Classes & Clinics

SPEY CASTING  CLASSES

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Spey casting is an advanced form of fly casting that can be performed with any fly rod, but is mostly done with two-handed rods. They allow an angler to cover the water quickly and efficiently with tremendous line control. It’s not only fun, but very effective. This full day class takes place on the water where you will learn the essential concepts of spey casting, as well as of the major casts from both sides of the river.

Our classes focus on the fishing during the season the class is held.  Our focus in our summer classes is on dry line techniques for summer steelhead and the focus in our winter and spring classes is on casting and fishing sink tips and heavy flies for winter steelhead. Even though the focus in on the techniques used in the season of the class, we also go over sink tip fishing in the summer classes and dry line techniques and lines in our winter classes.  We will discuss and have available the many different Scandi and Skagit heads that make learning to spey cast so much easier than it used to be.   Additional topics include reading water, run timing, fly selection and more.

Upcoming Spey Classes

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 – CLASS IS FULL.

Saturday, January 10th, 2015 – CLASS IS FULL.

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Classes will be held on one or more of the Forks area rivers.

Cost is $95.

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You can also sign up by calling the shop (360) 417-0937 or via email.

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FLY FISHING 101

Come enjoy an evening with the crew from Waters West learning the basics of fly fishing.  This half day, crash course will take place at a local pond, and will jump start you into this life-long sport.  We will be putting heavy emphasis on casting, line control and presentation.  All rods, reels, flies, and other essential equipment will be provided, and students should have a good chance at catching fish.

Subjects Covered Include:

  • Understanding Equipment
  • Basic Fly Casting
  • Fly Selection
  • Reading Water & Presentation
  • Playing and Landing Fish

Upcoming Fly Fishing 101 Classes

Fly Fishing 101 Schedule – Summer 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014 — 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The cost is $33 and no fishing license is required.
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or sign up by phone – (360) 417-0937, or by email.

Beginning Fly Tying Classes

FLY TYING CLASSES

April 25th and May 2nd : Still Water Flies
We will be going over still water flies in preparation for the upcoming lake opener. The flies we will be tying will include a chironomid, semi-seal leech, and a simple bead head damsel nymph.

May 9th : Intro Class
This is going to be a beginners class and is for those who who want to learn the basics of tying a fly.We will go over the different types of tools, hooks, and basic tips needed to get you started on tying your own flies. The flies we will be tying include a Carey Special, and a Pheasant Tail nymph.

May 16th and May 23rd : Sea-run Cutthroat Flies
With summer coming up this is time we try to get fill our boxes with sea-run cutthroat flies. The flies shown in this class are our top three! They include the Wounded Sculpin, Sea Run Soft Hackle, and also the almighty Clouser Minnow.

May 30th and June 6th: Lake Crescent Flies
With the Lake Crescent opener at about this time we’ll be having a class on how to tie larger streamer patterns that we use for Lake Crescent including the Lake Crescent Special, White Krystal Bugger, and the Wounded Sculpin.

Other Info
Class sizes are limited to six people so there is more one on one time, but feel free to swing by and watch/ask questions/etc.
All classes will be held from 1pm-3ish pm at Waters West. We are located at 140 West Front Street, Port Angeles WA.

To sign up for any or all of these dates, just give us a call at (360) 417-0937 or email us at info@waterswest.com


 

 Winter Steelhead

STEELHEAD FLY TYING CLASS

Following our beginning fly tying class we will be conducting a steelhead fly tying class.  This class will require some basic tying knowledge.  If you can tie a decent wooly bugger you will be alright.  This class will cover many concepts of steelhead flies including trailer hooks and shanks, marabou flies, string leeches, and intruders.  This course will be held on three consecutive Tuesday nights.  All materials will be provided but students will be responsible for their tools and equipment.

 

 


 

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INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION

There is nothing like one-on-one time to accelerate your learning. This can be booked anytime, for any kind of instruction, just contact us. $30/hour

 

 

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