Holiday Break Youth Fly Tying

 

 
 
Holiday Class of '12

(Holiday Class of ’12)

Looking for a fun activity over the holiday break?  Sign up a kid for our Holiday Break Youth Fly Tying!  

 

 

  These are two hour session of casual instruction, with all tools and materials provided, and friendly instruction personalized to the age and ability of the tyer.  Parents are welcome to stay and observe – the coffeepot will be on!  

The youth sessions will focus on fun and exploration rather than regimented instruction.   No experience is expected. The teen session will be more instruction oriented, but still tailored to the abilities and experience level of the individual tyers.

The fee $45 per tyer per session.

 

SESSIONS 

12/29    Friday Morning, 10AM to noon.              Recommended ages 7-12

12/29    Friday Afternoon, 1PM to 3PM.              Recommended ages 12-16

Just complete the form below.  Let me know who is coming, and for which sessions. If you have any questions you can contact Marty at Marty@elkhornflyrodandreel.com, or call the shop at 970-227-4707.

Rick at Vise Squad!

Elkhorn Classes and Events – Fall 2017

Sign up now for fall classes!

 

 Fall and winter bring fewer opportunities to get on the water, but are perfect times to expand your foundation in flyfishing.  Check out these upcoming classes at Elkhorn Flyshop (click on the links for details and to signup online:) 

Maybe you attended the Saturday tying demo with Jason Haddix featuring tube flies.  Now, you can join Jason for an intensive “Tube Fly Basics” tying class to be held October 29th

 

 

On November 2, Marty will be holding a “Knots and Rigging” class, practicing useful knots and discussing when, how, and why to use them.

 

Rick at Vise Squad!For beginners, Rick Takahashi will be starting his four-session “Introduction to Fly Tying” course on November 7.   

 

 

For “Experienced Beginners”, Marty will present another “Dubbing Made Easier” class on November 9. 

 

 Be alert for Email and Facebook notices as future classes are scheduled, including rodbuilding, Introduction to Flyfishing, and other topics!   

 

 

 

 

 

Flycasting Class for Intermediate Flycasters

Flycasting Class for Intermediate Flycasters

Instruction by:  Jim Tilmant, FFF Certified Casting Instructor

This 2 hour class is designed to extend the skills of flyfishers who have a handle on the basics, but want to take their flycasting to a new level.

Focus will be on increasing loop control, increasing distance, overcoming wind problems, and improving ability to get good drifts with your fly.  Students will learn how to improve their overhead casts, shoot line effectively, and will be introduced to hauling for more line speed and distance.  Specialty casts and aerial mends, to avoid fly drag and help adjust to various casting and stream conditions, will be discussed and practiced.    (This class will be on grass and will not involve time on the water) 

Skill Level:     Ability to make simple straight line casts of up to 40 ft, ability to repeatedly false cast 30 or more feet of line while maintaining control.

Class SizeCostClass Dates
Limited to 6 Students$40.00 / personSaturday, October 7, 2017 10AM

Casting Class with Jim Tilmant - Intermediate

  • A flycasting class with Jim Tilmant,
Fly Fishing Classes

Flycasting Class – Beginners – Saturday 9/16/17 10AM

Flycasting Class for Beginners 

Instruction by:  Jim Tilmant, FFF Certified Casting Instructor

Want to learn to fly cast? Come join us for this 2-hour session on the basics.

Here is a perfect class for novice flyfishermen who want to learn the fundamentals! 

Elements of instruction will include: Understanding rods, reels, and lines, Handling the line, Steps to completing a good basic cast, Shooting line, Shaping the loop, Presentation of the fly, False casting and changing direction, and the roll cast.          

(Note: This class will be on grass and will not involve time on the water)

Class Size: Limited to 6 Students.

Equipment provided if needed

Click the class date to access the online form and reserve a spot. Walk-ups will be welcome the day of the class, space permitting, but these classes fill fast so you are encouraged to secure your place.

 

Class SizeCostClass Dates
Limited to 6 Students$40.00 / personSaturday, September 16, 2017   10AM
 

Upcoming Classes at Elkhorn Flyshop

 

 Take a look at this lineup of upcoming classes at Elkhorn Flyshop!  
Follow the links for detailed descriptions and signup imformation!

March, 2017 

3/22    Beginners Fly Tying– with Rick Takahashi

3/26    Class – Deer Hair with Jason Haddix- session 1 

3/30    Class – Knots and Rigging  5:30PM (Marty)  

4/1      Flycasting for Beginners – Jim Tilmant 

4/2      Class – Deer Hair with Jason Haddix- session 2

4/3      Rodbuilding Class – Jim Cooper

Tube Fly Essentials

There are only a few seats left for this class date!

Fly Tying Classes:  call Elkhorn at 970-227-4707 to reserve a seat!

 

“Tube Fly Essentials” with Jason Haddix

 

 
Date:                   Sunday, Feb 26,2017  (Sunday evening)
Class duration:   3-4 hours
Class size:           4      (an additional class date will be scheduled if interest exceeds 4 tyers)
Instructor:          Jason Haddix
Cost:                    $65
 
Fly tiers wanting to further their knowledge and skills will appreciate what advantages tube flies have to offer.  Skills learned from class can be applied to trout, steelhead, warm water and even saltwater patterns. Tube flies are tied on small diameter tubing which allows you to keep the fly and the hook separate. This allows the tier or angler more versatility and customizing by swapping hooks when one dulls or bends. Same thing if the fly gets damaged. Also, having the hook separate from the fly allows the angler better control of how the hook rides through the water. 
 
