angel Case Emerger, and more. The Class consists of 3 evenings, tying 2 flies per session, and will also include a DVD, showing the flies being tied for your reference at home. All Tools and materials are provided.
Max of 4 students
Basic tying skills are required
Cost: $95.00 / $45.00 deposit required at time of enrollment
|January 2013 - 10, 17, 24|
|February 2013 - 7, 14, 21|
|March 2013 - 7, 14, 21|
|April 2012 - 11, 18, 25|
Winter Steelhead Flies
Tying steelhead flies offers an opportunity to combine creativity with fishability. This class will introduce you to many of the materials and tying techniques you need to tie a variety of popular steelhead flies, and to create some patterns of your own. This is a three session class where you will work with a variety of materials and techniques used in tying steelhead flies. You will learn the basic principals of shanked, and tube flies. All tools and materials are furnished. Class size is kept small. Reservations and deposit required.
|January 2013 - 8, 15, 22|
|February 2013 - 5, 13, 19|
|March 2013 - 5, 12, 19|
|April 2013 - 9, 16, 23|
Beginning Fly Tying
Class consists of three 2 hour sessions and covers the basics of fly tying. Students will tie six effective NW fly patterns. You will learn the tools, materials, and techniques of fly tying. All tools and materials are furnished. Class size is kept small. Reservations and deposit required.
|January 2013 - 7, 14, 21|
|February 2013 - 4, 11, 18|
|March 2013 - 4, 11, 18|
|April 2012 - 8, 15, 22|
|May 2013 - 6, 13, 20|
Saturdays in the Loft
In January we will be resuming our very popular “Saturday’s in the Loft” clinics. Starting with Saturday, January 7th and going through April 21st 2012 from 10:00 AM to Noon we will be having a presentation by a guest Fly Tier, Fly fishing Guide (some times a shop employee) or expert in their field giving.
Innovative Tube Flies
Let Matt McCrary, NWFFO’s head guide, show you how he ties his unique and beautiful steelhead tubes.
Tying Silvey’s Best Trout Flies
Brian Slivey has developed some of the most productive flies to ever hit the water. Let him show you how they are tied.
Fishing Oregon’s North Coast WIth Nick Rowell
Guide, Nick Rowell will take you through Oregons North Coast and let you in on some secrets for catching Winter Steelhead.
Tying On The Pro Tube System
Master fly tyer and fly fishing rep, Bruce Berry will be here showing you all the in’s & out’s of tying on the Pro Tube platform.
Fishing Oregon and it’s Smallies with Marty Sheppard
Long time guide, Marty Sheppard shares Oregon’s finest fishing including John Day Smallmouth.
Casting Clinic With Jonsey
John Jones will work with you on how to improve your single hand casting skills.
Tips To Improve Your Trips With Ted Neely
Let one of Oregon’s primier guides, Ted Neely, show you simple tips many fisherman over look to improve all of your fishing trips.
Filling Your Box For The Stone Hatch With Jason Osborn
NWFFO Guide and Master Tyer, JasonOsborn, Will show you how to tie Salmonfly and Golden Stone nymphs and dries.
Exploring The Owyhee
Lane Hoffman will be here teaching you all about the Owyhee River…. What flies, and where.
Albany Tyers Expo
Come see us down south at the tyer’s expo in Albany, OR
Tying Crooked River Flies
Hal Gorden will show us all the Crooked River’s best patterns and how to tie them
Understanding Fly Lines with George Cook
The Man himself, George Cook, will wade you through todays modern fly lines. Understanding which line to use for the job, Including shooting heads for spey and switch rods.
Clack Spey Day
Our Clackamas Spey day is back. Join us at Barton Park to recieve free spey casting lessions, or to check out new rods and cast them. You can also bring your rod and try different lines to see which one fits best.
Road Trippin’ Montana
Montana has some of the best trout fishing in the world. Jay will share with you how to fish some of the best water from the road, without drift boats.
Tying MFC’s Beat Trout Flies
Montana Fly Co. has put in thier line up, some of the most effective trout flies on the planet. Bruce Berry, MFC’s rep, will be here showing you how to tie them
Join us next week for out 20th!!!