Saturday, October 1, 2011

More Information on Fly Fishing Class - "Steelhead Fly Fishing"

On October 9th, I will be conducting a class on steelhead fly fishing on the Clackamas River. I have gotten many emails about the class; so I am going to explain what the class is all about.

This will be a 4 hour "on the water" steelhead fly fishing class. It will not be a "fishing trip" and you will most likely not catch a steelhead during it (although it is possible); since the focus of it will be that it is a class. It will be about techniques and there will be demonstrations on the water. 6 people will be allowed into the class, and the main requirement is that you already know the basics of fly fishing. You can call this class a 301 Steelhead Fly Fishing Class; because in a 101 Fly Fishing you would be learning how to cast and tie knots. A 201 Fly Fishing Class would be some basic fly fishing techniques, and this 301 class is the next step after that.

For anyone who is interested in steelhead fly fishing, and wants to know about fishing techniques, equipment to use, tippet strengths, fly choices, when to do what, and what to do when; then this is the class for you. We are going to learn about swinging wet flies, skating dry flies, dead drifting flies, single handed rod uses, spey casting basics (and uses), switch rod basics (and uses), reading water, cracking the myths, etc, etc....The class is designed so you can go on your own to a steelhead fishery, and you will know what to do while you are out there to fish properly for steelhead with a fly rod.

I will be doing demonstrations, and I will be picking class members to participate in them. You will be both watching demonstrations, and you will be participating in them too. It is not a steelhead fishing trip, but you will be learning steelhead fly fishing techniques; so you can go out on your own and you can become a proficient steelhead fly fisher.

Class Will Meet At the Lower Boat Ramp at McIver State Park (Click for link)

-Class will run from 10am-2pm (meet at 9:45am to get waders on and get ready for class to start at 10am)

 -Class costs $100 per person

-Students will have to have their own waders, boots, sunglasses, license (appropriate tags), and rain jacket (if needed)

-I will supply equipment for the class, but I recommend that you bring a rod for steelhead fishing if you already have one. 

-a notepad and pen can be helpful for taking notes

-Class is limited to 6 Students (email or call to sign up - don't assume it is filled up -plenty of spaces available)

Clackamas River Steelhead Taken on swung articulated leech pattern

If you are interesting in signing up for this class, email me at or call me at (541)232-6360. You can also sign up at the Orvis Shop at Bridgeport Village (7495 SW Bridgeport Road Tigard, OR 97224 - Phone: 503-598-7680) if that is more convenient for you.

No comments:

Post a Comment