In this class you will learn the basic tube fly construction and tying techniques used to build a variety of effective patterns that will fish well on our local waters and beyond… 
 
Class will cover:  
– discussion of different types of tube fly systems from several manufacturers
– hooks to use and reasons behind them 
– tube fly tools, adapters and vises
– tying techniques and basic skills for tying 4-6 patterns useful for local waters 
– brief discussion of rigging and fishing styles of tubes  
 
Student will need to provide: Vise, tying tools, Tying lamp if desired, lighter or cautery tool, thread 
 
Class will provide: Heritage angling products tube fly needle/pin,  Tubing, select components, general materials

Holiday Fly Tying for Kids

 
 
 
 
 
Holiday Class of '12

Holiday Class of ’12

Looking for a fun activity over the holiday break?  Sign your son and daughter up for our Holiday Fly Tying for Kids!  

 

  These are two hour session of casual instruction, with all tools and materials provided, and friendly instruction personalized to the age and ability of the tyer.  Parents are welcome to stay and observe – the coffeepot will be on!  

The youth sessions will focus on fun and exploration rather than regimented instruction.   No experience is expected. The teen session will be more instruction oriented, but still tailored to the abilities and experience level of the individual tyers.

The fee $25 per tyer per session.

SESSIONS 

12/30    Friday Morning, 10AM to noon.   Recommended ages 7-12

12/30    Friday Afternoon, 1PM to 3PM.    Recommended ages 12-16

Just complete the form below.  Let me know who is coming, and for which sessions. If you have any questions you can contact Marty at Marty@elkhornflyrodandreel.com, or call the shop at 970-227-4707.

 

 

Flycasting in Saltwater class

Diana Bonefish 0030“Fish, 2 O’Clock, 200 feet!.  Now what do you do?

Prepare yourself for that destination trip to the Bahamas or Florida or any other saltwater trip with this class focused on flycasting.  Learn  how to deal with challenges unique to the salt, such as estimating distance, communicating with a guide, getting your line ready, and delivering your fly the right distance, on target, and ready to go!

 

FLYCASTING CLASS – SALTWATER FLYCASTING

Instruction by:  Jim Tilmant, FFF Certified Casting Instructor

Prepare to get the most out of your saltwater destination!  This 2 hour class will help introduce you to special skills and techniques to enhance your saltwater flyfishing.  How to manage your line so you are ready when a fish is sighted, how to locate fish when the guide says “Two O’Clock, 100 feet!”, and how to get your fly on target without delay.   (This class will be on grass and will not involve time on the water)

Skill Level:  Intermediate level casters capable of false casting and shooting moderate amounts of line.

Class Size:       Limited to 6 Students

Cost:                $35.00 / person

 

Casting Class with Jim Tilmant - Saltwater Casting

Saltwater casting class
  • Price: $50.00
    Everything saltwater - lines, communication with guides, wind, and presentation.

Introduction to Fly Tying

Vise Squad! Peak Vise

Peak Vise

Fly-tying season is upon us! 

We are starting our fall schedule with our Introduction to Fly Tying class.  It’s perfect for beginners, even those who have never before seen a fly tied!  You will learn how to use the vise, tools and equipment, then dive right in and tie a fly!   You will leave knowing how to start your thread, bind and wrap materials to the hook, and tie a finishing knot with the mysterious “Whip Knot” tool.   You will leave the class with several useful flies you have tied, and enough hooks and materials to tie a few more at home.

SydneyThis is a perfect foundation for taking the “Fundamentals of Fly Tying” class.  

You don’t need to bring anything – All tools, equipment, hooks and materials are provided.  The location for all sessions is Elkhorn Fly Shop.

Two dates available!  Get in on one of them and you’ll be ready for the wonderful slate of tying classes and clinics starting in November!

 

 

    Fee:                     $25
    Class size:             3-6
    Sessions:              One session, 2 hrs

    Primary Instructor:  Marty Staab

Flycasting Class – the Double Haul

FLYCASTING CLASS – LEARNING THE DOUBLE HAUL

AND OTHER TECHNIQUES FOR INCREASING DISTANCE

DATE:  Saturday, October 8, 2016   1PM

WHERE:  Elkhorn Fly Shop   

Instruction by Jim Tilmant,  FFF Certified Casting Instructor

This 2 hour class will help deal with wind and cast longer distances with the double-haul, and teach you the adjustments that must be made in your casting stroke to handle the increased line speeds.  Instruction will be tailored to the ability level of students within the class.  (This class will be on grass and will not involve time on the water)

Skill Level:  Intermediate level casters capable of false casting and shooting moderate amounts of line.

Class Size:       Limited to 5 Students

Cost:                $35.00 / person

 


Casting Class with Jim Tilmant - Saltwater Casting

Saltwater casting class
  • Price: $50.00
    Everything saltwater - lines, communication with guides, wind, and presentation.