Classes & Clinics
SPEY CASTING CLASSES
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, November 16th, 2013
Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Classes will be held on one or more of the Forks area rivers.
Cost is $95.
You can also sign up by calling the shop (360) 417-0937 or via email.
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.
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Upcoming Fly Fishing 101 Classes
Saturday, August 10th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The cost is $25 and no fishing license is required.
or sign up by phone – (360) 417-0937, or by email.
AT THE BENCH
We will be having guest tyers swing by the shop for free clinics. Each tyer will be focusing on specific flies and fisheries. This is a great way to learn new techniques and see how new materials can be used at the vise. Demonstrations will run from 10am-1pm. Click Here to see who will be joining us At The Bench.
BEGINNING FLY TYING
Learn the art and satisfaction of tying your own flies in this hands-on course. All tools, vises and materials are provided.
To sign up contact us by phone – 360-417-0937, or by email.
FREE FLY CASTING CLINICS
Throughout the spring and summer we will be conducting free casting clinics at Lincoln Park, located by the fairgrounds on Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles from 4-6 pm. All skill levels are welcome. We will be focusing on standard overhead casting and roll casting. If you do not have a rod contact us and we will provide one for you.
Summer Casting Clinic Dates
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